Washington

  • simple pleasure

    Paul Hirzel, AIA, spends most of his workdays teaching at Washington State University and heading up its architecture graduate program. So he limits his one-person practice to projects he can't bring himself to turn down—projects like this vacation retrea

     
  • artist's studio, seattle

    Necessity may be the mother of invention, but in the hands of Tom Kundig, FAIA, rudimentary solutions become bold and celebratory.

     
  • ontario 301, washington, d.c.

    When it came time to liberate her dark, disorienting apartment in a Beaux-Arts building, this client—a psychiatrist—prescribed an orderly, austere environment, perhaps as an antidote to the daily hazards of her practice.

     
  • roddy/bale garage, bellevue, wash.

    This multipurpose outbuilding was designed on a modest budget, but it rises above its humble endowment. Citing its beautiful construction and detailing, our judges gave it a Grand award.

     
  • Pattern Language

    When designing this expanded and remodeled kitchen in a 1932 Seattle home, architect Nils Finne faced a common dilemma.

     
  • basic training

    This Miller/Hull Partnership project focuses on the sustainable basics of responsible orientation, passive heating and cooling, and sensitive site preparation.

     
  • long hall

    Designer, developer and homeowner Sean Bell works around multiple obstacles to design a bathroom for a Seattle home.

     
  • open wide

    Nothing worth doing is easy, right? Well, the limitations of this Seattle infill site would daunt most mortals: The steep urban lot is deemed a “critical area” in danger of mudslides. Its southern exposures—crucial to passive-solar benefits—face a freeway.

     
  • side by side

    Developers are often accused of myopia—of ignoring how their projects relate to the community at large. Geoffrey T. Prentiss, AIA, was not about to make that mistake for this small residential/commercial project near downtown Seattle, in the largely resid

     
  • culinary connection

    Geoff Prentiss, AIA, knowingly calls the owner of this San Juan Islands retreat a “major cook.” That knowledge comes from personal experience—the homeowner is also his cousin.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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