4D Architects

(425) 576-1414

Services Provided
Architecture and Design services for Residential and small Commercial projects, Lighting Design

Areas Served
Seattle, Kirkland, Bellevue, Medina, Clyde Hill, Yarrow Point, Redmond, Newcastle, Issaquah, Cle Elum, Suncadia, Tumble Creek, Nelson Preserve, Snohomish, Woodinville

Business Description
Barbara Pickens and Ben Mulder started 4D Architects in 1985, and have deliberately kept their firm small to remain closely involved with the projects they take on. Concentrating on this concept of intimacy, Ben and Barbara have assembled an experienced team of technical and support staff with who collaborate to make your dream a reality with the careful detailing and thoughtful integration of building systems, framing and materials. 4D clients love their homes and typically live in them for decades, while often returning with additional projects. However, the best compliment is their personal recommendation of 4D to friends and neighbors.

Barbara is comfortable at every level of design. She has created small towns, upscale offices and custom home designs from as small as 900 square feet to as large as 33,000 square feet. She particularly excels in difficult sites, embracing the opportunities and challenges they provide. For custom residences, Barbara's aim is to design a home that fits and reflects her client and their family; one that will grow with them through generations. Her approach incorporates timeless design, functionality and green design principles. For owners with a passion for detail, Barbara creates elegant, one-of-a-kind cabinetry, gallery spaces and distinctive, energy-efficient lighting designs.

Ben is a gifted designer whose three-dimensional imagination is surpassed by few. His incredible eye for form, detail and practicality is reflected in the unique beauty of his designs. Ben has an unerring instinct for what will sell in larger, luxury-builder homes, as well as a savvy touch with efficient, smaller residences. He works with builders and their clients to create homes with great visual appeal, equally comfortable designing homes for flat, sloped, or waterfront sites. Builders appreciate Ben’s designs so much that several have asked him to design their personal residences. His award-winning designs have been showcased in the Seattle Street of Dreams and the John L. Scott Quality Street Showcase of Exceptional Homes.

Certification and Awards
-- AIA
-- 2009 & 2010 Peoples' Choice Best Architect in 425 Magazine
-- 2004 John L Scott Quality Street, Best Architectural Design for "The Master's Classic"
-- 2001 Best in American Living Award for “The Easthaven,”
-- MAME Awards in 1999, 1996, and 1988
Kirkland, WA US 
Barbara Pickens, Ben Mulder 
1414 Market Street, Suite #200
Kirkland, WA 98033 
(425) 576-8002 
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