HKP Architects
Mount Vernon: (360) 336-2155
Seattle: (206) 686-2505
www.hkpa.com

Many Ar­chi­tec­tural firms have the cre­den­tials to de­sign com­plex pro­jects. Fewer can suc­ceed at both in­no­v­a­tive de­sign and con­struc­tion ad­min­is­tra­tion. Only a small num­ber can re­peat­edly do this for years on end for the same client.”
– Greg Rohner, DES

About

Lo­cated in Seat­tle and Mount Ver­non, we are a small busi­ness ca­pa­ble of large-scale pro­jects. HKP Ar­chi­tects (The Henry Klein Part­ner­ship, Ar­chi­tects) has been pro­vid­ing ar­chi­tec­tural ser­vices to the Pa­cific North­west since 1952. Aware­ness over time of our im­pacts and suc­cesses makes HKP sen­si­tive, responsible, and highly respectful of our many long-term relationships with clients and the community. A re­view of our work will show re­mark­able con­sis­tency over the past six decades.

Our work fo­cuses on civic build­ings and spaces, ed­u­ca­tional fa­cil­ity plan­ning and de­sign, non-profit and com­mu­nity-ori­ented pro­jects, pri­vate homes; work that lifts peo­ple up in their lives. Whether they are places of learn­ing, af­ford­able hous­ing or cul­tural in­sti­tu­tion work, our fo­cus is about ser­vice, sim­plic­ity and sus­tain­abil­ity. Our ob­jec­tive is to re­al­ize your vi­sion and op­ti­mize every op­por­tu­nity. All of our projects emphasize long-term value for our clients through efficient use of space, appropriate use of materials, sustainability, and the benefits of natural light.

HKP Ar­chi­tects is a WBE cer­ti­fied firm.

History

Western Washington University Dorms

Founded as Henry Klein and As­so­ci­ates in 1952, HKP was the first full ser­vice ar­chi­tec­tural firm in Sk­agit County. Henry Klein, a na­tive of Eu­rope, was one of the Pacific Northwest’s most lauded architects. His legacy includes designing many of the area’s iconic mid-century modern homes and civic buildings.

His colleagues recognized his influence on Northwest architecture in conferring the AIA Seattle Medal on Henry Klein in 1995. In his acceptance speech he thanked his partners David Hall and Lowell Larsen and added:

“…(the) simple notion of architecture as the spaces we separate (capture) from the infinite space surrounding us and then enclose: spaces that still retain all the various and changing light, colors, textures, sounds and mysteries of the universe. But because architecture is of human scale and dimensions, we can bring these wonders home and make them felt by ordinary people of all ages, backgrounds and stations in life.”

This reverence for the power of architecture, and its effect on people of all ages and cultures, remains a vital part of HKP’s mission to this day. Current HKP partners Julie Blazek and Brian Poppe carry forward the firm’s legacy to elevate the human spirit through use of space, materials, light, and sustainable design.

 

Sustainability

North Cascades Environmental Learning Center

Sus­tain­able de­sign prin­ci­ples have al­ways been at the heart of most of our de­sign de­ci­sions, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to nat­ural ven­ti­la­tion, pas­sive so­lar strate­gies, light, views and ma­te­r­ial ex­pres­sion in the Pa­cific North­west. HKP Ar­chi­tects ac­tively in­cor­po­rates sus­tain­able de­sign prin­ci­ples in all of our work and we at­tempt to help clients un­der­stand the long-term ben­e­fits both to our en­vi­ron­ment and to their op­er­a­tion and main­te­nance costs.

 

Community