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Tiledek under installed tile
Tiledek under installed tile
Tiledek under installed tile
Tiledek under installed tile
Before: Previous failed coating that has started to peel (before)

Project • By DuradekHotels

The Edgewater Hotel Tiled Roof Deck

The 1750 sq. ft. rooftop patio at Seattle’s iconic Edgewater Hotel was falling into disrepair. An elastomeric deck coating that had only been down for 1 year had already failed. With failed waterproofing, they couldn’t be confident that the hotel would not sustain water damage over time. Plus, the overall look of the patio was off-putting to guests who wanted to enjoy the hotel’s view of Seattle’s waterfront. The hotel owners decided to give the rooftop patio an upgrade with an attractive and durable outdoor tile surface.  Since the failed coating was layered over a sleeper floor and a torch-on roofing product, it was going to be a big job.  They called the roof deck experts at Duradek Northwest to ensure... More

Project • By HyBrid ArchitecturePrivate Houses

29th House

This single family home is located in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. Developed, designed and built by Hybrid, the home is located on a steep hillside looking through a canopy of trees to territorial views. The defining feature of the house is the over-sized central staircase that follows the grade down the hill, connecting living spaces both vertically and horizontally. More

Project • By HyBrid ArchitecturePrivate Houses

Walker Townhomes

Preserving an existing, classic craftsman residence on a spacious lot in Seattle, the Hybrid team added much-needed density to the lot by designing six townhomes and one additional, modern private residence.  More

Project • By Burrard PropertiesPrivate Houses


A fusion of innovative planning, iconic architecture, sustainable design, integrated technology and progressive amenity spaces, NEXUS is the evolution of urban living. Built by renowned developer, Burrard Properties and designed by Weber Thompson, Seattle's award-winning architectural firm, NEXUS is Seattle's newest landmark. The breathtaking 41-storey residential tower features 389 modern homes with impressive city and water views, state-of-the-art amenities and the most advanced technology. Burrard's corporate vision as a developer throughout the Pacific Northwest is to offer better urban experiences by creating engaging spaces that meaningfully improve the quality of life. NEXUS is a grand example of this bold vision whil... More

Project • By September Architecture and InteriorsPrivate Houses

Laurelhurst Residence

Originally built in 1951, this mid-century modern home overlooks beautiful Lake Washington in Seattle's Laurelhurst neighbourhood.  Our intent with this extensive renovation was to update the interior to meet the needs of a growing family while still respecting the original mid-century sensibility and the building’s integration with the surrounding natural landscape. The home is situated on the top of a steep hill down to Lake Washington and takes advantage of stunning views of the lake and the Cascade Mountains. The client desired to open and integrate the kitchen with the living room and dining area, creating a communal space that opens to the view. This renovation included a new kitchen, living room, and dining area as well... More

Project • By Collaborative CompaniesHousing


The developer purchased the urban lot in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood with an existing single family home in disrepair. The intent was to build a new contemporary house that fit within the existing footprint, and also fit into the neighborhood vernacular.The new design aimed to push the boundaries by using different shapes on the upper floors to maximize space and create a contemporary feel, while a classic gabled roof and box shape helped the home blend with the surrounding architecture. A large slider and porch on the front facade established a connection with the street and community without sacrificing privacy. The modern spin on a classic silhouette makes the home feel approachable despite the additional square footage. More

Project • By Olson KundigOffices

South Lake Union Headquarters

For their Seattle offices, this international financial services company desired a site-specific space inspired by the history and context of Seattle. Because the workplace is frequented by both local and business-wide employees and customers, the design establishes the 38,000-square-foot space as an observation point for the city of Seattle.Inspired by downtown Seattle and the Pike Place Market district visible just outside, the design is anchored by the “Town Hall” – a communal meeting and dining area that mixes uses in an open and versatile market-like space. Informal gathering areas, formal conference rooms and customer engagement areas are distributed across the office’s two floors, creating a sense of an urban environment within the w... More

Project • By GenslerExhibitions

Blind Trust

Gensler Seattle unveiled ‘Blind Trust’, an interactive exhibit, at the 2018 Seattle Design in Public Festival. Blind Trust challenges visitors to use touch, rather than sight, as their primary means of navigation and interaction with the installation. Visitors move through three concentric, rectangular extrusions formed by rope stretched vertically between frames. While these tightly knit rope ‘walls’ appear impenetrable and visually homogenous, many of the ropes are actually elastic, allowing a participant to create an opening. In order to pass through each successive layer, visitors use their sense of touch to find possible paths. In the center of the rope forest is a clearing, open to the sky. This is intended as a moment of reflection f... More

