Kevin Yoder has been passionate about architecture since childhood. At age 8, he could be found with his pencil poised above the Reading Eagle newspaper’s house plan section. Kevin would spend hours reconfiguring and drawing, adding his creativity to the stock layouts.
He went on to earn a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Drexel University, effectively balancing design skills with a rigorous understanding of how buildings go together. As a registered architect and a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional, active in his Society Hill neighborhood and Philadelphia’s larger context, he values quality architecture and its place within the community and the environment.
In the past 20 years, Kevin has designed and managed projects for high-profile hospitality, corporate, and institutional clients.
Working with international hoteliers, tech-savvy businesses, and major hospitals has exposed him to materials, methods, and a big-picture mindset. But it often left him without a direct connection to the individuals for whom he was designing space. When Kevin founded k YODER design in 2010, he came full-circle, back to the residential designs of his youth and to a more personal, client-focused design philosophy.
Kevin’s combination of architecture, interiors, and engineering knowledge and his hands-on understanding of construction and construction management make him well-suited to design and manage projects of any size. His patience and sense of partnership have earned him the commissions – and respect – of many individuals and businesses. Friendly, yet serious, and never one to rush to preconceived ideas, Kevin has an uncanny ability to draw out of his clients their preferences and to interpret their wishes in a clean, modern way.