About Us

Gary F Harcourt


Born in San Jose, California, Mr. Harcourt grew up both in the San Jose and Southern California areas. He graduated with honors earning a bachelor’s in Architecture from the “second to none” architectural school of its time, California State Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Since then he has had the privilege of working with some of the largest architectural firms along the Central California Coast during and after graduation, including RRM who is now nationwide with a main office located in San Luis Obispo and three satellite offices. He settled along the Central Coast and resides…

Richard E Kaufman


Mr. Kaufman’s interest in architecture began at a very young age while growing up in the Bay Area. “My Grandmother worked at the Sunset Magazine headquarters in Menlo Park. I grew up exploring the gardens and learning about new directions in design.” His Mother was an artist with a keen interest in historic buildings, and authored a bi-weekly column with accompanying original sketches titled “Our County Heritage” for the San Jose Mercury News. “I would sit in the interviews, watch her sketch the buildings and tour the buildings. I developed a sense of how and why buildings look the way they do.”

Firm Profile

Good architecture demands more than mere experience. Here at H&K Architects, we provide steady responsiveness and the attention to detail that can make the difference.

Our principals are closely involved with each of our projects, and our firm is organized as a skill-balanced, collaborative design team. We take ideas and build on them, and can offer imaginative solutions within budgetary and programmatic constraints.

These two principals grew up together as boys from the age of 5 through high school. Going their separate ways, professionally & now rewriting their complementary backgrounds to offer design solutions of a collaborative nature bringing our clients the best of two worlds.

Our Services

Our professional services and experience include:

  • Design of new facilities
  • Renovation of existing facilities
  • Preliminary programming with clients and community
  • Area requirements analysis
  • Site master planning
  • Design development
  • Production specification
  • Estimates of probable construction cost
  • Furniture and fixture selection
  • Construction management

Our Commitment

We strive for the highest design quality on every project. We have had the opportunity to create exceptional and highly effective designs for a wide range of civic, residential, educational and commercial clients.

Our work has been published in numerous publications. And many awarded beautification awards in a multitude of communities.

We are committed to developing designs that go beyond the ordinary while still working within each client’s budgetary goals.

Our Promise

We are aware that our future success rests in you, the client. We are prepared to provide you with the quality & integrity designs, documentation, representation, and scheduling with the cost savings that you deserve. We are an enthusiastic company that has been growing continuously since our inception.

Our reputation is based on successful completion of quality projects throughout the state, and our clients confirm our expertise in all areas of Architecture, Planning, & Engineering, from conception to completion. We are proud of our track record, and look forward to providing you with our commitment, integrity and expertise, to make our community a better place to live.

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