The original firm was founded in 1983.  After a successful start Kirkland + Associates Architects, P.C. refocused its design interest and in 1991 established the practice as it is today.  With a new purpose and direction, the firm added two talented architects, Laura Potts and Karin Green.  To diversify their already successful practice, the team turned their attention to custom residential design.

With Pat at the helm, the team of three architects combined creative forces to design multi-million dollar, private residences throughout Atlanta. The majority of their custom work is for native Atlanta residents in exclusive suburban developments, second homes along Florida’s coast, Georgia’s scenic north mountains and various locales throughout the Southeast. Working together with skilled project managers and a staff of intern architects, original ideas are transformed from free-hand design ideas into final construction documents.

Both Atlanta natives, Pat studied architecture at Southern Tech and Laura received her architectural degree from Georgia Tech. Karin also earned her bachelor’s degree at Southern Tech and together the firm has been winning awards for their incomparable designs. Receiving first place OBIE Awards from the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and notable national awards, their reputation stands on their collective design experience. Designing over 80 percent custom residential work as well as commercial projects including hotels, clubhouses and wellness centers associated with residential communities, the team is licensed and NCARB certified in several states throughout the Southeast. Their extraordinary homes have been featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine and showcased in the Sugarloaf Country Club Holiday Tour of Homes and now the 2008 Atlanta Magazine Dream Home.



The Kirkland team designs custom homes in keeping with their core philosophy to design homes in proportion to a site and with regard to the environment.  The firm’s commissions include historically founded designs adapted to modern lifestyles. These designs feature open, free flowing plans uniquely designed for each individual client.  The clients’ design goals and the natural features of the land set forth the design program for the Architects.  Each project is carefully evaluated for all the opportunities that are presented.  Through innovative studies and careful analysis, each design is incorporated into the landscape of the land.  Modern technology and materials are utilized in the designs to take advantage of the ever increasing concern for energy and sustainability.

Client-centric, Kirkland & Associates interviews every client in-depth to determine their family lifestyle, desires and dreams. Understanding both the husband and wife perspective thoroughly, Pat and his team offer design solutions and expertise that truly relates to each client’s needs. Listening intently to their vision of the perfect home before the creative process ever begins allows the design to unfold strategically. The fresh challenge of creating an aesthetic design and developing an architectural solution inspires the team on a daily basis.

Pat Kirkland is an innovator in the field and formed the first “design guild” for Atlanta developers. He hand-selects architects and residential designers to establish the initial look and feel for new subdivisions, and acting as review architect, guides developers in speculative and custom home designs that meet the highest design standards.

Kirkland Architects take great pride in knowing that their clientele come to them strictly through referrals from other satisfied clients. With their expertise and communication skills they enlighten clients to make appropriate design decisions every step of the way to a beautiful new home. It is this mutual trust factor that is the essence of their success.


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