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. This is where Kevin’s passion for renovation and architecture took flight.
Creating H3K Design with Howard in 2006 was the realization of a passion long held by Kevin. Kevin’s aesthetic of indoor-outdoor living plus modernizing mid-century homes while paying homage to their 1950’s roots is the crux H3K Design’s spirit.
Kevin is a member of the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation, PS ModCom and the Palm Springs Museum of Art.