At HK Architects, we strive to positively affect people's lives with good design. We do our utmost to efficiently use our building spaces and the materials we build with. Nothing should go to waste, whether it's space, resources, materials, or time. We recreate existing spaces through restoration and renovation. We plan every building around natural daylight and the land the building will inhabit. We delight in using sustainable materials that respect the environment they're built into and last for generations to enjoy. We believe in respectful, quality designs that last, and we invest in these designs because they're good business — for you and for us.

 

 

OUR VALUES

RENOVATION AND RESTORATION

We respect the history, spirit, and infrastructure of existing spaces, and we're experts at marrying modern innovation with past preservation.

OPEN SPACE

From commercial offices to master plans, open spaces improve movement, inspire connection, and invite discovery.

COLLABORATION

Teamwork — in our office, with our clients, and in our communities — guides us towards the solutions that best serve us all.

RENOVATION AND RESTORATION

We respect the history, spirit, and infrastructure of existing spaces, and we're experts at marrying modern innovation with past preservation.

OPEN SPACE

From commercial offices to master plans, open spaces improve movement, inspire connection, and invite discovery.

COLLABORATION

Teamwork — in our office, with our clients, and in our communities — guides us towards the solutions that best serve us all.

ECONOMY OF MEANS

We're careful to use available resources — time, money, and materials — to their utmost, being mindful of waste and quick to find ways to recycle or reuse.

SIMPLICITY IN DESIGN

We've found that designs and layouts that decrease distractions and increase openness lead to better experiences.

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Whether a LEED project, an energy-efficient design, or increased access to natural light, sustainability pays back dividends to owners and tenants.

ECONOMY OF MEANS

We're careful to use available resources — time, money, and materials — to their utmost, being mindful of waste and quick to find ways to recycle or reuse.

SIMPLICITY IN DESIGN

We've found that designs and layouts that decrease distractions and increase openness lead to better experiences.

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Whether a LEED project, an energy-efficient design, or increased access to natural light, sustainability pays back dividends to owners and tenants.

 

 

OUR TEAM IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR BUSINESS

Our award-winning studio was founded 18 years ago and has grown to a 16-person practice with 6 registered architects, 2 interior designers, and 3 LEED Accredited Professionals. We have successfully taken on projects large and small, teaming with local and national firms to deliver the highest-quality sustainable design solutions in architecture, planning, and interior design.

Our Small / Disadvantaged Business Certifications Include:

TNUCP Certified DBE, WBE
NAICS Code 541310 Architecture
NAICS Code 541410 Interior Design
NAICS Code 541320 Urban and Land Use Planning
PSC Codes: C211 Architecture, C213 Interior Design
Metro Nashville BAO Certified SBE
SAM Registered as Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects, PLLC

OUR TEAM IS THE FOUNDATION OF OUR BUSINESS

Our award-winning studio was founded 18 years ago and has grown to a 16-person practice with 6 registered architects, 2 interior designers, and 3 LEED Accredited Professionals. We have successfully taken on projects large and small, teaming with local and national firms to deliver the highest-quality sustainable design solutions in architecture, planning, and interior design.

Our Small / Disadvantaged Business Certifications Include:

TNUCP Certified DBE, WBE
NAICS Code 541310 Architecture
NAICS Code 541410 Interior Design
NAICS Code 541320 Urban and Land Use Planning
PSC Codes: C211 Architecture, C213 Interior Design
Metro Nashville BAO Certified SBE
SAM Registered as Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects, PLLC

 

 

EDUCATION + HEALTHCARE

Working at many scales, from campus master plans to building renovations, we take an integrated approach to education and healthcare design. Large institutions face complex challenges and our experience in project management and community-centered work makes us a strong partner in building consensus around plans. Our team spans many areas of expertise — including ADA accessibility, wayfinding, programming, landscaping, sustainability, security, and technology. Past collaborations with universities, foundations, and education centers have led to a wealth of practical and purposeful knowledge, which we bring together to create environments that inspire and innovate.

