The Art of Architecture: Lessons from Adventure

House architecture is about people—about understanding how people live and interact with each other and their surroundings. Our opportunities to interact with our clients, our teams, and our own families shape our work and enable us to provide homes suited to the unique individual. For Troy Howe, a project manager at our Kirkland architect firm, …

The Art of Architecture: Lessons from Photography

Architecture is rooted in composition, angles, and perfect settings. It’s chief end is beauty. When we consider the art of architecture and the ways in which various artistic pursuits influence our understanding of custom house design, we observe a rich relationship between the methods of architecture and the methods of photography. Photography and Architecture Jin …

The Future of Home Design

Each year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) holds a home design competition for collegiate architects. They inspire students to design innovative residential spaces along a specific theme. This year’s theme: “Here + Now.” AIA encouraged student architects to envision homes in light of “context, culture, and vernacular, but fully embracing 21st century technology and …

Prairie Style Architect

Art is a discovery and development of elementary principles of nature into beautiful forms suitable for human use. Frank Lloyd Wright We love and live a variety of design styles, from traditional gothic architecture to contemporary design. Every project is a new opportunity to exercise creativity in our endeavor to create livable art. Several years …

An Architect’s Perspective on Asian Ambiance

Scott Hommas discusses a custom remodel with an Asian twist.