03.14.2017

Shou Sugi Ban House featured on Architect Magazine

Shou Sugi Ban House featured on Architect Magazine

Featured recently on Architect Magazine online, the Shou Sugi Ban House in Houston's Garden Oaks neighborhood - designed by SPD's Jay Deguchi with Steven Nielsen. Shou Sugi Ban 焼杉板 is an ancient Japanese exterior siding technique that preserves wood by charring it. The process involves charring the wood, cooling it, cleaning it, and finishing it with a natural oil. It is an environmentally friendly way to preserve the timber and (paradoxically) make it fire resistant. Used inside and outside, the wood was from greater Seattle and was charred by the owners in Houston. Photo by Divya Pande.

03.14.2017

A Visit to Georgetown’s Oxbow Building and Gallery

A Visit to Georgetown’s Oxbow Building and Gallery

A visit to Georgetown's Oxbow - a recent mixed-use renovation project by SPD's Jay Deguchi with Steven Nielsen - checking out the current painting exhibit "Pieces of Places" by Seattle artist Saul Becker, on display through March 24th. In-between Ciudad and Bar Ciudad, Oxbow is located at 6118 12th Avenue South. Originally built in 1922, read more about Oxbow's building story and redevelopment here.

03.03.2017

The Junsei House featured in The Wall Street Journal

The Junsei House featured in The Wall Street Journal

Featured in The Wall Street Journal's Balance Sheet section is The Junsei House in West Seattle. The article entitled “When a Tree Is Key to Home Design" is written by Nancy Keates with photography by Wiqan Ang.

“Mr. Suyama believes the ideal house is like an enclosure set in nature: Though it’s impossible to make it disappear into the landscape entirely, the goal is to create a serene space that connects its occupants with the outside.” - WSJ, page M3

Also check out the video produced by the WSJ entitled “An Architect's Personal Retreat on Puget Sound"

02.27.2017

Office moves to The Sparks Building in South Park

Office moves to The Sparks Building in South Park

After 20 years in Belltown, we are excited to start our next chapter in South Park by moving our office to The Sparks Building - located on the corner of South Cloverdale and 8th Avenue South at 8601 8th Avenue South. Rich in history, The Sparks Building was built in 1905 and was originally a pharmacy until prohibition ended and La Cantina Tavern took over. In 2000 the building was refurbished and has since housed artist, technology and start up studios upstairs. Across from the local library and fire station, we are looking forward to joining Seattle's South Park neighborhood. (Photo courtesy of the Seattle Municipal Archives)

02.27.2017

The Junsei House featured on Dezeen

The Junsei House featured on Dezeen

The Junsei House in West Seattle featured on Dezeen. Entitled "Seattle waterfront home enjoys carefully chosen views trough lush vegetation," the article is written by James Brillon with photography by Charlie Schuck and styling by Natasha Felker.

02.10.2017

Montana Ranch House featured in French publication, ARTRAVEL

Montana Ranch House featured in French publication, ARTRAVEL

Entitled, "La Ferme Des Plaines," the Montana Ranch House featured in French publication ARTRAVEL. Written by Fabienne Dupios, with photos by Aaron Leitz. "Comme tout droit sorti de la terre sur laquelle il est installé, le projet Résidence Montana des architectes de l’agence américaine Suyama Peterson Deguchi célèbre en toute modernité les plus belles heures des grands espaces américains."