Design and Architecture Services

Helping you fill in the gaps

Construction projects today move fast—documents are often created ad hoc as the project progresses, leaving many of the design and architectural components (like doors and hardware) unspecified. With 50+ years in the industry, we know what questions to ask and are equipped to help fill in the gaps so no detail—or dollar sign—falls through the cracks.

A partner from end-to-end

Project delays happen when architects, engineers, and contractors are missing the information they need to keep everyone moving forward. With our decades of experience in the industry and intimate knowledge of the construction process, we make it simple to keep a project on-time and on-budget.

Specification writing, consulting, & engineering

Kinship offers comprehensive support to architects in writing specifications for doors and door hardware. Our team of experts provides consulting services to help architects choose the right doors and hardware for their projects. We also offer engineering services to ensure that the doors and hardware meet all required standards and specifications. Whether it's a new construction project or a renovation, Kinship has the expertise and experience to help architects bring their vision to life with the right doors and door hardware.

Architect/contractor education

As experts in our field, we are committed to educating architects and contractors about doors, frames, and door hardware. Our team of experts has extensive knowledge and experience in the field. Project managers are available via conference and on-site consultations to help architects and contractors stay up to date on the latest industry trends and best practices. Whether it's understanding the latest codes and regulations, learning about new products and technologies, or getting hands-on experience with installation and maintenance.

Green solutions

Every year brings new environmental changes and responsibilities. We offer a range of LEED-certified doors and hardware that meet the highest standards for sustainability and energy efficiency. Kinship consults with owners, architects, and stakeholders alike to assist your team in meeting their specific green goals. Whether it's reducing carbon emissions, conserving energy, or using sustainable materials, Kinship is committed to helping owners and architects make a positive impact on the environment.

Pre-construction services (estimating, budgeting)

Confidence is paramount when awarding contracts to your suppliers. That's why all our estimates start with the highest level of scrutiny and are assigned to seasoned experts in the door industry. Working with an incomplete document set and need budgets based on experience? Our team ensures accuracy and price estimates that will cover your needs and avoid future mistakes.

Project management

Kinship provides contractors with support and guidance throughout the entire project through our experienced and knowledgeable project managers. Our team works closely with contractors to ensure that all requirements are met, timelines are kept, and budgets are maintained while helping contractors make informed decisions and ensure the success of the project.

Site surveys

Kinship's expertise in on-site surveys helps ensure thorough and accurate evaluations. Through our extensive experience in division 8, our team can identify potential issues and provide effective solutions. With Kinship's assistance, clients can be confident that their on-site surveys are conducted efficiently and effectively, preventing costly mistakes later in the project.

From schools to high-rises and hospitals, clients across the country trust Kinship to build safe environments for people to live, work, and play.

See what our clients are saying about Kinship

"When it comes to RLE's architectural projects, Kinship is our go-to consultant for hardware. We have relied on Kinship to help us achieve great results for our clients, and their team, with their prompt responses and recommendations, does not disappoint. Their knowledge, professional relationships, and accuracy are invaluable". "I've been working with Glenn and his group from Evergreen/Kinship for close to 10 years, all successful projects and partnerships. When it comes to complicated door systems and demanding schedules Glenn's team has been able to meet and exceed every expectation, making them my go-to sub when it comes to doors and hardware. I would not hesitate to sign them up to any project size or complexity as they have depth in their team and ability to handle the unexpected that will come our way." "FPO: Kinship is truly upstanding and is behind its product 100%. Absolutely wonderful, thank you for the great service." "FPO: Absolutely wonderful, thank you for the great service. Kinship is truly upstanding and is behind its product 100%. "

- Tiffaney Triepke, AIA RLE Architects

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We've completed thousands of projects with clients from
healthcare to hardware and education. Explore our work.

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Sammamish High School – Education

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