Stuart Silk

Stuart Silk

Founding Partner

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.

Amanda Cavassa


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.

David Marchetti

David Marchetti


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.

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

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.
~Tadao Ando

Janae has interior architecture experience throughout the greater Seattle area, designing interiors for private residences and commercial spaces.

Jamie Blackard

Project Manager

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.

Erik Bredberg

Erik Bredberg

Project Manager

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.

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.

Benjamin Emery

Staff Designer

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.

Milica Golic

Staff Designer

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.

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.

Kristin Hensley

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.

Eric Henyey, AIA

Eric Henyey

Project Manager

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.

Chelsea Molnar

Project Manager

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.

Iris Rilling

Staff Designer

There are 360 degrees, so why stick to one?
~Zaha Hadid

Iris Rilling is a Staff Designer with Stuart Silk Architects. Her background includes work in residential, commercial, transportation, and mixed-use buildings.

Natalie Schultz

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.

Andrea Smith

Staff Designer

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.

Gabriel Vargas

Project Manager

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.