We engaged Rhodes Architecture + Light to assist us with a major remodel of our home. From the beginning they hit the perfect balance, combining their creative and innovative ideas with our wants, needs, and input. They took the time to learn the way our family works, and found ways to incorporate our lifestyle into their plans. The end result was more than we could have hoped for, with a design that functions well and looks amazing. Their plans were comprehensive, including everything from structural steel to paint and flooring finishes.
Rhodes Architecture + Light is an award-winning local West Seattle Architecture firm that designs warm and light-filled homes and commercial spaces that enhance the lives of people who use them. With nearly three decades of experience in residential + commercial Architecture in the Pacific Northwest, we understand how to design for the way people live, play and work–in their homes. Our wellness-informed design works alongside nature to create beautiful and calm spaces that embody local craft and embrace our coastal climate, celebrating the playfulness of space, form, and materials. Our team of expert, friendly and licensed Seattle Architects will collaborate and walk side-by-side with you throughout the architectural planning, design and building process.
Our design philosophy transcends accolades. We design for the way people live, work and play in their homes. Our central focus is ensuring homeowners thrive in the spaces we create, and greatest reward is when our clients tell us how much they love to come home.
Rhodes Architecture + Light received AIA/Seattle Times awards for Residential Architecture for The Spring Hill Residence, the Kirkland Residence, and a Master Builder's Award for the Spring Hill Residence. The Seattle Times Home Of the Month and Home of the Year awards were given to the Norway Hills Residences. These homes were also given an IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers) award for best residential lighting design. Rhodes Architecture + Light was named "One of Seattle's Top Architects" by Home + Garden Magazine. The Seattle Times featured The Medina Residence, The Spring Hill Residence (twice), The Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Home + Garden Magazine both featured Anderson Gardens, Sunset Magazine featured the Queen Ann Residence, The Seattle Times featured the Magnolia Residence, Pacific Magazine and Fine Homebuilding Magazine featured the Kirkland Residence. Portrait Magazine of Seattle featured the Canoe Trail home.
Rhodes Architecture + Light is a team of Professional Seattle Architects designing award-winning Northwest Architecture and bringing a diverse set of backgrounds to each project. We work closely with our clients to deliver beautifully created, comfortable, efficient + sustainable buildings and have completed and published Custom Residential Design, Commercial, Mixed Use and Retail Facilities. For almost 30 years we have been supporting our clients and delivering creative + exciting building solutions in the Seattle area and surrounding communities.
Tim Rhodes RA. AIA
Marketing Director + Client Liaison
Hugo Javier Carrion Berru, RA. AIA
Architect + Project Manager
Architectural Associate, Project Manager
Architectural Associate, Project Manager
When I’m hiring an architect, I want them to understand our company's vision and point of view. I want them to be able to think around corners (that we don’t anticipate) and make good judgements that reflect our project goals. In working with Tim and his team we had the peace of mind that comes from their focus and commitment. They put their heart into the project and its what sets Rhodes Architecture + Light apart from their competition.
Tim and his colleagues have been amazing to work with while we built our custom home out in Fall City. Through the design process, set backs with King County, and the actual start of the project, they have been hands on and helpful walking through this with us. Their style is a perfect match with ours and was thrilled with the results. We have been enjoying our home now for a few years and still love it!
Tim Rhodes and his team created a fantastic cutting-edge design for our major remodel, using timeless materials for the exterior that need no maintenance -- yet are beautiful and blend well. They worked closely with us to develop a graceful interior with large windows and decks that look out over Puget Sound, as well as smart lighting inside and out, a unique bending staircase railing, warm fireplaces, and an overall feeling of comfort. Our neighbors love our home. So do we.
We work closely with you to design and construct your space with careful consideration of the exterior and interior form, light, color, materials and their relationship with the outside environment.
Land + Building Review
We provide experienced guidance with and analysis of the features and constraints intrinsic to your land and the qualities and requirements of your building location, form and space.
We provide guidance and planning on the beautiful and creative use of the natural environment around your space and the thoughtful design and integration of your land and buildings.
We provide careful integration of the interior arrangements, materials, finishes + lighting of your spaces with your needs, life and the overall form and style of your building at the forefront.
Our team provides trained and proficient investigation of your land + environment, the governing codes, and the practicality + suitability of building on your lot.
Renovation + Remodeling
We provide expert design of the reuse, restoration, rehabilitation, and potential repair of your existing space. Careful design of expansions and transformations of your current space resulting in a beautiful, ordered, complete whole.
We provide thoughtful professional analysis of and assistance with the development of your land and environment to best locate and orient your space in the environment, landmarks, features, light, and the context of place. We provide direction on the inventive use and creative arrangement of your land.
We provide competent and knowledgeable management of your building construction and provide suggestions on expert Seattle area builders. We provide professional control and the efficient use of your construction funds.
Lighting + Daylighting
Our skilled and knowledgeable team is well-versed in architectural lighting selection and the design of the type, location, color, and effect of your building’s natural and built light.