New Architecture Firm, Adams Architecture, Opens for Business in Seattle, WA

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Husband and wife team, John and Anne Adams, recently opened the doors to their new architectural practice based in Seattle. With over 35 years of combined experience, John and Anne are skilled in all aspects of design, with both residential and commercial projects under their belts.

John and Anne Adams have followed their dream and recently opened the doors to their new architecture firm, Adams Architecture, based in Seattle, WA. The Adams duo has worked in the Seattle area since 2001, achieving acclaim and a solid client base while practicing with Stuart Silk Architects. Anne’s work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Southern Accents and Luxe Interiors + Design, and John’s innovative commercial designs have been featured in Interior Design magazine. John is one of the Seattle area’s leading providers of dental architectural services.

The pair decided that the time was right to join forces and create an architectural firm that combines their diverse talents.

“The fact that we have both residential and commercial design experience is unique in the industry,” says John. “We can bring elements of commercial design into a residential project where that makes sense, as well as creating moments of residential refinement within commercial projects.”

Both John and Anne value the relationships they’ve built up with both clients and construction companies over the years, and strive to find the best possible fit on each project. “It’s a partnership between the architect, the client and the builder,” comments Anne. “It has to work well, because you’re working with each other for long periods of time: years in some instances.”

This attention to detail is very much appreciated by clients. Geoff and Kathy Osler started working with Anne in 2004 when she designed a new third floor for their 1929 Tudor home that seamlessly integrates with the exterior. At the same time, the entire kitchen was remodeled. “When we first met, it was immediately apparent that Anne just got us, and understood everything we were trying to do,” says Geoff. Anne has also worked with the Oslers on a complete interior remodel, and the team is now embarking on their latest project: a glass and steel deck, blending modern and traditional. “Anne and John handle projects all the way to completion and that’s a great asset,” says Kathy. “It makes the entire process quicker and more effective in the long run.”

Linda David, another happy client, echoes the Oslers’ sentiments.

“John was the project manager and designer of many of the most unique elements of our residential retreat in the mountains. John worked closely with us to stay on track according to our schedule and budget. He kept in contact so we were always aware of what was happening and he responded immediately when we had questions. His communications skills are outstanding and were critical to the success of our project.”

“Design is an ongoing dialog for us,” says Anne. “The benefit of working together as husband and wife is that we are always talking back and forth about projects and sharing ideas. It’s not work, it’s our passion.”

John and Anne are both active in the community and are avid supporters of the Kirkland Arts Center, a building on the National Historic Register. John donates his time to serve on the Kirkland Arts Center’s Facilities Committee as they embark on an ambitious multi-year renovation of the building. In addition, he provides pro-bono design services for The Elizabeth Gregory House, a women’s shelter in Seattle. Anne has served on the board at the Henry Art Galley at the University of Washington.

About Adams Architecture
Formed in July 2014, Adams Architecture is a residential and commercial architectural practice owned and operated by husband and wife team John and Anne Adams. With over 35 years of combined design experience, the Adamses have worked on projects ranging from small residential remodels to new 10,000 foot homes, and commercial projects including medical/dental buildings, corporate offices, and restaurants. For more information, go to

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