Michael head shot.jpgPrincipal Architect Michael McKinley, AIA is the lead designer on every project and meets with clients throughout the design and construction. He established Michael McKinley and Associates in 1989 after working at several internationally known architecture firms in Boston and New York.

Michael received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the Chairman of the Stonington Architectural Review Board and is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

He is licensed in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Florida.

When he isn’t designing, he can be found playing and composing traditional music on his wooden flute.

Email: michael@mckinleyarchitects.com


Kathy Portrait 2.jpg“The Material Girl,” Kathy Calnen, began her career as a television journalist and later worked as a writer and homes’ stylist for Coastal Living Magazine. Today, her research skills are an invaluable component of our firms’ interior design services. If there is an interior finish or material that would be perfect for a project, she’ll find it.

Kathy works with clients developing specifications for lighting, appliances, plumbing fixtures, flooring, paint colors, hardware, and furnishings. She maintains a healthy respect for our client’s tastes and lifestyles.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston College.

When she isn’t working on our client’s houses, she is at home working in her garden.

Email: kathy@mckinleyarchitects.com

Gene Portrait.jpgProject Manager Gene Ciccone was a teenager when he began framing houses and working in a variety of building trades including roofing, plumbing and masonry. These skills prepared him for a career as a construction manager for highly detailed custom homes in New York.

Today, Gene produces our firm’s construction drawings and interfaces with our builders and clients.

Gene received a Mechanical Engineering degree from Manhattan College. He is a member of the Construction Management Association of America and the American Institute of Building Design.

When Gene isn’t working on building details, he can be found surfing and paddle boarding along the Rhode Island coast.

Email: gene@mckinleyarchitects.com