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

Our design approach is iterative and avoids preset solutions, recognizing the uniqueness of each project and client. We listen carefully to our clients’ goals and constraints, ensuring a deep understanding of their vision. Through frequent communication and collaboration, we develop creative solutions that address project-specific challenges. Our commitment to a bespoke design process guarantees beautiful, functional, and impactful designs tailored to our clients’ specific needs and goals. Excellence and innovation are at the core of our approach to every project.

Highest Level of Service

We take immense pride in delivering unmatched personalized service to our clients. Building close relationships with them is vital for successful and impactful designs. From inception to completion, we stand by our clients, tailoring our approach to their specific needs. By listening attentively to their goals and aspirations, we collaboratively develop creative solutions. Our dedication includes coordinating with stakeholders, managing budgets, timelines, and overseeing construction, ensuring the highest standards of quality. We measure our success not only by the beauty and functionality of our designs but also by the valued and supported relationships we cultivate with our clients 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 advocate for a design approach that pairs the elegance of sophistication with modern aesthetics. Our mission is to craft visually striking, enduring spaces. This is driven by our commitment to outstanding design, exceptional craftsmanship, and a steadfast focus on quality.

Our strategy is underscored by a meticulous eye for detail, thoughtful material selection, and a concentration on geometric balance. Each project is tailored to reflect our client’s unique needs and aspirations, making them an essential part of the design process from beginning to end.

Our philosophy aims to find a harmonious blend of form and function. This enables us to create compelling, practical spaces that not only serve their intended purpose but also enrich the experiences of those who use them. By thoughtfully combining the visual and functional aspects, we design spaces that are more than just physical structures—they inspire and improve the lives of those who interact with 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.