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 ten design professionals who have created some of the most desired architectural pieces in Southwest Florida. Our commitment to excellence and desire to exceed our client’s 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 fourteen design and honor awards from the American Institute of Architects. 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 to an architect from the American Institute of Architect’s Florida Southwest Chapter.
ABOUT OUR PAST EXPERIENCE
Matthew’s design experience specializes in the design of single-family residential, multi-family residential, commercial office, mixed-use developments and master planned communities. He is also an industry leader in re-zoning properties and obtaining land use entitlements for clientele. 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. While in Florida, Matthew has helped lead the design industry by maintaining a key role in the development of seven mixed-use structures on Naples Main Street, 5th Avenue South. This was under the umbrella company of Architectural Network Inc. and PKStudios Inc. Matthew spent 12 years with these local companies as a principal of the firm.
ABOUT GIVING BACK
Besides his professional work, Matthew donates his time to benefit the community at large. These charitable projects include the City of Naples Dog Park, the City of Naples Norris Center, the City of Naples South Greenway Park projects. 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 called the Beacon of Hope Foundation www.BeaconofHopeFoundation.org