Graham Baba Architects is a vibrant Seattle architecture firm recognized for the successful place-making of commercial, residential and arts spaces. Whether through the renovation of existing buildings or in new construction, the firm believes authenticity can - and should - be found in every building by use of honest materials such as metals, wood and glass celebrated in their natural state.
Through subtle and economical design moves, Graham Baba creates places that tell a story, places that people are drawn to and spaces that encourage social interaction and community. The Graham Baba team is driven by thoughtful creativity and collaboration and works to celebrate the embedded qualities of spaces as well as the potential of a site and program and client vision. Graham Baba’s twenty-four employees are all deeply involved in their project development processes; they are essential in producing the project designs and design deliverables required by each unique client and project.
Anjali Grant Design was formed with a mission to focus on educational and institutional work for clients who desire a more hands-on, small firm approach – with big-firm experience. They take a holistic approach to design, and believe that how people use and interact with space should be a significant driver of form. They're passionate about designing with daylight to create climate-responsive, energy- and water-efficient, beautiful and healthy buildings and spaces.
Principal at Anjali Grant has over 20 years of project experience with nonprofits, schools and universities, from master planning and feasibility through construction. She is particularly interested in the design of spaces for early learning.
Past, present and community.
Columbia Bank started out in 1993 as a community bank. And while their community has grown and their computers have shrunk, they are still the same bank that puts people first. Columbia Bank has grown both organically and through acquisition, in cases where they recognized the benefits of a strong fiscal and cultural fit. In the process, they’ve leveraged our community-minded, locally committed way of doing business from a single branch to a 150+ branch regional footprint throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Columbia Bank is a Northwest community bank headquartered in Tacoma, Washington, with comprehensive solutions and expertise to meet the evolving needs of businesses and individuals, and in August 2018, Columbia Bank financed the Two Schools project.
Costigan Integrated (CI) recognizes that owners need more efficient and versatile representation to succeed in these times. Their mission is to integrate their experience, knowledge and passion with that of the owner/investor to create an exceptional project with predictably positive results.
Their approach is based on partnership and collaboration, going far beyond the traditional owner/investor representative’s role. They assist in defining realistic goals for clients and providing the means and leadership to achieve the desired results.
CI has over 30 years of experience in providing construction management and real estate development services to both the private and public sectors as well as to community based and non-profit organizations. That experience has taught them the value of identifying and assembling the right team for each project, the importance of providing effective communication and leadership to the team members and establishing a culture that emphasizes performance and accountability. By aligning the skills of their team members with the interests of their client, the building process becomes a streamlined collaborative effort that ultimately achieves a successful project.
Exxel Pacific is committed to values centered on family, trust, honesty and integrity which guide the team in all that they do. Exxel Pacific understands the importance of building and maintaining relationships with clients, subcontractors, architects, and vendors, and they believe in providing clients with sustainable buildings that cost less to operate and are also healthier for occupants and the environment.
Exxel Pacific was founded in 1989 as an outgrowth of the development activities of Exxel Development Group, an active multi-family and commercial development company in northwest Washington. Exxel Pacific began working with clients to provide unique and comprehensive construction and development experience. They have continued to grow, and have become a leader in commercial construction throughout the west coast. School projects include the newest building at the Northwest School, Lynden Christian High School, and Assumption Catholic School.
Cascade Design Collaborative believes that cultures are defined by the quality of their public spaces. CDC improves the quality of our lives and the health of our planet through the creation of a safe, beautiful public realm. Their collaborative design process deepens the connection of people to the land and each other.
Cascade Design Collaborative's design approach emphasizes the thoughtful use of materials and sustainable systems. They prioritize soil science, ease of maintenance, constructibility, and cost effectiveness to create long lasting landscapes. With both planners and landscape architects on staff, their services include master planning, schematic design, design development, construction documentation, and construction administration. They pride themselves on being great designers and masterful technicians.