About Kurt Krueger Architects
Turning Your Building Ideas Into Reality
Kurt Krueger Architects designs sophisticated, modern homes in the Los Angeles area. Based in Los Angeles, California we specialize in the restoration of historic homes and the construction of new homes in Brentwood, Bel Air, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Hollywood Hills, and Palos Verdes Estates.
We are an Architect-led, Design-Build architectural firm. We create inspirational, modern spaces and build one-of-a-kind dream homes. We inherently understand flow and scale and light. Our signature style incorporates clean lines, open spaces, and the integration of natural building materials. We design our homes to be “California Cool.” We oversee every detail of the design and construction process. We are on site to troubleshoot any issues and resolve them quickly. When construction is complete, we bring dimension and sophistication to the interior space with finishing details including lighting, furniture, paint. We pride ourselves on making a home as unique as its occupants. When you first turn the key and open the door, your home feels like it was made just for you.
- We communicate well, give peace of mind and are easy to work with
- Our modern, energy-savings designs are tailored to each client’s current and future needs, lifestyle, aspirations, budget and site
- Our regular Cost Reports help clients manage their building budgets and make well informed decisions
- A Senior Architect is involved at every stage of every project to ensure that the design doesn’t get ‘diluted’ during construction
Meet Kurt Krueger, Principal and Owner
Kurt Krueger, AIA, ArCH, LEED AP was educated in the practice of architecture and design at Kansas State University. With an approach of learning by doing, he interned in Raleigh, North Carolina for Frank Harmon Architect and later worked for Rockhill and Associates in Lawrence, Kansas where he built several houses in Kansas City and Arkansas as a member of the construction crew. Using this training, he relocated to Los Angeles to work for the architecture firm Marmol Radziner & Associates, with a focus in design-build. After four years, he added to this experience by working another four years at ARYA Group, Inc, a high profile construction company in Los Angeles that specializes in design and construction.
Kurt Krueger Architects, Inc. was established in 2012 with a focus on residential, commercial, and historic renovation projects that are environmentally responsive and uniquely appropriate.
Kurt prides himself on the craft of building and strives to create spaces that engage people while elevating a sense of interest to the individual qualities of each site and program while reflecting the client’s spatial and budgetary needs. Every project contains a unique set of challenges, requiring a highly specific architecture that is at once functional and poetic. Kurt creates architecture that is graceful and timeless, concerned with space and light, context and place, texture and detail.
Working with Kurt Krueger Architects, Inc.
We aspire turn your ideas into reality by designing truly unique homes. We believe that design is a collaborative and cooperative process with our clients and work with you to choreograph the program, process, movement, materials and light to help make your home tell your story. When you contact us, we will walk you through a series of questions over the phone to establish the approximate size, location, budget, and your personal aspirations to make sure we are best suited to help you. If our firm is a good fit for your job, we arrange to meet to discuss what you and your family want to achieve both now and in the future. By meeting on site, we can walk around your existing building, plot, or historic renovation, talk about your own ideas, and often come up with some that you may not have considered.
While every project is different, we approach it with the same passion, energy and design rigor to celebrate the aspirations of our clients. We are contemporary – modern – architects meaning that, our designs maximize the potential for light and space, buildings that are comfortably proportioned in scale and blur the boundaries between ‘inside and out.’ We do not define contemporary design by a particular style, but rather an architecture that is of its present time and place.
Modern Green Architects
We are ‘green architects’ in the sense that we believe that green design does not have to be boring and strive to create beautiful buildings that harmonize with the site’s natural features and have minimal impact on the environment. Sustainability does not require complicated technology and expensive materials. While we often encourage active systems such as solar panels, the most sustainable decision we can make can be as simple as the orientation of a building on the site: how it faces the sun for natural daylight, opens to breezes for natural ventilation, and shelters us from harsher elements. These were ancient techniques used by our ancestors out of necessity. It was common sense then, and it still is today.
We understand that the historic architecture of your home is priceless. Whether it is a historic renovation or historic restoration, we work closely with you to preserve and protect the historic details that give your home its unique value. We will research your home’s history by utilizing records and historic drawings. Sometimes we even find photographs, materials, plans on-site during construction. We will work to renovate your historic home while maintaining its character and charm. In addition, we help you seamlessly navigate through any entitlement process and historic renovation requirements of your local or state authority.
Although we believe you will get the best home when you work with us for both design and construction, for some select project, we are able to provide Construction Management services. Members of our team collaborate with the builders and fabricators to ensure a high level of quality throughout construction. Rather than handing off the drawings and hope they are executed to our standards, our architects are an integral part of the construction process. We ensure that your design vision is carried through the project to the end.
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