Lifestyle, Not Style

November 4, 2010 | By Grant Kirkpatrick | 0 Comments

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.

An Interview with Million Dollar Decorating

September 12, 2016 | By Grant Kirkpatrick | 0 Comments

Founder Grant Kirkpatrick was recently interviewed by James Swan on his popular podcast Million Dollar Decorating. Listen to or download the interview transcript here.

The Beauty Switch (video)

November 15, 2014 | By Grant Kirkpatrick | 0 Comments

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

Southern California Modern

April 15, 2012 | By Grant Kirkpatrick | 0 Comments

The story of Kirkpatrick Architects' design tenets.

The Technological Future of The School of Architecture

May 2, 2011 | By Grant Kirkpatrick | 0 Comments

Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne join Grant and Dean Quinyan Ma of the USC School of Architecture in the launch of the development process for the new Data Shop.

The Search for Architectural Integrity at Kirkpatrick Architects

December 18, 2010 | By Grant Kirkpatrick | 0 Comments

The search for integrity in the design and building process is paramount. Construction methods and materials are constantly analyzed for their honesty in both respects and, as such, the process of formed concrete as an exposed building material finds its way into much of what we do.

Historic Preservation Today

September 30, 2010 | By Duan Tran | 0 Comments

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

September 3, 2008 | By Grant Kirkpatrick | 0 Comments

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.


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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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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.

Learn More