Our journey through life produces a story that can manifest itself in the way we build our surroundings.

Our stories are spoken through the details, materials, and volumes of the buildings in which we live, learn, and play. These elements, when arranged in a meaningful way with their context, are what help buildings enrich the lives of their inhabitants.

First Lamp is in search of your story.

Our attraction to this way of working has both practical and philosophical roots.

Residential architecture is unique from the remainder of the building industry in that it allows those who conceive the plan to build as well, allowing projects to mature through construction with the same creative focus that began their conception.

Not only does our working knowledge of construction increase the efficiency with which our projects are built, but it also increases the depth of their meaning. When the hands that hold the pencil also drive the nails, everything changes. The physical acts of building (touching, climbing, holding) open otherwise untouched avenues of creative thought and thicken the bond between body and building. Ideas become more practically and philosophically relevant to the project.

Services Provided
Full service design/ build firm

Areas Served
Western Washington specializing in Seattle

Certifications and Awards
Premier Builder Magazine published in December 2014.
The Orchid Studio was recently published in the Summer 2013 Issue of Atomic Ranch.
Seattle's Design Build Firm: Architects Specializing in Building

Contact: Kevin Witt
Location: 5840 Airport Way S. #216
Seattle, WA 98108
Commented: Great nook. We have a similar configuration. How much did this cost Thanks for the compliment, yes this was custom made! Cost info wouldn't be relevant as this was built a 5 years ago in the absolute bottom of the building slump. I know it's a bummer, but we don't give...
February 12, 2015 in Photo Questions  
Commented: What color of white are the cabinets? This is Sherwin Williams paint, and it's a digital color match from another project (see last paragraph). Something to be aware of: colors get altered a surprising degree during digital photo editing and...
February 10, 2015 in Photo Questions  
Commented: Pendants? Hi, These were custom made by a local (Richland, WA) metal fabricator. Sorry I couldn't help more, good luck with your project!
February 9, 2015 in Photo Questions  
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