Seattle-based SHED believes in architecture that solves problems. In partnership with our clients, consultants and contractors, we strive to realize work that is resource efficient, pragmatic and original.

The following beliefs are the foundation of their design approach:

We believe that architecture is a practical art.

We believe that a pragmatic approach yields progressive design solutions.

We believe that buildings must use resources wisely.

We believe that architecture must sustain the way people live, work and play.

This approach strives to create work with the following qualities:

Design solutions consider site, climate, material, light, and space holistically.

Design solutions use resources efficiently over the long term.

Design solutions are purposeful in their use of material, light and space.

Design solutions are more than the sum of their parts.

Design solutions are direct and durable.

Design solutions support the life of the client.

They are committed to designing projects that meet the highest expectations of clients and highest design standards of economy, efficiency and quality.

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Bedroom Addition in Seattle
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