Located in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara, California, H3K Design specializes in design consultation and project management for house and building remodeling. From Victorian to Mid-Century Modern to Industrial Modern, H3K Design can help you make your dreams come true. Our outstanding team has the credentials and experience to help you get to where you want to go.
Howard’s passion for design and architecture started early with his father’s real estate business that included renovating and restoring Victorian homes. He not only learned the trade of construction and detailed finish work, but also fine-tuned his eye for design and composition of space and scale.
As part of his Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional planning for the University of Southern California, Howard spent a semester studying the history and architecture of Los Angeles which exposed him the breadth of architectural styles across the LA basin. During his tenure at the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transpiration Authority, he furthered his appreciation of LA architecture with involvement in projects that included the preservation of historic buildings.
Raised in Hawaii, Kevin’s exposure and interest in design and architecture was greatly influenced by the idea of home living being an indoor and outdoor experience. But his roots in architecture are far beyond the Aloha State. His great grandfather, Edward C. Kemper, was the executive director for the American Institute of Architects (AIA). In fact, each year the AIA presents the Edward C. Kemper Award to an architect member who has contributed significantly to the profession through service to the AIA.
After earning his degree in Television and Film Production for the University of Southern California, Kevin worked in the entertainment industry for talent agents and production companies. When Howard and Kevin moved to Santa Barbara, Kevin became involved with Howard’s family business of renovating Victorian Houses...
The mid-century home boasts signature Palm Springs style in a total (H3K Design) remodel of a structure built by the original Alexander Construction Company. All-white interiors complemented by pops of color reflect the modernized update of the renovation. Extra details such as a kitchen countertop that appears to be floating in space and a globe-shaped vent over the stove add character to the house. Original details of the 1958 home, including exposed beams, tongue and groove joints and floor-to-ceiling glass windows, pay homage to its historical connection to old Palm Springs architecture.
by Dominique Fong, The Desert Sun
July 17, 2014