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.

06.06.2016

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."

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

03.07.2016

Center for Architecture & Design’s Grand Opening Celebration

Center for Architecture & Design’s Grand Opening Celebration

On Saturday, March 5th we joined in celebrating the Grand Opening of the Center for Architecture & Design at 1010 Western Avenue - the new home to AIA Seattle, Seattle Architecture Foundation, Design in Public and AIA Washington Council.

Designed by Suyama Peterson Deguchi Architects, partner Ric Peterson spoke at the event about the Center's design process.

Free and open to the public, the Center is open Tuesday to Friday 10 am - 6 pm & Saturdays 1 pm - 5 pm. The current exhibit, Fit Nation, is on view till Thursday April 9th.

Image by Trevor Dykstra.