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 […]
Grouparchitect is proud to announce that Gavin Erickson AIA and Andrea Detweiler have earned the title of Certified Passive House Consultants as awarded by the Passive House Institute US. Passive House is one of the most rigorous green building standards and results in a healthier indoor environment and long-term cost savings. To learn more, visit […]
The existing site was subdivided to accommodate two townhomes and a single family residence on the opposing side. The two sites were designed simultaneously to coherently maximize the square footages according to each household and its needs. Each townhouse unit has an attached garage and a guest room on the ground floor. The second level […]
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 […]
A remodel to a home on the east side of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood overlooking the Washington Park Arboretum. Improvements include updating and repairing the exterior with a new modern façade with durable materials over a rainscreen system, enclosing a covered porch, window and door replacements, a new kitchen and updated finishes and fixtures in […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Improvements include updating and repairing the exterior with a new modern façade with durable materials over a rainscreen system, enclosing a covered porch, window and door replacements, a new kitchen and updated finishes and fixtures in the home’s bathroom. The construction team has been proficiently working through the summer to complete the exterior work before […]
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 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.
This prefab residence is one of the option series Grouparchitect collaborated with Method Homes. This home was customized to meet the needs of the homeowners and their unique site. It is located within Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood. This modular home has (3) bedrooms, (3) bathrooms, spacious living spaces, and a garage and den space partially below […]
Progress on our Capitol Hill Apartment is coming along. These past few weeks, the concrete level and PT deck have been placed and cured making way to start the framing process. Framing for Level 2 above the PT concrete deck is underway and it is awaiting the joist construction for the Level 3 floor deck.Window studs […]
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 […]
Our Capitol Hill Apartment complex has made a lot of progress since our last update. Our design team was able to go down to the site to witness the construction process and document the project’s progress over a couple weeks.The foundation work is complete and the lower level is beginning to take form. The foundation walls […]
Our Elford Remodel project has been a series of incremental exterior and interior renovations. The most recent phase, a kitchen remodel, has recently been completed. The house is located in the Broadview neighborhood in northwest Seattle with a beautiful view overlooking the Puget Sound.The breakfast nook allows views on all three sides while maximizing natural light. […]
The Phinney Ridge pre-fab home has seen a lot of changes over the past 2 months. Since our last update the rest of the fiber cement boards were placed on the front façade of the home. Construction of the front porch has begun, the framing, roof, and railings are in place. The driveway and retaining walls […]