Joined as founding partners in 2004, David Clinkston and David Brunner combined their depth of professional experience to focus on a new firm dedicated to personalized client service and high quality design. Having worked in leadership positions with prominent firms in the region, each brings 27 years of practice in a broad spectrum of building types. They have met the challenges of unique program requirements, schedule, and budget constraints to produce award-winning results for a number of highly visible projects.
Our high level of professional client service is achieved through significant principal involvement, with emphasis on a client-focused design process. Our belief is the client is a critical member of the design team, with continual participation in a collaborative process. This approach assures a fresh and unique client-based solution. Only when a design solution satisfies the user�s needs and goals may it be considered successful.
The nuances of a project site and its cultural context inform our approach to an architectural solution. We strive to recognize and utilize local vernacular and neighborhood character as the foundation for a creative design that will "fit". Meeting functional and contextual requirements is coupled with our overriding commitment to breathe life into a project. Good architecture should inspire our daily lives.
Sustainable practice is at the core of our firm. We seek to incorporate sustainable approaches in a meaningful and truly integrated way whenever there is an opportunity. We are experienced with various strategies of low impact site development, water conservation and quality, energy efficiency, conservation of materials and resources, and maintaining healthy indoor air quality.
Our clients consistently tell us they value our ability to listen. While we are considered strong designers, we take equal pride in our ability to communicate. This is the very heart of our practice. We will be happy to provide references upon request.
With 28 years of professional experience, and a significant background in urban design, David has designed custom single-family homes, multi-family buildings, numerous transportation projects, administrative and civic facilities, schools, and commercial buildings. Many of these projects are highly visible and David has performed as lead designer in many of them, from concept through technical execution, with extensive involvement in public outreach.
He often refers to "the balancing act", and has proven that functional needs and budgetary concerns can be combined successfully with pleasing aesthetics. He rejects the notion of applying a design style or pre-established formula. His approach is to embrace unique site and contextual opportunities and constraints, listen carefully to the client, and then respond with creativity and inspiration.
Clear communication and relationship are essential to this approach.
Master of Architecture, University of Washington 1986
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Sonoma State University, California 1976
Registered Architect, States of Washington and California
Dave's 27 years of professional experience encompasses a range of project work from single-family homes to large-scale multimodal waterfront transportation and urban design planning projects. While working for some of the leading firms in the region, as well as his own design practice, he has developed expertise in multi-family residential, civic and educational buildings, health care facilities, commercial and interiors projects - many of them visible, award-winning projects.
Dave�s high level of involvement in projects ensures first-rate client service and successful project delivery. His genuine, authentic approach is effective in developing a motivated camaraderie within a project team from client to builder. His passion is to create inspiring, functionally livable environments that are uniquely suited for their users, and responsible in their environmental context.
He lives in the Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia with his wife and daughter.
Master of Architecture, University of Washington 1987
Bachelor of Environmental Design, University of Colorado, 1981
Registered Architect, States of Washington and Maine