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Wittman Estes

Seattle, WA

"We believe architecture should be based on connection to nature and experience, not about making new shapes and precious objects."
Wittman Estes came from the realization that in our cities and surroundings, buildings and landscapes were being designed as separate entities. The rapid densification of American cities, and our carbon footprint and environmental concerns were at the forefront of people's minds, but the way buildings were designed was stuck in the past. Modern housing, despite its ambition to elevate quality of life, was too often internalized and object focused, and was in sharp contrast to people's love of nature and a lifestyle that valued a connection to the outdoors.

We set out to offer clients an integrated design process, focusing on the play of natural light, smooth thresholds between inside and outside, a richness of natural materials, and most importantly, how people live in and experience the built spaces they inhabit.

We are a dedicated team of architects and designers focused on bringing your project from concept through finished construction and lived reality. We have built a collaborative community of allied professionals to design, permit, and build projects with the goal of bringing the highest quality finished product for the least cost and fastest timeline.
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Is there an essential mix of talents you need to create a space?

"Wittman Estes is a dedicated team of architects and designers but we have also built a collaborative community of engineers, environmental consultants, builders, artisans, and other allied professionals to create highly detailed and tactile indoor and outdoor experiences."
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How did you discover Creators (designers, artists, makers, etc.) and keep your community growing?

"We love to collaborate with a large community of designers, artists, and clients to create the most thoughtful and experiential spaces. Each member of our community brings us insight, experience, and inspiration. In order to keep our community growing, we engage with the local communities through events and social media."
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"We want people to feel connected to the natural surroundings, the textural materials, and the spatial layout that brings people together in space. In order to accomplish this, we use tactile modernism to design spaces that allow people to experience the beauty of nature through architecture."
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