Stuart Silk

Stuart Silk


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.

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.

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.

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

Senior Associate

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.

Curtis Carlson

Accounting Manager

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.