One Year Anniversary With Houzz

We are excited to announce the month of October marks our one-year anniversary with If you are one of the 40 million homeowners who enjoy using houzz to browse and save photos, connect with other users, and search for design inspiration, we invite you to browse our houzz profile. Discover some of our home photos in our project portfolio along with multiple reviews from a handful of satisfied clients and colleagues. Discover why space matters in the minds of H&K Architects, especially when it comes to something as intimate as your home.

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A Select Firm As Unique As You Are

Space matters, especially when it comes to something as intimate as your home. H&K Architects see things differently regarding “house and home.” We believe your home is an extension of you and your personality: it’s the space within that defines a home, not just “brick and mortar.” H&K seek first to understand your wants and needs before we put pencil to paper. We listen and observe. Consequently each of our projects is different, reflecting the essence of each of our clients.

Studying form and function and how it relates to people has been a focus for Gary Harcourt and Rick Kaufman for over 30 years. We bring our varied experience to the drawing board to combine passive solar design, strong kinship to the site, light, ventilation and other design principles to provide our clients with not only good architecture, but a harmonious place to live. We also pride ourselves on maximizing your investment dollar. We are honored that our clients entrust us with these most satisfying tasks.
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May-June 2016 Carlsbad Business Journal

H&K Architects will be featuring a new follow-up advertising campaign to the previous months “space matters” business spotlight article in the Carlsbad Business Journal with various ads similar to the one below. You can find us in the May/June Business Journal. Read more

April 2016 Carlsbad Business Journal

H&K Architects is featured in this months 2016 Carlsbad Business Journal. Click on the links below to discover why “space matters” to H&K Architects.
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Kickstart Kids Corporate Headquarters

This is the new corporate headquarters for Kickstart Kids located in Houston. Kickstart Kids is a nonprofit organization and was founded 20 years ago by Chuck Norris. The design of the new headquarters is based upon the martial art style of Chun Kuk Do, also founded by Mr. Norris.

The curved walls, varying heights and angled pathways are placed in such a manner as to evoke the movements and kinetic energy of Chun Kuk Do. The element of surprise is prevalent throughout, leaving one to wonder “What’s around the corner?”

The design of the new Kickstart Kids headquarters features minimal use of color in unexpected places. The color works in concert with the curved walls and brings a nice spirit to the space. The 6,000 sf facility also contains administrative and staff offices, marketing and I.T spaces, and a large training room with a dojo for “training the trainers.”

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Why An Accessory Dwelling Unit?

Accessory dwelling units (ADUs), also commonly referred to as secondary units, in-law suites, granny flats, cottages, guesthouses, and garage apartments, are just a few of the many terms associated with an accessory to a primary residence. ADUs can be anything from a suite above a detached garage, a suite above or below the main residence, or simply a suite attached or detached to or from a main dwelling. In general, they usually have their own entrance, living space, kitchen, and bathroom. Sometimes even a garage or carport may be included. Regardless of their physical structure, size, or layout, the ADU has become a valuable resource for homeowners alike.

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