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Lee Kirk    Architecture was established as a  full time, sole practitioner office in 1987.  I never employ more than two professional support staff.  As  much  as possible, I prefer to handle all facets of a project personally.  This approach minimizes inefficiencies and errors that come from too many links of communication but sometimes forces me to limit my work load to no more than one large project at a time.


Although my previous employment experience focused on large-scale commercial  projects, my practice focuses first on religious facilities and second on residential (single and multi family) work.  Most of my projects have been in  the Everett‑Seattle-Olympia corridor with the exception being a church in Alaska and some homes in Japan.


After a 2 year diversion working for Callison as a senior project architect, I have returned to my private practice in 2009




While the photos on the following pages show my favorite, and what I feel to be my strongest markets,  I consider myself a generalist.  Over my career I have had the opportunity to work on a lot of exciting projects in several categories. The following list summarizes where I've been architecturally from my first professional job to today. These projects were done under my own seal unless noted otherwise. Through my career I have been mentored by: Gabbert Broweleit Peterson [GBP], Cannell & Chaffin [C&C], The McKinley Architects [McK] and for a time working as a consultant with Taylor Gregory Architects [TGA].  If you would like more information on my expertise in any of these areas please feel free to contact me.




- Master Plans

I've done more than a dozen conceptual master plans ranging from 250 seat facilities on 2 acres to 3,000 seats on 20 acres.  Some of my favorites are:

  ▪  Christ Center - Cashmere

  ▪  Christian Life Church - Lacey

  ▪  Woodinville Alliance Church - Woodinville

  ▪  Church for all Nations - Parkland [with TGA]


- New Construction

Most of the Master Planned churches proceed with at least one new building, and some, like Boulevard Park Presbyterian, have come back for up to 4 separate construction phases based on their original master plan.  Some of the many churches I have served include:

  ▪  Juneau Christian Center - Juneau, AK

  ▪  Woodinville Alliance Church - Woodinville

  ▪  Church for all Nations - Parkland [with TGA]

  ▪  Lighthouse Christian Center - Puyallup

  ▪  Edgewood Baptist Church - Edmonds

  ▪  Boulevard Park Presbyterian - South Seattle

  ▪  Westwood Christian Assembly - White Center


- Remodels

It's not unusual during the design process that we determine existing space can be remodeled to function more efficiently, gaining needed space while saving much of the expense of new construction.  Other projects have simply needed to update an aging facility.  Some of our remodeling projects include:

  ▪    Neighborhood church - Bellevue

  ▪    Blue Sky Church - Bellevue

  ▪    Samoan Assembly of God - Auburn

  ▪    Neighborhood Church - University Place

  ▪    Calvary Christian Assembly - Seattle



Home design has also been a major part of my practice over the years.  Easily 75 remodel projects, over a dozen unique spec home designs for 3 Seattle area contractors, 7 designs for a developer in Japan, 30 custom homes under 5,000 sf, and a few larger custom homes such as:

  ▪    Wallingford home - Seattle 5,580 sf

  ▪    Sand Point home - Seattle  5,915 sf

  ▪    Normandy Park home - South Seattle 11,400 sf

  ▪    Preston home - Preston WA 7,260 sf

  ▪    Innis Arden home - Seattle 6,335 sf




  ▪    Canyon Road - Puyallup 30 residential units with 18,000 sf commercial

  ▪    Greenwood Avenue - Seattle 5 units

  ▪    Wisteria Station - Bothell 55 unit retirement community

  ▪    Emerald Place Condominiums - Edmonds 14 units

  ▪    Code Apartments - West Seattle 26 units

  ▪    58th Street Apartments - Ballard 4 units

  ▪    63rd Street Apartments - Ballard 6 units



  ▪    Vaughan Commercial - Mukilteo 14,000 sf tilt-up

  ▪    First Interstate (Wells Fargo) Center - Seattle 47 story highrise [McK]

  ▪    Washington Mutual Tower - Seattle 55 story highrise [McK]

  ▪    West Gate Business Center - Redmond 3 story wood frame [GBP]



In addition to several business improvements around Woodinville in the 2,000 sf to 15,000 sf range, I have had leading roles in the following major TI projects:

  ▪    Microsoft 'Projects West' - Redmond 1.1 million sf offices [Callison]

  ▪    Seattle Trust Bank - Seattle

          Head office branch bank and central cash facility [McK]

  ▪    Seattle Trust Bank - Seattle

          five floors executive and administrative offices [McK]

  ▪    First Interstate Bank - Seattle 47th Floor Executive Suite [C&C]

  ▪    First Interstate Bank - Seattle head office branch bank [C&C]



  ▪    Microsoft, Projects West - Research and Development labs [Callison]

  ▪    Kistler Morse - Redmond low rise manuf & administrative offices [McK]

  ▪    ICI Integrated Circuits - Redmond offices, Clean Room, manuf [McK]

  ▪    ATL Advanced Technology Labs - Bothell [McK]



  ▪    ProfessioNail Salon - Woodinville

  ▪    Helping Hands Thrift New Store - Bothell

  ▪    Cow Chip Cookies - 5 locations

          Pioneer sq, Westlake park, Westlake mall, Kent, Redmond,

  ▪    Klondike Sam's Deli - Pioneer Square

  ▪    Ron's Cobbler Shop - Seattle [McK]



  ▪    Calvary Christian Assembly - Seattle Day Care

  ▪    French American School - Mercer Island Elementary

  ▪    Northwest University, Kirkland - Student Union

  ▪    Northwest University, Kirkland - Sports Pavilion

  ▪    Northwest University, Kirkland - Learning Center

  ▪    Northwest University, Kirkland - miscellaneous dormitory improvements



  ▪    Cascade Columbia Chemical Distribution - 4 locations:

          Queen Anne, Georgetown, Kent, Sherwood Oregon



  ▪    Max Medical Office Building - Woodinville

  ▪    Inglewood Professional Center - Bothell

  ▪    Rice Clinic - Burien

  ▪    Nordberg Medical Office Bldg - Puyallup

  ▪    Brandal Endodontics - Seattle & Burien

  ▪    Goll Prosthodontics - Seattle

  ▪    Stevens Emergency Room remodel - Edmonds [TGA]



  ▪    Mountaineer's Stevens Pass Lodge

  ▪    Fruitland Bible Camp - Fruitland (north of Spokane)

  ▪    Camp Berachah - Auburn



  ▪    The Rainier Club - Seattle [C&C]

  ▪    The Seattle Yacht Club - Seattle [C&C]