When Ken joined DRA in 2007, he brought with him expertise in historic preservation, a commitment to sustainable design and a passion for buildings that serve the public.  He believes that his designs should not only meet the needs of the client, but should also enhance the experiences of users and have a positive impact on the community served.  Public libraries make up a large percentage of his portfolio but, over his 35 year career, he has handled a variety of building types including K-12 schools, higher education, museums, commercial and hospitality.  Ken began his career in England and fondly remembers leaving work covered in graphite.  He is thankful for the advancement of technology not only for the impact it has had on the design and construction process but also because he is now a much cleaner architect.  When he is not solving difficult design challenges, you’ll find him immersed in a book or researching his ancestral history. (He is a descendant of Vikings!)

Kenneth Best, AIA
Kenneth Best, AIA
Kenneth Best, AIA

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Telephone: 860-644-8300


Hammersmith College of Arts and Building, London, England,
Higher National Certificate – Architecture
Construction Specifications Institute: Construction Documents Technologist


Professional Registration

Registered Architect


Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects
American Library Association   
Construction Specifications Institute

Massachusetts Studio
235 Bear Hill Road, Fourth Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
T. 617.964.1700
F. 617.964.1701

Connecticut Studio
225 Oakland Road, Studio 205
South Windsor, CT 06074
T. 860.644.8300
F. 860.644.8301


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