“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
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.
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.
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.