With a degree from the University of Oregon and architectural skills honed during his time in San Francisco and Santa Barbara, Kas brings a clear understanding of an architectural project from start to finish. Clients trust Kas and admire his ability to consistently deliver good design. He’s patient and he listens. Kas’ methodical nature and technical background enable him to quickly and adeptly solve problems from the earliest design phases on through construction administration.
Architect, State of California - License No. C34517
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, LEED AP
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon School of Architecture, 2002
Minor in Business Administration
Rome Summer Academy, 2000
Kas is a nickname, and also my acronym. My real name is Kermit - the third in my family. I was born and raised in Santa Barbara. I moved to Oregon to attend college, and while there I fought wildland fires, raced my mountain bike and became a fan of Duck Football. Afterwards, I moved to San Francisco, where I lived for just shy of a decade. While there I became fond of the rugged coastline, the fog, the food, and the lively culture of city life. Apart from exploring, I also spent my years in the city working for an architecture firm that specialized in high-end residential projects. One day, while visiting family in Santa Barbara, I met a special lady named Julie and we fell in love. I returned to paradise, where I have enjoyed re-discovering my roots, as well as applying my unique understanding of the local vernacular to my practice as an architect.
I like to think that my path has been inspired by both of my grandfathers. My grandpa Kermit was the head of the Industrial Arts Department at University of California at Santa Barbara; my other grandfather was a talented craftsman who enjoyed creating beautiful, functional furniture. I like to think my craft combines a bit of both of their skill sets. Today, I find travel to be the most powerful source of inspiration; whether it is a trip to the Big Sur coast or Istanbul, Turkey.
The births of my sons.