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Our practice is grounded in the belief that ideas embodied in a design should be progressive and of our time and place, that site and context must play an integral role in the building development and that the smallest detail of any building can be just as important to the design as larger and more apparent design language.
— Windom Kimsey, FAIA, President and CEO

TSK is one of the region’s leading firms, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of public architecture. The firm has offices in Henderson, Nevada; Reno, Nevada; Los Angeles, California; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Shanghai, China.

Collaboration creates great architecture. When it comes to the design of an architectural project, the concerns and ideas of all contributors are considered. The people who live and work in the places we design and build will have a more intimate relationship with the buildings than we will. We measure ourselves through the ability to design projects that inspire clients and that realize their values, needs, resources and expectations.

We aspire to design projects that span decades. For our work to outlive us, we consider not only the cost of what it takes to raise a building, but also the costs it takes to maintain it. We also design to minimize the consumption of non-renewable resources, contribute positively to the environment and design architecture that connects the inhabitant to the world around them. We look to help reveal the beauty of the surrounding landscape, capture seasonal changes and engage the climate to create architecture that is simple and yet greater than the sum of its parts.


  • Programming

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Master Planning

  • Architectural Design

  • Interior Design

  • Sustainable Design / LEED Consulting

  • Project Visualization / Renderings

  • Construction Documentation / Specifications

  • Consultant Coordination

  • Quality Control / Quality Assurance Review

  • Bidding Support

  • Construction Administration


1960 George Tate founded Tate and Associates in Las Vegas, Nevada.

1979 William Snyder joins the firm.

1982 Formation of firm as Tate and Snyder Architects. The architecture firm becomes known for its public projects with a regional design sensitivity.

1991 Windom Kimsey joins the firm and brings a broader interest in design and sustainability to the practice. Tate, Snyder, Kimsey is formed.

1994 The firm relocates to Henderson, Nevada.

1998 The firm opens an office in Reno, Nevada.

2000 Tate and Snyder Architects: Architecture in a Sprawling Landscape is published. 

2002 William Snyder, FAIA, is elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

2004 Windom Kimsey, FAIA, is elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.

2006 The firm's design studio in Henderson, Nevada, is certified as the first LEED building in Nevada.

2010 The firm opens an office in Los Angeles, California with the acquisition of Caldwell Architects.

2011 First architectural projects in China.

2012 The firm opens an office in Shanghai, China.

2016 TSK designs and relocates it's main office to Water Street in Downtown Henderson.


TSK has worked with many clients in the public and private sectors from small tenant improvements to large civic projects.