THE MHK STORY
MHK ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING was founded in 2009 by Matthew Kragh, AIA. Starting out as a simple vision of architectural excellence, the firm has grown into a collaborative of twenty-two design professionals who have created some of the most desired architectural pieces in Southwest Florida. Our commitment to excellence and desire to exceed our clients’ expectations has created a high amount of respect within the design and construction industry.
ABOUT MATTHEW KRAGH
Matthew Kragh, AIA, has been an integral leader in the design and development of several design and honor awards from the American Institute of Architects. Before Matthew located to Florida in 1997, he was published in “Murphy Jahn” an architectural book called by the firms name Murphy/Jahn for being a part of that team which created the Duetsch Post, Halo Office Building, and the Sony Center mixed use development in Berlin. In 2004, Matthew was named one of Naples "Forty under Forty" by Gulfshore Business, and Humanitarian of the Year by AIA Florida Southwest. In 2008, Matthew received the W.R. Frizell Medal of Honor which is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an architect from the American Institute of Architect’s Florida Southwest Chapter. In 2013, Matthew received the President’s Award from the American Institute of Architects.
MHK specializes in the design of single-family residential, multi-family residential, commercial office, mixed-use developments and master planned communities. MHK is an industry leader in re-zoning properties and obtaining land use entitlements. Our firm has helped lead the design industry by maintaining a key role in community leadership and has created several dynamic projects such as Naples Square, the Mangrove Bay Development and the upcoming 1075 Central Avenue downtown development.
Besides our professional work, MHK donates time and resources to benefit the community at large. These charitable projects include the City of Naples Dog Park, the City of Naples Norris Center and the City of Naples Baker Park. Matthew has served as President to the American Institute of Architects SWF, a Board of Director to the United Arts Council of Collier County, the Naples Downtown Association, the Urban Land Institute Executive Committee, the Economic Development Council of Collier County, The South Florida Land Preservation Trust and the City of Naples Four Corners Committee. Matthew and his wife also do international mission work and run a charitable foundation to empower the youth of the world and to help individuals to become community leaders.