PRINCIPALS

Hugh Knoell, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB leads the firm's commitment to contemporary design, rooted in the culture, climate and landscape of the southwest.

  • B.A. Notre Dame, 1965; B.F.T. Thunderbird, 1966; Certificate of Urban Design, Universidad Católica de Chile, 1970; B. Arch ASU, 1973.
  • Since 1978, has served on and chaired local and national AIA committees relating to design and the environment; and been active at Arizona State University as guest studio critic, thesis advisor and member of the Design Review Board.
  • 2003 recipient of the Arizona Architects Medal.

Phillip Quidort, AIA, NCARB has brought the firm to prominence in the architecture of healthcare by creating uplifting environments that support doctors and staff in a wide spectrum of medical services.

  • B. Arch, Lawrence Technological University, 1970.
  • Since 1982, has represented AIA on the Building Safety Advisory Board at the City of Phoenix, heading numerous committees, including UBC Adoption, Building Accessibility, Facilities Permits, Hazardous Materials, and NFPA Safety Code.
  • Among first architects registered in the City of Phoenix Self-Certification Program.

Sandra Evans, ASID instills our practice with the spirit of teamwork, and enriches our architecture with personalized interior spaces for our clients.

  • Bachelor of Science in Design, ASU, 1994.
  • ASU College of Architecture and Environmental Design: taught classes in drawing and rendering; served on National Council for Interior Design Qualification; served on Search Committee for ACAED Director of Design; Alumni Service Award, 1999.
  • ASID Designer of Distinction, 2007; ASID Board Member; chair of Program Committee and Ethics Committee.

TEAM

Crystal Luong Master of Environmental Planning, ASU, Partner and Project Manager, with KQ since 2006

Terri Hanshew Partner and Business Manager, with KQ since 1992

Laura Coven RA AIA, Master of Architecture, ASU, Project Architect, with KQ since 1994

Ramon Martinez RA AIA, Master of Architecture, University of New Mexico, with KQ since 2016

Leilani Carr Master of Architecture, ASU, Project Manager, with KQ since 2016

Sher Patterson Office Assistant, with KQ since 2016

In our open studio, complementary talents and a shared commitment to excellence encourage collaboration and new ideas. Over the years, many team members have contributed to the success of the practice and the consistent quality of its work.