Work

Since our inception in 1953, we have completed nearly 700 projects worth well over $2.3 billion in construction value. While we are experienced with a broad variety of project types, our primary focus is architectural planning and design for public use spaces. We count among our clients a diverse group of agencies, entities and industries from both the public and private sectors located throughout Washington and Oregon. Internationally, we have provided design, planning and consultation services to the American School in Shanghai, China, and to Brazil’s Ministry of Education. Whether across the state or around the globe, our goal is consistent: to create high-performance, inspirational and sustainable environments that inspire building users and enhance individual performance and well-being.




Recognition

2014
Learning By Design
Grand Prize Award
     Helen Keller Elementary School
     Kirkland, Washington

2013
American School & University Magazine
William W. Caudill Citation (Top PreK-12 Entry)
     Helen Keller Elementary School
     Kirkland, Washington

Learning By Design
Publisher's Commendation Award
     Baker Middle School
     Tacoma, Washington

Council of Educational Facility Planners International
Washington State Chapter
Merit Award
     Baker Middle School
     Tacoma, Washington
2012
Masonry Institute of Washington
Merit Award
     Baker Middle School
     Tacoma, Washington

Masonry Institute of Washington
Honor Award
     Hamilton Middle School
     Seattle, Washington

American School & University Magazine
Citation Award (Middle Schools Category)
     Baker Middle School
     Tacoma, Washington

2011
Downtown On The Go
(Tacoma)
Transportation Innovators
Leader In New Program Award
    
BLRB Architects
     Tacoma, Washington

American School & University Magazine
Outstanding Design
(Historic Preservation Category)
    
Hamilton Middle School
     Seattle, Washington

American School & University Magazine
Citation Award
(Sports Stadiums and Athletic Facilities)
   
  Curtis High School Gymnasium
     University Place, Washington
2010
NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Assoc)
Washington State Chapter
Redevelopment/Renovation of the Year
     Pacific Plaza
     Tacoma, Washington

Council of Educational Facility Planners International
Washington State Chapter
Lee Brockway Award
(Best Renovation Project)
 
    Garfield High School
     Seattle, Washington
Northwest Construction News
Best of 2010 Award
(K-12 Education Category)
 
    Hamilton Middle School
     Seattle, Washington

NAIOP (Commercial Real Estate Development Assoc)
National Sustainable Development Award
     Pacific Plaza
     Tacoma, Washington

American School & University Magazine
Citation Award
     Curtis Junior High School
     University Place, Washington

American School & University Magazine
Citation Award
     Simpson Intermediate School
     Montesano, Washington

School Planning and Management Magazine
Honorable Mention
     South Shore K-8 School
     Seattle, Washington

Associated General Contractors of Washington
Green Building Award
     Pacific Plaza
     Tacoma, Washington

Council of Educational Facility Planners International
Washington State Chapter
Merit Award
     Simpson Intermediate School
     Montesano, Washington

American Institute of Architects, Washington Council
Merit Award – Civic Design
     Garfield High School
     Seattle, Washington