5 Office Space Architects/Space Planners/Designers

27/ August 2012

5 architects space plannersSeattle is lucky to have 10’s (if not 100’s) of quality and educated architects/architecture firms.  Below is a list of 5 architects who I have worked with and feel comfortable recommending for space planning and design services related to office tenant improvements in Seattle.

  1. Weaver Architecture:  Specifically, I have enjoyed working with Jarrod Arbini on a couple of projects.
  2. Marvin Stein Associates:  I’ve worked on dozens of requirements with Steve Navarro and appreciate his understanding and efficiency.
  3. JPC Architects:  If I had to guess, I would think that JPC does more office tenant improvement design than any other firm in the region.  Mike Jones is a great project coordinator that I’ve worked with many times for Seattle projects.
  4. SKB Architects:  SKB might be the most popular design team as of late.  Shannon Rankin is a talented principal there and great to work with.
  5. Allbee Romein:  I’ve worked with Carla Allbee recently and she provides excellent service.

For more specific contact information for each of the people above, click here.

The above list is a sample of quality people to choose from for office tenant improvement design services.

When I have the opportunity to use an architect I always consider the following:

  • the willingness to perform needed work within industry standard pricing
  • the building type(s) being considered
  • current projects or recent experience in the building or industry type
  • the size of the project
  • the personality types of the decision makers
  • the overall goals of the project
  • my client’s desire for a cheap & quick job vs. high-end & thorough

The design phase of an office tenant improvement project can be very time consuming but also fun –enjoy.

Written by // Jade Rice