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Michael Winnick Joins Driftmier

The Driftmier Architects welcomes Michael Winnick to our team. He is a Registered Architect in the state of Washington and is a LEED¨ Accredited Professional. For over 17 years he has led and participated in teams that brought clients and stakeholders together to make their ideas of a place into a cohesive reality. As a [...]

February 16th, 2016|

The French Stylist to Open Salon in Bellevue

Jerome Charles, who is known as The French Stylist, is opening a salon in the main Overlake Hospital Pavilion Building located at 1231 116th NE, Bellevue. The new salon was designed by Driftmier project manager Arnold Morrison. Construction began in late December and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2016. The bid [...]

January 11th, 2016|

OMG This is The Big One

This last July “The New Yorker” magazine included an article titled The Really Big One and subtitled “An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when.” FEMA’s Region X (Oregon, Idaho, Alaska AND Washington) director Kenneth Murphy was quoted as saying, “Our operating assumption is that everything west of [...]

January 4th, 2016|

Driftmier Welcomes New Employee

Bethany Lang has joined The Driftmier Architects as an Architectural Designer for commercial and residential projects. A recent graduate of Washington State University, Bethany brings a fresh perspective and new energy to our design team. Along with her knowledge of building systems, sustainable design, and passive homes design, she has international design and construction experience. [...]

November 4th, 2015|

Washington Schools Risk Management Pool Office Expansion

A remodel of Washington Schools Risk Management Pool offices has begun! The contract was awarded to Northern Pacific Construction last month and construction is underway. The Pool currently occupies 5,900 SF on the second floor of an office building in Tukwila. They are expanding into additional tenant spaces on the second floor, totaling 3,500 SF. [...]

September 8th, 2015|

GRANCO’s Moses Lake Project Awarded

Bids were opened for GRANCO Federal Credit Union’s new full service branch in Moses Lake, WA on June 4, 2015. Baker Construction & Development of Spokane was the lowest responsible bidder with a base bid of $1,780,005. The Credit Union has accepted that bid and awarded the contract to Baker. Work on the building designed [...]

June 17th, 2015|

Woodinville Water District Campus Remodel

A remodel of Woodinville Water District's Main Campus is underway! The contract was awarded to Christensen Inc, General Contractors last month, and construction is progressing quickly. Two buildings on the District’s Main Campus, located on the Woodinville Ð Duvall Road, are currently being remodeled to address the District’s changing needs. The majority of the work [...]

March 11th, 2015|

GRANCO Ephrata Branch Nears Completion

Granco Federal Credit Union’s Ephrata Branch remodel has reached substantial completion. The project, located at 217 SW Alder St in Ephrata, WA, remodeled and expanded GRANCO’s main branch and administrative center. Designed by The Driftmier Architects of Redmond, the project is being built by Baker Construction of Spokane. According to DriftmierÔs Project Manager, Arnold Morrison, [...]

January 26th, 2015|

What Happens When the Water System or Power Grid Fails

Much like the dripping faucet in the back bathroom that you haven’t fixed, we as a local, state and federal community have been putting off the repair and replacement of our critical infrastructure. Whether it is the erosion of the roads that we encounter daily, or the water, sewer and power grids that we don’t [...]

January 19th, 2015|

What Do Architects Do?

Most people think architects sit at a drafting table, listen to classical music and draw things. That is kind of like believing bankers sit behind a big desk, listen to jazz and wait for people to borrow money. As a young visitor to the office recently answered, “I know, Architects design buildings.” It is true. [...]

November 10th, 2014|