Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group’s staff is comprised of a team of highly motivated, dedicated professionals with a commitment to constant improvement. Each team member is encouraged to strive for balance, growth and maturation of their professional and personal lives. The highest degree of mutual respect, recognition, communication, support and understanding extends throughout the office at all levels. The team finds the work they perform and the office environment stimulating, inspirational, educational and challenging.
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group strives for a thorough, open and lasting relationship with all of its clients. Clients recognize the quality of service provided and will hire based upon reputation. Clients identify quality, honesty, integrity and professionalism as the main characteristics of Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group. The satisfaction of past clients is evident by a strong referral system, which provides the bulk of Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group’s continuing work.
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group’s commitment to improving the built and living environment is demonstrated by its continual involvement in assisting the local community, in-need organizations, educational programs and other projects and programs focused on social needs. Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group’s designs strive to minimize ecological impacts while exploring solutions that will benefit the environment and provide for sustainable needs.
Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group was originally founded in 1984 by Steven T. Kikuchi as “Kikuchi & Associates”. In 2005 Christopher Kankel was promoted to Vice President and Junior Principal of the firm. In October of 2013, the firm transitioned to the name “Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group” to better reflect the firm’s current structure and ownership.
Located in Half Moon Bay and Los Gatos, California, a majority of Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group’s work is within the immediate San Francisco Bay Area. The firm operates as a California Corporation with Steve Kikuchi as Senior Principal and President and Chris Kankel as Junior Principal and Vice President offering a combination of over 55 years of professional experience.