Welcome to KAA Design. Led personally by our founding Partner, Grant Kirkpatrick, Partner Duan Tran, and Principal Patti Baker, we are a design studio that has been dedicated to advancing the California lifestyle through contemporary architecture since 1988.

Our one-of-a-kind homes place a premium on warmth, comfort and beauty, while expressing a lifestyle narrative rooted in the architectural traditions of the early modernists Frank Lloyd Wright, Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra. This spirit drives our core values - our only set of "rules" - in a place where there are no rules for design:

  • We foster awareness of the value of contemporary design
  • We maintain architectural integrity and authenticity
  • We embrace the wide range of voices that bring richness to every venture
  • We have fun in the process

Our ultimate aim never wavers: residences that set the stage for a modern experience of the California Dream.





Elevating design through leadership.

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Organizations we support and who share our values.

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About Us

KAA Design is a leading-edge design studio dedicated to advancing the California lifestyle through contemporary architecture. For over 25 years, we have created one-of-a-kind homes that place a premium on comfort and beauty, elevating the rituals of daily life from the mundane to the sublime.

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Our Thinking

An Interview with Million Dollar Decorating

Founder Grant Kirkpatrick 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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