HTK Architects Celebrates 60 Years!

HTK Architects celebrated 60 years in business in October and we couldn’t be more excited for this anniversary! To honor, reflect upon, and celebrate the past successful and evolving 60 years our HTK team had some fun organizing and participating in a scavenger hunt throughout Downtown Topeka. Throughout our HTK history we have striven to. . .

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Congratulations to HTK’s Brent Higgins!

  It is with great pleasure that HTK congratulates Brent Higgins on completing his Architectural Registration Exams (ARE) to become our newest licensed architect!   During his time as a student Intern Architect & Architectural Intern with HTK Brent has worked on various projects, including the St. Thomas Aquinas Phase 1 & 2 Additions and. . .

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Topeka Public Schools Foundation Patron Award

The Topeka Public Schools Foundation honored HTK with the 2018 Patron Award at the Foundation’s ninth annual community breakfast. The foundation supports students through grants for everything from scholarships, classroom supplies, and field trips to emergency aid for students’ families. HTK has worked with 501 schools for over 40 years and has seen the impact. . .

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St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church Renovation

HTK Architects had the privilege of working with St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in Marysville, Kansas on their new church and parish hall. In the church’s bulletin about the additions, they write “A church is a place where the Christian community gathers to hear the word of God, to pray together, to celebrate the. . .

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HTK Promotions

HTK Architects is proud to announce the promotions of J. Gordon Kimble, AIA, NCARB, CSI and Elizabeth Johnson. Gordon and Elizabeth have provided exceptional service for our clients, our projects, and to the development of our internal capabilities over the past several years.  The promotions reflect our growth and long term plans for the ongoing. . .

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6 Trends in 21st Century Design

One blueprint doesn’t fit all when designing schools and the reason for this is simple: each institution encompasses a different purpose in order to serve their students. However, within 21st century school design, architect’s do have one common goal in mind: to exceed the demands of their clients by delivering sustainable, flexible, and joyful buildings. It. . .

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Community Integration

  Here at HTK, our team of architects and designers work hard to make sure design benefits don’t just stop at exterior walls. To improve the lives of students and staff that move through our educational designs daily, we seek to incorporate community integration within each of our projects. From partnerships, to cross-generational learning, integration. . .

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The Effects of Daylighting in the Classroom

Based on a research project by HTK Intern, Christian Kaufman. A growing number of schools are making the switch from using artificial classroom lighting to using natural daylight to illuminate their spaces. This change creates significant benefits, most notably increased student productivity and significant energy savings. As studies unfold that display the positive effects of daylighting,. . .

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HTK Architects recently had the opportunity to participate in Canstruction, an annual charity event in the Kansas City Oak Park Mall facilitated by the Harvesters Community Food Network. Our HTK Architects team, along with many other Construction and Design firms from around the region, came together in 2016 to participate in this noteworthy event. The. . .

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