Washington

  • pattern play

    The clients for this Seattle kitchen remodeling job wanted more space and better light.

     
  • skb architects

    SkB Architects loved its old offices in downtown Seattle, but the 22-person firm had outgrown the space. So partners Shannon Rankin, Kyle Gaffney, and Brian Collins-Friedrichs went looking for new digs with extreme makeover potential.

     
  • methow madness

    After decades of designing retreats in Washington's Methow Valley, Ray and Mary Johnston, FAIA, decided it was time to do a place of their own.

     
  • chance encounter

    Being your own developer, designer, and builder offers the freedom to align your creativity and your beliefs with your business. But there's no doubt you also take on all the risk. Pb Elemental Architecture decided to play its game of chance with this 6,000-square-foot lot located in a sketchy...

     
  • Redmond, Wash., Residence

    Located on a large, private lot in the Seattle suburb of Redmond, this custom home combines a clear and incisive plan, thoughtfully shaped spaces, inventive detailing, and meticulous craftsmanship in a tour-de-force of residential architecture and construction.

     
  • Music Theory

    The great ones make it look easy. Houses, that is. When a custom home is fully resolved—when the design is inspired, the craftsmanship spot-on, and owner, architect, and builder fully in sync—the result betrays nothing of the effort expended in its creation.

     
  • elemental education

    This 3,600-square-foot surburban home isn't a typical project for Chris Pardo, principal and co-founder (with David Biddle) of Pb Elemental Architecture. The Seattle-based firm, whose specialties include design, construction, and development, normally focuses on high-density infill projects in...

     
  • Top Flight

    An age-in-place custom home lands on a Pacific Northwest shore.

     
  • creative license

    Architects who favor a streamlined approach to design in Washington, D.C., have often felt constrained by the city's prevailing preference for traditional styles. But times are changing, just a bit, and local design pros are discovering more clients willing to push the envelope and embrace the...

     
  • a zone of one's own

    For several years, architect Kyle Gaffney made occasional visits to a friend's vacation house in Orondo, Wash. He learned all the area's secrets—the best places to water-ski, the idiosyncrasies of the local weather, and the endless variety of fruit grown

     
 
 
 
 
 
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