EDUCATION + HEALTHCARE

Working at many scales, from campus master plans to building renovations, we take an integrated approach to education and healthcare design. Large institutions face complex challenges and our experience in project management and community-centered work makes us a strong partner in building consensus around plans. Our team spans many areas of expertise — including ADA accessibility, wayfinding, programming, landscaping, sustainability, security, and technology. Past collaborations with universities, foundations, and education centers have led to a wealth of practical and purposeful knowledge, which we bring together to create environments that inspire and innovate.

COMMERCIAL + RETAIL

In the wake of Chattanooga's thriving entrepreneurial culture, the city has a trove of industrial buildings undergoing conversion into workspaces and retail locations. Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects has led the renovation and conversion of the city's landscape. Our clients include startups, independent businesses, and established corporations. Across the city, we've developed new ways for businesses to work, designing flagship offices for large businesses and creating spaces for small businesses to share offices, services, and projects. Many of our retail developments and workspaces have waiting lists of tenants. Our vision of the future rests squarely on the renovation and restoration of industrial landscapes into thriving centers for new commerce and collaboration.

COMMERCIAL + RETAIL

In the wake of Chattanooga's thriving entrepreneurial culture, the city has a trove of industrial buildings undergoing conversion into workspaces and retail locations. Hefferlin + Kronenberg Architects has led the renovation and conversion of the city's landscape. Our clients include startups, independent businesses, and established corporations. Across the city, we've developed new ways for businesses to work, designing flagship offices for large businesses and creating spaces for small businesses to share offices, services, and projects. Many of our retail developments and workspaces have waiting lists of tenants. Our vision of the future rests squarely on the renovation and restoration of industrial landscapes into thriving centers for new commerce and collaboration.

RESIDENTIAL

As architects, we seek to improve the quality of life. At the individual level, we create supportive spaces for people to live well. At the community level, we try to help revitalize and renew neighborhoods and ecosystems. In every project we undertake, we collaborate with our clients to find the best solutions for them, the site, and the larger landscape. Natural light, balance, and proportion guide our designs. Whenever possible, we choose renovation, restoration, or sustainable materials — not only for the benefits to the environment but because these choices most often benefit the client, positively affecting health, budget and the bottom line. We do not favor a particular style, but rather work closely with clients to bring their vision of life.

RESIDENTIAL

As architects, we seek to improve the quality of life. At the individual level, we create supportive spaces for people to live well. At the community level, we try to help revitalize and renew neighborhoods and ecosystems. In every project we undertake, we collaborate with our clients to find the best solutions for them, the site, and the larger landscape. Natural light, balance, and proportion guide our designs. Whenever possible, we choose renovation, restoration, or sustainable materials — not only for the benefits to the environment but because these choices most often benefit the client, positively affecting health, budget and the bottom line. We do not favor a particular style, but rather work closely with clients to bring their vision of life.

SITE + MASTER PLANNING

Vibrant urban centers make cities more livable, sustainable, and resilient. Deep ties to Chattanooga — and a strong sense of who we are and where we're from — have made HK Architects a vital part of our own city's revitalization. We've been honored to design and develop master plans for Warehouse Row's mixed-use spaces, the University of Tennessee campus at Chattanooga, and residential multi-family spaces throughout the city. At every scale, from the planning of townhouses to the redevelopment of an entire neighborhood, we start by understanding the site and what surrounds it. Master planning is complex, and our goal is always to improve the quality of life for the community.

SITE + MASTER PLANNING

Vibrant urban centers make cities more livable, sustainable, and resilient. Deep ties to Chattanooga — and a strong sense of who we are and where we're from — have made HK Architects a vital part of our own city's revitalization. We've been honored to design and develop master plans for Warehouse Row's mixed-use spaces, the University of Tennessee campus at Chattanooga, and residential multi-family spaces throughout the city. At every scale, from the planning of townhouses to the redevelopment of an entire neighborhood, we start by understanding the site and what surrounds it. Master planning is complex, and our goal is always to improve the quality of life for the community.

 

 

Our work has been widely recognized with numerous awards and recognitions, including honors from the American Institute of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers, Regional Planning Agencies, and Product and Trade Organizations. Many of our projects have received LEED certification, an indicator of our continued commitment to sustainable design and construction.