Heliotrope designs smart, contemporary works of architecture that transcend style and trend. Process driven and rigorously attentive to detail, we strive for clear, elegant solutions rooted in a thorough understanding of the social, cultural and physical qualities unique to each project. Powered by fruitful collaborations with clients, consultants and colleagues, the work reflects a passion for people and the various, complex places they inhabit. A winner of four prestigious AIA design awards, Heliotrope is focused on work in the residential, commercial and public sectors.
Mike’s design philosophy is guided by the belief that our surroundings directly influence the quality of our lives. At Heliotrope, Mike leads projects in the commercial, public and residential spheres putting that belief to the test. Over the years he has developed a reputation for satisfying client needs with designs rigorously attentive to detail and craftsmanship. After earning his Masters in Architecture from the University of Washington, Mike ran an independent practice for several years before joining NBBJ Architects in Seattle. He currently serves as a board member on the AIA Seattle’s “What Makes It Green?” committee. Mike lives with his wife and three children in the Ballard neighborhood.
Joe looks to design enduring, environmentally conscious architecture relevant to the times in which we live. He is a LEED certified design professional, a certified Passive House consultant, a member of numerous environmental stewardship organizations and a board member of the Ballard Avenue Landmark District. Prior to Heliotrope, Joe worked with Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates in Philadelphia and NBBJ Architects in Seattle, where he led design efforts on large, complex projects for a diverse clientele, winning the firm’s “designer of the year” award in 1998. He holds a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Joe is a Seattle native and lives in the Laurelhurst neighborhood with his wife and two daughters.