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Testimonials

Thank you again for such a well-polished concept, and we look forward to helping guide your project through to success.

Forrest Eddleton, Planner City of Gainesville, Department of Doing – Planning Division

The butterfly rainforest at the Florida Museum of Natural History is a breathtaking place to start touring. It’s a calming spectacle. Everyone’s blood pressure drops when they come in here.

The New York Times

“A rare occasion when a project rises head and shoulders above the rest in both design and execution.” (on Capehart Park & Neighborhood Center)

Richard Crotty, Mayor. Orange County, Florida

In particular, the Cultural Plaza on the western border of the campus is a proud statement of what an enlightened community has to offer.

The Gainsville Sun

Once inside, the visitor is immediately aware of the vast space opening before him…the gallery space feels open and friendly. Kha Le-Huu saved his most impressive vista for the rotunda, a circular space that rises 60 feet at the peak of the tetrahedron skylight.

World Architecture Magazine

Kha Le-Huu is a man of talent and vision. He is extremely dedicated to balancing the needs of the visitor, the staff, the collections, the exhibitions, and the environment. It is evident that many who know him and are familiar with his work share in this opinion.

Larry David Perkins, Interim Director 

I especially enjoyed the Harn Museum and must say that upon reflection felt it was one of the most friendly public buildings that I have been in.

Thomas B. Peter, Director of Facilities Marie Selby Botanical Gardens / Sarasota, Florida

Kha, thanks for your vision and inspiration in such a wonderful and beautiful building...

Jacqueline Miller, Ph.D., Curator McGuire Center of Lepidoptera & Biodiversity / Gainesville, Florida

The Harn (Museum of Art) has proved over and over the genius of Kha’s design. People love it - to be in it - to see art in it. They comment on its special qualities. I never heard that before!

Budd H. Bishop, Founding Director. Harn Museum of Art / Gainesville, Florida

“Our working relationship was tremendous. Kha is sensitive, informed, respectful, and open to his clients’ wishes and vision [the Harn’s] growth and dynamic position in the university museum world after only twenty years are a testament to the way Kha’s brilliant design has supported the museum’s programs and exhibitions.”

Budd H. Bishop, Founding Director. Harn Museum of Art / Gainesville, Florida

Thanks for an inspired design for the McGuire Center.

Douglas Jones, Ph.D., Director Florida Museum of Natural History / Gainesville, Florida

The magnificent facilities and edifices you have created a showcase and enrich people’s cultural existence. The cultural plaza is a much-beloved gift to the community!

Carol Shey, Donor

Kha always brings the challenge to think outside the box. He doesn’t take things for granted, and that is where his creative spark comes from.  He brings a certain spirit to a project.

John Waterman, County Architect. Orange County, Florida

As I have long admired the architecture and elegance of the Harn Museum, I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to work with you on the McGuire Center.  Your vision is truly exciting, and I very much appreciate your concern for both the aesthetics and function of the project.

Betty Dunckel, Ph.D., Director of Education Florida Museum of Natural History / Gainesville, Florida

Your strong vision helped us make fabrication decisions right up to opening.  Thank you for clearly defining the look of our public spaces…they are truly fantastic.

Dale Johnson, Exhibit Designer Florida Museum of Natural History / Gainesville, Florida

A great architect and an inspirational friend.

Thomas C. Emmel, Ph.D., Director McGuire Center of Lepidoptera & Biodiversity / Gainesville, Florida

A great building and a superb project.

William McGuire, M.D., Benefactor McGuire Center of Lepidoptera & Biodiversity / Gainesville, Florida

... it was wonderful to see the museum, especially for those of us who had not been there. Your facility is beautiful... (in reference to the Harn Museum of Art)

Jude Goodier-Mojher, Associate Curator Orlando Museum of Art / Orlando, Florida

“The changes in the Garden that you have designed and nurtured will be a lasting legacy to nature. Thank you.”

Margaret D. Lowman, Ph.D., Executive Director. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens / Sarasota, Florida

“The changes in the Garden that you have designed and nurtured will be a lasting legacy to nature. Thank you.”

Margaret D. Lowman, Ph.D., Executive Director. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens / Sarasota, Florida

“Kha’s most valuable contributions to me and to the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands have been, and continue to be, his sensitivity to the environment and our culture, as well as his intuitive and spiritual approach to everything he does.”

Leslie Bigelman, Director. National Gallery of the Cayman Islands / Grand Cayman, British West Indies

No guts… No story! Congratulations to you, your staff and consultants.

Anne Birch, Program Manager. Brevard County Environmentally Endangered Lands Program

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I applaud your efforts in providing state-of-the-art environmental education, research and resource management. Thank you for being a responsible and sensitive steward of the environment and a partner in building a sustainable and livable Orlando!

