Climate Action, Building By Building

Today you can build a healthy zero carbon building that makes economic sense.

Why Work With Us

We provide you with a rare commodity in green development: certainty. Our approach to zero carbon building design and execution reduces uncertainty because it’s grounded in Passivhaus physics and sound economics. You will know what performance to expect from your building.

Our Approach
What We Do

Our mission is to design zero carbon buildings that transform the market through superior value. We specialize in multifamily and urban infill projects, though our work includes all building types from single family homes to complex commercial projects.

Blog – 09/08/17
Brittany Porter Dishes on the “Ice Box Challenge”
by Zack Semke
Blog – 04/20/17
Meet Suzi Davison, youngest Certified Passive House Consultant in the US
by Zack Semke
Project
Park Passive
Seattle, WA (2013)
Passivhaus
Energy Performance
Project
Pax Futura Passivhaus
Seattle, WA (2018)
Passivhaus (Expected)
Energy Performance
Project
Morningside Crossing
Pittsburgh, PA (2018)
Passivhaus (Expected)
Energy Performance
PHun Fact

We have more Certified Passivhaus Designers (CPHDs) and Consultants (CPHCs) on staff than any firm in the Western Hemisphere.

Blog – 04/28/17
What to do in buildings when “fresh” air is actually polluted air?
by Zack Semke
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Who We Are

Nicholson Kovalchick (NK) Architects is a group of design and energy nerds: architects, engineers, and energy modelers who love working hard to raise the triple bottom line. We believe that together we can address climate change, one building at a time. 

Our People