Laurels
Best Architects
in Seattle
2017

Why These Architects?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored architects on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best architects in Seattle, WA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

ALCOVA architecture

ALCOVA architecture has been a Seattle architecture firm since 2010. The group creates new residential constructions as well as remodels which combine warm, sustainable designs within clients' budgets. ALCOVA involves clients throughout the entire process and handles feasibility studies, master planning, permits, site design, landscape design, architectural services, and interior and lighting design. ALCOVA received Best Of Houzz for Customer Satisfaction in 2015.

Seattle, WA(206) 418-6777

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Board & Vellum

Board & Vellum is a Seattle architectural firm. The team works with new, modern constructions as well as historic home renovations. Clients also engage the firm for commercial projects, retail designs, and interior design work. Services include feasibility and zoning studies, 3D models, and landscape design. Board & Vellum is a member of Built Green and employs three LEED-accredited professionals as well as a Certified Passive House Consultant.

Seattle, WA(206) 707-8895

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CASA Architecture and Interior Design

CASA Architecture and Interior Design is a Shoreline architecture firm. The group focuses on client relationships and handles new home constructions, remodels, sustainable design, and ventilation systems. CASA helps clients with finding and evaluating sites, planning, design, permitting, and construction. CASA implements the Team Build process, which includes the builder into the design process for better value, timing, and results.

Shoreline, WA(206) 533-8733

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David Coleman Architecture

David Coleman Architecture is a Seattle architectural firm. The group deals with a limited number of residential, commercial and institutional clients and focuses on light, place, and time. Services include interior, furniture, landscape and urban design. Architect David Coleman's work has been seen in Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, and The New York Times, and Mr. Coleman was named to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 2011.

Seattle, WA(206) 443-5626

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Finne Architects

Finne Architects is a Seattle architectural firm. The group is known for its sustainable designs and Scandinavian spirit and also designs furniture, lighting, and hardware. Finne has completed over 60 residential new constructions and remodels and has been recognized by numerous entities including the 2011 Northwest Design Awards, the 2011 International Property Awards, the 2008 Custom Home Design Awards, and their MAZAMA House project won the 2015 Canadian Wood Council Award. Finne belongs to the US Green Building Council, and all work is designed to qualify for LEED certification.

Seattle, WA(206) 467-2880

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Harrison Architects

Harrison Architects brings over 30 years of experience in architecture to the Seattle area. The firm often uses consultants, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers who follow green principles or are members of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild. Harrison Architects has been named a “Distinguished Business in the Green” by King County’s Green Works program, and architect Rob Harrison was a co-founder of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild, was on the board of Worldchanging from 2010 to 2012, and is a Certified Passive House Consultant

Seattle, WA(206) 956-0883

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Johnston Architects PLLC

Johnston Architects PLLC provides architectural services to the Seattle area. Clients hire the group for civic projects, multi-family and mixed-use developments, and custom homes. Johnston Architects incorporates sensible sustainability into its work and has several homes which are LEED Silver and Platinum Certified. The firm has been featured in Coastal Living, Seattle Metropolitan, and Architectural Record.

Seattle, WA(206) 523-6150

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Motionspace Architecture + Design PLLC

Motionspace Architecture + Design PLLC has been a Seattle architecture firm for 10 years. The firm seeks to create a layered experience in its designs via space, light, color, detail, and material. The firm provides different service packages which can include design documentation, specifications, drawings, permit documentation, and construction observation. Architect Nazim Nice is certified by the NCARB and is LEED AP certified by the United States Green Building Council.

Seattle, WA(206) 204-0490

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Paul Moon Design

Paul Moon Design is a Seattle architectural firm, which offers integrated architectural, interior, and landscape design services. The group handles new constructions, remodels, kitchens, and landscapes for private homes and has been featured in Traditional Home. Paul Moon Design has won Best of Houzz for Design four times and is known for close client relationships.

