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healthy living for you and the planet

Balanced Architecture can help you create a home that aligns with your nature-loving, health-conscious lifestyle so you can confidently achieve the healthy home of your dreams.

How to work with Kate...

Don't let your house hinder your health and well-being

Most homes are negatively impacting your health and the health of the planet.

physical health

Typical homes are full of nasty things like toxic chemicals and heavy metals that can make you sick.  Between causing short term health effects like brain fog and difficulty breathing to serious long term illnesses, most homes are anything but healthy.

mental health

Yes, your home can impact your well-being!  Typical homes exacerbate stress, deny a much needed connection to nature, discourage working out, and generally make your life more difficult.  All these things affect your mental health.

The Planet

Oh goodness, how our planet is in crisis! It's no secret that we haven't been doing a good job taking care of it.  If we don't make big changes to the way we build homes and regenerate the environment, the earth may never recover.

You deserve to live in a home that allows you, your family and the planet to thrive!

It's Time To Create A Home That Enhances Your Health And Well-Being

Imagine your life in a home designed for wellness...

RELAX

There's something special about walking into your home and feeling a sense of calm wash over you.  Your home will feel like a retreat, and it will help you prioritize self-care.  So grab your favorite tea, a good book, and get ready to relax.

NOURISH

Your home is hard at work keeping your family safe and healthy.  Allergies have disappeared, you're sleeping like you did pre-children, everyone is eating more veggies, and working out doesn't feel like such a chore anymore.  Your home is nourishing your body, your mind and the earth.

RECONNECT

Gone are the days where you need to hop in the car to 'be in nature'.  Your home isn't a barrier from nature, but a sheltered extension of it.  Feeling reconnected to the earth will bring you happiness and ease every day.  Your home is a perfect place to recharge between your big adventures.

RESTORE

Regeneration is the key to allowing our planet to thrive.  You can feel good knowing that your home is helping the earth and everyone living on it.  Your home is restoring living systems.

Meet your guide

Hi,

I'm  Kate!

I'm a licensed architect and owner of Balanced Architecture.

I'm here to help you create a beautiful home that enhances the health of your family and the planet.  


I know how overwhelming the design and construction process can be.  There's a lot to it!  And you shouldn't have to figure it out on your own.  With me as your guide, you'll be able to enjoy the home building journey with confidence and ease.


You deserve to live in a home that keeps your family healthy and happy, and I can help you create it.

Select the path that's right for you

Either way we work together, you're getting the help you need to make sure your home will be beautiful, vibrant, make your life easier, and make the planet healthier.

Custom Design

With full service custom design,  I will be your guide from design concept all the way through construction, ensuring you get the home of your dreams without the chaos.  We'll work together to make the healthy home you envision become a realty.

Guided Do-It-Yourself Design

Join The Healthy Home Design Studio community for an affordable way to have an architect guide you through the home design process so you can create a beautiful home that enhances the health and well-being of you and the planet.

balanced Architecture's commitments

Meet the 2030 Challenge

All projects will attempt to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below the regional average through innovative sustainable design strategies.

Create Living Buildings

All projects will follow the Living Building Challenge guidelines to create a healthy and sustainable home that improves the lives of the occupants and the planet.

Make It A Fun Adventure

Renovating or building a new home isn't exactly a walk in the park.  It's an adventure.  And we're determined to make sure it's a fun adventure that leads to the home of your dreams.

Happy Clients

Susan Zankel

Home Renovation

Kate is fantastic to work with! She is so sharp and quick and was able to come up with practical and innovative design solutions for our renovation. She is an excellent listener and was able to translate our vision into a plan that solved all the issues that needed to be addressed. She was very easy to work with and accessible. Her quality of work, responsiveness and follow through was exceptional. We feel so grateful for the work she did and so lucky we found her.

Carrie nolet

Home Renovation / Addition

Thank you Kate for helping us to brainstorm ideas, design and assist in creating our forever dream home with your thoughtful and mindful architectural suggestions!  You listened intently to our vision to produce a structural design that would work with our existing home.  We can’t believe how much natural light has been added to our home.  We wake every morning seeing and feeling the warmth of the sunrise to start our day peacefully, calm and stress free.  We now feel so connected to the outdoors, being able to view all the wildlife in their natural habitat.

Ready to create your healthy home but have no idea where to start?!

Grab my FREE 'Getting Started' guide that'll ease your stress and help you enjoy your home building journey.⁠

Healthy Materials Guide:

Making it easy to choose healthy and earth-friendly materials for your renovation or new home build