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 continuously maintain a dedicated, humble, innovative, creative, giving, and fun culture among our team. A lot has happened in the last 60 years and we have grown a lot since we first started. We now have 33 full time employees, have worked on hundreds of architectural projects, and continue to grow and work with more and more schools, churches, and companies across Kansas and Missouri.

Glen Horst and Joe Terrill first opened H&T Architects in downtown Topeka in 1958. A few years later, Gary Karst joined the firm and it became HTK Architects. Our first education project was in 1959 and cost only $11.55/SF. That project was Sunny Elevation Elementary Topeka which is currently the Auburn Washburn District Office. In 1986, HTK got its first drafting computer Sun Microstation which cost $142,000 and in 1990, the Leavenworth High School project was the first to be drawn on the computer.  In 1997, HTK opened their Overland Park office and from there worked with clients in the Kansas City and Missouri area.

Recently, we’ve worked on some incredible projects including Kansas City, Kansas, Basehor-Linwood, Gardner Edgerton, Blue Valley, Auburn Washburn, St. Gregory, and many more. We’re lucky to have the privilege to be in business for so long and we can’t wait to see what the future holds. We owe it all to our wonderful clients and project partners. Here’s to another 60 years!



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