The Honorable Glenda E. Hood, Florida Secretary of State

Kha Le-Huu and his associates are gifted architects with a refined, sophisticated aesthetic sensibility, who also are responsive to the programmatic needs of their clients. This quality of their work is abundantly clear in the existing Harn Museum building, which constantly receives accolades not only for its handsome architecture but also for the way it has stood the test of time both in its design and in its physical structure.

Rebecca Martin Nagy, Ph.D., Director Harn Museum of Art / Gainesville, Florida

What a fabulous project. Please keep me posted on your work, I greatly appreciate the care and thought you put into every venture!

Chris Ballestra, Managing Director City of St. Petersburg City Development Administration

This magnificent building complex, designed by Kha Le-Huu & Partners, has multiplied our attendance almost seven-fold since we opened the McGuire Center.

Thomas C. Emmel, Ph.D., Director

Kha Le-Huu designed the Harn Museum of Art, which has been recognized by museum professionals throughout Florida as the most successful solution to the myriad needs of an art museum.

Budd Harris Bishop, Founding Director Harn Museum of Art / Gainesville, Florida

… the grand opening of the Mary Ann Harn Cofrin Pavilion, breaking all previous records for attendance at a members’ event.

Rebecca Martin Nagy, Ph.D., Director

The Harn Museum was built on a limited budget, yet it conveys a feeling of utter elegance and beauty.

Kerry Oliver-Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art Harn Museum of Art / Gainesville, Florida

Le-Huu’s ‘marginal, radical’ design philosophies have brought a unique element to the work done on the History Center.

Orlando Business Journal

…I think we can all be proud of what we created, and the public is already entranced…

Darcie McMahon, Assistant Director in charge of Exhibits Florida Museum of Natural History / Gainesville, Florida

Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm, ideas and intelligence. Your positive attitude and values have made a difference in the projects you are involved in. I am very proud of these efforts.

Antonio Aguerrevere, Department Manager. Orange County Florida Department of Capital Projects

Kha’s firm handled its work on the Vision Plan with great professionalism and the principles they advocated have made a very positive impact on the way these parks will be developed.

Robert A. Fraser, Project Manager

The McGuire Center opened in mid-August 2004 and the museum has had record-breaking attendance since then.

Betty Dunckel, Ph.D., Director of Education Florida Museum of Natural History / Gainesville, Florida

“As a museum professional, I have the utmost respect and praise for his inquisitive nature and his ability to listen to the needs of his client.  I also believe that his aesthetic judgment and respect for function are innately and sensitively linked, a quality of vital concern when dealing with museum design.”

Ruth K. Beesch, Director. Weatherspoon Art Gallery / Greensboro, North Carolina

Kha, your spirit lives every day at the Florida Museum of Natural History.  I am honored to be a part of it.

Susan Pharr, Associate Director Florida Museum of Natural History / Gainesville, Florida

Small footprints + Great vision + Extreme energy = Beauty.

Margaret D. Lowman, Ph.D., Executive Director. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens / Sarasota, Florida

Having worked at the Harn since its inception, I can testify that we are continually amazed at how splendidly the architecture serves the visitor’s experience and the art on display. In addition, as an international center for scholarship, we continually receive compliments from visitors from around the world who attest to the museum’s sophistication and beauty.

Kerry Oliver-Smith, Curator of Contemporary Art Harn Museum of Art / Gainesville, Florida

“It is an uplifting experience to be in Mr. Le-Huu’s sensitive and caring hands.  I love his enthusiasm, sincerity, and caring as he guides us in creating a building of which the Hibel Museum of Art and Florida Atlantic University will be very proud.”

Edna Hibel, Benefactor. Hibel Museum of Art / Jupiter, Florida

"Great blessings this 20th Anniversary upon our superb, amazing, world class Harn Museum of Art.”

William Schaaf, Sculptor. Carriage House Studio / McIntosh, Florida

I had recently moved back to Gainesville from New York City. I can recall wandering through the building totally awestruck by the sense that I had been completely transported out of Gainesville…I could almost convince myself that I was back in New York… At the Harn, I was enamored not only with the art but also with the building itself – especially its transformative powers!

Gainesville Magazine

“The results are fabulous and the Gardens’ stream of revenue from events in this location has more than tripled.”

Margaret D. Lowman, Ph.D., Executive Director. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens / Sarasota, Florida

There is stillness, and silence, and such generous giving spaces of comfort in your building (Harn Museum of Art), and you benefit from being reminded of that. I was in the Portland Museum of Art today... mausoleum-like... no comparison to your own.”

William Schaaf, Sculptor. Carriage House Studio / McIntosh, Florida

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