About Kemper Associates

Kemper Associates Architects, LLC is an award-winning architectural firm offering a comprehensive range of architectural services specializing in fine residential and commercial design. We strive to incorporate design excellence into each project, along with careful attention to proportion and detail.

What sets our firm apart is our "inclusive" approach to the design process. The buildings we produce reflect a response to the client's unique needs, wants, and aspirations, as well as site conditions, financial budgets, and construction schedules. Kemper Associates creates buildings of exceptional elegance, value, and quality — each with a distinctive identity. We work to develop an interactive relationship with each of our clients, and we encourage their input throughout the life of the project.

We want you to be comfortable, both with us and with the spaces we design for you. Our experience, talent, and professional capabilities allow us to work effectively and efficiently, making the design process enjoyable for all involved.

Firm History

Kemper Associates, Architects, LLC is an award-winning architectural firm. Kemper's team of talented design professionals have been designing fine homes and commercial properties throughout the New England area since 1986.

Founding principal Jack Kemper has extensive experience in residential and commercial design and a strong interest in the history of "traditional" design. Both Jack and members of the Kemper Associates design team bring to the firm a varied background of experience in residential and commercial design. Jack originally worked designing custom homes for developers in Texas in the early 80's. It was in these early projects that Jack first developed the "team approach" between builder and architect which we utilize in our work today

Our work in Connecticut was originally concentrated in Devonwood, a 500-acre planned residential community located in Farmington. Kemper Associates have designed and completed approximately 100 custom homes in our Devonwood. The size of most houses averages approximately 4,000 to 10,000 square feet. Due to the success of our projects, we have expanded and completed numerous projects not only in the Hartford area, but also in Glastonbury, Somers, Stamford, Westport, Martha's Vineyard, and other parts of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Principal: Jack Kemper

Undergraduate Architect Degree, University of Kansas 1978, Lawrence, Kansas. Master of Architecture, Washington University 1980, St. Louis, Missouri. Registered Architect in: Connecticut, Illinois, and Massachusetts.


"Somersby is a land community," says builder Chris Nelson. Nelson [Construction] and architect Jack Kemper work together to create a community that is aesthetically pleasing and functional. There are acres of open space. Enhancing the sites are stone walls, cedar-rail fences, 200-year-old oak trees and curving country roads. ... Somersby has already won several awards. In 2000, the Home Builders Association of Connecticut granted it the 'The Best Traditional Community' award, the 'Community of the Year (Building with Trees)' award, and the 'HOBI Custom Home Award (5,000-6,000 square feet)'"
The Hartford Courant

"Thanks to you and your talented associates, we have an extraordinary knock-your-socks-off, drop-dead gorgeous house. It's truly a pleasure to drive up the driveway and marvel at such a beautiful sight every day. Entertaining is wonderful as the layout of the rooms works so well. Our family and friends have been quite impressed and inspired when they visit... Thank you again for creating our lovely 'country inn' we are proud to call home."
— Carl & Tara Spadola, Cheshire, CT

790 Farmington Avenue
Building No. 2
Farmington, CT 06032
Tel: 860.409.7155
Fax: 860.409.7160
Email: info@kemperarch.com