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.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
Amanda has a passion for residential architecture and brings creativity and a keen eye for detail to all of her work.
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.
Make things as simple as possible…but not simpler.
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.
Senior 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.
We do not create the work. I believe we, in fact, are discoverers.
~ Glenn Murcutt
Jamie is a Project Manager at Stuart Silk Architects with previous experience in firms around the greater Seattle area designing buildings in higher education, science and technology, civic, and residential realms.
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.
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
~ Muhammad Ali
Some might say Curtis is the glue that holds us all together. He facilitates (and beautifully, I might add) all the client billing, payroll and employee benefits, and bookkeeping. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and earned an accounting certificate from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
~ Samuel Beckett
Benjamin has experience developing master plans, U.S. embassies, civic and commercial buildings but has recently recognized his love for residential and found a home at Stuart Silk Architecture.
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Milica joined Stuart Silk Architects in the spring of 2019 as a Staff Designer with international experience in residential and non-residential projects. She established her foundation as a student of architecture when she worked with a world-renowned Italy-based architect.
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.
Staff Interior Designer
Beauty is the harmony or purpose and form.
~ Alvar Aalto
Kristin’s intent is to focus on the human experience, creating thoughtful details, and purposeful designs that are harmoniously curated for each client.
In the end, when the building becomes part of living, it evokes unmeasurable qualities, and the spirit of its existence takes over.
~ Louis Kahn
Eric works on a range of traditional and contemporary projects, including both new construction and renovations.
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
~ John Lennon
Chelsea is an interdisciplinary designer who enjoys working across both the architecture and interior design fields.
There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?
Iris Rilling is a Staff Designer with Stuart Silk Architects. Her background includes work in residential, commercial, transportation, and mixed-use buildings.
Staff Interior Designer
The purpose of architecture is to shelter and enhance man’s life on earth and to fulfill his belief in the nobility of his existence.
~ Eero Saarinen
Natalie embraces the notion that design and space reflect the clients’ needs in an elegant manner. Her mission is to create meaningful spaces that please the client and stand the test of time.
Don’t design for everyone. It’s impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy.
~ Leisa Reichelt
Andrea has been working in custom residential architecture since 2012. Her experience includes 20,000 SF estates and intimate remodels.
He who seeks truth, shall find beauty. He who seeks beauty, shall find vanity. He who seeks order, shall find gratification. He who seeks gratification, shall find disappointment. He who considers himself a servant of his fellow beings, shall find joy of self-expression. He who seeks self-expression, shall fall to the pit of arrogance. Arrogance is incompatible with nature. Through nature, the nature of the universe and the nature of man, we shall seek truth. If we seek truth, we shall find beauty.
~ Moshe Dafdie
Gabriel’s passion has always been excellence in creative design while being conscious of any impacts to the environment.