Interview with Million Dollar Decorating

September 22, 2017

KAA Design Partner Duan Tran was recently interviewed by James Swan of Million Dollar Decorating. Listen to the podcast here.

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  • 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.

  • The Rusa Collection for Design Within Reach

    February 25, 2011

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

Awards

AIA | South Bay Design Awards Program

Citation Award for Excellence in Design

AIA | South Bay Design Awards

Honor Award for Excellence in Design

AZ Awards

Finalist, Lighting Design
Azure Magazine
Thuma Lantern

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In the Press

Coastal Living October 1, 2017

Ocean Home July 12, 2017

LUXE Interiors + Design May 9, 2017

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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

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.

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