Santa Monica Beach House featured on Lonny.com

August 1, 2017

Before & Afters You Need to See to Believe  details some extensive architectural makeovers that included our Santa Monica Cottage project. 

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  • 2011 KAA Design Art Exhibit + Sale

    October 24, 2011

    Mark your calendars for December 2nd! We are excited to announce that KAA Design will once again be hosting its annual Art Exhibit + Sale. Now in its fourth year, this year’s show is being held in partnership with and benefiting The HeArt Project.

  • Our Newest Associate - Duan Tran, AIA

    October 18, 2011

    KAA Design is proud to announce the promotion of Duan Tran, AIA to Associate. We would like to recognize and thank Duan for his exemplary talent, leadership, and commitment the firm.

  • Milestone Anniversary

    August 21, 2011

    Congratulations to staff members Patricia Baker and Todd Paolillo! Today marks both of their 10-year anniversaries with KAA!

  • KAA Featured in LA Design Issue

    May 24, 2011

    Our Rusa Collection for Design Within Reach is now their #1 selling outdoor line. In related news, we wanted to share this mention about the line in the May Design Issue of LA: The LA Times Magazine.

  • Join Erik Evens for "Advanced Shades and Shadows"

    May 16, 2011

    Presented by the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, join principal Erik Evens as he teaches an advanced course in the classic art of hand rendering.

  • Welcome Michael McGowan

    April 29, 2011

    KAA is proud to announce that celebrated landscape architect, Michael McGowan, has joined our landscape architecture practice as a Senior Project Manager.

  • Support Vistamar School And Own A Piece Of The Rusa Collection!

    April 25, 2011

    Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to own a beautiful piece of the Rusa Collection and support one of our local schools.

     

  • Happy 23rd Birthday KAA!

    April 12, 2011

    Today KAA Design celebrates 23 years in business! We have come a long way since founder Grant Kirkpatrick established the company in his dining room in 1988. Now with 48 staff members and over 250 projects under our belt, KAA Design continues to evolve and seek new opportunities to build awareness about the power of design. Happy 23rd Birthday KAA!

  • The HeArt Project Welcomes New Board Member Grant Kirkpatrick

    March 18, 2011

    Principal, Grant Kirkpatrick, has been welcomed as the newest member of The HeArt Project's Board of Directors. The HeArt Project is a Los Angeles-based organization whose mission is to combat the epidemic high school dropout crisis with a long-term, sequential arts program.

  • Save The Date: USC School of Architecture XED Program

    March 7, 2011

    As a part of the USC School of Architecture's Summer 2011 XED Program, KAA's own Grant Kirkpatrick along with fellow course-coordinators Gerard Furbershaw (LUNAR) and Mark Rios (Rios Clementi Hale Studios) will be teaching a two-day course entitled Design Creates Value: Leveraging, Diversifying and Monetizing Design Through Alternative Design Practice Models.

Awards

Houzz "Best Of"

Best of Design 2014
Houzz.com

Good Design Is Good Business

Architectural Record

Commerical Real Estate Awards

Best Multi-Family Project
Los Angeles Business Journal

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In the Press

Design OC October 1, 2017

Ocean Home December 1, 2016

Coastal Living November 1, 2016

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About Us

Our design philosophy is predicated on deep, meaningful connections between the house and the land. Southern California is blessed with a nurturing environment that provides extraordinary opportunities for true indoor-outdoor living. The homes we design fulfill that promise with beauty and joy.

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Our Thinking

An Interview With Million Dollar Decorating

Erik Evens was recently interviewed by James Swan on his popular podcast Million Dollar Decorating. Listen to or download the interview transcript here.

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