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Howard Kulp Architects

Howard Kulp Architects, P.C. is a Lehigh Valley based firm, established in 1978 by Howard L. Kulp offering professional services in architecture, planning, programming and interior design. The firm has planned and designed a variety of architecture including commercial / retail buildings, healthcare facilities, education centers, government facilities and custom residences. Over the years the office has expanded to accommodate a growing staff, which currently includes six registered architects, two LEED accredited personnel, four associate architects, two interior designers and support staff.

Our office is located at 1501 Lehigh Parkway North in Allentown, Pennsylvania. This location along the Little Lehigh Creek in the Allentown Parkway is a beautiful, quiet park-like setting. The stone building was originally designed and built as an Architect’s office in 1940, and has remained as such for over seventy years.

Howard Kulp Architects, P.C.’s primary objective is to provide excellent design services while exceeding the expectations of the client. Howard Kulp Architects was recently named “Best of the Valley 2013” by Lehigh Valley Magazine. And the artistic works of Howard Kulp and his firm were honored by Penn State University, Lehigh Valley campus, and displayed at their newly designed Art Gallery on the third floor.

Our services include architect led designs as well as design build collaborations with notable construction leaders like Alvin H. Butz, Inc., Ondra Huyett Associates, Inc., Boyle Construction, Inc. and Serfass Construction, Inc. The firm’s extensive experience includes full architectural services from early feasibility studies, to schematic design, design development, construction documentation, architectural presentations and construction administration. We offer state of the art 3D rendering and animation capabilities, which allow immediate visualization of the proposed or finished product for clients, consultants, contractors and potential tenants.

We are confident that our contemporary design philosophies, proficient delivery of product and customer care emphasis will offer the perfect solutions for your needs.

Howard L. Kulp, AIA, NCARB, CSI

Howard L. Kulp founded Howard Kulp Architects, P.C. in 1978. He is a registered architect in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Alabama, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA Pennsylvania, AIA Eastern Pennsylvania, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). Mr. Kulp has held numerous chairmanships through the AIA, is a member of several committees for St. Luke's Hospital's Allentown Campus, is a member of the Advisory Board for the Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh Valley Campus and serves as chair on many committees for PSU Lehigh Valley. He is also an active member of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and previously served on the Macungie Township Board of BOCA Appeals.

Mr. Kulp's designs have received numerous awards, including the Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. Award of Excellence in Construction for the R. L. Reppert office renovations in Emmaus, PA; the PA Citation for Historic Preservation from the City of Bethlehem, PA for the D'Huy Engineering design; the PA Mayoral Award for Commercial Revitalization from the City of Allentown, PA for Liberty Plaza; and for the Rodale Press Operations Center in Emmaus, PA, he received the Building Award for Energy, Consumption from Pennsylvania Power and Light and a citation from the State of Pennsylvania House of Representatives. In 2010 Mr. Kulp received the Merit of Excellence in Construction Award for his design of the St. Luke's Heart and Vascular Center in Bethlehem, PA.

Mr. Kulp received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1973. He has taught several courses at Northampton Area Community College, including construction materials and interior design, was a guest speaker at Shippensburg University on utilizing green technologies in building design, and he frequently serves as a guest lecturer at Penn State's School of Architecture at University Park.

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