Paul Deardorff and Karen Keating – Architects

Karen Keating is the President and founder of TKP Architects and Structural Design Partnership, p.c. She has a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Michigan and holds NCARB registrations in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.

Paul Deardorff is Vice President and Design Director for TKP Architects pc, a full service residential design firm offering architecture, interior design and structural engineering services to home–builders and custom home clients. He is also the Vice President of Structural Design Partnership, a structural engineering firm providing engineering services to the residential design and construction community. Paul has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho, and holds NCARB licenses in Colorado, Arizona and Kansas.

Karen Keating and her husband Paul Deardorff have been working together for 17 years and enjoy both their professional and personal relationship; as a married couple, they work together, listen together and design together. When working with clients to design their dream homes, they bring sensibility and sensitivity to the table to meet the needs of individuals, couples and families, as each of them have been, at one time or another, all of these. They approach their projects with a client focused non–egotistical style centered on creativity, good communication and cooperation.

Karen and Paul pride themselves on understanding how people live. For more than 20 years, their architectural firm has been designing high–end, award winning, custom and builder homes for the West’s most discriminating clients. TKP possesses an unparalleled ability to listen, and a willingness to approach a project with meticulous detail and study. Their team–oriented style including clients, builders, subcontractors and consultants combined with their talent and experience working with contemporary and historical styles, make them one of the most sought–after firms around.

Karen has participated as a speaker in seminars for NAHB and the HBA of Metro Denver and is the author and presenter of an acclaimed seminar on communication skills for home building professionals. She is also co–author of a highly successful full–day seminar on reading and understanding architectural construction drawings. She has authored several articles on design for a variety of publications.


We highly recommend that you click on two boxes – the number of bedrooms you know you need, and one less bedroom. For example, if you need 4 bedrooms, click on the boxes next to 4 and next to 3. Otherwise you will not see homes where existing rooms on the lower, main, or upper levels might work perfectly well as a bedroom instead of as an office, study, etc.