Whitney Architecture

Services Provided
Whitney Architecture specializes in custom residential home design with a focus on high performance + sustainability. Our projects range from modest remodels of existing homes to new homes from the ground up. We provide thoughtful architectural design from the initial design phase through to the permitting of the project and the construction phase.

Areas Served
We serve Seattle and the Pacific Northwest region at large, including the San Juan Islands.

Business Description
Whitney Architecture is a Design firm located in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. We specialize in custom residential remodels and new homes as well as mixed use projects across the Pacific Northwest.

Whitney Architecture was founded when Paul moved to Seattle in 1991. We started out small and have remained that way by choice. With our group of five architects, we are able to provide personalized service to our clients and remain accessible to them throughout the entire design, permitting and building process. Our clients have greatly appreciated the ease with which they can contact us with questions or concerns. With over twenty years of working with building departments across the Pacific Northwest, we know what it takes to permit projects and to provide clear and detailed construction sets for the contractors we work with.

At the heart of Whitney Architecture lies a genuine passion for design with vitality and a commitment to building respectful and authentic relationships with our clients. Creating an exquisite and functional living space is based upon collaboration between client and architect; we work closely with our clients, embracing every idea and insight as we transform aspiration to design, design to reality. With no preconception of style, the potential of any project is unlimited.

We recognize that the design of a new home or the remodel of an existing one is a process that is potentially stressful for some people. We take the time to listen and have often been referred to as "the calm in the storm". We strive to assist our clients in navigating this process with the result being the perfect home for them. Frequent and clear communication along with skillful and elegant design result in living spaces that serve our clients well for many years to come.

Certification and Awards
Certified Passive House Consultants
Built Green
Seattle, WA US 
Paul Whitney 
1537 NW Ballard Way
Seattle, WA 98107 
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After interviewing a half dozen architects whose work we admired—and receiving a surprisingly wide range of bids—we went with Whitney Architecture because of Paul's collected nature, his obvious compe... Read More
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Review by 918supreme:

After interviewing a half dozen architects whose work we admired—and receiving a surprisingly wide range of bids—we went with Whitney Architecture because of Pa...
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Review by alexkai:

We have the pleasure of working with Paul Whitney and his team for a number of different projects. Paul and his team show an exemplary amount of design talent, ...
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Review by cathleencarney:

5 Stars for Whitney Architecture! My husband and I renovated a 1920's Queen Anne home and we hired Whitney Architecture for the design work and consulting on ...
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Review by Laney Levine:

This was our first remodel project and working with Whitney Architecture has been an exciting, rewarding, and inspiring experience. With just a few of our idea...
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Review by Anne Viggiano Color & Design:

Paul and his whole crew are talented and experienced. Paul is known for his patience, and his listening skills~ he is excellent at collaborating and he really t...
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We have worked extensively with Lisa Port at Banyon Tree Design Studio. She is incredibly easy to work with for our clients and the architects in our office. Li...
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Review for Anne Viggiano Color & Design:

Anne truly knows her stuff! We feel confident referring our clients to her for assistance with interiors and color consultations. She does a fantastic job!
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