Last week, a crowd gathered in Occidental Square to gawk at two chunks of ice. The ice had been melting for 20 days, but one block had melted much faster than the other. The event attracted a crowd because the ice blocks were part of an exhibit dubbed the Ice Box Challenge*. There were two […]
Those of us who care about climate change don’t think of ourselves as very “passive” about it. Actively participating in making a positive impact is what the green building standard Passive House is all about. One of the most rigorous energy efficiency certifications for buildings, Passive House buildings are designed to be extremely airtight and […]
The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is having their annual Northwest Green Home Tour on April 29-30. This event promotes and educates the public on sustainable design with new green homes and energy retrofits. Everyone is welcome to join the tour and engage with the designers and builders of these households at various locations in Columbia City, […]
We are happy to announce Emily McNichols’ appointment as a City of Seattle Design Review Board member! Emily is a Senior Project Architect at Grouparchitect and has demonstrated strong leadership and skill in the office. Our team is proud of her achievement and knows that she will be a valuable asset to the members of […]
Grouparchitect is proud to announce that another member of our design team has earned licensure this year. Nathan Groth obtained his architectural license for Washington State this past January. We look forward to seeing more projects lead by Nathan. To view Nathan’s current work, click here.
Grouparchitect is proud to announce that one of our long standing members has earned his architecture license in Washington State. Gavin Erickson has been with Grouparchitect for 9 years, leading many projects from single family remodels to mixed-use developments. To view more projects Gavin has worked on, click here.
This rambler, located on a large secluded lot, became the focus of a number of updates to the existing infrastructure. The kitchen and family rooms were updated with modern finishes and the laundry room has been expanded to include dog washing amenities and extra storage. In the bedroom wing, the bathrooms will see a complete […]
The Delano Apartments are the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Design Award in the City of Redmond’s Excellence in Design Awards. These apartments reside on a prominent corner site that is surrounded by fir trees within the Redmond Town Center.The exterior landscaping reflects a residential scale with respect to adjacent multifamily apartments as well as […]
The Capitol Hill Apartments construction team has completed the exterior framing. Pedestrians are now able to visualize the upcoming structure. The building’s penthouse level butterfly roof adds a recognizable angular skyline to the neighborhood.The structure is located atop a hill which allows for sweeping views out towards Lake Washington, the Cascade Mountains, and the local […]
Located in the heart of the Northgate Neighborhood, the Lane on fifth Apartments will feature 215 market rate apartments in addition to ground level retail uses. The project is anchored by a strong retail presence beside the emerging pedestrian streetscape of 5th Avenue NE and generous outdoor amenity spaces including roof deck terraces and a […]
This beautiful 4,200 square foot new construction custom home reflects the client’s gregarious personality while complementing the established neighborhood of Laurelhurst. Traditional craftsman style details set the mood, but the space is all modern – with an intuitive flow, creative pallet of modern materials, and clear views across multiple rooms. This residence featured a 1700 […]
The Maple Leaf Veterinary Care Center relocated to a mid-century modern commercial building originally built as the office of Lawrence and Hazen Architects in 1952. The original building was a recipient of an American Institute of Architects National Merit Award in 1953. Care was taken to reveal and preserve as much of the original façade of […]
The Venice beach prefab is a two-story 2,300 sf house designed in modules. The components were fabricated offsite and shipped to the homeowner’s property in Venice beach, California. Grouparchitect was engaged to provide modular design consulting and architectural renderings.The upstairs has a breezeway that connects the bedrooms to the outdoor deck, due to California’s constant […]
The construction process for Capitol Hill is coming along, we are taking advantage of the sunny weather in Seattle. The framing and sheathing was just completed on the third floor, and we had our first peak at the amazing views toward Lake Washington on the deck of level four. The team will soon begin framing […]
An uplifting finish renovation of Northwest Christian Church’s sanctuary was inspired by the already existing space. The design focused on highlighting the existing structure which featured soaring exposed wood beams and extensive stain-glass windows. The paint, carpet and finishes were selected for cohesive color in a reverent space.
Grouparchitect was in need of a new refreshing remodel for the office. The goal was to maximize daylighting and take advantage of the existing views of Lake Union. Existing concrete and wood was sandblasted to become exposed and show the true character of the materials. Materials were creatively repurposed to reduce landfill and extend the […]
Leilani Apartments adapted its name from the site’s previous occupant, the Leilani Lanes bowling alley. The large site is bounded by a wide range of adjacent uses and scales, necessitating a multiple-building response to reduce bulk and scale as well as to provide ground level open space. The project was completed in 2013 and has […]
This project for Phinney Ridge Prefab was the first of the option series, a line of prefabricated modular homes, built in Seattle by Method Homes. This option home series was customized to meet the owner’s needs for a three bedroom plus den, three and a half bath home. Built on a tight urban lot, this […]
Plateau 120 is in the midst of design development, there have been a few schematic changes since our last update on the multifamily project. Plateau 120 is a 92-unit apartment building containing 18 affordable housing units and over 14,425 sq ft of retail / office space at the ground level.Adjacent to 228th Avenue and a […]
The LIV Apartments have applied the final exterior finishes including Hardi and cedar plank siding with metal panel and brick veneer siding as well. The rest of the roof gardens have been implemented and the main entrance has now been completed and tenants have moved into the building. The roof gardens contain, open community deck […]