Miller Hull

25 best architecture firms in Seattle

9-6-2023 | News

Seattle, situated on a strip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington, is a port city borne of its rich topography and connections with the sea, rivers, lakes and forests. Historically a lumbering town, Seattle is today a wealthy center of manufacturing, software development and leading technology industries. The pioneering architecture that has sprung forth from Seattle in recent years is particularly residential in focus, with firms producing outstanding work for single and multi-family homes on sites enveloped by forests, mountains and waterways. As a generational body of work, Seattle’s recent architecture is notable for its integration with the landscape, for the expression of natural materials in harmony with the surroundings, for experiments with tectonics, and for elevating finely-detailed construction to a precise and eloquent art form. Selected here are 25 of the most notable architecture firms operating out of Seattle today:

7. The Miller Hull Partnership

Founded in 1977 by David Miller and Robert Hull, partners with a defining background in the Peace Corps, The Miller Hull Partnership is strongly influenced by site and environmental conditions. The heart of its work is understanding the power of natural surroundings. Its legacy of environmentally responsible buildings is inspired by the efficiency and elegance of passive systems and regional materials. The studio leverages the openness and flexibility of modernist form to celebrate connections inside and out. Its portfolio includes the Pike Place MarketFront, a new community space that complements the culture and spirit of a famed market destroyed in the 1970s by a fire. The new design consists of an open-air structural steel framed pavilion, expressing an industrial language in a series of spaces framed by lightness and transparency.

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