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Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects


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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 five years and specializes in custom residential and waterfront homes. Homes designed by Dan have been featured in International publications. The Lake Union Float Home was 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, Inhabitat, Freshome and Smithsonian. Designs Northwest Architects has received 22 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

3D Rendering, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Barn Design & Construction, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Home, Drafting, Earthquake Retrofitting, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Garage Design, Green Building, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Handicap-Accessible Design, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Gym Design & Construction, Home Remodeling, Home Restoration, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, Laundry Room Design, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Pool House Design & Construction, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Tiny House Construction, Universal Design, Custom Homes, Construction Drawings

Areas Served

Bainbridge Island, Ballard, Bellevue, Bothell, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Inglewood-Finn Hill, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Medina, Mercer Island, Redmond, Seattle, Shoreline, Woodinville, Yarrow Point, Snohomish County, Everett, Camano Island, Whidbey Island, Skagit County, Whatcom County, San Juan Islands, Stanwood


Boston Architectural College, Bachelor of Architecture 1982. Columbia University, MS in Architecture and Building Design 1983. Dan has received 19 Awards for Design Excellence from the Northwest Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

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107 Projects

Stanwood, WA

Zen House, Stanwood WA

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Contact Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
10031 SR 532, Ste B, Stanwood, Wa. 2316 Fairview Ave.E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Typical Job Cost $70,000.00 - $4,000,000.00
Our residential sf costs range from $275.00 sf to $400.00 sf
License Number AIA # 30104946