CAST Architecture is a Seattle-based firm with extensive experience designing contemporary spaces throughout the Northwest. Specializing in modern and sustainable projects, the firm is committed to improving the lives of individuals, families and the community through vibrant and thoughtful design. Founded in 1999, CAST has created inspired places within the residential, commercial and public sectors.
We offer a full range of architectural services to homeowners, businesses, municipalities and institutions that include site analysis, feasibility studies, master planning, design, documentation, and construction administration.
DESIGNED FOR THE NORTHWEST
We love this region and endeavor to create spaces that embody its unique vitality, intelligence, and lifestyle. We are an active part of this community and strive to make it a better place with every project, whether it is a serene house or a bustling public park.
Our work is sensitive to site and climate and responds with thoughtful, intuitive solutions that make the most of its environment.
INSPIRED BY COLLABORATION
We begin every project by listening carefully to our clients needs. We work together to build a vision that values the contributions of clients, contractors, consultants and users. Consistent, clear and open communication is the foundation of successful integrated team approach to problem solving and one of our strengths.
CRAFTING TIMELESS, SUSTAINABLE SPACES
The most sustainable architecture is that which lasts. For us, responsible resource management during construction and over the life cycle of the building is fundamental for a sustainable future.
From LEED and Passive House to Living Buildings, we are well versed in multiple green building approaches. We take pride in helping our clients understand their choices when building for budget, performance and longevity.
AIA - Americian Institute of Architects
Master Builders Association
Northwest EcoBuilding Guild
Phinney Neighborhood Association
US Green Building Council
After graduating from the University of Colorado, Stefan worked for architectural firms in New York, Boulder, and Seattle, as well as teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado. Graduating from the University of Washington School of Architecture in 1997 with a Masters of Architecture, Stefan founded CAST, in 1999 with Matt Hutchins. In addition to working as a partner in CAST Stefan is a regular part time lecturer at the University of Washington School of Architecture.
As one of the founders of CAST architecture, Matt has spent more than twenty years working to increase the vitality of the city and the environment. Throught the thoughtful design of housing, vibrant urban spaces, advocacy for more open space and better density, and inclusive community design, Matt brings idealism and experience to each project. His design work integrates architecture and landscape, plans for flexible function, and builds for longevity and performance. He is pragmatic, collaborative, and always client-centered.
He is a recognized expert in community design, and a national advocate for pro bono design via the One Percent. He is a former board member of Groundswell NW and is working to bring more mass transit and new public parks to his own neighborhood, West Seattle.
Matt is a registered architect in Washington. He graduated with Honors from the University of Colorado, and Distinction from Arizona State University. He has taught design at the University of Washington and Arizona State University.
Away from the office, Matt loves to explore the big, wide world with his wife and daughter.
Tim has worked on a spectrum of residential, multifamily and mixed-use projects. He has a reputation for listening to and addressing his clients’ needs and is noted for his ability to distill a complex matrix of requirements, ideas and desires into elegant building solutions. His appreciation of craftsmanship, simplicity and nature informs all of his designs and helps his work respond to each site’s unique conditions and surrounding context.
As a principal at CAST architecture Tim actively fosters a culture of thoughtful, collaborative design that draws on the collective strengths of the entire CAST team in order to deliver design excellence. His projects have been featured in numerous regional and national publications.
Tim joined CAST architecture in 2006 and was elevated to principal in 2012. He is a registered architect in the State of Washington. He received a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Art and Design from Montana State University. While studying at the University of Washington, Tim was awarded an 18-month research scholarship to live and study high density housing in Japan.
Forrest has a wide range of experience working with private and public clients from the non-profit sector. He has worked with religious institutions such as Temple Beth Am, Seattle University School of Theology, and Temple Ahavath Beth Israel; with cultural institutions such as the Wing Luke Asian Museum, the Squaxin Island Tribe and the Burke Museum of Natural History; and with educational institutions such as the University of Washington, Peninsula College, Seattle Central Community College, Grays Harbor College and Olympic College.
Prior to coming to CAST, Forrest worked with Schacht | Aslani Architects in Seattle and Torres/LaPeña Arquitectos in Barcelona, Spain.
Forrest is a registered architect in the State of Washington and is a LEED accredited professional. He received a Master of Architecture from Yale University.