William L. Kite, Jr., FAIA, Founder

William L. Kite, Jr, FAIA founded the firm that is now KITE Architects, Inc. in 1974, and retired fully in 2013. Over the decades the firm grew and prospered with the benefit of Bill’s design talent and commitment to quality.

Under his leadership, the firm received numerous design awards and recognition, including a National AIA Honor Award for Outstanding Interiors. His work has been widely published and exhibited, and he was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2005 for his design contributions.

In 2001, Bill was honored to receive the “Frederick C. Williamson Professional Service Award” from the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission. He previously received the first “Career Membership Award” given by the Rhode Island Chapter American Institute of Architects. He was honored by inclusion in the Providence Preservation Society 50th Hall of Fame, and was a trustee of the Providence Preservation Society and co-chair and active member of the PPS Planning and Architecture Review Board for many years.

Bill remains active in many community activities including the Capital Center District Commission in Providence.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Master of Architecture
Rhode Island School of Design, Bachelor of Science in Architecture