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HK ASSOCIATES is the award winning architecture practice of husband and wife team Kathy Hancox and Michael Kothke.

Originally from Canada, Kathy and Michael's expertise is built upon a lineage that runs through internationally renowned architecture firms in Vancouver, British Columbia and San Francisco, California.

In 2003, an opportunity to work together with Rick Joy brought them to Arizona where they fell in love with the desert, later establishing HK ASSOCIATES.

we bring thoughtful planning, craft, invention, and attention to detail to every situation.

Kathy Hancox, AIA

kathy hancox


2023-2025 AIA Strategic Council

2023-2025 AIA Public Awareness Committee

2022 AIA Arizona President

Michael Kothke, AIA

michael kothke

aia. ncarb. asid

2019 AIA Young Architect Award

2017 AIAS Educator Honor Award

2014. 2016 Design Intelligence Most Admired Educator


Striving for elegance and honesty in design, our creative approach is client and site specific, structuring spaces and moments that are timeless and contextual.

We work closely with our clients to understand their specific needs and aspirations. From this, we develop a holistic and deliberate design that integrates interior and exterior living spaces.

Once a home is inhabited by our clients and the acts of daily life meet the cycles of the environment, it's fullness begins.

transform your world today.