Kristina Dousharm, AIA, NCARB, Principal
Kristina Dousharm is the principal of KDA. Prior to founding the firm, Kristina garnered a wide range of architectural experience in New York City and the Hudson Valley, including renovations on historic townhomes, residential projects throughout rural upstate New York, academic facilities planning and the development of the master plan for a 615-acre community for adults with developmental disabilities.
Kristina holds a certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). She is a licensed architect in New York and Pennsylvania.
Ferol Barton Blake, Principal Fdesign, Design Director KDA+FD
Ferol Barton Blake, Principal of Fdesign, Co Founder of KDA+FD, has built a design practice based in the Hudson Valley but also serving residential and commercial clients in New York City, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Washington DC. Working in collaboration with Kristina Dousharm Architecture as KDA+FD since 2014, Ferol has proven his skill at resolving architectural and design issues strategically to meet the client’s programmatic needs. In his career, Ferol has led a broad range of projects including design for noted New York City retailers and restaurants as well as high end residential projects.
Ferol also has a successful line of furniture under the Fdesign brand.
Zachary T. Hall, Project Manager
Zachary T. Hall has over ten years of architectural experience working in the Hudson Valley. Zak obtained his Associates of Architectural Technology from Dutchess Community College. He is highly engaged in all aspects of KDA+FD's collaborative process. Zak brings a critical eye and an acute attention to detail to every project.
Dawn Santiago, Project Manager
As a Hudson Valley native, Dawn Santiago brings a rich knowledge of historical structures with a passion for restoration and preservation. After completing her degree from SUNY Buffalo, Dawn participated in several commercial and educational projects in Western New York. Returning to the Hudson Valley to pursue more residential endeavors seemed like a natural fit. Dawn’s vast experience is a vital component of the KDA+FD team.
Frank Herrera, Architectural Associate
After obtaining an Architectural degree from the New York Institute of Technology, Frank has a solid foundation in architecture and design. Sharing a passion for illustration and photography, he works closely with designers translating their concepts, ideas, and sketches into construction documents. Frank's background has prepared him to excel in this position at KDA+FD.
Kristin D'Aliso, Design Associate
With a multidisciplinary background, Kristin D'Aliso started her career as a Catalog Designer and Marketing Manager in New England and the Hudson Valley. Kristin's skills in design, photography, and technology, as well as her passion for art and travel, drive the creativity and ambition that she brings to her work at KDA+FD.