Art of Architecture: Look at This

“Design should never say, ‘Look at me!’ It should always say, ‘Look at this!’” David Craib

A Sense of Place: Cabin Style Architecture

A sense of place. All great artistic pieces are rooted in this concept. Paintings, films, literature…architecture. They embrace and embody the essence of a single place–echoing its beauty, acknowledging its flaws, and immersing the viewer in the utter reality of that locale. We think homes should do that, too. Each Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl home, though …

Art of Architecture: Breaking Even

“Design is where science and art break even.” Mieke Gerritzen

Art of Architecture: Practice Excellence

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

Vote for the art of architecture!

We need your vote! As Seattle architects, we’re honored to participate in the 2020 Luxe RED Awards! Brought to you by Luxe Interiors + Design, this competition rewards the best of home design in the United States. Your vote matters. This year, we’ve submitted two of our favorite projects under two categories, so you have …

Wishing you holiday cheer in 2019

One of the great privileges of serving clients in custom home architecture is the opportunity to journey with people and build relationships over the course of a project. We’re honored with the trust that clients place in our work and grateful for the collaborative spirit of our contractors and consultants in the custom home architecture …

VOTE for GHDA’s #ElfLife Gingerbread Scene

JDRF Greater Northwest’s annual Gingerbread Village is back at the Sheraton Grand Seattle, and we’re thrilled to participate. This year, builders, architects, and chefs from the Greater Seattle Area set out to depict the curious world of Santa’s elves using our favorite building materials: candy and confectionaries. Our scene explores the flurry of activity in …

Remembering Service Members through Architecture

Today is Veteran’s Day—the anniversary of the end of “the war to end all wars” and an opportunity to honor all men and women who have served the United States through military duty. It’s an excellent opportunity to explore the story in architecture of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. War memorials present uniquely challenging opportunities for architects …

Ask an Architect: Building Your Dream House

So you want to build a house. We get it. It’s a daunting process, especially when you don’t have an ally. So how do you get started? You often hear stories about what can go wrong, how expensive a project can become, and how long it takes. You may wonder what it’s like to work …

The Art of Architecture: Ever Practicing

We pursue the art of architecture in everything we do. Every doodle, sketch, and stroke of the pen is an opportunity to push our understanding of the art and uncover new depths. This is the art of architecture.