The Art of Architecture: Cultivate

“The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong.” Marty Neumeier

The Art of Architecture: Form Meets Function

“An object should be judged by whether it has a form consistent with its use.” Bruno Munari

5 Backyard Designs for the Pacific Northwest

Home is more than the roof and walls that offer shelter. It’s the unique way a kitchen reflects your personality, how the front door welcomes you in, and how your backyard design entices you to linger longer outside. Luxury home designs weave the best of architecture, interior design, and landscaping together into a single work …

The Art of Architecture: Well-Being

“Architecture is really about well-being. I think that people want to feel good in a space … On the one hand it’s about shelter, but it’s also about pleasure.” Zaha Hadid

Texture in Architecture

The art of architecture lies in the details. In how carefully selected materials can mimic forests and water within a home. In how a spiral staircase adds motion to an entryway. In how a living room’s soft wood floors can perfectly contrast with the stark limestone walls. Details matter. Texture matters. Texture—the result of carefully …

The Art of Architecture: Rooted in Place

The art of architecture unites structure and nature to form a single, seamless experience. 

The Art of Arched Doorways

That’s the thing with curves. While most architecture is rectilineal – all straight lines and squared angles – curves are often designed to soften a building’s impact, help the structure meld into the surrounding landscape. That’s why curves work particularly well near bodies of water, reflecting that sense of fluidity, or in rural and mountain …

The Art of Architecture: Invest in Beauty

“A design isn’t finished until someone is using it.” Brenda Laurel

4 Nature-Inspired Homes

“When we build, let us think that we build forever.” John Ruskin The Pacific Northwest inspires. Beauty exists at every turn. Dramatic peaks, alpine meadows, expansive forests, and teaming waters create a scene of endless intrigue. And for the Pacific Northwest native, “home” should embrace all of it. Taking cues from natural surroundings is a …

The Art of Architecture: Open Spaces

“A design isn’t finished until someone is using it.” Brenda Laurel