KB Design is a full service custom home design studio specializing in the design of homes that are energy efficient, light-filled, well integrated into their surroundings and tend towards the use of natural materials.
Over 25 years in business, Keith Baker, as owner and principle designer, heads up a team that has designed hundreds of homes on Vancouver Island, across Canada and the United States. Inspired by contemporary West Coast architecture, KB Design brings a fresh and positive approach to their design projects.
By considering our clients’ needs and coming to fully understand the purposes and reasons that they are wishing to design and build a new home for themselves, we help our clients throughout the process. We are well connected to local builders, engineers, interior and landscape designers and realize that building your new home is a team effort.
We create our homes – then they create us.
With a focus on sustainability, KB Design offers its clients a fresh approach to green design. Through our vision to unify environmental efficiency with creative aesthetics, a KB designed home can offer the latest in green technology, while addressing and meeting the client’s needs, through innovative and sustainable design practices such as:
- Use of natural, renewable and recyclable materials
- Alternative materials and construction assemblies
- Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs) and Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs)
- Passive and active solar design
- ‘BuiltGreen’ systems and technologies
- Biophylic design
- Super-insulated alternative design
- Universal accessible design
- Pre-fab design
Keith Baker, Owner and Principal Designer
Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Keith Baker has been designing locally, and internationally, for over 30 years. He has a solid foundation of practical building experience and a creative background as a professional musician, both of which inform his design work.
Also a fine woodworker, Keith trained as a joiner and cabinetmaker, where his attention to detail and uncompromising focus on quality were fully born. His eye for design and his strong sense of how a home should be built allow for the perfect marriage of creativity and practical sensibility, apparent in all his designs.
About his work Keith says “ I believe home design should strive for authenticity. For me, that means creating a home that both fits the site and provides a vibrant, light-filled and harmonious place to live. Often people get caught up in where the walls should go; I focus on where the space should be.”
Keith’s warm and engaging approach to his client relationships ensures that they are always an integral part of the process of designing their home. By careful listening, clear communication and asking key questions, Keith is able to understand his clients’ needs and help them to create the home of their dreams.