Designs Northwest Architects is one of the Pacific Northwests leading residential architecture and planning firms,recognized for its innovative exploration of design. Primarily serving the region from Seattle to the beautiful Skagit Valley and San Juan Islands.

Dan Nelson has been the principal architect at Designs Northwest Architects for over twenty two years and specializes in custom residential and waterfront homes.

Homes designed by Dan have been featured in International publications (The Lake Union Float Home is featured in the June/July 2012 issue of the French publication Architecture BOIS ), as well as national and regional publications such as
Better Homes and Gardens: Week End Homes, Remodeling Ideas For Your Home and Home Plan Ideas. His houses have also been featured in Seattle Homes and Lifestyle Magazine, and Northwest Home Magazine.

Recently his work has been posted on several popular architectural web sites including : Contemporist, Architizer, and Freshome.

Designs Northwest Architects has received twelve awards for design excellence from the Northwest Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and in January 2012 the Lake Union Float Home was selected for the Northwest Home - Seattle A.I.A. Home of the Month tour.

Services Provided
Architecture, Master Planing, Interior Design.

Areas Served
Seattle, Everett, Stanwood/ Camano Isand, Skagit Valley, San Juan Islands

Certifications and Awards
Boston Architectural College, Bachelor of Architecture 1982

Columbia University, MS in Architecture 1984
and Building Design 1983

Dan has received 12 Awards for Design Excellence from the Northwest Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Contact: Dan Nelson
Location: 10031 SR 532, Ste B, Stanwood, Wa. 2316 Fairview Ave.E.
Seattle, WA 98102
License Number: AIA # 30104946
Commented: The 3 trees... Hi marissa916, The homeowner selected his own plantings, but I believe these are Japanese Maples. Dan
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Commented: Suspension hardware Hi ogden08, The hardware used to suspend the deck is all off the shelf hardware, however the was a certain amount of custom fabrication involved with the mounting brackets. Dan
15 hours ago in Photo Questions  
Commented: Lights Hi seppgibbs, The homeowner selected her own light fixtures. She did a great job ! If you are building in a salt water environment I would recommend buying stainless steel fixtures. Dan
15 hours ago in Photo Questions  
Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects commented on a discussion in Photo Questions: I love the house .
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects commented on a discussion in Photo Questions: Lower level storage cabinets waterproof?
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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects commented on a discussion in Photo Questions: What is the brand and color of the paint? It's so nice!
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