Anderson Anderson Architecture is a respected, award-winning design firm with experience in a broad range of project types. Partners Mark Anderson and Peter Anderson started the firm as a design-build construction company in 1984. With a strong foundation in the practicalities of construction, we have since grown into a diversely experienced architecture firm collaborating with many other general contractors, manufacturers and construction professionals to provide clients with design excellence, high-quality execution, and experienced representation of the client’s interests throughout the construction process. Maintaining a relatively small design staff assures close personal attention to the firm’s designs projects. Mark and Peter Anderson work together as the lead designers directing all of the firm’s projects, working closely with our clients and collaborators.
Close association with an experienced team of design, engineering, and construction associates provides a depth and range of expertise that has allowed us to accomplish many complex projects of varying scales with a high degree of economy, creativity and recognized excellence in both design and finished construction.
Anderson Anderson has built extensively in the Pacific Northwest, and has also completed numerous projects in other parts of the United States and in Japan. Best known for original, finely crafted modern homes personally developed for individual sites and clients, we also work with numerous business clients, and with public and institutional clients on projects ranging from corporate headquarters and retail projects, to churches and university buildings. Working directly with manufacturers and government agencies in the United States and Japan, Anderson Anderson has designed and built numerous prefabrication systems creatively exploring new construction technologies and affordable building methods. Related work on materials and manufacturing systems has extended into various projects in furniture and product design, and in industry consulting on a variety of creative design, marketing, business strategy, manufacturing and construction issues.
Our firm’s work has been widely published in the U.S., Asia and Europe, and recognized with numerous awards for its creativity in merging design excellence with cost-effective, high-quality execution. The work has been featured in numerous lectures and exhibitions, and in publications such as Architecture, Architectural Record, The New York Times, Dwell, Metropolitan Home, Sunset, Builder, Journal of Light Construction, and in numerous books and international publications. Our projects have also appeared in television specials on PBS, CNN and NHK Tokyo. Design honors have included awards the American Institute of Architects, The American Wood Council, Sunset/Western Home Awards, and the prestigious Progressive Architecture Award.
Peter Anderson has worked in the construction industry in the U.S., France, Italy and Japan, and has a particular interest in international trade as it relates to construction technology and new communication technology. He is President of Bay Pacific Construction as well as a Partner in Anderson Anderson Architecture. From 1997-2001 he was a visiting faculty member of the University of Hawaii School of Architecture, where he held the position of Director of the Construction Process Innovation Laboratory, conducting research and teaching in the area of international entrepreneurial business opportunities in technology and urban development. He has frequently been invited to speak at universities and at international architecture and building construction conferences in the United States, Japan, and Southeast Asia, and has been extensively involved in developing and presenting construction technology courses and seminars for design and construction professionals in Japan and America.
His design work has received numerous regional, national and international awards, and has been widely published in books and journals in the U.S., Europe, Australia and Asia as well as in numerous newspaper and magazine articles. His design and construction technology work has been included in the PBS television series Future Quest, and featured on CNN and on NHK TV in Japan. His projects have been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions, are included in the permanent collection of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and are the subject of a current monograph from Princeton Architectural Press, Anderson Anderson: Architecture and Construction.
Mark Anderson has worked in the construction industry since high school as a construction worker, architect, and general contractor. In partnership with his brother, Peter Anderson, he has designed and built numerous residential and light commercial buildings and public art installation projects in the United States and Japan. He is currently involved in a number of research, design and construction projects in the U.S. and in Asia
He has lectured and written educational materials for numerous professional seminars in the U.S. and Japan on topics of design and construction technology and has lectured frequently at universities in the U.S. and Asia on his design work. He has taught design studios on urban issues and new construction technology focused on cities in the Asia-Pacific region; lecture and laboratory courses on construction materials and processes; and seminar courses relating entrepreneurial opportunities in new technology and product prototyping to environmental and urban issues in Asian cities.
A significant focus of his work has been on new construction technology and he has served as a consultant in this area for corporations and government agencies in the U.S. and in Asia. His creative work has received numerous awards and has been included in group and solo exhibitions in the United States as well as in Japan. His work has appeared in books and professional journals in the United States, Asia and Europe as well as in newspapers and in television features on new construction technology aired on PBS, CNN, ABC and NHK TV, Tokyo. His projects have been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions, and are the subject of a current monograph from Princeton Architectural Press, Anderson Anderson: Architecture and Construction.