American design professionals, Kate Hamblet (Balanced Architecture, USA) and Kyle Macht (Macht Architecture, USA) - Episode 8 (Season 10 - Industry Insiders)


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How can you create a sustainable home that supports your health and well-being?

Hello, and welcome to Episode 8 of Season 10. In this episode, I have two American design professionals. Both passionate about sustainability and creating a home that supports your health and well-being … and the planet as well … they have a wealth of knowledge and advice to share with you, wherever you’re building or renovating.

Kate Hamblet of Balanced Architecture and Kyle Macht of Macht Architecture are awesome in this interview, generously giving loads of tips and strategies to help you create a sustainable, healthy home.

I can’t wait to introduce them to you, so, let’s dive in.


Now first up, we have Kate Hamblet on the podcast.

Kate is owner and architect at Balanced Architecture, and she’s a licensed architect and sustainability expert.

Balanced Architecture is a residential design studio that puts wellness and sustainability at the heart of every project. As a wellness architect, she designs fresh, modern structures and spaces that nourish the body, the mind and the earth. Her mission is to guide people to make their home environment as healthy as possible and to turn their homes from an unwelcoming environment to a healthful retreat.

Kate is also the founder of “Balanced Home, Balanced Life”. This is an online resource that helps and teaches homeowners how to create healthy homes of their own that supporting their well-being and lifestyles in a sustainable way.

With well over a decade of architectural design experience, Kate has the expertise to guide families toward the creation of a home they will fall in love with, all while keeping them safe and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. She has the passion to improve others lives in the same way her own was improved when she created her own healthy home.

Kate’s also provided a special resource for the Undercover Architect community - so scroll to the bottom to see that link.

Now, let’s meet our next guest.

Next, I’d love to introduce you to Kyle Macht of Macht Architecture.

After graduating with a degree in Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, Kyle Macht joined a Green Design/Build firm that specialized in energy consulting. He worked as an energy consultant for commercial buildings and new homes before becoming the lead residential designer and managing construction of several projects.

In 2015, Kyle officially joined his father’s practice to reinforce and add to Macht Architecture’s capabilities and expertise in building science, construction technology, construction management, and residential design.

This move was a return to when Kyle first discovered architecture and engineering by working in his father’s studio while studying at Penn State. Kyle has decided there’s no place he’d rather be than working with his father again to pursue their common vision for architecture, sustainability and building science to translate each client’s dreams to their fullest potential.

Listen to the episode now. And be sure to get in touch with Kate and Kyle to let them know you heard them on Undercover Architect, and to thank them for all they share!!

This podcast is an edited version of the full interviews with Kate and Kyle. Those interviews are now featured inside my online course “The Welcome Home Course” for American homeowners.

Head to to learn more about “The Welcome Home Course”.

In “The Welcome Home Course”, I’ve teamed up with award-winning American architect, Eric Reinholdt, to create a specific course for American homeowners.

If you’re planning your renovation or new build, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and confused about the best way forward. Many homeowners make the mistake of diving in, and fall for all sorts of terrible advice as a result. And the journey becomes far more stressful, expensive and time consuming as a result. And their finished home never lives up to the dreams they held so dear.

When you have the steps to follow … the map for your journey ahead, you can then move confidently towards that future home you’re dreaming of, and not waste any time or money.

When you know that step-by-step system has been created over decades of experience in hundreds and hundreds of family homes like yours, you can save so much stress in your project, and create a home that works and feels great.

And when you have the steps, as well as professional know-how, design knowledge, tools, resources, and guides, you can shortcut your journey, enjoy your experience, and avoid the heartache and drama so many experience.

If you’re keen to make your journey simpler, be confident that the home you’re dreaming of is achievable, and know the steps to get you there …’The Welcome Home Course’ is the way. Together with Eric, we’ve packaged up almost 45 years experience to show you the way to your future family home.

Head to to learn more and join us.


Find more information and links to Kate Hamblet, Balanced Architecture, here >>>

Kate’s special resource can be found here >>>

Learn more about Kyle Macht, and Macht Architecture, here >>>

Find out about “The Welcome Home Course” for American homeowners here >>>

And “How to Get it Right” for Aussie homeowners here >>>

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