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2019 Reflections And What’s Ahead in 2020

Posted February 10th, 2020 by HKP Architects

Let’s look back at some of our favorite highlights of 2019 and what the HKP team is looking forward to in the new year.

The Henry Klein Homes exhibit 

A very special project for all of us is the Henry Klein Homes exhibit. The exhibit opened in November, highlighting our founder Henry Klein and showcasing what is unique about the homes he designed. 


Children’s Museum of Skagit County Phase I + II Grand Opening

HKP celebrated the grand opening of the Chil­dren’s Mu­seum of Sk­agit County’s new home in a lo­cal out­let mall. Our de­sign strat­egy in­volved phas­ing the pro­ject to mit­i­gate im­pacts to the Mu­se­um’s op­er­a­tion and its many mem­bers. The museum now has 15,400 square feet of exhibit space, a larger museum store, art room, reading area, kitchen, breast-feeding and pumping room, family restroom, conference room and community meeting space. Learn more about this project here: Chil­dren’s Mu­seum 


Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Dental Clinic Grand Opening and Blessing

HKP Ar­chi­tects is hon­ored to have been part of the team that made this pro­ject come to life, which will pro­vide the first Den­tal Health Aid Ther­a­pist (DHAT) train­ing in the lower 48 states. Learn more about this project here: Dental Clinic Expansion


A Growing Team

Seeing our team flourish and grow is always exciting to witness. In 2019, we celebrated Chris­tine Bald­win, an in­stru­men­tal team mem­ber since 2014, earning her pro­fes­sional li­cense and her pro­motion to Pro­ject Ar­chi­tect!

We also welcomed new hire, Spencer Olsufka, as a Pro­ject Man­ager. We appreciate that he brings to our team a wide va­ri­ety of de­tail­ing and con­struc­tion ex­pe­ri­ence and a strong in­ter­est in sus­tain­able de­sign and healthy ma­te­ri­als. 

Sustainability and Transparency Programs initiated

Project Managers McKenna Klein and Spencer Olsufka are leading our new sustainability and transparency programs. 


HKP Partners Earned New Certifications

We celebrated HKP Partner, Brian Poppe, completing Design-Build Certification Training and HKP Partner, Julie Blazek, receiving Passive House Certification! 


Exciting European Travels

Both firm partners headed to Europe for much needed rest and relaxation. Read about Brian’s trip to Italy and Julie’s trip to Scotland, England and France.


AIA North­west Wash­ing­ton De­sign Awards

We were honored to have our Twin Lakes Land­ing affordable hous­ing pro­ject win a Ci­ta­tion award at the 2019 AIA North­west Wash­ing­ton De­sign Awards!

With so many wonderful happenings in 2019, we are looking forward to what is already shaping up to be an exciting 2020. This first year of a new decade will be one of continued development and growth of our team. We continue focusing on our commitment to working on projects that positively impact people’s lives.