Our Studio

 

We are an award-winning firm with a diverse group of talented, dedicated designers committed to creating meaningful architecture and client success. We offer fully integrated architecture, interior design, planning and landscape architecture services.

Our work shows that we are committed to designing communities that are places where people truly thrive. Our commitment to our clients and our work is evident by our reputation as leaders in community-based architecture.

We offer a harmonized, creative approach when collaborating with our clients to deliver successful results for their projects.  Our holistic design approach includes setting goals to deliver sustainable solutions and create environments designed for people that enrich their lives and experiences.

Our Team values integrity, compassion, purpose and dedication to our craft.

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At kpb architects, sustainability is our philosophy

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The Z.J. Loussac Community Building

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Sustainability is more than a label applied to a design.  Sustainability is an integral element for the life of a project. Structures account for nearly 40% of total energy consumption in the United States, according to the US Energy Information Administration. This illustrates the responsibility we have to design structures that are environmentally sensitive, reduce dependency on energy, decrease water usage, and are proudly occupied. By ‘treading lightly on the earth’, we aim to shape tomorrow by designing responsibly today.

Every project at kpb architects is approached with green building practices in mind. We analyze site-specific parameters, potential building technologies, appropriately selected materials, and community development strategies on our projects regardless of size, industry, or scope. This holistic approach is combined with the owner’s project requirements, allowing the team to set goals and priorities to best deliver the project. While all our designs incorporate project-appropriate green building practices, we offer specific services in sustainable consulting and LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) building certification.

Leadership

 
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Michael A. Prozeralik, AIA LEED AP

Principal, President, Architect

Mike Prozeralik has a deep understanding of project types including healthcare, commercial, education and multi-unit residential facilities. With years of project management experience in a variety of building types, in his role as President of kpb architects, he has provided resource allocation, contract management, design direction, interpretation of codes at a local, regional, state and federal level, as well as facilitating the coordination between the client and the design-build team. As a knowledgeable and talented architect, Mike’s ability to work with clients as well as members of the design team provide positive solutions and constructability at all levels, in Alaska as well as in other regions.

When Mike is not in the office or working with leaders of local nonprofit groups, he can be found fly fishing on the Kenai River from  his cataraft or spending the weekend at his cabin near Quarts Creek.

Jeffrey P. Koonce, AIA NCARB

Founder, Principal in Responsible Charge, Architect

With years of experience in designing and managing projects all over the state of Alaska and lower 48, Jeff takes pride in his ability to lead projects to timely completion within the designated budget. Jeff has successfully led on numerous types of projects from K-12 New Replacement Rural Schools, Medical Office Building and Local Civic Buildings to Psychiatric Hospitals utilizing both renovation and new construction strategies.

Jeff excels at the technical challenges in Health Care and is a hands-on all around architect deeply involved in the firms mentoring and growth. He has worked for years delivering almost 50% of the projects he worked on utilizing the Design Build process. While leading the design team, he is able to foster solutions that exceed client expectations.

Jeff has lived in Anchorage Alaska for over 30 years. Met his wife while camping on a remote Alaskan island and they have raised their family in Anchorage. He enjoys the outdoors, plays golf during the long summer days and duck hunts in the fall. He is involved with the University of Anchorage Alaska Architectural Engineering Technology program to develop the future technical leaders in the community. Jeff also serves on the firm’s board of directors.

Awards

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Working

> Alutiiq Center

  • American Institute of Architects Alaska Chapter Merit Award 2007
 

Community

> F Street Connectivity Solution

  • American Society of Landscape Architects Merit Award 2011
  • American Institute of Architects Alaska Chapter Merit Award 2010
  • Hardscape North America Award, Concrete Pavers 2009

 

> Anchorage Fire Station One

  • American Institute of Architects Alaska Chapter Honor Award 2002
  • American Institute of Architects Pacific Northwest Region Merit Award 2007

> BP Energy Center

  • American Institute of Architects Alaska Chapter Honor Award 2002
  • American Institute of Architects Pacific Northwest Region Honor Award 2004
  • Published in Architectural Review April 2004
 

Healing

> The Surgery Center of Fairbanks

  • American Institute of Architects Alaska Chapter Citation Award 2011
 

Learning

> Kotlik K-12 School

  • American Institute of Architects Alaska Chapter Honor Award 2004
  • American Institute of Architects Pacific Northwest Region Merit Award 2005                                                   

> Yupiit School District

  • American Institute of Architects Pacific Northwest Region Honor Award 2009

> BP Early Learning Center

  • Heart of Anchorage Beautification Merit Award 2002
 

Living

> Kenaitze Pointe Elderly Housing

  • Best of Best Platinum Award National Association of Home Builders Senior Housing Council 2005

> Knik Corners Elderly Housing

  • American Institute of Architects Alaska Chapter Honor Award 2000

> Tyonek Terrace Elderly Housing

  • American Institute of Architects Alaska Chapter Merit Award 2005

> Turnagain Residence

  • 2013 American Institute of Architects, Citation Award

Parking

> Linny Pacillo Parking Garage

  • American Institute of Architects Alaska Chapter Merit Award 2010

> Ted Stevens International Airport Consolidated Rental Car Facility

  • American Institute of Architects Alaska Chapter Merit Award 2008

Government

> Eielson Chapel Center

  • American Institute of Architects Pacific Northwest Region Honor Award 2009

> Terry Lee Wilson Battle Command Training Center

  • Chief of Engineers’ Design Award of Excellence