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Mission Statement

Design Northwest is dedicated to fulfilling our client’s needs and wishes by creating the building of their choice, within stylistic and budgetary expectations.

A Brief History

Design Northwest has been serving the architectural design needs of the Pacific Northwest and beyond since 1976. Our work covers a broad range of styles and types including residential new construction, building renovation, multifamily units and light commercial projects. Our field experience in construction and construction supervision, combined with our design skills, insures a successful project from inception to occupancy.

Earth Sheltered Passive Solar

We designed our first earth sheltered passive solar building in the early 1980s. The award winning building, which includes our offices, was so successful and cost effective we became advocates of this type of construction. Today, we remain in those same offices and are continuing to refine earth sheltered passive solar architecture. As leading edge passive solar designers, we are excited about our present development of modular, site deliverable earth sheltered passive solar structures.


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