Seattle, WA(206) 985-9420

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Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects

Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects provides architectural services in the Seattle area. The group focuses on client communication and handling the process from design to construction. The firm is known for its use of light, sustainable designs, combination of aesthetics with utility, and materials and design which allow the resulting structure to be in harmony with the environment. Landscape and interior design services are also available.

Seattle, WA(206) 283-9930

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Rhodes Architecture + Light

Rhodes Architecture + Light has been providing architectural services to Seattle for over 20 years. Services include architectural design, feasibility studies, site reviews, cost management, permits, bidding negotiation, and construction management. Rhodes Architecture + Light has been featured in Northwest Home + Garden, Pacific NW Magazine, and Cottage Living and won the AIA Home of the Year in 2002.

Seattle, WA(206) 933-1257

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Rohleder Borges Architecture

Rohleder Borges Architecture brings 60 years of combined architectural design experience to the Seattle area. The team seeks to build according to sustainable practices and has worked on corporate aviation facilities, residences, and adaptive re-use projects. The group uses a collaborative process and multiple design solution techniques such as collage and digital models. Rohleder Borges has won the Top Ten Green Projects Award from the Regional AIA What Makes it Green? Program.

Seattle, WA(206) 464-7997

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Sheri Olson Architecture, PLLC

Sheri Olson Architecture, PLLC brings over 25 years of architectural experience to the Seattle area. Services include design, remodels, base drawings, interior design and furniture selection, zoning and code analysis, and green building. Architect Sheri Olson is a registered architect with LEED “green” certification, and Ms. Olson's work has been featured in Pacific NW Magazine, Inhabit, and Seattle Homes & Lifestyles. The firm's work has received Best of Houzz in Service and Design for multiple years.

Seattle, WA(206) 720-5510

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Stephenson Design Collective

Stephenson Design Collective has been a Seattle architectural firm since 2009. The group uses light and space to create unique, sophisticated structures which have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Inhabitat, and Pacific NW Magazine. Clients engage the team for private homes, multi-family residential designs, and multi-use and public projects. Services include design, 3D modeling, permits and document submission, contractor selection, and construction oversight.

Seattle, WA(206) 632-7703

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Suyama Peterson Deguchi

Suyama Peterson Deguchi has been a Seattle architectural team since 1971. The firm specializes in northwest contemporary design and provides architectural design, interior design, and furniture design services. Clients include private homeowners, art galleries, and retail boutiques. SPD's work has been featured in Beach Houses, The Cabin Book, and 1000x Architecture of the Americas, and the firm has won numerous awards such as the AIA/Seattle Merit Award and the Residential Architect, Hall of Fame Award.

Seattle, WA(206) 256-0809

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The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP

The Miller Hull Partnership, LLP has been providing architectural services to Seattle clients since 1977. Designs are created to work with the natural environment and to reflect the spirit of the West. The team works with residential, commercial, governmental, and institutional clients and focuses on cost controls, proper timetables, and communication. Miller Hull has been featured in domestic as well as foreign publications and has won over 200 design awards.

Seattle, WA(206) 682-6837

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westerbeck|architecture llc

westerbeck|architecture llc has been a Bothell architecture firm since 2009. The group focuses on energy and water efficiency, passive heating and cooling, daylighting, and durable materials in its designs in order to keep homeowner maintenance to a minimum. The firm works within client budgets on new constructions as well as remodels on residential and commercial projects and seeks to create spaces of dynamic expression.

Bothell, WA(206) 941-2163

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Whitney Architecture

Whitney Architecture is a Seattle architecture group. The firm seeks to create functional living spaces in close collaboration with its clients. Services include design, zoning and codes, site analysis, permits, and construction oversight. One of the firm's architects was a founder of the Passive House Northwest organization and a Certified Passive House Consultant. Whitney Architecture has been featured in Seattle Times and Green Building and Design.

Seattle, WA(206) 789-3934

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