Lane Williams, AIA, has designed over 100 houses and received 20 awards for home design, including three AIA/Seattle Times Home of the Year awards plus nine additional nominations. His works have been featured in countless national and regional publications and highlighted in national and international design blogs and websites.
Our remodel experience includes renovation of mid-century modern homes by renowned Northwest architects Al Bumgardner, Paul Hayden Kirk, Ibsen Nelson, and Roland Terry. Our work has taken us to Oregon, California, Michigan and Connecticut.
Each project is created in close collaboration with the owners and is carefully tailored to their needs. Our motto is “Architecture for Living” with emphasis on comfort, durability, sustainability, and a close connection to our beautiful Northwest landscapes.
Founding principal Lane Williams, AIA, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and communications and his Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Washington (1984). Lane has designed 200 residential projects and received 20 awards for home design, including three Seattle Times/AIA Home of the Year Awards plus nine additional nominations. His works have been featured in Metropolitian Home, Trends, Sunset, Fine Homebuilding, Residential Architect, and many regional publications
Lane takes the design lead of each project, assisted by project managers Marlo Brown, AIA, Trevor Dykstra and Kellen White. Each of them is a registered architect in the State of Washington. Marlo has a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Smith College and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University. Trevor has a BS in Environmental Design and Master of Architecture Degree from Montana State University (2005). Kellen is a graduate of the University of Washington (2005), with a Master of Architecture degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology (2010).
Lane Williams' first custom home design, created in 1986, wins the AIA/Seattle Times Home of the Year Award, followed by a Pacific Coast Builder's conference award for Best Custom Home, establishing Lane as a voice in Seattle's emerging modern home design realm. Lane becomes a Principal Architect in a 25 person firm, where he is responsible for several more new home designs. Lane moves into his own new custom home on Seattle's Queen Anne Hill in 1988, with another nomination for the AIA/Seattle Times Home of the Year Award.
Lane Williams Architects opens its doors, located in the lower level of Lane's home, and Lane is joined by the first of his many intern architects. The first completed design by Lane Williams Architects is honored with an AIA/Seattle Times Home of the Year Award in 1993, followed by another in 1995. The winning project is featured on the cover of Pacific Magazine, one of several cover stories featuring our work in regional publications.
Photo: Raye Street House, 1995
The firm grows to Lane plus three staff and moves to larger quarters in Lane's second home on Queen Anne, a mid-century modern brick home on the south slope. We complete our first out-of-state projects and our work becomes widely published in national magazines. Our staff outgrows the house and we temporarily rent offices nearby while Lane seeks another property.
Photo: Lake Sammamish House, 2001
Our studio is relocated to new offices next to Lane's third home on Queen Anne, a new house at the intersection of First Avenue North and McGraw Street. Jill Lewis, AIA, becomes a Principal, after many years on our staff. The company is given a new name, Coop 15, referring to our "coop" at 15 McGraw Street. Jill leaves for new opportunities in China, and later settles in Argentina.
Photo: McGraw Street House, 2005
Lane's fourth home is at 2214 Queen Anne Avenue North, in a renovated 1907 residence that was formerly a clock repair shop, and our offices occupy the main floor. Our work is now a frequent feature on national and international websites and design blogs, such as ArchDaily and HOUZZ.
Photo: Sunrise Vista House, 2012
Lane's fifth home on Queen Anne is a remodeled 1925 Brick Tudor, at 2420 8th Avenue West, with offices once again located in the lower level. By now, 12 of Lane's former staff have gone on to successfully start their own firms—but Marlo Brown, Trevor Dykstra, and Kellen White still remain!
Photo: 2420 8th Avenue West, 2014