Benefits of Net-Zero Energy Homes

Benefits of Net-Zero Energy Homes

Net-Zero Energy homes are a hot topic these days, especially as prices for rooftop solar photovoltaics and LED lighting continue to plummet. More than ever, net-zero homes can be built for little to no added expense, and are often cheaper when considering the “monthly nut” (the total monthly cost, including mortgage, utility bills, and maintenance)…. Read more »

Understanding Architectural Fees

How Do Architectural Fees Work?

Architectural fees are a big concern (and rightly so!) for many homeowners planning to build a custom home or remodel their existing home. Fees vary per project and are influenced by a number of factors including: size, scope, site, specifications, etc. Generally speaking, there are 4 common methods architects can use to calculate their fees:… Read more »

The Nuances of Considered Design for Production Homes

The Nuances of Considered Design for Production Homes

In the first part of this blog, we discussed the 10 Principles of Considered Design for Production Homes. Considered Design is an important evaluation tool that helps create successful, market driven designs. It is also a pledge to evaluate each nuance of a home’s design to optimize its value and livability. Today we’re going to… Read more »

Designing Successful Home Floor Plans

At KGA we are always challenging ourselves to better understand today’s home buyers. Where do they want to live? What features in a home are most important to them? What can they afford?  As architects, we create spaces. Spaces that people will want to live in, and at the same time make sense for builders… Read more »

Custom Remodel Transforms 1960's Ranch Home

Custom Remodel Transforms 1960’s Ranch

We’re excited to share with you that the cover of the January/February issue of Colorado Homes & Lifestyles features a KGA designed remodel! Located on a large lot in an established neighborhood near sought after schools, the homeowners fell in love with the property’s large trees and mature landscaping, but knew that the existing 1960’s… Read more »

2016 International Builders’ Show Highlights

At KGA, we look forward to going to the International Builders’ Show each year! It’s like our Super Bowl; always a great opportunity to see friends and colleagues from around the country, exchange knowledge and inspiration, and recognize design and marketing excellence in our industry. Better known in the industry as “IBS” (not to be… Read more »

Join KGA at the 2016 International Builders Show

See You at the 2016 International Builders’ Show!

KGA Studio Architects is excited to participate in 3 different programs at the 2016 International Builders’ Show, which is happening next week in Las Vegas. If you are attending, we hope you’ll join us for our programs. We look forward to seeing you there! How to Best Design, Brand & Market to Attract the Millennial… Read more »

2015 Year in Review - KGA Studio Architects

2015 Year End Round Up

2015 has been an incredible year for KGA. Filled with many more ups than downs, we feel fortunate to be part of such an incredible industry! With 2016 right around the corner, we wanted to reflect on some of the highlights of 2015… New Models & Communities DELO Opened: November 2015 Short for “Downtown East… Read more »

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 »