Who we are
In business since 1991, Habitat Architecture is an architectural practice in the Twin Cities, highly regarded for diversity in design and excellence in service and client satisfaction. Area of specialty has been single family custom residential design and remodel, multi-unit condos, townhomes, apartments and light commercial buildings.
The firm is the dream child of architect Hamid M. Kashani – AIA, who started the firm with the idea of introducing the value of good design to the general public by making the services of an architect more attainable.
Since early childhood in his native country of Iran, his interest and talent in building design was apparent. Using his hands and imagination, whether creating models from mud and sticks on summer vacations in the country, or playing with wood blocks at home to carpentry and technical drafting at school his sense of balance and love for design was clear.
Hamid is a graduate of University of Minnesota, School of Architecture, and prior to starting the firm had practiced in a number of architectural firms in Denver, Orange County and Minneapolis with various discipline and building types. He is a licensed architect and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board; NCARB. He is also certified by US Green Building Council; USGBC as a LEED Green Associate, reflecting his longstanding commitment to sustainable design.