KMB architects
30 Years of Service

We are proud to say over 70% of our work comes from repeat clients.
— Mark Beardemphl, KMB architects President & Partner

Central to the South Sound Region and more widely known as Washington State’s Capital, Olympia is buzzing with culture and community. Situated in this deeply enriched community, KMB architects has thrived since its founding in 1987 and was named one of the Fastest Growing Companies in 2012 by the Business Examiner.

Earning client trust requires a combination of knowledge, responsibility, teamwork and commitment. Over our 30 years in business, we have nurtured and cared for client relationships, creating a bond of trust that delivers outstanding results. 

Clients include K-12 and higher education institutions, tribal nations, healthcare, security design, administrative, municipal, local and State government among others. KMB architects also recognizes the importance of green design with several of our team members holding LEED accreditation.

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Honest Practice.

We bring an uncompromising integrity to all endeavors, large and small. We hold ourselves accountable and follow through on our commitments.

People First.

At the core of our business is improving spaces that people inhabit. We believe that outstanding design has the power to positively impact lives. For this reason, we put people at the heart of everything we do.

Creative solutions.

We recognize that our combined experience makes us stronger. We incorporate each unique perspective and lessons learned to find the best solutions. We think outside the box and draw inspiration from the world around us to solve complex problems.

Design excellence.

At KMB architects, we do more than just get the job done. We meet and exceed expectations by providing the highest quality of service.

Supportive Culture.

We foster a Culture of Affirmation - a supportive environment for growth and development. Through mentorship and encouragement of an “always learning” attitude, we help our team to pursue their passions.


We believe in the power of organizations to change the world.

KMB architects is dedicated to using our resources to support the mission of many such organizations within our community and beyond.

KMB architects has proudly supported the following organizations:

  • Boys and Girls Club

  • Olympia Union Gospel Mission

  • Morningside

  • SideWalk Olympia

  • South Puget Sound Community College Foundation

  • Grays Harbor College Foundation

  • Franklin Pierce School District

  • TESC Indigenous arts program

  • Olympia Downtown Association

  • Nisqually Indian Tribe – Paddle to Nisqually Canoe Journey

  • St. Andrews Methodist Church

  • University of Washington Foundation

  • Tribal C-Store Summit Group

In addition, we have also donated design services for a number of projects including a local literacy center, and facilities to improve access to medical care and education in Gambella, Ethiopia.


The key to providing outstanding service is an outstanding team.

KMB architects strives to create a culture that provides our employees with a rewarding career.