KONTEXT: The interrelated conditions in which something or someone exists.

Recognizing, respecting and responding to:

  •  The vision and need of our clients.
  • The capabilities, passion and talent of the trades and craftsman.
  • The built-environment and settings shared by a diverse community.
  • The world on loan to us with finite resources.


Shaped from years of experience assisting owners with management of multiple building inventories, KONTEXT offers client-focused and effectively managed professional architectural services to governmental, commercial, ecclesiastical and educational clients.

Mission: To develop sustained, trusting and considerate relationships with our clients through personal service and availability, while building mutual respect for each other.

Philosophy: Principally, outstanding architecture is the marriage of successful client-focused programming, context, aesthetics, effective management, proven technology and sustainability.

Our clients benefit from an ongoing reassurance that we are concerned about them and the implementation of their expectations. Our clients benefit from community and regionally focused design, which fosters satisfying relationships with neighbors. Our clients benefit from building performance at levels dictated by them. Our clients can benefit from improved working environments, predictable durability and lower operating and maintenance costs, resulting in responsible stewardship of the world’s natural resources to the benefit of future generations.

  • We will not presume to know our clients’ influences or stresses, but will help them identify their needs and vision, articulating this in our everyday activities.
  • We believe that projects should feel welcome in the settings in which they are placed, acknowledging scale, massing and texture.
  • We strive for a comprehensive understanding of building systems and their interface, providing skill to orchestrate and manage multi-disciplined teams to deliver well-coordinated projects.
  • We encourage the use of proven technology and sustainable design practices.

Our Team

Kelly B. Thompson AIA, CSI

Principal Architect/Owner

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Eva Allen

Project Administrator

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Amy Hasselman, AIA NCARB

Project Architect

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Erin Dewiler

Architectural Designer

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