The Art of Architecture: What We Build

“Whatever good things we build end up building us.” Jim Rohn

Wood, Stone, and Water

As Seattle architects, we find ample inspiration in our natural surroundings. The Pacific Northwest’s mountains, coast, and evergreens create an ever-present sense of beauty, and we like nothing more than to bring that beauty into home architecture. Bellevue’s Wood, Stone, and Water project does just that. The Home Although settled in a Bellevue neighborhood, Wood, …

The Art of Architecture: A Complete Whole

“Architecture is like a mythical fantastic. It has to be experienced. It can’t be described. We can draw it up and we can make models of it, but it can only be experienced as a complete whole.” Maya Lin

Building a Sense of Permanence

“Home” is a deeply personal concept. The visions, smells, sounds, and textures it conjures in the imagination are unique to each individual. It’s personal, yet it’s also universal. Maya Angelou writes that, “the ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” …

The Art of Architecture: Tea

“Architecture is basically a container of something. I hope they will enjoy not so much the teacup, but the tea.” Yoshio Taniguchi

The Art of Staircase Design

Staircases can exist for more than mere function. They act as practical art, gorgeous storage, and gateways to new spaces. And since stairs dominate a considerable amount of space, why not be intentional in your home’s staircase design? Sculpted Stairs Seattle architect Scott Hommas takes seriously the art of architecture. He crafts every inch of …

The Art of Architecture: Sentiments

“Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect’s task, therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.” Adolf Loos

5 Luxury Home Renovations

Remodels are exciting opportunities to take old, storied homes and breathe new life into them. We’ve done countless such transformations in our 30 year history. Here are a few of our favorite home renovations. Ratio House Ratio House is came to us as a dated, 1970s split level home that failed to take advantage of …

The Art of Architecture: Drawing Architecture

“God created paper for the purpose of drawing architecture on it. Everything else is, at least for me, an abuse of paper.” Alvar Aalto

Custom Design Fosters Healthy Homes

More than ever, healthy homes are a priority. No two lives are the same, after all, and environmental needs vary from person to person. Custom home designs allow homeowners to create and build homes that cater to their unique health needs. We’ve gathered a few ideas for healthy homes. Updated Kitchen for Healthier Habits Many …