California Coastal Retreat

August 27, 2020

Western Art & Architecture features California Coastal Estates for their August Issue.

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  • 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.

  • The Rusa Collection for Design Within Reach

    February 25, 2011

    Introducing KAA's much-anticipated collaboration with renowned home furnishings retailer, Design Within Reach.

  • 1300 Highland Nominated for CRE Award

    February 10, 2011

    1300 Highland Shops & Worklofts has been selected as a nominee by 2011 Commercial Real Estate Awards hosted by the Los Angeles Business Journal. The annual program, now in its 16th year, recognizes design, development, and construction teams for notable projects completed the previous year.

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

Full Awards List

In the Press

Western Art and Architecture August 20, 2020

California Homes July 28, 2020

Milleu May 28, 2020

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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.

 

Our Thinking

The Mediterranean in Southern California

Architecture inspired by great traditions of the Mediterranean region has a long, rich history in California. The fruits of this long lineage flavor the character of our cities and dot the surrounding hillsides. At KAA Design, we have often found the Mediterranean architectures to be a perfect fit for our clients wishing to build here.

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