WE ARE ARCHITECTS FOR PLACES OF LEARNING
WHO WE ARE
NK Architects is a full-service architectural, interior design, planning, and structural engineering firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. We were founded in 1972 on the commitment to client service and the pursuit of excellence in architecture.
Our professionals are natural leaders with a passion for their work and an earned authority that enables them to exemplify NK’s unique skill and agility. We fully understand and embrace the importance of what we do and take seriously our responsibility to our clients, end users and the environment. We work hard every day to promote this as an integral component of our culture.
As we prepare for greater growth and achievement over the coming years, NK will build upon the traditional values of great architecture, reinforced by developing technologies and a deep appreciation of the sustained impact of our work.
WE ARE ARCHITECTS FOR PLACES OF HEALING
We have the ability to provide the following comprehensive services for your project:
We are proud of our sustained growth, our talented staff of over 60, and our recognition as national market leaders in healthcare and educational design. We have been ranked as a top architecture firm in New Jersey and New York. Our recognition is a reflection of the outstanding clients, colleagues, and staff that we have the privilege of working with.
NK Architects has been ranked by Modern Healthcare as the #1 healthcare architecture firm in New Jersey.
NK Architects has been ranked by NJBIZ as the 4th largest Architecture firm in New Jersey.
NK Architects has been ranked by Modern Healthcare as the #10 healthcare architecture firm in New York City.
NK Architects has been ranked by Crain's New York Business as the #23 architecture firm in the New York area.
NK Architects has been ranked by Modern Healthcare as the #35 healthcare architecture firm in the United States.
WE ARE ARCHITECTS FOR SUSTAINABILITY + WELLNESS
SUSTAINABILITY + WELLNESS
As design professionals with a passion for sustainability and well being of our buildings’ occupants, we work with our clients and consultants to further both of these initiatives and recognize that the overlap between the two is significant and pivotally important to the whole. Establishing connection between building occupants through visual transparencies — spaces that promote informal interactions and build community — and providing access to daylight and views to the outdoors are some of the many themes that are central to all of our projects. Encouraging the use of stairs rather than elevators is a simple example of an effective strategy that promotes both wellness and sustainability. Designing spaces that offer a range of options with which to interact, collaborate, relax, work, learn, and play results in buildings in which people feel a greater connection to each other and their environment.
The value of designing with both wellness and sustainability in mind has been proven to positively impact both individuals and an organization’s financial bottom line. Environments that promote healthier, happier occupants lead to significant impacts on employee retention, engagement, and productivity. Students learn better and teachers teach more effectively in wellness and sustainably-focused environments. Patients require less pain medication and hospital stays are shorter in spaces that reduce environmental stressors and increase daylighting and views to nature.
The evidence is clear: we, as design professionals, have an obligation to our clients, to our society and to our environment to design with both sustainability and wellness in mind.