MAME 2015

KGA Honored with 6 MAME Awards

At KGA Studio Architects, PC, we love the MAME Awards – it’s the single biggest night of the year for the Denver new home building industry!  For us, it feels like the Oscars and we treat it as such.   We get dressed in our finest and gather with our friends and colleagues to honor… Read more »

John Zay Guest House Expansion

John Zay Guest House Expansion Launches

KGA is excited to announce our involvement in the John Zay Guest House expansion for Penrose-St. Francis Hospital in Colorado Springs. They say “it takes a village”, and nowhere is this more apparent than when undertaking a project such as this. Our involvement began during a conversation with George Hess back in February of last… Read more »

Ramp Build for Home Builders Foundation - KGA Studio Architects, PC

Home Builders Foundation Ramp Build

A couple of months ago, one of the Partners asked if anyone would be interested in volunteering to build a ramp through the Home Builders Foundation for a wheelchair bound 12 year old girl. He got an overwhelming response from the staff. The next step was for the HBF to finalize all of the details… Read more »

Tiny Houses - KGA Blog

Tiny Houses

I’ve become fascinated with the newest trend in the housing industry: “Tiny Houses”.  Tiny houses are homes that are between 100 and 400 sq. ft., and often built on wheels making them mobile.  Looking at them I can’t help but remember growing up – there were beautiful, sleek, aero-dynamic Airstream trailers and boxy looking Winnebagos. … Read more »

Home Remodel Guide - KGA Studio Architects, PC

Home Remodel Guide

Remodeling your home is fun, time-consuming, complicated, messy, and hopefully, quite gratifying.  (For an inside look at the process, follow KGA’s Jennifer Williams as she plans her remodel of a 1940’s Cory Merrill home).  Whether you’re planning to remodel your kitchen or your entire home, here is our list of top things to consider when… Read more »

Adventures in Homebuilding: Remodeling Wish List

Remodel Wish List

The Kienast/Williams family currently lives in a 1923 Bungalow style duplex in West Wash Park that boasts 932 square feet on the main level.  What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in character and location; just blocks from Whole Foods, the center light of Wash Park, and steps from light rail,… Read more »

Travel and Design Inspiration Part 2

Predictable and Unpredictable Travel Destinations

Travel destinations fall into two major categories: predictable or unpredictable. Predictable locations are those you’ve visited before; perhaps a favorite vacation destination such as Disneyland or for me, Hawaii. The trip feels like a comfy slipper. Unpredictable destinations are those you’ve not stepped foot before; the experience is new, filled with mystery.  Expectations are not… Read more »

The Valencia Model at Estancia in Colorado Springs Took Home a Silver Award at the 2015 Nationals.

KGA Receives National Recognition at this Year’s International Builders’ Show

They say what happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas…but in the case of the International Builders’ Show, there was lots to bring home. There were lessons learned at the seminars, trends discussed at the round table discussions, and plenty of new products to see. Paul Mahony, John Guilliams and Jerry Gloss attended this… Read more »

Sustainability Today

Sustainability Today

As an architect with over thirty years of active duty I have seen a lot of change within the industry.  The time we live in now is by far the most interesting, exciting and fastest changing of any–it is an accelerating intersection of information, technology and interconnectedness. The focus on sustainability is reminiscent of the… Read more »