We are a group of curious architects who seek to create memorable spaces and places that resonate with those who encounter them. Passionate about seeking authentic relationships in our response to the environment and with each other, we are explorers who design residential, commercial, and hospitality projects that are uniquely tailored to our clients.

We foster dynamic collaborations with our clients, consultants, builders and artisans to develop design solutions that are approachable, responsive to place, and exemplify sophisticated simplicity. Each project is unique, reflective of its setting – whether rural or urban environment, a building, an interior, or a home. Through a varied yet tailored process, we look for ways to explore a project’s potential to create a design built to last generations.

People are shaped by the physical spaces they inhabit. We are passionate about creating spaces and places that enhance human experience and contextual connection. We value design that is responsive to one’s physical surroundings, is culturally sensitive, and takes into account the climate and environment as a whole. As a firm, we are committed to creating timeless works that are deeply rooted to their site.

A winner of eight prestigious AIA design awards, Heliotrope is dedicated to creating spaces and places of enduring quality and timeless beauty.

/// April 2021

///We are hiring for an architect to join our small team to work on single-family homes on both local islands and mountains.///

*8-16 years of experience, with a majority of that experience in custom single-family residential
*Extensive knowledge in construction documentation, specifications and detailing
*Degree in architecture preferred
*Licensed is a plus but not necessary
*Comfortable in either Revit or AutoCad
*Knowledge in SketchUp & Bluebeam
*Familiar with working with SDCI and building/energy code updates
*Can work both independently and collaborate with other team members, consultants, and contractors
*The candidate will work directly with the design principal through all phases of design
*Preference is given to local candidates in the Seattle area, though our office is still working remotely.
*Bonus if you love food and working with local chef driven restaurants

To apply please email:
your name in the subject line
(Resume & Portfolio in one PDF)


Joseph Herrin


Renee Boone

Renee Boone



Mike Mora



Ben Humphrey



Sally Kim



Tony Salas



Mazohra Thami



Jonathan Teng



Evan Dobson



Julie Marquart

Office Manager


Glenn Easley




Chef Holly Smith
Holland America Princess
Chef Renee Erickson
UNICO Properties
Washington Holdings
Chef Rachel Yang
Ethan Stowell Restaurants
Cake Skincare

evo Projects

Local Tide

Ibex - Merino Wool Apparel
Chef Meeru Dhalwala
Sea Wolf Bakery


Aslan Brewery


Mainstay Provisions


Outstanding Restaurant Design

James Beard Awards, 2020 ​

Project: Rupee Bar

Merit Award

AIA NW & Pacific Honor Awards, 2018

Project: ​Collector’s Retreat

Merit Award
AIA NW & Pacific Honor Awards, 2011
Project: Suncrest

Merit Award
AIA NW & Pacific Honor Awards, 2011
Project: Greenlake Passive House

‘Best of the Year’ Award
Interior Design Magazine, 2011
​​Project: North Beach

Honor Award
National AIA Housing Awards, 2011
Project: North Beach

Merit Award
AIA Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, 2010
​​Project: Suncrest

Merit Award
AIA Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, 2009
Project: North Beach

Citation Award
AIA Washington Civic Design Awards, 2007
Project: Ross Park

Merit Award
AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Design Awards, 2003
Project: WRA

Merit Award
AIA Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, 2001
Project: WRA


Seattle Times, December 18, 2014

“Quality Athletics is changing the sports-bar playbook”

Quality Athletics

‘From the Top’

​Luxe Magazine

September/October​ 2020

Project: View Ridge

​‘Collectors’ Retreat’

Portrait Magazine

March 2019

Project: ​Collector’s Retreat

​‘A Vacation Home as Minimal as a Gallery’

​The New York Times

​November 21, 2017

Project: Collector’s Retreat

‘Gorgeously Grounded’

Pacific NW Magazine, Seattle Times

January 29, 2017

Project: ​Artist Residence

‘Paul Bunyan Shops Here’

Metropolis Magazine

February 2016

Project: Filson Seattle Flagship Store

​‘Food for Thought’

GRAY Magazine No. 25

December 2015

Project: ​Cafe Juanita

Interior Design Magazine, March 2011
Project: North Beach

C3 Magazine (Korea), January/February 2011
Issue #318
Project: Suncrest

150 Best Eco House Ideas, Marta Serrats, Harper Collins, 2010
Project: North Beach

Beach Houses, Carles Broto
Links Books, 2010
Project: North Beach

Juried exhibit of 12 selected firms ‘shaping the future of Seattle architecture’
New Edge/New Blood: Exhibition at the Seattle AIA, August/September 2008

‘Water Wise’
Northwest Home + Garden, May/June 2007
North Beach

‘What Makes it Green?’ Symposium and exhibition, Spring 2007
Project: Ross Park

DJC ‘Project of the Week’
July 31, 2006
Project: Ross Park

‘East Out West’
Custom Home: Kitchen & Bath Design Guide, April 2006
Project: Grant Creek

25 Houses Under 3,000 Square Feet, by James Trulove (Collins Design 2005)
Projects: Blue Ridge and View Avenue

‘Dream Catcher’
Custom Home, May/June 2003
Project: Horseback Ridge

Juried Exhibition
Both/And: Building Modern in the Context of Historic Architecture, 2003
Project: WRA

Seattle Times / AIA ‘Home of the Month’ Program, Spring 2002
Project: View Avenue

‘Standout Structure’
Spokesman Review: ‘In Life’ section cover, January 26, 2001
Project: WRA