Shugart Wasse is an award winning full service Architecture and Interior Design studio. We specialize in residential, multi-family and commercial design, leading a committed effort to provide creative and thoughtful solutions to complex client driven projects.
We believe design is best served as a collaborative process with our clients. Our work is not characterized by one particular style, rather, like the clients we serve, the solution to each project is unique. Our design process endeavors to understand the cumulative forces that affect each project, yielding a unique solution. As Planners, Architects and Interior Designers, we view the building process holistically. We see each component of the design process as part of the total environment, with each integrating into its surroundings.
It is our mission to satisfy the program requirements for each project while bringing scale, proportion, composition, color, texture, and beauty into balanced harmony. Through the collaborative design process with our clients and the related disciplines of the project we aspire to create an enduring Architecture of form, image and space that inspires the soul.
William Charles Shugart, AIA, principal, earned both an undergraduate and Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University, the latter in 1985. For 16 years, previous to the formation of Shugart Bates and now Shugart Architecture, he was the founding principal of Tecnikos, an award-winning architectural/interior firm known for its innovative design approach to all building types including single family homes, multifamily housing, mixed-use building complexes and sports facilities. His stretch-the-envelope approach to design and extensive experience in all construction practices has resulted in consistently successful projects of all types and scale, and have won him the respect of his colleagues and many loyal clients. He has expertise in building feasibility studies and in-depth knowledge of zoning codes and issues in the City of Seattle. His private residential work has won awards from the American Institute of Architects and been featured in various publications from Seattle to Japan. Projects have been featured in “Seattle Metropolitan”, “Seattle Homes & Lifestyles”, “Northwest Home + Garden”, “Pacific Magazine”, and “Two x Four”. He is a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
For over ten years Matthew has been designing and building thoughtful and innovative projects ranging from mixed-use buildings to custom residential. Over the years his strong design skills have made him a design lead in several of the firms he’s been a part of. Matt’s also committed to designing high performance buildings to help achieve a more sustainable built envirnoment. Having completed a rigorous certification to become a Passive House Consultant, Matt strives to find ways to make our buildings healthier and more efficient in their economy and use of resources.
Shannon brings 22 years of Interior Design experience to Shugart Bates. She has a strong background in multi-family, commercial, and healthcare facilities. She is well-respected for her ability to respond to client needs and her effectiveness in collaborating with other design consultants. Her design solutions are fresh yet timeless. As Principal Interior Designer, she is directly involved in each project. Her exceptional organizational skills and ability to keep projects within budget have won Shannon many loyal clients.