Developing green buildings can feel like risky business.

Our design approach and EcoProforma™ tool deliver predictable and revolutionary building performance that earns you long-lasting returns. 

Certainty in Building Performance

PASSIVHAUS

Certainty in Building Performance

We use a science-proven approach, Passivhaus, to design zero carbon buildings with health and energy benefits that are measurable, predictable, and cost-effective. Unlike with some checklist-based green building approaches, Passivhaus has a long and well-documented track record of deep energy savings and tight correlation between predicted and actual performance.

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Certainty in Financial Performance

ECO PROFORMA™

Certainty in Financial Performance

Our EcoProforma tool allows us to understand the financial priorities of your project and create design solutions that maximize your return with precision. Our building design will help you increase revenue, decrease expense, and leverage incentives to create a product with durable value.

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Certainty in Delivery and Quality

The NK Way

Certainty in Delivery and Quality

For over a decade our firm has focused on creating dense, vibrant urban buildings where people want to live and work. We’ve honed our craft to emphasize simple elegance in design and documentation, making our buildings painless to permit, easy to build, and fast to lease.

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Services

Architecture

We are a full-service architecture firm specializing in sustainable design of urban residential and commercial buildings.

Integrated Engineering

Our in-house engineers ground our integrated design process, maximizing project performance cost-effectively.

Passivhaus Consulting

We have more Certified Passivhaus Consultants and Designers (CPHCs and CPHDs) than any firm in the western hemisphere.

Feasibility/Development

We bring first-hand development experience to our market analysis, zoning analysis, detailed floor areas analysis, solution drawings, and owner representation.

Historic Landmarks

We preserve and reuse historic buildings by assessing conditions, designing rehabilitations, and guiding clients through the historic landmark designation process.

Catalyst for Market Transformation

Because Passivhaus brings transformational energy efficiency at little cost premium, it has the potential to scale in a way that is meaningful to climate action. NK Architects is active in the global movement for local governments to place Passivhaus at the center of building policy. 

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