TKP Architects’ reviews


mountain west premier architecture firm for high end custom homes

For over 30 years, TKP Architects has been designing award winning, high-end custom homes for discriminating clients throughout the United States, including Mexico and the Caribbean. TKP’s design process incorporates sensibility, sensitivity, & an unparalleled ability to listen.

Our architects approach their projects with a client-focused, non-egotistical style centered on creativity, communication & teamwork.

TKP also provides integrated structural engineering services and can coordinate interior design and landscape services, creating a seamless design process.

TKP’s team-oriented style – combined with their talent and experience in contemporary, modern, mountain, and traditional styles makes them one of today’s most sought-after architectural firms.

areas served

Applewood, Arvada, Berkley, Bow Mar, Centennial, Cherry Hills Village, Columbine, Columbine Valley, Denver, East Pleasant View, Edgewater, Englewood, Evergreen, Genesee, Golden, Greenwood Village, Idledale, Indian Hills, Kittredge, Lakewood, Littleton, Morrison, Mountain View, Sheridan, West Pleasant View, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, Park City, Whitefish, Scottsdale, Phoenix, Parkhill, Sloans Lake, Bonnie Brae, Washington Park, Country Club, Cherry Creek, Highlands, Hilltop, Crestmoor, Stapleton, Castle Pines, Castlerock, Cherry Hills, Hiwan, Boulder, Gunbarrel, Crossroads, Palo Park

We had a great experience working with TKP on our home remodel. Paul and Steve were very professional throughout the process. Highly recommended.
Jeremy Hamilton, Posted on Google
Great company, Erin listens to what you want and delivers.
Jack Gindi, Posted on Google
We couldn’t be happier with the level of professionalism, service, design and communication we are getting from TKP. Erin created a beautiful contemporary design for the major remodel of a very dated and dark house for our mom. She really listened to what Mom said was important to her and incorporated those elements into the design. Everyone we’ve interacted with at TKP from the senior to the junior architect to the coordinating engineer has been extremely responsive. Best of all, the TKP team has made what could have been a very stressful project a fun experience filled with humor and excitement instead.
Lisa Taylor, Posted on Houzz
We had the pleasure of working with Karen Keating and TKP for an extensive remodel of our Colorado mountain house. We discovered her firm while researching various mountain house photographs. Karen’s designs stood out for their quality and fit with the high country. We were pleased when we first met her and toured our “before” house. She was excited about the potential the house held and many of the original architect’s thoughts/designs. We embarked on a lengthy remodel and were in constant touch with Karen and her team. She also provided valuable input with the time-intensive design/color selections for the house, pulling everything together into one cohesive plan. Karen was there to support us and provide important advice during the inevitable ups and downs of a remote remodel. The finished design is everything we wanted, and we love entertaining family and friends there. Would we use Karen again? Absolutely! We are already planning on asking for her help with an outbuilding and possibly an in-town project!
Kathy Sharma, Posted on Houzz
I had the best experience working with this firm! From the very start they were on top of their game with verifying what I could and could not do being that I was in a flood plain. They listened carefully to my needs and turned a 1958 mid century home into a contemporary gem.
I did not want to do much with the exterior except for color and trim changes and we agreed that the entrance needed to be updated. That one change gave the exterior a whole different look. Erin Elston nailed the exterior with her design which set the mood for the rest of the house.
I would recommend TKP to anyone! They respond when you need them and that’s important to me. This was a great relationship!
Meredith Gindi, Posted on Houzz
The objective of the project was to transform a very dated 1970’s chalet-style house into a modern home appropriate to the foothills of Colorado through a combination of rehabilitation and addition. Karen Keating and her team were with us every step of the way from design through construction, assuring quality and consistency. They continually impressed us with their cooperative professionalism, willingness to put up cheerfully with a client whose ideas continued to evolve through the design process, and creativity in working through thorny design problems that arose from blending together two different types of houses into something that felt like a coherent whole. It was a great experience during a difficult project.
Bill Duddleson, Posted on Houzz

TKP was referred by a friend when we decided to build our dream home. From the moment we initially met with Paul and Karen, we were impressed with not only their technical knowledge, professionalism and prior projects, but by the fact that, from the beginning, they took a very personal interest in our project. They helped, with us having never done anything like this before, in so many areas outside of just the design and architecture. They helped us put a team together from builder to interior design and many of the skilled trades in between and we grew to quickly trust their recommendations and suggestions. The entire TKP staff was tremendous and very easy to work with as we met and worked with many talented folks over the 16 month design period and the 18 month build. We had periodic meetings both in office and on site and Paul and Karen continually came up with new ideas and suggestions that made the process so much easier for us. Changes or modifications in the design were fairly minimal because of the great ongoing communication throughout the process that was developed by TKP. TKP made what could have been a difficult and frustrating process quite easy.

We ended up with a beautiful home that exceeded our expectations, which honestly were pretty high to begin with. We could not have chosen more beneficial partner for our project. In short, They took our “vision” and turned it into a reality that exceeded the vision.

Rich Aurand, Posted on Houzz

    • Woman-Owned, Award Winning

    • High End Custom Projects
      Typical Job Costs:
      $1 million – $10,000,000

    • TKP’s Typical Range of Project Construction Costs:
      New Homes from $1,000,000 and up
      Whole Home Renovations from $800,000 and up

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    • 1509 Washington Ave
      Golden, Colorado 80401
      United States
    • License Number: Colorado 201694

    services provided

    • Architectural Design
    • Building Design
    • Custom Home
    • Energy-Efficient Homes
    • Green Building
    • Structural Engineering
    • Sustainable Design
    • High End Spec Home Design
    • High End Custom Homes

    our awards

    A few of our Awards:

    • AIA Architect’s Choice Awards
    • Best in American Living Awards: Best Home in Mountain Region
    • ICAA (Institute of Classical Architecture and Art) Newman Award
    • Colorado Assoc. for Remodeling Excellence Awards
    • Home Builders Assoc. CARE Awards
    TKP Architects

    TKP Architects is an award-winning architecture firm specializing in high-end custom homes and residential remodeling.

    1509 Washington Ave
    Golden, CO 80401

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