Kevin Nyhoff

  • Kevin Nyhoff SmithGroup San Diego Architecture
  • Kevin Nyhoff SmithGroup San Diego Architecture

“Architecture is like a mountain hike,” suggests Kevin, “with anticipation, challenge, switchbacks and beautiful rewards along the way.” Kevin enjoys the journey of exploring new possibilities with clients. “Not only is it fulfilling to see the results of the creative process, but also to see the growth of personal relationships with clients and teammates,” he says. Kevin comes to SmithGroup’s Los Angeles and San Diego offices from Canada, where he has lived coast to coast—from earning his master’s degree in Nova Scotia to leading his own firm in Calgary and a firm in Vancouver, BC. The western prairies speak to this Alberta native, and inspired his work. “The Canadian prairie is special and personal to me,” Kevin reveals, “a place of great beauty and contrast, where you can reflect and dream against the simple line of the horizon.” These days, however, Kevin heads for the high country when he can. His favorite getaway: backcountry cat-skiing in the Canadian Rockies.