Kevin B Howard Architects is a full- service design build firm with, with the goal of providing human comfort and incredible experience of living at home in the desert. Kevin B. Howard Architects delivers a building process that is both streamlined and state of the art. KBHA evolved from a small architecture firm to a building, construction and design company.
Founder Kevin B. Howard is a native of Arizona; he has an innate appreciation for the local land and designs site-specific homes that are fully integrated into the landscape, adapting Wrightian principles of organic architecture. “All of the influences of a site—the cacti, flora and fauna, topography, site orientation to the sun— all of these become a factor in designing a home,” says Howard, who is also inspired by the modern tectonic approaches of Mies van der Rohe and Le Corbusier. Rooted in the ideals of sustainability, authenticity of materials and carefully integrated construction, Kevin B. Howard Architects is helping redefine the relationship between built form and nature. “We strive for every house we design to have less of an impact on its local environment,” Howard says. “Many of our roofs don solar panels that supply the home with electricity. “Our designs are driven by a need for homes to be sustainable,” he says. “Form follows that very important environmental function.”
Howard, who also engages in commercial architecture, brings a fun, energetic quality to all stages of his projects. He has worked with associate architect Joseph E Brown for over 17 years and business manager Jodi Bellah for 11 years. Together the synergy of the three makes the process smooth and enjoyable for clients from the start of design to completion of construction.