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H&K Architects

Posted by in News Updates | January 15, 2014

 
Our architectural services reach south of Simi Valley now as we are excited to announce that Gary F Harcourt, Architect, has collaborated with Architect, Richard E Kaufman, of Southern California to form H&K Architects offering our valued clients more than 60 years of combined architectural experience. We invite you to visit our website to discover more about our new firm, services, and a diverse portfolio.

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3D Models And Virtual Walk-throughs

Posted by in About Us | December 15, 2011

 

Watch your project come to life with 3D visualization technology. Central to our approach is our extensive use of computer-aided design technologies. Here at gfh Architecture, Planning & Graphics, we have the ability to create 3-dimensional models to illustrate detailing, massing, and other formal issues. Our 3D experts are able to create virtual walk-through spaces as an additional service during the conceptual planning phase.

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Values: Vision & Innovation

Posted by in About Us | August 15, 2010

 

Insight that Comes with Experience

We place a high degree of importance on excellence in design. We also perceive ourselves to be problem solvers first, sensitive to our clients’ functional requirements as well as time and budgetary constraints. Design excellence and effective problem solving require patience, diligence, attention to detail and close involvement of our firm’s principals with all aspects of the project from inception to completion. gfh Architecture, Planning & Graphics will assist you in the achievement of a successful design process for your project.

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Energy Efficient Design

Posted by in About Us | April 15, 2010

 
Here at gfh Architecture planning & Graphics, we endeavor to create intelligent building designs that use conventional forms of passive environmental design such as natural control of heat gain and loss through proper site situating, building form, and thermal massing, as well as the incorporation of new materials and systems including photovoltaic cells and cladding.

Several of our projects are in drought-sensitive areas; we have successfully addressed the challenges of these contexts through water-efficient landscaping and the use of “gray-water” technologies.

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Technology

Posted by in About Us | August 15, 2009

 
Central to our approach is our extensive use of computer-aided design technologies. Technology assists us in better addressing programming issues and aids us and you in visualizing design ideas. During the conceptual planning (if you wish) we have the ability to create 3-dimensional models to illustrate detailing, massing and other formal issues, and we can create virtual walk-through spaces as an additional service. To get a better feel for these services we invite you to view some of our past work.

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What Is Site Master Planning?

Posted by in Architecture | June 15, 2009

 
Site master planning is strategic planning, planning for present needs with an eye toward expansion and the future. gfh Architecture, Planning & Graphics has extensive experience in developing long-range plans for private clients. The master planning work that we do encompasses the following objectives:

  • Establishing general goals with you
  • Analyzing physical adjacencies of key functions
  • Physical site planning
  • Meeting and interviewing key personnel
  • Presenting findings at public meetings
  • Developing budget alternatives
  • Phasing scenarios and strategies
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