South Lake Tahoe Residence by Wilkens Design Studio

We have been working on a few exciting new and renovation projects and here is a concept rendering of our South Lake Tahoe Project. We are very excited and grateful to be working with this client again on such a fun project. Thanks always to Black Box for excellent renderings.

 Facade Rendering

Facade Rendering

Completed Seattle Condominium Project by Wilkens Design Studio

A hint of some great photographs by Mellissa Kaseman Photography of our Condominium Renovation Project in a downtown Seattle Landmark Building. This was the building’s Recital Hall - on the 7th floor. The project involved a complete renovation of 2 bathrooms, bedrooms, Living Room, Dining Area and Kitchen. The biggest challenge on this project was installing a new elevator connecting the 7th, 8th, and Roof Levels. Working with a great team from MRA and Buker Engineering, we were able to negotiate installing the elevator in concert with existing structure.

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Bellevue Renovation - Project Update by Wilkens Design Studio

We have been working on the renovation of a 1959 Ranch-Style house in Bellevue for about a year and are gearing up for the next phase of work and construction start in Spring 2019. The house will be updated to adapt to the current family - parents and 2 children and their active lifestyle. The existing home was very well sited and designed - particular attention was given for orientation and the attendant program spaces - Bedrooms along East side, Living spaces along West side - taking advantage of the best the sun has to offer during the best times of the day. We are excited to help this beautiful house into the next phase of its life.

 Axonometric study for the new Entry

Axonometric study for the new Entry

Leschi Residence - Project Update by Wilkens Design Studio

Started in late 2016, we are in Construction on a full renovation of a 1970’s modern house in Seattle, WA. The lore is the house was apparently designed by an Italian Architect living and teaching in Seattle. We have been deeply inspired by the unabashed geometry of the house. The angles, round forms, simple large windows are all getting a face lift and structural updates and the playful geometry has inspired us to review Memphis designs from the 80’s as inspiration for the interiors as well as a new detached Studio. Scheduled completion: early 2019

 Section rendering showing especially the interconnected spaces, color and material flows through the house.

Section rendering showing especially the interconnected spaces, color and material flows through the house.

IDS Vancouver with Furniture Society by Wilkens Design Studio

It's been busy around here entering 2018 and realizing we have not updated this page in a while! Reflecting back on 2017 and still feeling proud we were able to collaborate with Jennifer Navva Milliken and help the Furniture Society with their booth at the recent 2017 IDS in Vancouver. Added bonus for us was working with some very talented and helpful folks at the Furniture Society and winning a Gray Magazine Award for Best Booth.

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Wilkens Design Studio and Peter Miller Books host Andrew Blauvelt by Wilkens Design Studio

 Wilkens Design Studio and Peter Miller Books are honored to invite you to an impromptu evening of wine and conversation with Andrew Blauvelt, Director of the Cranbrook Art Museum on Thursday 21 September from 5:30-7:00 at Peter Miller Books. Joining Andrew will be Scott Winters, Director of Development of Cranbrook Academy of Art

Wilkens Design Studio and Peter Miller Books are honored to invite you to an impromptu evening of wine and conversation with Andrew Blauvelt, Director of the Cranbrook Art Museum on Thursday 21 September from 5:30-7:00 at Peter Miller Books. Joining Andrew will be Scott Winters, Director of Development of Cranbrook Academy of Art

Before re-joining Cranbrook in 2015, Andrew Blauvelt was the Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Walker Arts Center and has organized several exhibitions, including Strangely Familiar: Design and Everyday Life (2003), Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses(2005). He also co-curated Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes (2008), the first major museum exhibition about the art and architecture of the American suburb. His latest exhibition and book is Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia (2015), a survey of counter-cultural art, design, and architecture.