Washington Architects

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    ra50: Olson Kundig Architects

    Olson Kundig’s houses move comfortably between art, nature, and architecture.

     
  • top firm: the miller|hull partnership

    No region of the United States has a stronger, more deeply rooted, or more characteristically regional modernist architecture than the Pacific Northwest.

     
  • jay janette, aia, and david goldberg, aia

    Seattle-based Mithun always considered itself a regional firm with a strong focus on residential planning and design work, but in 2008 the collective opened a San Francisco office in a move forward as a more diverse and, it hopes, recession-proof company.

     
  • a clear logic

    Eric Cobb's focus is on structure, simplicity, and surprise. His houses respond to the topology of the land while engaging it lightly. They're often thrust over a steep slope or wetland and rotated toward a chosen view—and not always the predictable one. Materials are abstract, durable, readily...

     
  • change agent

    Chapin knows that the loose edges of towns, with their mind-numbing mazes of streets, cannot be improved simply by sending out talented architects. Innovative solutions must come from better planning.

     
  • northern lights

    After nearly four decades of practice, Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects is in the enviable, if well-deserved, position of being a star firm. The partners are at the top of their game, humming along from one plum project to the next. The firm possesses a nationally ranging portfolio of houses...

     
  • top firm: pyatok architects

    It is not unusual for architect Michael Pyatok's subsidized-housing projects to be mistaken for upscale condos.

     
  • top firm: mithun

    In a genre where the majority of large architecture firms might do a couple of custom homes or an apartment building per year, MITHUN has built a national reputation for well-designed, regionally appropriate residential work.

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
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