Archive Dec. 2012

17
Dec

Britannia Beach Residence

This 4,500 sf house is designed in modular components for offsite fabrication for a homeowner in the Britannia Beach neighborhood of Squamish, British Columbia. The house is configured to provide flexibility in use, allowing for comfortable living for a multi-generational family. Wide hallways and doorways, a fully accessible shower and a stacking central closet with […]

30
Sep

YP House Remodel 1

Photos of the recently completed YP House Remodel. An infill two story addition and remodel to a Yarrow Point house, originally designed by architect Jeffrey Taylor. The project connects the garage to the house while adding dormers and clerestory windows to maintain the scale and character of the existing home. A modest addition to the […]

31
Aug

New Grouparchitect team members

We’d like to welcome and introduce our two newest additions to our design team at Grouparchitect. Mike Kutsin LEED AP Mike is a seasoned architectural professional with over 14 years of experience in the US and most recently 1.5 years in British Columbia. Besides being a profession, architecture has been for Mike a stimulating life […]

24
May

Elford Remodel

Photos of the recently completed Elford Remodel. A second story addition to a northwest Mid Century Modern home, originally designed by architect Theo Damm. The home is nestled in the Broadview neighborhood in northwest Seattle. The new scope of work includes an upper floor master suite addition and main floor remodel in order to expand […]

9
Apr

Home Design 101 – May 2012

Dreaming about a project and not sure where to start? Trying to figure out how to make the most of your budget? Curious about green design or how to plan for your family’s changing needs? Whether your project is a small remodel or new construction–or if you are just curious about the design process–AIA architects […]

21
Mar

Marina Mart Architectural Renderings

Exterior and Interior renderings of the proposed addition to the Marina Mart, Seattle, WA The Marina Mart is an existing office building and moorage facility located on Seattle’s Lake Union. We were engaged to provide architectural renderings of the proposed three story addition on the shoreline side of the building. Renderings include visualizations of both […]

12
Feb

Britannia Beach modular set time lapse

7
Feb

Tour Frank Lloyd Wright – Brandes Residence

Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Brandes Residence Sammamish, Washington March 3 and 4, 2012 In 1952 Frank Lloyd Wright designed a unique Usonian house for Mr. & Mrs. Ray Brandes for their acreage on the Pine Lake Plateau. The low-slung, organic design features Wright’s innovative use of natural materials including: the heated red concrete floor, […]

27
Jan

PNA 2012 Home Design & Remodel Fair

Grouparchitect will be hosting a booth at the Phinney home fair this Sunday. Stop by and say hi and we can discuss any home remodel or renovation project you are considering. We’ll be in room 1. The fair provides a great opportunity to meet architects, designers, contractors and building material vendors in a pressure free […]

22
Nov

Find us on Google+

Grouparchitect is now on Google Plus. Add us to your circles to keep up to date with what’s new at Grouparchitect. Find us on Google+

21
Nov

The Capitol Hill Apartments featured in the DJC

The Capitol Hill Apartments by Grouparchitect and Rudd Development were highlighted in the DJC on Friday. The 20 unit apartments are being designed to meet Built Green 4-Star Certification. Article

20
Oct

Method Homes & Grouparchitect Introduce the Option Series

Method Homes & Grouparchitect Introduce the Option Series A line of new pre-fab home designs offering greater flexibility and efficiency for urban and suburban areas SEATTLE – October 11, 2011 – Method Homes, a custom manufacturer of precision built, pre-fabricated homes, has introduced a new series to its portfolio of sustainably built homes. Method Homes’ […]

30
Sep

Sammamish Kitchen Remodel – Before and After

A remodel to a 1970s split level home.  The original kitchen was enclosed and separated from the rest of the living space. With limited counter space and a dining nook too small to be utilized, the existing space was in need of some improvement. Our design included opening up the walls, modifying the layout while […]

8
Jul

Green Remodel Strategies for Aging at Home

You’re never too old for a green remodel! Universal Design addresses senior mobility and safety to make homes usable, efficient and appealing to a wide range of uses and users. King County GreenTools new brochure has tips and resources to plan a remodel for aging in place. You can download the Green Remodel Strategies for […]

7
Jul

Home Design 101

HOME DESIGN 101: getting started…Dreaming about a project and not sure where to start? Trying to figure out how to make the most of your budget? Curious about green design or how to plan for your family’s changing needs?Whether your project is a small remodel or new construction — or if you are just curious […]

26
Jun

Grouparchitect is growing

We’d like to welcome and introduce our two newest additions to our design team at Grouparchitect. Emily Hennigs Emily is a registered architect with over a decade of experience practicing architecture. She brings with her an extensive background in high-end custom residential work and an eye for quality and attentiveness regardless of project scale. She […]

20
Aug

Plan ahead to reduce your energy costs the smart way

Existing home and buildings often have an inverse relationship between the age and character of the building with respect to energy efficiency – the older it is, the less energy efficient it is. Our Energy Assessment includes a brief comparison of your building’s insulation levels against current and future codes and recommended upgrades as well […]

21
Jun

How green is your home?

How green is your home? How green do you want to be? How green CAN you be? Being sustainable involves asking a lot of questions (especially the right ones) if you hope to make a difference in our world in a truly meaningful way. Grouparchitect’s staff of LEED-accredited designers and Sustainable Building Advisors can take […]

7
Jun

Residential Home Feasibility Walkthroughs Now Available!

Grouparchitect now offers a reduced cost service for prospective homeowners. We walk through a potential home with our client and listen to what they want to do and offer real time feedback regarding the feasibility and potential challenges of pursuing your project. We can make almost any inspection schedule and our opinions are immediately useful […]

9
Jan

Seattle Home Show 2010

Grouparchitect will again be one of the architecture firms hosting the American Institute of Architects (AIA) booth in the Seattle Home Show February 20th – 28th, 2010. Stop by the booth and we can discuss your project and the process of working with an architect. Scott LaBenz & Brian Palidar will be hosting the booth […]