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Our Vision
Spokane Architect's Vision - Urban Garden Refuge
Spokane Architect's Vision - Rammed Earth Passivhaus
Spokane Architect's Vision - Living in Nature
Spokane Architect's Vision - Residence for Two Architects
Spokane Architect's Vision - Net Positive Energy
Spokane Architect's Vision - Residence for Two Gourmets
Spokane Architect's Vision - Quietly Tucked into the Forest
Spokane Architect's Vision - Caribbean Desert Retreat
Spokane Architect's Vision - Utah Passivehaus Ski Retreat
Spokane Architect's Vision - Sharelant Healing House
Spokane Architect's Vision - Fernan Family Lodge
Spokane Architect's Vision - Between Earth and Sky
Spokane Architect

Architecture is a blend of art and science - creativity and practicality - crafted for each unique place, time, and client.  To stand the test of time, it must be both well built and thoughtfully designed.

The Journal
Spokane Architect's Journal - Building and Car Pricepoints
Building and Car Pricepoints
Design the best building for your budget

"Design is usually not about luxury, but rather, making the best use of available resources for any given project."   Buildings and cars are both designed and created across a spectrum of price, from low-end to high. Buildings are very different from automobiles in important ways... build...

Spokane Architect's Journal - 400 MPG Architecture
400 MPG Architecture
Save money, breathe easy...

Imagine you are considering the purchase of a new car that gets 40 miles to the gallon... when you learn about a similarly priced high performance alternative that is far better built, looks great, and runs 200 to 400 miles to the gallon, depending on your driving habits. It uses some German parts...

Spokane Architect's Journal - High Performance Architecture Pays Big Dividends
High Performance Architecture Pays Big Dividends
Save BIG by building smarter

Once we have a conceptual design solution that has been approved by a client, we typically provide them with a financial analysis of the costs and benefits of building to the passivhaus level of quality as opposed to simply building to current code minimums. "By building to passive house quality in...

Spokane Architect's Journal - What Breed of Architect is for You?
What Breed of Architect is for You?
Pair your project with the right team

Pretty much by definition, embarking on a search for any professional to place your trust in is likely to be a little worrisome. The prospect of selecting and hiring an architect can be something of a challenge, for any number of reasons. On the chance you may be in this situation, or know someone w...

Spokane Architect's Journal - Perspectives: Knowledge vs. Wisdom
Perspectives: Knowledge vs. Wisdom
Technological mastery versus sensitivity and harmony

Architecture has the potential to be greatly enriched with an inclusive appreciation of both 'Western' ('European') and 'Eastern' ('Asian') perspectives. This is not to say that we favor Asian style, but rather, that we appreciate the contrasting character of Asian thought systems and what thos...

Spokane Architect's Journal - Rammed Earth Architecture
Rammed Earth Architecture
The best walls on earth

It comes as a surprise to many people to see an architect working in the Pacific Northwest designing and building with rammed earth, which is generally associated with very arid, hot climates and low tech, indigenous building traditions. I became interested in working with rammed earth as an unexp...

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