Our design approach and EcoProforma™ tool deliver predictable and revolutionary building performance that earns you long-lasting returns.
We use a science-proven approach, Passive House, 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, Passive House has a long and well-documented track record of deep energy savings and tight correlation between predicted and actual 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.
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.
We are a full-service architecture firm specializing in sustainable design of urban residential and commercial buildings.
Our in-house engineers ground our integrated design process, maximizing project performance cost-effectively.
We have more Certified Passive House Consultants and Designers (CPHCs and CPHDs) than any firm in the western hemisphere.
We bring first-hand development experience to our market analysis, zoning analysis, detailed floor areas analysis, solution drawings, and owner representation.
We preserve and reuse historic buildings by assessing conditions, designing rehabilitations, and guiding clients through the historic landmark designation process.
Because Passive House 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 Passive House at the center of building policy.