Project • By Olson KundigHotels

Thompson Seattle / 100 Stewart Hotel

“It was an honor to work on such an important corner and intersection in Seattle. The project is adjacent to one of the city’s most important cultural institutions – Pike Place Market – and so even today with all the changes Seattle has experienced, the area still carries a little of the Seattle I recall when I moved here in 1974.” ―Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBALocated in the heart of downtown Seattle, Thompson Seattle / 100 Stewart Hotel & Apartments serves as a contemporary landmark that visually and physically responds to the surrounding urban context. The site is situated adjacent to the historic Pike Place Market District and is neighbored by a range of buildings that represent Seattle’s rich history. For that reason, one of the primary a... More

Project • By Collaborative CompaniesHousing

Alki Point Rowhomes

A local developer approached Collaborative wanting to build two new homes on a challenging steep slope lot in West Seattle. The ECA designation required an elaborate foundation system to build the new structures on the site.Each home is 2,836 square feet plus a 550 square foot roof deck with territorial views of the Puget Sound. The homes feature single-car garages, elevators, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and open light-filled living spaces. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the master bedroom face the water views as well as the deck off the living room. The sliding doors to the deck are partially covered by a cantilever, which is key in Seattle’s rainy climate. More

Project • By Collaborative CompaniesPrivate Houses

Sort Hus

The homeowners approached Collaborative wanting to update their small 1,000 square-foot home in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. The design team’s challenge was to develop the steep slope site to take advantage of territorial views of the city and mountains while adhering to strict zoning requirements. The main design objectives included programming for a growing family and strong indoor/outdoor connections.All four floors of the home connect through an open central circulation tower. The main floor consists of a light-filled entry corridor, garage and entrance to the accessory dwelling unit (ADU); the second floor is home to key living spaces including the living room, kitchen, dining room, wet bar, patio, floor-to-ceiling windows and a cus... More

Project • By Olson KundigBars

Optimism Brewing Company

The owners of this 400-seat urban brewery on Seattle’s Capitol Hill wanted the aesthetics of the former 1920s-era auto showroom and service area to reflect the utilitarian nature of the work performed within it. The design team was able to retain the ambiance of the original masonry building while still incorporating necessary energy and structural upgrades.The focus of the brewery is on the brewing process, with functioning vessels taking center stage. This brewhouse area faces an open bar, with tables and chairs incorporated into the space. Sandblasted original concrete flooring and board-formed concrete walls underscore the intention of the working brewery.The owners were able to retain the building’s single-pane windows — a defining fea... More

Project • By Collaborative CompaniesRestaurants


After designing the furniture for the Masonry’s original Queen Anne location, the client engaged the Collaborative team again to help create a new restaurant space in the heart of Fremont. Located in the brand new Tableau building on N 34th Street, the 4,300 square foot space offers an ideal environment for the wood-fired pizza and beer-centric restaurant.The Collaborative team was brought on the project before the building was built which allowed for greater design flexibility. The major elements of the space including the wood-fired pizza oven, kitchen and bar with custom keg storage, were put in place before completion and act as the building blocks for the restaurant’s layout.The L-shaped restaurant is divided up into stations including... More

Project • By Collaborative CompaniesWellness Centres

Lancer and Lace

Named after the Secret Service handles for John F. Kennedy and Jackie Onassis, Lancer & Lace Salon is rooted in iconic beauty. Established by two aspiring entrepreneurs in 2016, the founders approached Seattle-based design-build firm, Collaborative Companies, looking for help designing and building out their dream space in Belltown’s Insignia Towers. Inheriting an empty shell and limited square footage, the design team had to take a strategic approach to the Salon’s layout. Key functional zones including styling and shampoo stations, private esthetician rooms, and restrooms connect through a central core that helps guide people through the space. The design team also inserted a concrete and steel stair that leads up to a new mezzanine,... More

Project • By Collaborative CompaniesApartments

Rail House

Rail House, a 13 unit apartment building in Columbia City, was the result of a collaboration between the client, atelierjones and Valor. The client’s goal was to build beautiful and affordable apartments near public transportation.  Beyond maximizing space within the units, the client requested that the project have a unique architectural quality to complement the diverse community. The exterior facade features red hardie panel, black break metal, concrete, and aluminum panels. Its unique window arrangement maximizes light and privacy—with all units running north to south to ensure they are flooded with natural light throughout the year.Each unit has its own set of special features such as soaring ceilings, heated concrete floors,... More