Established in Auburn in 1984, JK Architecture Engineering (JKAE) is an award-winning design firm offering architecture, civil engineering and structural engineering services from offices in Auburn, San Jose, Tahoe City and Reno.
“JKAE has systemically evolved over the years, from our first office in Auburn with three employees to now having four offices and 45 passionate employees with expertise-driven design in leading-edge architecture,” says Jordan Knighton, AIA, principal and founder of the company. In its 38 years in business, the firm has remained true to its core values — people, purpose, design and innovation — which has not only led to great success, but also a reputation for quality and integrity.
“This sojourn has been truly rewarding. I am equally proud of the designs we’ve produced as I am of the lasting relationships we’ve made over the past four decades. I am excited with our legacy of leadership evolving forward with each generation of company leaders.” — Jordan Knighton, AIA, Principal and Founder
JKAE provides design services for a wide array of industries and clients and offers vast experience within the places that we Live + Learn + Work + Play. The company has been recognized both locally and nationally for their design excellence, including awards for the Best Educational Project of the Year and Best in Teaming through the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA). They were also recently recognized as Design-Build Architect of the Year - USA by BUILD Magazine.
“Our designs are not expressions of who we are, but of who our clients are,” says Derek Labrecque, AIA, partner. “We pride ourselves on listening to our clients and transforming their vision into reality.”
The firm has most recently started work on two exciting community projects: South Lake Tahoe’s new $52 million Community Recreation Center and Butte College’s new $66 million Science Building. Partner Chris Vicencio, AIA, adds, “We’ve experienced tremendous growth in the past decade and expect that to continue. These are exciting times.”