Architect in Kansas City

Hoke Ley

Your Trusted Architect in Kansas City

We strive to enhance the daily lives of our users by creating inspiring, innovative and meaningful spaces.

Hoke Ley is an award winning architect in Kansas City specializing in architecture, interior design and environmental branding services for residential and commercial clients.

We believe that architecture has the power to transform lives. This is why we are passionate about creating holistic design solutions that improve the built environment and have an enduring impact on those that interact with them. Design, if stewarded properly, has the power to transform how we experience and value objects, places, and relationships. This philosophy is embodied in our design processes, and we approach every project with the highest level of care and attention to ensure that these ideals are met. At Hoke Ley, we design beautiful spaces that everyone can enjoy and transform our clients’ dreams into realities.

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As a leading architect in Kansas City, we specialize in the design of market-rate and high-end custom single-family residences, residential remodels, multifamily residences, mixed-use developments, retail and commercial spaces. We are also experts in the design of private equestrian estates and facilities.


Several years ago Jared worked for the architect who designed our house.  Jared was an integral and invaluable part of the design "team" and, ultimately, indispensable during the construction phase.

The design and construction process can be stressful, but clients of Jared's will find him to be a good-natured guide with a sense of humor.  He is thoughtful and conscientious but, more importantly, responds well to problems (and disasters) in an even-tempered manner... all essential in the design/construction process.  He was unfailingly gracious when we needed to make significant changes to the plan that we felt were necessary.

Jared went out of his way to research options for us for everything from fireplaces and plumbing fixtures to windows and siding.  He accompanied us to two window manufacturers' showrooms to help with questions and get us started.  Later, he had suggestions on brands and styles of plumbing fixtures, as well as advice on what to consider when selecting a daunting array of other essential products for our house.

In short, it would have been an indescribably difficult process without Jared on our team.

Bob and Ann Stier

Clients, Urban Hillside Residence

Katie and the team at Hoke Ley are fantastic.

We hired (Hoke Ley) to help with interior design decisions related to renovating a kitchen, bathroom, and adding new furniture and light fixtures throughout the home. We both brought our ideas to the table and ended up with solid final decisions that incorporated some of my ideas and some of theirs. (Katie) was able to point out important pieces that I would have never thought of on my own. I'd highly recommend working with Hoke Ley.

Kim Nicholson

Client, West Seattle Home

I have had the great fortune to work the Hoke-Ley Architects for the last 8 years on a variety of projects.

I have had the great fortune to work the Hoke-Ley Architects for the last 8 years on a variety of projects. Everything from outdoor kitchens to complete estate remodels and remote spec development projects. Aside from their natural talent at their craft (both interior design and architecture), they are professional, creative, thoughtful, engaging, and responsive. We often work remotely from each other (and the project), but you would never know it, they work with me like my office is right down the hall. Their sense of integrity and trust is rare in this industry which makes it all the more pleasurable to collaborate with Katie, Jared, Roy and staff.

Laura Kleppe

Owner, Gardenworkz Designs

There was no arrogance or talking over me like I've experienced with other designers - just pro-active, digestible guidance that resulted in our dream house.

I'm a numbers person that appreciates quality design but struggles to articulate what's in my head. That's why I could not be more happy with Hoke Ley - not only did they respect our budget (i.e., the numbers side of my brain) but they were able to take our thoughts and convert them into reality.

Dan Nicholson

Client, Nth Degree CPAs

I was very impressed with the professionalism of all staff and the principals in this firm, who provided prompt and detailed feedback and helpful insights.

I had the good fortune to work with the firm of Hoke Ley during 2019-2020 on a large scale rebuild of my residence. The firm came in at my request to improve a design for a large residence in Manhasset, NY...I was so happy with their hands on approach and detailed comments to improve the design provided by my local architect, I hired them to continue working on the project in conjunction with my local team as well as to interact with the architecture review board in my town...I was also very involved with the design details and they handled all of my input with care and concern and patience. No question was left unanswered and they did not hesitate to accommodate my making very specific requests such as researching how to obtain phantom screens in my screened in porch.

I would not hesitate to hire Hoke Ley for any project and I was very happy with every aspect of their services and work product.

Laurie Kramer

Client, unbuilt residential project

We engaged Hoke Ley for architecture and interior design services for our urban home in Kansas City and couldn't be happier with the results. Working with Katie, Jared, and Caleb was a wonderful experience, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have chosen Hoke Ley for our project. Should we get the opportunity to do another project in the future, we would eagerly collaborate with them again and certainly recommend their services to others.

Navigating our first home project was a learning curve, but the Hoke Ley team was instrumental in guiding us through every step. They attentively listened to our needs and desires from the project's onset, maintaining excellent communication and displaying patience when necessary. The team's professionalism shone as they provided expert guidance while respecting our input. Our project presented unique challenges, as we were aiming to meet passive house design standards for our home. Hoke Ley's involvement extended beyond designing a dream home, as they collaborated with professionals like our general contractor (Kala), an energy model consultant, and the HVAC engineering team. Throughout the collaboration, they ensured our goals remained clear among stakeholders and feasible throughout the project. Hoke Ley's skills proved invaluable in adapting to unforeseen constraints during construction. Their ability to identify strategic spending and offer solutions to stretch our budget without compromising quality made the design process enjoyable, even in challenging moments. The project's success is evident in our home, which is not only a delight to live in but also the first single-family home in Missouri certified by PHIUS for meeting passive house design criteria. The home's independent verification, combined with its recognition by local design organizations, highlights its outstanding performance and enduring design. Ultimately, Hoke Ley proved to be a trustworthy and talented team of professionals, which is exactly the type of design partners we needed for our project.

We wholeheartedly endorse Hoke Ley for their professionalism, collaborative approach, and ability to deliver outstanding results.

Nic Zweifel and Pooja Bhadbhade

Clients, Beacon Hill Passive House



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