07.06.2016

NVC Memorial Wall Installation 2016

NVC Memorial Wall Installation 2016

Featured in the NVC June Newsletter, Twenty-nine new bricks were recently installed on the Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation Memorial Wall. Completed in 2011 by SPD, the NVC Memorial Wall memorializes people interned during World War II, along with those of Japanese ancestry who left the camps to serve in the U.S. military. As of last month, 3,570 bricks have been installed on the Memorial Wall. Photo credit: NVC.

06.23.2016

Seattle Magazine’s ‘Seattle Creatives’ gather at The Junsei House

Seattle Magazine’s ‘Seattle Creatives’ gather at The Junsei House

Featured in July's issue of Seattle Magazine in the article "Creative Space" written by Jennifer McCullum, the six local creatives got together with guests to meet off the magazine pages at The Junsei House designed by SPD on June 22nd, with food compliments of Renee Erickson / Sea Creatures and beverages provided by Linda Derschang / The Derschang Group (thank you).

Photographed left to right: George Suyama, Sheila Klein and Ries Niemi (public artists), Linda Derschang (The Derschang Group), Renee Erickson (Sea Creatures) & Olivia Kim (Nordstrom).

06.20.2016

Jay Deguchi featured in Seattle’s Daily Journal of Commerce

Jay Deguchi featured in Seattle’s Daily Journal of Commerce

Jay Deguchi featured in Seattle's Daily Journal of Commerce in the article entitled "Architects explore new markets with hardware, lighting, furniture."

Published on June 20, 2016, Sam Bennett writes: "For Jay Deguchi, good design is all about noise reduction. To eliminate what he calls visual noise, Deguchi strives for designs in which all the components work in harmony. “If architecture is fairly quiet, it achieves a character of place,” said Deguchi, a principal with Seattle's Suyama Peterson Deguchi. “When an object within a home screams louder than the architecture, then sometimes it isn't compatible and the design doesn't work well together." We try to cohesively fit everything together. This visual choreography is a balancing act between architecture and fixtures — from floor lamps to fireplace tool sets and even coasters. “We design items that are an aesthetic match with the homes we design,” said Deguchi. “It's the small pieces that come together in a residence or even a commercial project that seamlessly work to create an overall character that makes a space feel good in a certain way.”"

06.15.2016

George Suyama in his ‘Creative Space’ at The Bloedel Reserve

George Suyama in his ‘Creative Space’ at The Bloedel Reserve

Featured in the upcoming July issue of Seattle Magazine, George Suyama photographed in his ‘Creative Space’ at the Guest House in the Japanese Garden at The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, designed by late Pacific Northwest modernist architect Paul Hayden Kirk.

“The guest house is all about how a building can sit within nature and let nature be the dominant force. The first impression of being there is all about the strength of the natural environment, and that is what is really what I rely on when I go to a new project. I try to understand the natural surroundings first and from that, design architecture for the place … There’s a wonderful sense of prospect and refuge in that house. It’s a very primal thing.” – George Suyama

Prompted by the question - "Where do you go to seek the inspiration to do what you do?” - other Seattle creatives appearing in the story written by Jennifer McCullum and photographed by John Vicory include: Linda Derschang of The Derschang Group, Olivia Kim of Nordstrom, Renee Erickson of Sea Creatures, and artists Sheila Klein + Ries Niemi.

06.10.2016

Shou Sugi Ban House featured in Houston Chronicle

Shou Sugi Ban House featured in Houston Chronicle

The Shou Sugi Ban House designed by Suyama Peterson Deguchi was featured in the Houston Chronicle. Entitled 'Nature informs architecture of Garden Oaks home,' the article profiles the new 4,000 SF home in the Garden Oaks neighborhood of Houston, including its exterior siding which was created by burning planks of cedar (7,700 linear feet) using a centuries-old Japanese method called "shou sugi ban."

06.06.2016

George Suyama on ‘How to Buy Vintage’ in Seattle Met

George Suyama on ‘How to Buy Vintage’ in Seattle Met

Insight from George Suyama + Homestead Seattle owners Michele and Ryan Tansey on 'how to bring vintage into the home while staying authentic' in June's Seattle Met, page 42.

"'Major pieces of furniture like dining tables, chairs, and sofas want to be simple with as little visual noise as possible,' says George Suyama. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t add a little whimsy—collectibles or other things with more personality."

05.10.2016

Montana Ranch House featured in LUXE magazine

Montana Ranch House featured in LUXE magazine

In the latest issue of LUXE Interiors + Design magazine, the Montana Ranch House by SPD with interior design by Christian Grevstad is featured in a sixteen page spread entitled 'The Long View' written by Jennifer Sergent. Images by Aaron Leitz.

05.04.2016

Center for Architecture & Design featured in The Architect’s Newspaper

Center for Architecture & Design featured in The Architect’s Newspaper

'A New Facility Brings Together Seattle's Architecture and Design Organizations.' The new Center for Architecture & Design, designed by Suyama Peterson Deguchi, is featured in this month's The Architect's Newspaper. Located at 1010 Western Ave, the Center is home to four organizations: AIA Seattle, Seattle Architecture Foundation, AIA Washington Council and Design in Public.

04.15.2016

Timeless yet relevant, Canlis featured in The Seattle Times

Timeless yet relevant, Canlis featured in The Seattle Times

Congrats to our friends at Canlis Restaurant for the 'superb' cover feature in today's The Seattle Times, Weekend Plus edition.

'The handsomely remodeled lounge, designed by Seattle architect George Suyama, gives head barman James MacWilliams and guests a lot more elbow room at the bar.' - Providence Cicero, W+

Image by Lindsey Wasson, The Seattle Times

03.23.2016

The Kemper Retreat featured on Adventure Journal

The Kemper Retreat featured on Adventure Journal

'The Tent as a Cabin as a Tent. When your needs are simple, your weekend escape can be, too.' - Adventure Journal

The 1,170-square-foot Kemper Retreat in Mount Vernon featured as a Weekend Cabin on the online Adventure Journal.