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 Morristown, New Jersey, and New York City. 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 are proud of our sustained growth, our talented staff of over 60, and our recognition as national market leaders in healthcare and educational design. Our recognition is a reflection of the outstanding clients that we have the privilege of working with.
Ranked by Modern Healthcare as the #1 healthcare architecture firm in New Jersey.
Ranked by NJBiz as the 4th largest Architecture firm in New Jersey.
Ranked by Modern Healthcare as the #10 healthcare architecture firm in New York City.
Ranked by Modern Healthcare as the #35 healthcare architecture firm in the United States.
We are architects for places of wellness.
Wellness, as defined, is the state of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of a deliberate effort. There is a growing body of evidence-based research that demonstrates that the built environment significantly impacts the well-being of its occupants. Behavioral factors such as physical inactivity and poor diet lead to some of the most significant health crises of our time. In fact, the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine report that up to half of all premature deaths in the United States are due to preventable factors such as inactivity.
In addition to physical wellness, design has been proven to significantly impact an individual’s mental well-being. Environmental stressors such as noise, poor lighting, poor indoor air quality, lack of thermal comfort and a lack of human connection have been demonstrated to directly correlate to increased levels of stress hormones which can lead to a wide range of problems from decreased cognitive function to depression and heart, stomach and blood pressure issues.
As design professionals with a passion for sustainability and the well-being of the occupants of our buildings, NK Architects works with our clients and consultants to further both of these initiatives in our projects with a recognition 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 access to daylight and views to the outdoors is just one of the many themes that we labor to make central to all of our projects. Promoting the use of stairs through careful design is a simple example of an effective strategy to promote both wellness and sustainability by a reduction of the use of elevators. Designing spaces that offer occupants a range of options with which to interact, collaborate, relax, heal, work, learn or play makes for a better built environment in which individuals feel a greater connection to each other and their environment.