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Award Winning Architecture: Hoke Ley Selected for 2022 AIA Excellence in Design

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The Kansas chapter of the American Institute of Architects selected Hoke Ley Architecture & Design’s Modern Modular Farmhouse for a 2022 AIA Excellence in Design Award.

The Small Architectural Project award recognizes projects built in the previous 5 years that are completed under a budget of $500,000 and represent a high level of achievement in design.

Award winning architecture | About the Modern Modular Farmhouse project

The Modern Farmhouse is the second case study house designed and built by Hoke Ley Architecture & Design. Our goal is always to explore new ways of reducing construction costs and time frames for residential builds. With this project, we wanted to challenge the practicality of traditional on-site construction practices by using a modular building process.

Composed of four 12’ x 48’ modules, a crew built the home in a weather-proof factory while a separate crew built the foundation on-site. After 6 weeks, a team delivered the modules to the site and set them together with a crane.

We wanted to oppose the typical view that bigger is better. So instead we utilized sustainable building practices similar to that of the passive house. We aligned the axis of the home north to south with fewer windows on the northern side to help maintain warmth during the winter. Primary spaces are on the south face to take advantage of the large windows. 

Sustainability is not just about current use, but future use, as well. The first-floor bedroom suite and unfinished basement allow for expansion and aging in place, ensuring the home is capable of accommodating the same family for decades.

About AIA

The American Institute of Architects advocates for the value of architecture and positive change through the power of design. It’s an honor for Hoke Ley to receive this recognition. We are passionate about creating design solutions that improve the built environment and have an enduring impact on those that interact with them. Creating award winning architecture in Kansas City is a humbling bonus!

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Hoke Ley Architecture & Design strives to enhance the daily lives of our clients through the design of inspiring, innovative and meaningful spaces. With offices in Lawrence and Kansas City, we’re ready to help bring your project to life!

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