It all started in 1987.

Humble beginnings

Following an entrepreneurial path, Michael Kostow made a decision to create an architecture studio. In May 1987, a new kind of firm was born to bring design experience and curiosity to complex challenges.


Design leadership and innovation for architecture and interiors for performing arts, broadcast studios, workplace and preservation projects garnered attention, recognition and loyalty. Michael would partner with like-minded architects including a 20-year co-leadership with Jane Greenwood creating a firm known for advancing diversity.

In our prime

KGA’s pulse is to push design ideas forward to serve their clients’ diverse communities with architectural solutions that reach both aesthetic and technological excellence. Michael's 35-year career continues and now extends to the Leadership Team of Lena Dau-Ping Fan and Gary Li, who were named Principals and equity partners in September 2023. Nimble and flexible, the team thrives on exploring and experimenting with the possible.

The story continues

Take a look at some of the stories happening at Kostow Greenwood in real time.