February 22, 2018

When I was a kid, I remember my dad telling me how he was always amazed and slightly jealous of the men in Lufkin who were able to have their shoes shined in the train station or barber shop. This would have been East Texas in the depression of the 1930’s, and times wo...

February 19, 2018

Things change.  It’s inevitable.  Time imperceptibly moves around us like a ghost, always present but rarely seen.  It wears on everything around us, including us, and it will always win.  Because of this, we should design our sites with materials and workmanship that...

December 30, 2016

While much of the mainstream media has pointed towards 2016 as a year to forget, KDC Associates enjoyed another great year of growth and development.  As our progress continues, all of our goals can be summed up in one sentence;  "KDC remains focused on the pursui...

July 27, 2016

The owner of any design office will tell you that every project matters...and they do.  In order to operate a successful business and generate the necessary income to support that business, every project must be treated in a matter that leaves the client happy and sati...

April 29, 2016

Some time ago I stood watching a potential residential client butcher one of our plans on a project site.  He was walking back and forth, making sure all around him were able to hear his every word as he "sketched" out what he wanted for his pool, entertaining space, r...

November 24, 2015

KDC is proud to have been entrusted to develop plans for the historical preservation, restoration, and educational development of one of the more interesting sites in Texas. 

 

Visited by humans for hundreds, if not thousands of years, this historical spring was vital in...

November 12, 2015

 

Many years ago in an effort to better connect and enjoy quality time with my son, we began a tradition we now call MWAP, or "Men Without A Plan".  The idea was simple..we would fill out backpacks with gear, fill the gas tank up in the car, and strike off for days of u...

October 28, 2015

 

 

"I propose to create a Civilian Conservation Corps to be used in simple work...more important, however, than the material gains will be the moral and spiritual value of such work."

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October 13, 2015

 

Anyone who is in the design profession has experience with at least one client questioning the suitability of design fees. Carol Cook, a principal in our firm, found one of the better explanations of charging for professional creative services from an incident that to...

September 29, 2015

We have been in practice since 1994, and have had wonderful opportunities to work with some of the leading and most creative minds in the design industry.  What stands out after 21+ years of interacting with so many talented architects, landscape architects, and interi...

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