Stuart Silk

Stuart Silk

Principal

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.

Jonathan Beech

Project Manager

A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed, and in the end must be unmeasurable.
~ Louis Kahn

Jonathan works with various project leads developing schematic designs to construction documents.

Erik Bredberg

Erik Bredberg

Staff Designer

Architects have to dream. We have to search for our Atlantises, to be explorers, adventurers, and yet to build responsibly and well. ~Renzo Piano

Working for a number of firms in the greater Seattle area, Erik has developed his experience in commercial, ecclesiastical, mixed-use and custom residential work.

Curtis Carlson

Accounting Manager

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.

Amanda Cavassa

Senior Associate

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 Senior Associate for Stuart Silk Architects.

Liev Fimbres

Office Manager

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
~ Henry Ford

Liev is the Office Manager and Executive Marketing Assistant at Stuart Silk Architects, with over 15 years of managerial and administrative experience.

Ivona Hagerty

Interior Design Assistant

Creating never happens in those big gestures that the final product suggests in the end.
~ Christoph Niemann

Ivona is assisting the Interior Design group at Stuart Silk Architects as an Intern.

David King

David King

Senior Associate

Make things as simple as possible…but not simpler.
~Albert Einstein

David excels at truly hearing and understanding a client’s hopes and dreams and successfully translating them into a home that is both highly functional and truly beautiful.

Janae Klein

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.
~Tadao Ando

Janae has interior architecture experience throughout the greater Seattle area, designing interiors for private residences and commercial spaces.

David Marchetti

David Marchetti

Senior Associate

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.

Michael Mcfadden

Michael McFadden

Senior Associate

If the architecture is any good, a person who looks and listens will feel its good effects without noticing.
~ Carlo Scarpa

Michael excels at versatility by moving between traditional and contemporary architecture throughout the day as his projects demand.

Kelly McShane

Project Manager

You can design and create and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
~ Walt Disney

Kelly uses her strong communication skills to guide design and get at the heart of client’s passions, goals, and dreams. Her strong design skills lend themselves to a wide range of projects and styles, with a special place in her heart for traditional and transitional architecture and design.

Brie Nakamura

Brie Nakamura

Project Manager

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 enjoys working on a range of architectural styles from traditional to contemporary with an extensive background in both remodels and new construction.

Julianne Shaw

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.

Trevor Smith

Trevor Smith

Staff Designer

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.