Our mission is to create the highest outcome through thoughtful and strategic approach to design.
Our goal is not only helping you avoid costly mistakes, but to provide expertise and guidance to solutions and decisions which you may never have considered.
This approach will increase the value of your investment, making it possible for your home to be appraised at a much higher value than the total sum of all the expenses and fees of building a home.
Welcome to Habitat Architecture, home of the premier residential design firm in the Twin Cities.
As you look through pages of our Portfolio you may recognize we don't have a particular architectural style.
Our approach to design instead is based on timeless design principles and today's functional lifestyle and trends.
Please also make sure to visit the page Resources, where a lot of helpful information will guide you to a better understanding of our role and what you need to know and expect, for greatest rate of success in your project.
It is not uncommon for people to know what they want to build, and have thought about it quite a bit – but just don’t know how best to start…
Or worse yet, launch into expensive design services without carefully establishing the groundwork and correct parameters for their project.
That's why we developed a process, as we came across many clients and projects which lacked a clear direction and understanding of cost implications and feasibility of the design. It's called "Needs & Options Review". For more click here...
Are you looking to build a new house, or thinking about remodeling your current one?
Your first step moving forward is to work with an architect. Someone who can guide and help you make the most out of your investment.
Habitat Architecture is a highly specialised design firm, focused primarily on designing high end, environmentally responsive, residential projects of distinctive character, practical function, and architectural integrity.
Our work starts by being good listeners. Understanding your vision, needs and budget is critical to your greatest rate of success. Best results in any building project starts with thoughtful exchange of ideas, awareness of the critical parameters and good planning. Expertise and experience in the residential design field at its high level, is what you would rely on. That is the KEY to end results and your project's highest outcome.
As your architect and your primary advocate during the entire design and construction process, we are committed to your ultimate success a and rewarding experience.
Beside being able to listen well and understand your unique set of circumstance and goals, at the core of our practice we draw from the following background and strengths:
Strong background and experience in a variety of building type, architectural styles, scales and special design considerations, such as accessibility, ADA and aging in place.
In depth knowledge and expertise in latest design trends, building material and techniques in the construction industry.
Application of sustainable design and green building practices.
Proficient skills and experience with designing on small infill lots, challenging terrains and special need clientele.
Market awareness and sensitivity to location, costs, resale value & investment, as an important considerations in the design approach.
For over twenty five years, we have been serving our community, working with homeowners and collaborating with homebuilders and developers, we have been designing new homes and remodeling hundreds of projects of various styles and scales.
Our work is aimed at providing uniquely distinctive, thoughtfully creative and sustainable designs, sensitive to your lifestyle and budget. We thrive to responds to today’s living and marketplace challenges and opportunities, in creating harmony between buildings and the environment.
The balance between beauty and function, and sensitivity to integration of building to the site and its surrounding environment is a challenge that should not be underestimated.
The commitment to that ideal is the main driving force behind our work as residential design specialists and home remodeling experts.
As such, designing homes of distinctive architectural quality and character and helping folks to make the most of their building project,'s potential is our passion. The long list of satisfied clients is the testament to what sets us apart from others, as the premier residential architecture firm in the Twin Cities.
We recently completed a whole house remodel with Habitat Architecture.
Attention to light and flow created spaces both beautiful and functional. Our kitchen is now a wonderful focal point of our home and it is a joy to gather in all of our new spaces. The new areas blend seamlessly with the old creating a historic home with all the perks of new home living (hello closets!) The expertise and experience of Hamid Kashani yielded results far beyond our expectations.
KATIE S.· MINNEAPOLIS, MN
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
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