Josh Kunkel is founder of Method Architecture. 1. What motivated you to be an architect? Growing up around construction sites as the son of a residential contractor, I was always fascinated by the construction process. I loved tinkering with LEGOS and K'Nex and figuring out how things work.
Method Architecture is a seven-person architecture and interior design firm specializing in experiential and place-based projects. Method's typical projects include historic preservation, urban and mixed-use, education, hospitality, and high-end residential projects. We spoke with founder and owner Josh Kunkel to learn more about him and his business.
“All of the original entry was removed, so we’re going to go in with more of a modern vestibule entry,” Kunkel said. “That’s the only bit of modern being added. Everything else will be historically appropriate.”
“On today’s podcast I have a guest joining me, Josh Kunkel, he is the Founder and Director of Architecture at Method Architecture here in Tulsa and we are talking Employee Appreciation Day 2019!”
“Plans call for a full renovation of the 1918 structure built in the Art Deco revival style. The white glazed brick and cast stone will be repaired, cleaned and sealed. The original steel windows will be restored with new insulated clear glass lights with repaitned frames to be made operational.”
Many architects are looking for flexibility within the profession, searching for a balance between work and life. When it comes to parental leave in the architecture profession, a lot of things aren’t working well. However, architects as a whole are transitioning as policies and generations shift toward a new way of doing things. This week on EntreArchitect podcast, Parental Leave in the Architecture Profession with Angela King, Jennifer Kretschmer, Josh Kunkel, and Stella Osborn.
“For going above and beyond to help bridge the gap between education and experience by creating an environment that uniquely embraces the path to licensure.”
“The Method group is moving into a space where the owner feels comfortable in investing in his property thanks to what’s happening next door,” Sharrer said. “This is really the chain reaction of taking what was the worst property on the block and making it the best one, and it immediately starting to snowball.