Carolyn designs sensitive, site-specific renovations, additions, new houses and equine facilities. Bringing over 25 years’ experience collaborating with clients, consultants and contractors on health care, mixed-use, retail, interiors, stage design, commercial, and residential projects, today Carolyn specializes in the small project, including new and renovated housing and equine facilities. A small project focus allows her to be readily accessible to answer questions and resolve issues throughout the design process—from the big picture through the details.
Carolyn received an AB degree in Architecture from University of California, Berkeley, an MFA in Stage Design from Southern Methodist University, and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.
A member of the American Institute of Architects, Carolyn serves on the AIA Small Project Practitioners Advisory Group and is a current member and past chair of the City of Kirkland, WA Design Review Board.
ARCHITECT, WSSHE, LEED AP BD+C®
Areas of Expertise
Retail & Grocery
Bachelor of Arts in English
East Carolina University
A project exists, in a way, long before the ﬁrst discussions are had, before the ﬁrst meetings are attended, and before the ﬁrst shovel breaks the ground. They begin as an idea, and when a person comes in contact with that idea, they inﬂuence it. From this intangible concept we seek to create something that can be touched, provide shelter, enable us to work, to play, to live. As design professionals we are charged with developing this idea, providing momentum, excitement and ﬂesh to something that may have started as nothing more than a desire.
Developing a project is satisfying for me because the process is never static. I invite everyone involved to continuously rethink, revise and improve on the project’s status and nature. That stated, there are constants essential for a project to achieve greatness. Collaboration, when all parties are willing to listen and to earnestly consider ideas from each other, allows for the best outcome.
Raising buildings out the ground requires a concerted and passionate effort from owner, design professionals and builder -- with each trusting and listening to the other.
Matt has 20 years of combined experience working as a builder, designer and project manager. A career that can be traced through the building of ﬁnancial institutions, restaurants, commercial and retail structures, has transformed into leading project management and design. With an understanding of the design process from big idea to grand opening, Matt has managed all phases of commercial projects.
ARCHITECT, LEED AP ®
Areas of Expertise
Bachelor of Architecture
California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo
In the increasingly competitive world of urban mixed-use design, having a property that is beautiful and functionally excellent is no longer enough to succeed. A development must combine visual distinction with a total experience that surprises and delights guests, while providing seamless and uncompromised services and amenities. I believe that by weaving in aspects of hospitality design, a mixed-use project can ascend from being a place to live and shop into something much more – achieving customer and resident loyalty, positive word of mouth, and project positioning above and beyond your competition.
Every design tells a story. The story is a tool for creating an integrated environment that resonates with people, that draws them in on an emotional level, and keeps them coming back. It blends architecture, interior design, lighting, furniture and graphics into something that is well beyond the sum of their parts, but is never style for style’s sake. Rather, the story’s a unifying idea that brings consistency and depth to all aspects of the design, and against which all decisions are tested. We work with you to develop a story that is uniquely yours -- strategically crafted to attract your target market, with an experience that is yours alone.
Bob has over 25 years of architectural and interior design experience and has led imagemaking projects that include hospitality, housing, retail and healthcare design. Bob has been a lead design architect on numerous award-winning projects across the nation, with credits including hotels, mixed-use developments and the Olympic Village for the 2002 Winter Games. He is licensed to practice architecture in Washington and California.