KD Residential Design is an architectural drafting company specializing in designing custom homes for both individuals and home builders. Since 2006, KDRD has been providing technically excellent, high-quality blueprints for homes primarily in Sylvan Lake, and the central Alberta area, but also ranging from Calgary to Fort McMurray to Saskatchewan. With clients ranging from architects, to home builders big and small, to private clientele, KDRD has worked on a vast range of homes in size, style and complexity, with each providing valuable insight and knowledge to an ever changing industry.
Karen Richinski is the founder, owner and operator of KD Residential Design. With her love of residential design right from a very early age, it was no wonder she went straight to an Architectural Technology school with no hesitation and she hasn’t looked back since. She graduated from the Architectural and Interior Technologies program at the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) in 2004. Throughout her schooling she was giving the opportunity to work through three extensive work-terms which only confirmed her love of residential design and that this was the niche for her. After working for both a home builder and an architect Karen quickly gained valuable skills, knowledge and contacts and soon had the opportunity to start her own business. Although she continued to work part-time for an architect at first, Karen quickly developed positive relationships with all her clients by ensuring great design, fast turnaround and quality service which is the foundation of KDRD.
“Our company has worked with Karen from KD Residential Design for several years articulating award winning custom home plans throughout Central Alberta. Karen brings vision and experience to the table when planning these masterpieces. We always appreciate that extra step that is taken to research out engineering or code specs when needed as well. We couldn’t do it without KD Designs!”
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