DesignThe intersection of beautiful form and prosaic function is the hallmark of good design. It's true of the paperclip and of our dwellings.
A passion for architecture and for design excellence is the single-minded focus of my practice. I seek to help clients create what they envision, and even, sometimes, what they have yet to envision. My goal for every design is that it be beautiful, humane, spirited, functional, long-lasting, and affordable.
Different by designComplete design services for new homes and renovations include:
1. Working with clients to create concept and design
2. Producing a complete set of building plans and specifications
3. Determining finishes and products with the homeowners.
4. Creating a project budget
5. Providing support and involvement throughout the project.
Designed for lifeSpecial areas of interest include:
1. Universal design
Homes designed to be visitable, accessible, and useable for people of all abilities.
2. Aging in place
Homes designed for life with features and flexibility that allow owners to stay in them as long as possible.
3. Lifestyle design
Designs that grow from the owners' unique lifestyle rather than “easy designs” that simply mirror known tastes and expectations of what a home should be.
4. The Not-So-Big design principals of Sarah Suzanka
5. Sustainable design
I specialize in Northwest-style architecture and bring a good aesthetic and years of hands-on building experience to my work. I seek clients who recognize and value good design—be it contemporary or traditional—and who, whatever their budget, desire to build something distinctive.
The ultimate challenge of building is to achieve a final level of simplicity that belies the complexity of the process. And while there are many architectural styles and limitless design possibilities, this is always true: if you walk into a house and it doesn't feel comfortable and warm, you failed. Good design is where successful projects start.