AIA Dining by Design at lightHOUSE

The 2018 AIA WMR Dining by Design program brings together some of the nations top architects and designers for an evening of dialogue and award winning cuisine from the 2016 recipient of the UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Tucson Arizona.

HK Principals, Kathy Hancox and Michael Kothke were honored to host this Dining by Design event at their AIA Southern Arizona/Tucson Lifestyle’s “Home of the Year” award-winning lightHOUSE project in collaboration with Tumerico and Bloom Maven.

Chef Wendy Garcia, Owner of Tumerico, created a special flavor-filled meal, made from scratch with locally sourced, organic ingredients. Made with love.

2018 AIA WMR Conference sponsors Ken and Stephanie Martinek of Arcadia, Inc with AIA Arizona President Rob Miller.

An after dinner tour of the under-construction guest house… The Satellite.

Architectural spelunking!

Thanks to everyone who attended! It was a fun evening. And a special thank you to our wonderful clients for opening their home for the event.

Photos: James Federico Reed

Architectural Calendar Girl 2018

Same time next year… October 23rd belongs to Courtyards House in the new architecture calendar by Archima Publishing. 

 ’ARCHIPENDIUM 2018 : 365 buildings | architects’ is a unique compilation of contemporary architectural culture in a compact format. The calendar shows 365 days of new trends in architecture.

This 365 tear-off calendar is a great reminder of the daily production that makes life in our cities possible. Each page is packed with information about the project. A photograph, a description and a drawing illuminate the details of each building in great depth.

Check out the Courtyards House feature on

Western Windows Feature: Courtyards House

“Our objective is always to do something that’s elegant and timeless and modern. And those words describe the Western Window Systems products,” Hancox says. “They have a slim profile that we like, and they maximize the amount of glass.”

“There’s the illusion that from certain angles that all the courtyards are connected. It’s interesting because you can look from one courtyard through the inside of the home through another courtyard through another courtyard to the outside of the home,” says Kothke. “The main courtyard is U-shaped, and then there’s a series of four smaller courtyards that really create unique outdoor spaces.”

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