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.

A New Old House

Two philosophies prevail when it comes to historic remodels: to make it bold or to make it blend. Prague’s Dancing House exemplifies a bold, new addition to an old neighborhood. The deconstructionist-style structure stands in stark contrast to the gothic and art nouveau buildings around it. Dancing House certainly makes a statement, but some argue …

The Art of Architecture: A Beautiful Life

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.” Frank Lloyd Wright

The Art of Architecture: Collected

The art of architecture is the core of what we do. Designing a home is an act of creation and artistry. It’s an investment in an art for daily life, an art that uniquely fits your needs and your lifestyle. As we practice the art of architecture, we begin with the age-old tools of our craft–paints, …

The Art of Architecture: In Pursuit of Art

The art of architecture takes the most essential elements—water, stone, wood, and order—and arranges them in new and beautiful forms.

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 …

5 More Fireplace Designs for Fall

The fireplace is the quintessential place where beauty and comfort meet. It provides the basic human necessity of warmth amid the cooler seasons, often with character and elegance. Great fireplace design brings beauty and delight to the home. Art & Warmth Canvas and Light frames the classic fireplace design with color and light. A striking painting …