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 …

Open House in Bellevue: You’re Invited!

It’s not often that we get to host an open house at one of the homes we design. After all, one of the cornerstones of our design approach is that it’s not our home. But this weekend we have a unique opportunity to participate in an open house at a past Bellevue home design project: Wood, …

You’re Invited: Gelato, Hummus, and Drinks

We’ve built our Bellevue design firm on relationships: with our contractors, consultants, clients…with you. We value our connection with the people we work with and for, and we relish opportunities to express our gratitude. That’s precisely why we love our Gelato, Hummus, and Drinks anniversary party so much. Gelato, Hummus, and Drinks is our chance …

Ask an Architect: How to Build a 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 becomes, and how long it takes. You may wonder what it’s like to work with …