Action Pact Design
Action Pact Design, is a full-service architectural firm in Manhattan, Kan. Established in 2002, AKA has a diverse portfolio, ranging from small-scale residential projects to multimillion-dollar industrial, commercial, mixed-use, and multifamily projects.
Principal architects Tracy Anderson and Dan Knight founded the practice with a clear vision: a creative, collaborative environment that would produce inspiring designs for clients in all arenas. They set out to build a great place to work, and an exceptional group to work with.
AKA partners with clients to achieve everything from classic architecture with traditional elements, to modern designs composed of unexpected materials. The firm provides personal, consistent attention through every stage — from master planning to the smallest aspect of the construction documents. Regardless of size and style, the end product is always thoughtfully tailored to the needs and preferences of each client.
AKA combines innovative ideas with a mastery of long-standing architectural traditions, creating an entirely fresh approach to architecture. Led by hands-on principals who design alongside their staff in an open studio, AKA crafts smart, successful designs that exude quality down to the last detail.
Beginning each project with open ears and an open mind, AKA works to gain an in-depth understanding of the client’s ideas and the project’s challenges. Clients are presented with many options, in terms of both materials and composition. Beyond designing high-quality architecture, the goal is for the design process to be a flexible, enjoyable one.
AKA uses industry-leading technology, including Autodesk Revit, to produce 3-D architectural drawings that come to life on-screen. These technologies minimize time spent on construction documents, and maximize time devoted to the design process. The result is a movable, detailed design that clients can explore, absorb and understand, promising a finished product that is just as envisioned.
Tracy Anderson and Dan Knight have been collaborating professionally since 1992, and have over 40 years of combined experience. Working together for a decade before founding their own firm, the two have developed a finely tuned partnership that generates well-crafted, inventive architectural designs. They feel lucky to live and work in such a beautiful state, where the people are grounded, the views are endless, and the inspiration is boundless.
With a traditional architecture education, Anderson is the creative, design-oriented half of the duo. Knight, on the other hand, has a background in architectural engineering, and serves as the technically minded member of this design team.
While often approaching projects in different ways, the pair is adept at drawing on one another’s strengths. Anderson helps Knight expand and embellish, while Knight helps Anderson simplify and streamline. In the end, the combination means clients receive the best in concept, details and design