Southern California Modern

The story of Kirkpatrick Architects' design tenets.

Lifestyle, Not Style

Each of us deal in lifestyle design as inventors and consumers. As designers, we are responsible for authoring surroundings that reflect and nurture our clients' lifestyle.

Historic Preservation Today

Ken Breisch, former Director of USC's Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, speaks on the history and philosophy of the preservation movement as it has evolved during the past century and its relevance to Southern California's treasures.

The Contrarian's Guide to Business Promotion

When it comes to the business of design, it's not what you think. Grant's lecture offers "contrarian guidelines for successful business including: networking, marketing and promotion in the design business.

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

The Beauty Switch (video)

Imagine a world without beauty. Founder Grant Kirkpatrick poses that very scenario and shares his belief that beauty is essential for human existence.

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