Kirkor Architects + Planners was founded in 1990 by partners Steven Kirshenblatt and Clifford Korman. It has developed into a firm of nearly 60 architects, interns and technologists who support a robust client list including major developers both local and international. Expertise in Smart-Build Strategies Kirkor's focus is on the creation of responsible, sustainable, economically viable developments through smart growth strategies. We have expertise in urban design principles of intensification, mixed-use development and public transportation that are necessary to ensure holistic, healthy building practices. Urban intensification is a critical issue for cities that must cope with rising populations while curbing sprawl. Kirkor is an authority in urban densification with award-winning smart build projects across North America. Creating Buildable Architecture Kirkor's clearest directive is to create buildable architecture. Our partnership knows where to start a building design, how to manage the budget effectively, negotiate with municipalities and planning authorities, and execute a well ordered project through technical drawings and focused on-site discourse. Our application of this fundamental philosophy to every project, without exception, is one of Kirkor's greatest strengths.