Founded in 1984, JK Architecture Engineering (JKAE) is a leading edge architectural design firm offering expertise and sophistication within an intimate design studio atmosphere. We bring the experience and knowledge of over 35 years in the public and private sectors  in a hands-on manner that is Personal, Energetic, Passionate, and Proven. We engage clients and projects where we know we can make a difference and deliver beyond expectations. Our success is enriched from our family of clients where we have demonstrated our Vision + Knowledge + Achievement of their goals. 

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Nationally Awarded Architects & Engineers

  • Design-Build Architect of the Year - South West USA  |  BUILD Magazine

  • 10+ Design Build Institute of America Awards 

  • Best of Houzz  |  2018, 2019, 2020

  • Best New Custom Home  |  Builders Association of Northern Nevada

  • Best New Home Product  |  Builders Association of Northern Nevada

  • High Desert Home Award  |  Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Homes

  • Mountain Comfort Home Award  |  Tahoe Quarterly Mountain Homes

  • Multiple Public Works / Recreation Project of the Year Awards  |  Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe

  • Excellence in Safety Award  |  Lab Manager Design Excellence

  • Multiple Awards of Excellence  |  CASH/AIACC Leroy F. Greene Design Awards Program

  • Facility Design & Park Planning Award  |  California Park & Recreation Society


Imagine, Design, Build is our process and is rooted in our personal and hands on approach to architecture. Good design has always been and remains a human desire and endeavor. It begins with a flash of creativity, is refined through a disciplined, interactive process that provides a journey to innovation and progress. We seek to understand what good design can do and how it can enrich the human experience.

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We believe that there is a creative solution for every problem, one that responds to the client, the design, and the site in harmony.


Association for Learning Environments (A4LE)
Builders Association of Northern Nevada (BANN)
California Parks & Recreation Society (CPRS)
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Community College Facility Coalition (CCFC)
Contractors Association of Tahoe Truckee (CATT)
Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)
National Ski Area Association (NSAA)
US Green Building Council (USGBC)