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IM-KM is an architectural design build firm that integrates international perspective with local craft to create livable high-design spaces that are informed by and responsible to the larger landscape and community they are immersed within. In 2008, IM-KM was formed when husband and wife team Ivan and Kristin Morales brought their combined experience at award-winning NYC design firms to a Central American surf town where horses are still tied up at the gas station. The remote location and sensitive ecosystem at AMA Estancia required innovative master planning and an intuitive relationship with local practice and process. To fulfill the vision for the 10,000 sqft home, IM-KM managed the build and onsite design, leading a team of international designers, environmental scientists and local makers. When the home was complete in 2010, the firm had grown to encompass furniture design and fabrication, interior design, and a substantial reforestation project. IM-KM now manages the 2,000 acre estate, it’s ongoing reforestation and sustainability initiatives, and the design, maintenance and hospitality staff.
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3 Reviews for IM-KM
more than $100,000
The design process with IM-KM was extremely pleasurable. Out of the box concepts, ingenious use of materials, always with an exceptional touch of international flare, coupled with an open attitude towards my personal desires, their constant attention to detail and quality, created awe inspiring spaces, inside and out, of my new home. Their unrivaled level of professionalism delivered a design experience that I would gladly reinvest in , again and again and again, just for the creative involvement. Every meeting found IM – KM paying enormous respect to deliver to my needs, repeatedly turning out unique design ideas which incorporated the features I wanted, and never failing to include the surrounding nature and continued counseling - options, in an effort to keep the project within budget. The result - an iconic ocean front retirement home, beyond my wildest dreams. I highly recommend IM-KM. Just remember to respect their abilities unlike any other, tell them what you think you need, stay open to their inimitable ideas –and let them go. Trust that you will never cease to be amazed! They have surprised and delighted me, to no end, making a huge difference; not only in design aesthetics and functionality , but also in the way my new home actually feels. CasaBetz has a soul. Betz Hooper Senior Global Account Executive Panama
May 28, 2015
$10,000 - $49,999
We worked with Kristin and Ivan in 2009 to draw up architectural plans for a tricky site in Panama. They were courteous, professional and knowledgeable. They were very good at explaining the design process and provided drawings in a timely manner. Their designs were functional and elegant. They understood the type of home we were aiming to build. We very much enjoyed working with IM-KM and would not hesitate to recommend them or work with them in the future.
May 26, 2015
more than $100,000
Through my equestrian facility planning and design business, Sustainable Stables LLC, i was hired by IM-KM to advise on horse barn and related equestrian facility design for a project in Panama in which they were leading overall estate design, construction and management. Having worked with a variety of architects, I found IM-KM to be a uniquely talented and capable architectural design and property management company. I believe what separates the good from the great firms is attention to detail, and I found IM-KM to be exceptional in this regard. It has been a pleasure working with them on the project.
May 15, 2015