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 …

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 …

October 6: Exclusive Presentation and Open House

The Invitation Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture is pleased to invite you to an exclusive presentation on “Designing the Art of Architecture” and a private tour of our Hamish House project on October 6. We truly believe that your home should be a work of art–and a work of art that uniquely captures your lifestyle. We’d …

Bark Art 2019

One of the great privileges we have as architects in the Seattle area is the opportunity to team up with other design and building professionals to celebrate creativity and community. Recently, one of those opportunities came at Bark Art. Each year, Luxe hosts Bark Art–a charity event that brings home design experts together in support …

In Pursuit of Excellence: Celebrating Curtis Gelotte’s Career

As we travel through the seasons of Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl Architecture’s growth and evolution, we pause to celebrate a momentous milestone. After almost four decades of designing dream homes for clients, our founding principal, Curtis Gelotte retires. Thirty-five years ago, Curt founded a practice focused on award-winning home designs. He designed hundreds of distinctive residences …

2018 in Review

It’s getting real. 2018 is coming to an end, and we’re taking a look back on what’s happened. Ask An Architect We kicked off the year with our friends at AIA Seattle. Along with fellow architect Matt Hutchins at CAST Architecture, we spent an afternoon discussing what it takes to build a house and taking …

From Our Family to Yours

The tradition of sending holiday cards dates back to 1840s England and a man who wanted to acknowledge the people in his life with a token of gratitude. He commissioned an artist friend to create a custom design and reproduce it on thick paper, then sent it out to friends and relatives, giving the world …

Building Whoville

It’s finally here! Sheraton and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s 26th Annual Gingerbread Village is in full swing! We unveiled our Whoville town square this past Monday, and it’ll be on display at the Sheraton through January 1, 2019, along with four other deliciously decked out scenes. How It’s Made With each passing year, our …

Gingerbread Season

We thrive when we embrace creative opportunities. The drive to create, shape, and capture life and beauty in an artistic format is inherent in our DNA…whether our outlet is a Tuscan inspired villa of stone and marble or a walk through Whoville decked in frosting and gumdrops. A Creative Exercise It’s back: Seattle’s annual gingerbread …

Wine Tasting at Wood, Stone, Water

Home is a sanctuary. It’s the place we gather with friends and family…to talk, to laugh, to relax in comfort. This weekend, we’d like to invite you to join us in one of the homes we designed: Wood, Stone, Water. Our Bellevue home design firm is hosting a wine-tasting event in partnership with Northwest Cellars …