Mike's design philosophy is guided by the belief that our surroundings directly influence the quality of our lives. At Heliotrope, Mike leads projects in the commercial, public and residential spheres putting that belief to the test. Over the years he has developed a reputation for satisfying client needs with designs rigorously attentive to detail and craftsmanship. After earning his Masters in Architecture from the University of Washington, Mike ran an independent practice for several years before joining NBBJ Architects in Seattle. He currently serves on The Henry Art Gallery Board of Trustees. Mike lives with his wife and three children in the Ballard neighborhood.
Joe looks to design enduring, environmentally conscious architecture relevant to the times in which we live. He is a LEED certified design professional, a certified Passive House consultant, a member of numerous environmental stewardship organizations and a board member of the Ballard Avenue Landmark District. Prior to Heliotrope, Joe worked with Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in Philadelphia and NBBJ Architects in Seattle, where he led design efforts on large, complex projects for a diverse clientele, winning the firm's "designer of the year" award in 1998. He holds a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Joe is a Seattle native and lives in the Green Lake neighborhood with his wife and two daughters.