After receiving her Masters of Architecture in 1995, Barbara Rose-Leigh practiced in architecture firms until the end of 2000. Since 2000, Barbara has been a sole-practitioner, designing smaller scale residential & commercial projects.
To make people happy not just for a brief moment, but every day, is the driving inspiration behind Barbara’s work. Her clients have told her they just sit back and stare at the space because it is so beautiful. For Barbara, that is the most satisfying part of each project—the homeowners’ satisfaction!
She loves incorporating natural lighting and environments that support healthy living and engagement. The details where things function well and support the way people live matter—everything from the plug-in locations to the size and shape of countertop space can make our lives easier. Barbara puts immense effort and thought into each micro-level detail.
A home is a personal sanctuary, and every space can evoke emotion and promote intimacy and interaction. Rose-Leigh Design creates unique, creative, and functional designs for homes that provide beauty and balance.
A note from Barbara:
When the fire chief had us draw our floor plans in fourth grade I realized I was looking at the blueprint for my career. For me, every line has meaning. In the rigor and exactness of drafting, lies the possibility of creation. The results are never just my creation. The greatest compliment I have ever been paid is that I listen. I listen to people, to needs, to possibilities. I really try to understand every pattern, every influence and draw out a design solution I know to be efficient and dynamic, but not to impose my personal aesthetic. I am overflowing with ideas all the time, yet what fulfills me is the confident voice that emerges from true collaboration.
Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Homes, Energy-Efficient Homes, Green Building, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, New Home Construction, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Hardscape
Alderwood Manor, Ballard, Beacon Hill, Beaux Arts Village, Bellevue, Bothell, Brier, Clyde Hill, Eastgate, Edmonds, Esperance, Fairmount Park, Hunts Point, Inglewood-Finn Hill, Kenmore, Kingsgate, Kingston, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Lynnwood, Maltby, Medina, Mercer Island, Mountlake Terrace, North Beacon Hill, North Creek, Rainier Valley, Redmond, Seattle, Shoreline, West Lake Sammamish, Woodinville, Woodway, Yarrow Point, Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Blakely Island, Deer Harbor, Eastsound, Friday Harbor, Lopez Island, Olga, Orcas, Shaw Island, Waldron
University of Washington - Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Architecture
University of Arizona - Masters of Architecture
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