For over twenty-five years, Stuart Silk Architects has created exceptional homes. The firm is internationally recognized for its residential design excellence and has been honored with numerous awards as well as publication in many of the industry’s most respected journals including The New York Times, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Global Architecture, Domus, Traditional Home, Metropolitan Home, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Coastal Living, and Trends.
We are large enough to manage large-scale projects while maintaining our commitment to personalized service. The firm is capable of designing and managing projects anywhere in the world.
We have a skilled interiors department that will work with our clients to select materials, finishes, and furnishings. By maintaining a single point of contact, our clients can avoid the added complexity of coordinating with multiple design firms.
We are committed to sustainable building practices having completed over twenty LEED and Built Green certified projects.
Enduring architecture occurs through passion and curiosity. We are passionate about the art of design and curious about ways we can constantly improve. Working in partnership with our clients, we strive for thoughtfully designed, sustainably constructed buildings that will achieve our client’s objectives and enhance our community.
We are guided by the characteristics of the site and the greater context to create calm light filled sanctuaries away from the rigors of everyday life.
Teamwork, communication and commitment are the principles that enable the process to be both rewarding and fun.
Sensitive Historic Restoration
At Stuart Silk Architects we have had the great privilege of restoring many buildings of historical significance. Some buildings are important antiques, requiring careful stewardship and minimal change. Others require
harmonious solutions that respectfully add to and improve existing buildings to meet the needs of today’s complex requirements. The challenge is always to remain invisible as the building history is preserved. Preservation and sustainability have a shared vision, which is to conserve heritage resources for future generations.
Commitment to Sustainability
Sustainability is integrated throughout our design methodology from beginning to end. At every step of the process there are opportunities for sustainability starting with the recycling of existing buildings to the incorporation of innovative systems and materials that promote the creation of healthy buildings and the conservation of precious resources. Today the technology and science exist that allow us to make substantive differences on every project which are appropriate to our client’s objectives and do not sacrifice aesthetic goals. We help select and manage certification programs such as LEED or Built Green to assure that the benefits of sustainable design are fully integrated. We are a member of the US Green Building Council and Master Builder’s Association. We have a number of LEED accredited professionals on staff and have designed over 20 accredited buildings.
Stuart Silk, a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, founded Stuart Silk Architects in 1981. Under Stuart's direction, the firm has received local, regional, and national recognition for its innovative and high-quality residential designs.
The firm's projects have been displayed at museum and gallery exhibitions, received numerous awards, and been published in many national magazines. Projects have been commissioned in a number of states, Canada, and most recently Shanghai, China.
Stuart has served on American Institute of Architects design juries and lectured at several universities.
After graduating from Yale, Stuart moved from his home state of Connecticut to Seattle. During the 1980's, he received a fellowship to study in Rome from the Northwest Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies.
Stuart has a long-standing interest in the arts and has served on the boards of the Henry Art Gallery, Pleschief Institute, CoCA, and Arcade. In his spare time, Stuart enjoys traveling with his wife Mary and takes fly-fishing sojourns.
Anne Adams has been with Stuart Silk Architects since 2001. Anne has a unique affinity for traditional design and strives to instill a sense of timelessness in every project. Anne graduated from Smith College then went on to receive her Master of Architecture, with distinction, from the University of Michigan. She is a registered architect in Washington and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Before moving to Seattle, Anne worked for Michael Graves & Associates in New York City. Her wide range of projects included residences, libraries, and a church. At Stuart Silk Architects her primary focus has been residential and consists of new construction as well as remodels.
Recent awards include the 2006 Excellence in Masonry Award for the Renaissance Revival Residence and the 2007 Southern Accents/ASID National Residential Design Contest. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, and Northwest Home + Garden.
In her spare time, Anne is remodeling the Seattle home she shares with her husband John and daughter Allison. She is interested in fine art and serves on the board of the Henry Art Gallery. Anne has recently added jewelry design and fabrication to her list of favorite diversions.
Aaron Mollick has been part of the Stuart Silk Architects team for over 12 years and has been responsible for managing a number of highly successful residential and commercial projects in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. His homes have been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, Traditional Home, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, and Pacific Northwest Magazine.
Aaron previously was involved with the Vine Street Green Project for the Downtown Council for Urban Planning. Before relocating to Seattle, he worked as a crew leader for Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans and a construction company.
Aaron began his studies in architecture at the North Carolina State University School of Design, then transferred to the Tulane University School of Architecture and received a master's of architecture degree in 1996. To further his skills in design and construction, Aaron and his wife spend significant time remodeling their own home. He also enjoys music, soccer, the performing arts, and spending time with friends and family.
Michael Troyer has worked on both contemporary and traditional residential projects throughout the United States since joining the firm over seven years ago. He has been involved in all aspects of residential design and construction and particularly focuses on green architecture.
His previous experience was with national and international commercial and institutional projects. He was selected to pursue joint venture opportunities in Russia and was assigned overseas duties as a resident architect in Moscow.
Michael received a B.S. degree in architecture and environmental design from Ball State University in 1993 after completing a European field study at the Technical University, Berlin, Germany. He previously spent eight years using a business degree in various capacities for corporations in the healthcare industry. He currently sits on the Board of Trustees for the Pratt School of Art.
Much of his spare time is devoted to fitness and outdoor activities abundant in the Pacific Northwest.