A commitment to design excellence with true market specialized expertise coupled with the highest level of service is what sets k—da apart.

k—da knows that good design adds real value.  We are passionate about the projects we work on and the people we work with.  We work with ambitious clients to solve design problems in personal and unique ways that center around the user’s experience.

Our relationship with our clients is our top priority.  This is not just because happy clients are good clients, but this relationship is the key that allows us to create unique and personable solutions to the design problems at hand.  So whether for our end clients, developer clients, renovations, or ground-up projects, we are committed to designing responsible architecture that fits person and place.

The Process

We understand that design is an iterative process, and we strive to avoid falling into patterns or pre-established solutions. We believe that each project is unique and requires a bespoke design process that is tailored to the specific needs and goals of the client.

Our approach to design is highly adaptable, and we pride ourselves on our ability to cater our process to the needs of each project and client. We begin by taking the time to listen carefully to our client’s goals, aspirations, and constraints so that we can develop a deep understanding of their vision and needs.

We then engage in a collaborative process that involves frequent communication and feedback, ensuring that the client is involved and informed at every step of the way. We work together to develop creative and innovative solutions that meet the specific challenges of each project. We believe that this flexible approach allows us to create designs that are truly responsive to the unique set of variables that each project presents.

Our dedication to a bespoke design process means that we are committed to delivering designs that are not only beautiful and functional but also tailored to the specific needs and goals of our clients. We approach each project with a commitment to excellence and a dedication to creating innovative and impactful designs.

Highest Level of Service

We take great pride in offering an unparalleled level of personalized service to our clients. We believe that establishing close relationships with our clients is essential to creating successful and impactful designs. We work closely with each client to understand their unique vision and needs, and we do everything in our power to make their project everything it can be.

From the moment we begin working with a client, we are committed to being there every step of the way, from conception to completion. We understand that every project is different, and we tailor our approach to meet the specific needs of each client. We take the time to listen carefully to our client’s goals and aspirations, and we work collaboratively with them to develop creative and innovative solutions.

Whether it’s coordinating with contractors and other stakeholders, managing the budget and timeline, or overseeing the construction process, we do what needs to be done to ensure that the project is completed to the highest standards of quality and excellence.

We believe that our success is measured not only by the beauty and functionality of our designs but also by the relationships we build with our clients. Our commitment to personalized service ensures that every client feels valued and supported throughout the entire project.

High End Contemporary Architecture and Interior Residential Design k—da
High End Contemporary Architecture and Interior Residential Design k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da
137 West 13th Street Townhouse High End Contemporary Residential Development by k—da

Principles + Design Philosophy

At k—da, we embrace a set of core principles that define our design philosophy. Our design approach is rooted in the seamless integration of sophistication and contemporary aesthetics, resulting in spaces that are visually stunning and yet timeless in their appeal.

We believe that true luxury lies in the fusion of exceptional design, impeccable craftsmanship, and an unwavering dedication to quality. Our team works tirelessly to create luxurious and refined environments that exceed our client’s expectations.

We believe that true design excellence lies in the meticulous attention to detail. From the selection of materials to the precise execution of architectural elements, we leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of perfection. Every detail is carefully considered to create spaces that are visually striking and functionally efficient.

We hold a strong belief in the intrinsic value of materials. We carefully select materials for their quality, durability, and beauty. Our designs celebrate the integrity of each material, whether natural or synthetic and use them in ways that highlight their unique qualities.

Geometry forms the foundation of our design approach. We believe in the power of clean lines, balanced proportions, and geometric harmony. By applying geometric rationalism, we create spaces that exude a sense of order, elegance, and visual coherence.

Each project we undertake is treated as a unique opportunity for creative expression. We understand that every client has distinct needs and desires, and we tailor our designs to reflect their individuality. Our bespoke solutions ensure that each space we create is truly one-of-a-kind.

Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We value open and collaborative relationships, actively involving our clients in the design process from concept to completion. By listening attentively to their needs and desires, we ensure that our designs reflect their vision while exceeding their expectations. Client satisfaction is our ultimate measure of success.

We reject the notion that form and function are diametrically opposed. Instead, we believe that they are inherently interconnected. We seek to strike a harmonious balance between aesthetics and functionality, creating spaces that are not only visually captivating but also purposeful and user-friendly. Our designs seamlessly integrate form and function, enhancing the lives of those who experience them.

Tom Klaber

Tom Klaber is a multi-talented architect who began his professional journey on the stage before turning his attention to the world of architecture. His fascination with the transformative power of space inspired him to pursue a career in this field, where he has become known for his innovative designs and technical expertise.

Tom’s career began at BKSK, where he gained valuable experience working on a range of architectural projects. He then moved on to The Turett Collaborative, where he served as a senior designer and project architect, specializing in high-end residential projects. During his time at Turett, Tom established himself as a gifted designer and project manager.

In 2017, Tom founded k—da, a boutique architectural firm that specializes in creating innovative, sustainable, and contextually appropriate designs. With a focus on craftsmanship and attention to detail, k—da has quickly become known for its exceptional work and its commitment to excellence.

Tom’s dedication to architecture has earned him numerous accolades, including the prestigious Alpha Rho Chi medal for architectural leadership and promise of professional excellence in 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College, as well as a Master of Architecture degree from the Parsons School of Design, where he graduated with honors.

Tom is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Design and Construction, and he is a licensed architect registered in New York State.

Andrea Guatta Caldini

Andrea Guatta Caldini is a skilled architect with a demonstrated track record of success in designing and managing projects across multiple sectors. He began his career as a designer at the interdisciplinary firm SsD, where he gained valuable experience working on multi-family residential and institutional projects. During his time at SsD, Andrea honed his design skills and developed a passion for creating sustainable, smart, and innovative spaces.

In 2011, Andrea joined the Turett Collaborative, where he further distinguished himself as a designer and project manager, specializing in single-family townhomes and boutique commercial projects. His outstanding work at Turett Collaborative earned him a reputation as a designer and project manager of the highest caliber, with a keen eye for detail and a dedication to excellence.

Andrea’s commitment to sustainable design led him to become a certified passive house designer in 2017. He believes that sustainable design is not only the responsible choice but also the most effective way to create functional, efficient, and beautiful spaces that enhance people’s lives.

Andrea is a licensed architect in Italy, where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the prestigious Politecnico di Milano in Milan. His education, combined with his practical experience, has equipped him with the knowledge, skills, and creativity needed to design and manage projects of all sizes and complexities.