In 1978, Hugh Knoell, AIA and Phillip Quidort, AIA opened a small studio to create architecture sensitive to people and place, beyond the confines of stylistic trends. In 1997, Sandra Evans, ASID, became a principal, adding interior design to our services. The decision to keep the firm small, around ten people, is based on how we could be most effective, while nurturing opportunity, learning and accomplishment. Over the past three decades, we have been faithful to our initial goals, embraced an ever changing profession and grown with it.

While our projects are diverse in type—residential, healthcare, educational, corporate and non-profit—they share a common thread: our clients are involved and invested; they expect our participation to help them succeed, and their properties and the surrounding environment to be enhanced.

Each project addresses the problem to be solved in its unique context. In a natural setting we draw from climate and landscape. In an urban or campus environment, we look for an appropriate identity that strengthens the fabric. In existing structures, we build on their best qualities and adapt them for new endeavors. Contemporary in spirit, our architecture does not forget the lessons of those have gone before us.

Knoell & Quidort Architects is "motivated by idealism and perceptive of the human impact of design decisions; not swayed by current fashions but concerned with functional and contextual appropriateness."—Hideo Sasaki, founder Sasaki Associates, chair Harvard School of Design