Craft, art, imagination, and functionality merge into one, in the making of lasting architecture. The process requires patience, a great team, and an extraordinary client who is as engaged and as committed as we are.
~ Stuart Silk
Stuart Silk, a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, founded Stuart Silk Architects in 1981. Under Stuart’s direction, the firm has received local, regional, and national recognition for its innovative and high-quality residential designs.
If you foolishly ignore beauty, you'll soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you wisely invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
For 20 years, Aaron has been a member of the Stuart Silk Architects team providing leadership in numerous highly successful residential and commercial projects in the Pacific Northwest, California, and Canada.
Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
~ Frank Gehry
Michael has worked on both contemporary and traditional residential projects throughout the United States for over a decade. He has been involved in all aspects of residential design and construction and particularly focuses on green architecture.
The edges of architecture are changing. We need to ask different questions in order to find the solutions necessary for a sustainable future. This is not just my job, it’s my life, my passion.
Carrie Anderson is passionate about sustainable design and healthy building. She founded the Stuart Silk Architects’ Green Team.
Administrative and Marketing Assistant
To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
With more than ten years of experience, Abby began working in an administrative role by supporting the President of the Texas Music Teachers Association with convention planning and bookkeeping.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~ Muhammad Ali
Curtis facilitates the service and retail billings for our clients, manages the payroll and benefits for our employees and maintains records and accounts with day-to-day bookkeeping tasks.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Amanda Cavassa brings more than 14 years of experience in custom residential design and architecture to her role as Project Manager for Stuart Silk Architects.
Architecture is, above all, here for a better living. Every gesture, every shape must be justified by various reasons that would reinforce their reason to be, their use, and will give more sense to their beauty.
~ Christian de Portzamparc
Karen works on a range of traditional and contemporary custom residences as well as a number of commercial group projects.
Architecture is the art of reconciliation between ourselves and the world, and this mediation takes place through the senses.
~ Juhani Pallasmaa
Brittney lends her skills to both the residential and commercial studios and is passionate about contemporary design. She is also a member of the Stuart Silk Architects’ Green Team and enjoys learning about and implementing new sustainable materials.
Architecture is a small piece of this human equation, but for those of us who practice it, we believe in its potential to enlighten and to enrich the human experience, to penetrate the barriers of misunderstanding and provide a beautiful context for life’s drama. ~ Frank Gehry
Nani Foca was first introduced to the field of architecture at a technical college in Kirkland. Quickly realizing that it would not be nearly enough to learn about this vast and highly creative field, she decided to take her education further.
To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.
~ Daniel Libeskind
Kimber is a licensed architect with 12 years of experience in residential, commercial and public work. Her strong design skills and specialization in historic preservation brings a solid focus to historic building reuse.
Associate Interior Designer
You cannot simply put something new into a place. You have to absorb what you see around you, what exists on the land, and then use that knowledge along with contemporary thinking to interpret what you see.
Janae has interior architecture experience throughout the greater Seattle area, designing interiors for private residences and commercial spaces.
Senior Interior Designer
Design is a constant challenge to balance comfort with luxe, the practical with the desirable.
~ Donna Karan
Danielle has more than 20 years of interior architecture experience throughout the greater Seattle area, designing interiors for private residences as well as for high-end urban residential condominium units.
When you build a thing you cannot merely build that thing in isolation, but must also repair the world around it, and within it, so that the larger world at that one place becomes more coherent, and more whole; and the thing which you make takes its place in the web of nature, as you make it.
~ Christopher Alexander
David has a well-balanced understanding of the technical, environmental, and cultural aspects of residential architecture.
The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you're talking about building a house, you're talking about dreams.
~ Robert A. M. Stern
Brie Nakamura enjoys working on a range of architectural style,s from traditional to contemporary, with an extensive background in both remodels and new construction.
Senior Interior Designer
The revelation of the design in all things is brought by the perspective of history with constant mindfulness of the present, which is constantly shaping what will be.
~ Julianne Shaw
Julianne’s 25 years of experience provides her with exceptional knowledge in a wide variety of interior design projects, including high-end residential, corporate, tenant improvement, hospitality, schools, and retail.
Great design is achieved from the discipline of exploration.
~ Lisa Sidlauskas
Lisa enjoys the collaboration and personalization of residential design. She is a licensed architect and has worked on traditional and contemporary projects with a range of sizes and budgets.
Between tradition and modernity there is a bridge. When they are mutually isolated, tradition stagnates and modernity vaporizes; when in conjunction, modernity breathes life into tradition, while the latter replies with depth and gravity.
~ Octavio Paz
With seven years of high-end residential and commercial design experience, Trevor has an acute eye for detail and a deep understanding of the intricacies of contemporary architecture.
The intent of architecture should be the particular placement of components creating a pleasing form for the benefit of humanity.
~ Mathew Su’euga
Mathew brings with him over six years of design experience as well as a diverse work history. This includes three years of carpentry and a solid working knowledge of information systems.
Lucy enjoys running around the office and greeting her co-workers everyday with a kiss.