Kit Gallup

Kit Gallup, AIA


Professional Registration

Registered Architect



American Institute of Architects (AIA)

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)


Master of Architecture

Virginia Tech

Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation

Mary Washington College

Mr. Gallup is a licensed Architect and Associate at SWABACK. His rich professional background with multiple design-oriented firms in Washington DC, Virginia, San Francisco, and Arizona informs his artful approach to contextual design.  Dual degrees in Historic Preservation and Architecture provide a rounded education.  Graduating at the top of his class at Virginia Tech, Mr. Gallup was the sole student selected by Graduate faculty to present his thesis at the CriticalMASS symposium at UNC Charlotte.

Work as a preservation specialist characterized Mr. Gallup’s early years spent in the Washington DC metro area.  Particularly noteworthy is his role in restoring the Bowieville Mansion, a historic Federal Style mansion in Maryland listed on the National Register. Subsequent years have seen Mr. Gallup become expert in high-end residential design.

 Mr. Gallup has excellent graphic capabilities across the spectrum of standard architectural media, and an aptitude for producing highly detailed drawings. He is particularly skilled at hand drafting concepts, synthesizing them into the complex three-dimensional computer models that form the backbone of the construction documents, then accurately communicating preliminary ideas into viable solutions that are easily interpreted by clients, consultants, and builders.