PIQUE: To stimulate or excite to action or activity; to instigate or provoke, … to arouse, awake (curiosity, interest). OED, 2 nd Ed., 1989
PIQUE’: A rather stiff cotton fabric woven in a strongly ribbed or raised pattern; quilting. OED, 2 nd Ed., 1989
A kind of decorative needlework in which a pattern is formed by stitching. OED, 2 nd Ed., 1989
PIQUE is a design studio dedicated to delivering inventive and meaningful design projects steeped in the specificity of the problem, program, site and ambitions of the client. Just as the word pique is to stimulate or capture one's attention, our carefully considered designs excite an awareness in the occupant of the space they are in and the people they share it with
Based in Seattle, Peter co-founded PIQUE in 2000 as a testing ground to explore new ideas and technologies and reinterpret existing notions through competitions and small gem projects. As PIQUE grows, Jahnke continually makes sure there is at least one competition in the works and is passionate about infusing the energy, rigor and ideas of these competitions into our commissioned work. Jahnke has a Masters in Architecture degree from Montana State University and has traveled extensively. He has worked in New York as project designer for the Bitforms Digital Gallery at Archi-tectonics with Winka Dubbeldam, in Paris, France at Berg & Berg Architects and has over five years experience with various architecture offices in the Northwest.
Keith is an architect registered in Montana and Washington State. He divides his time between teaching and practice having recently finished a period as lecturer in architectural design and technology at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. His particular interests lie in contemporary architectural technology and in architectural narrative. Ballantyne co-founded PIQUE because we corporately believe that architecture is only significant when it aspires to achieve significance beyond the realms of fashion or trend and this is an ideal vehicle for pursuing and testing our ideas.
Eric joined as one of the directors of PIQUE in 2005. Based in Bend, Oregon his sensitivity to clients, his determination towards a quality end product and his steadfast desire to “build things” has made him pivotal in the successes of PIQUE. Meglasson has over a decade of experience, half that time as a sole practitioner and 12 buildings in the ground to date. Eric holds a Masters degree from Montana State University