A life-long California native, Grant draws his energy and inspiration from his home state’s aura of anything-goes, anything’s-possible optimism. He is the visionary force behind KAA's talented multi-disciplinary design team, spearheading the company’s aggressive moves into integrated design.
Founder, CEO, designer, lifelong entrepreneur, Grant means business. Design business. He has advised senior executives, corporations and non-profit organizations. Grant is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and actively seeks to empower the next generation of kids to be savvy business leaders.
An architect by training, he has a passion few can match and takes special interest in the marriage of client desires and context, and how lifestyle, more than style, plays a primary role in design. He is responsible for company-wide design excellence, and actively develops ideas related to the field of design-led innovation.
Grant writes extensively and speaks frequently on the topics of New Regionalism, Southern California as a hotbed for design, Design Thinking and the Benefits of an Integrated Design Approach. He continuously contributes to the USC School of Architecture curriculum and is an active member of the Southern California design community.
Fascinated by all things designed and exquisite craftsmanship, he finds inspiration in a variety of places and things: the view from an airplane window, the smell of his daughter's hair, the lines of a mid-century American muscle car, 1980’s alternative rock, Neutra and Schindler, GW Smith and Kaufman, anything and everything in nature, and the surprise of something simple and powerful. Naturally, KAA's product line was highly inspired by his appreciation for simple, purposeful and beautifully crafted objects.
Grant received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California and became a licensed Architect at the age of 24 - only a few years ago.
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