Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
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Designs Northwest Architects is one of the Pacific Northwests leading residential architecture and planning firms, recognized for its innovative exploration of design. Primarily serving the region from Seattle to the beautiful Skagit Valley and San Juan Islands.

Dan Nelson has been the principal architect at Designs Northwest Architects for over twenty five years and specializes in custom residential and waterfront homes.

Homes designed by Dan have been featured in International publications. The Lake Union Float Home was featured in the June/July 2012 issue of the French publication Architecture BOIS, as well as national and regional publications such as
Better Homes and Gardens: Week End Homes, Remodeling Ideas For Your Home and Home Plan Ideas. His houses have also been featured in Seattle Homes and Lifestyle Magazine, and Northwest Home Magazine.

Recently his work has been posted on several popular architectural web sites including : Contemporist, Architizer, Inhabitat, Freshome and Smithsonian.

Designs Northwest Architects has received nineteen awards for design excellence from the Northwest Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and in January 2012 the Lake Union Float Home was selected for the Northwest Home - Seattle A.I.A. Home of the Month tour.

Services Provided
3D Rendering, Basement Remodeling, Bathroom Design, Building Design, Custom Homes, Drafting, Earthquake Retrofitting, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Historic Building Conservation, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Kitchen Remodeling, New Home Construction, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Construction Drawings

Areas Served
Bainbridge Island, Ballard, Bellevue, Bothell, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Inglewood-Finn Hill, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lake Forest Park, Medina, Mercer Island, Redmond, Seattle, Shoreline, Woodinville, Yarrow Point, Snohomish County, Everett, Camano Island, Whidbey Island, Skagit County, Whatcom County, San Juan Islands, Stanwood

Certifications and Awards
Boston Architectural College, Bachelor of Architecture 1982. Columbia University, MS in Architecture and Building Design 1983. Dan has received 19 Awards for Design Excellence from the Northwest Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Contact: Dan Nelson
Location: 10031 SR 532, Ste B, Stanwood, Wa. 2316 Fairview Ave.E.
Seattle, WA 98102
Business Registration #: AIA # 30104946
Typical Job Costs: $70,000.00 - $4,000,000.00
Our residential sf costs range from $200.00 sf to $350.00 sf
Commented: window manufacturers please Hi beckaroo, The windows on this project were Sierra Pacific aluminum clad wood windows. Dan
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Commented: I like the concrete surface! How did you do it? Hi HU, The tub is sitting in a cast in place monolithic poured base. The the concrete has hydronic tubes that run through it to keep the concrete and tub warm. The plumbing was also preset in the c...
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Commented: please tell me the type and color of the exterior body Hi 1232 tink, The dark color is a solid body charcoal stain. I believe it is a Benjamin Moore product. Hope this helps ! Dan
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Commented: industrial ‘I Beam’ hanging awning Hi James, I would suggest that you contact a local welding shop to see if they have fabricated awnings similar to this. If they have they might be able to put you in contact with an architect or str...
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Commented: What is holding the stacked wood in place? Hi Siemens Woodworking, The wood is held in place by sheets of weathering steel. If you check out the Mazama Meadow House project I believe there are better angles of the steel frame. Take Care ! D...
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Commented: What kind of material was used for the porch floor? Tight knot Western Red Cedar. Take Care !
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