In 1983, Looney Ricks Kiss Architects, Inc. was established with a commitment to client service and design excellence. From the beginning, the firm addressed the pragmatic aspects of programs, schedules, and budgets, while acknowledging the importance of culture, climate, and architectural traditions in the creative process.
Each project, whether large or small, was considered an integral part of its immediate setting, and a player in the larger context. Each reflected a reverence for the place.
Over the years, LRK grew and continued to invest in people, technology and resources, building upon their original values and vision. The firm’s multi-disciplinary approach and successful integration of planning, research, architecture, environmental, and interior design naturally evolved from a growing diversity of project types, ranging from private homes to corporate headquarters to town centers and urban planning.
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- What professional accomplishments are you most proud of?
LRK’s unique approach to place-making and community building has garnered hundreds of awards and far-reaching media coverage. The firm’s commitment to quality architecture, responsible planning, and pride of place has been featured in newspapers, business journals, and national design magazines from Southern Living to the Wall Street Journal.
- What is your approach to working with clients?
LRK designs custom homes around the country for a broad spectrum of private clients. With each residence, the design team addresses the demands and desires of the owners, the unique aspects of the site, and regional architectural traditions. The resulting designs are stylistic authentic homes that respond to the individual lifestyle of the family and fit within the context of the surroundings.