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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Energy Efficient Design

Our designs endeavor to create intelligent buildings that use conventional forms of passive environmental design such as natural control of heat gain and loss through proper site situating, building form, and thermal massing, as well as incorporation of new materials and systems including photovoltaic cells and cladding.
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Values, Vision And Innovation

Insight that Comes with Experience

We place a high degree of importance on excellence in design. We also perceive ourselves to be problem solvers first, sensitive to our clients’ functional requirements as well as time and budgetary constraints. Design excellence and effective problem solving require patience, diligence, attention to detail and close involvement of our firm’s principals with all aspects of the project from inception to completion. H&K Architecture + Planning will assist you in the achievement of a successful design process for your project.
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Utilizing Technology

Insight that Comes with Experience Utilizing the Latest in Technology:

Central to our approach is our extensive use of computer-aided design technologies. Technology assists us in better addressing programming issues, and aids us and you in visualizing design ideas. During the conceptual planning (if you wish) we have the ability to create 3-dimensional models to illustrate detailing, massing and other formal issues, and we can create virtual walk-through spaces as an additional service. To get a better feel for these services we invite you to view some of our past work.
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Site Master Planning And Organization

Site master planning is strategic planning, planning for present needs with an eye toward expansion and the future. H&K Architecture has extensive experience in developing long-range plans for private clients. The master planning work that we offer encompasses the following objectives:

    • Establishing general goals with you
    • Analyzing physical adjacencies of key functions
    • Physical site planning

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