Originally founded in 1960 by George Tate, Tate Snyder Kimsey celebrated its 50th year of business in 2010. The firm has evolved and grown from its modest beginning in Las Vegas, first with George Tate and then with his partner Bill Snyder joining him in 1979. The firm became known for its experience in public and civic projects with a regional design sensitivity that led them to become one of the leading architecture firms in the southwest.
Windom Kimsey joined the firm in 1991 and brought a broader interest in design and sustainability to the practice. He is currently the third generation leader of the firm. He has guided the business to expand to three offices in the western United States with the integration of Los Angeles based Caldwell Architects in 2009. Under his leadership, the firm has expanded its presence with an office opened in Shenzhen, China.
Throughout our half-century history, we have worked successfully with many clients in the public sector, providing compelling and thoughtful design to local, state and federal agencies throughout the western United States. Our portfolio includes award-winning projects in K-12 and higher education, Justice, Transportation, Cultural and Civic design