It is frustrating to hear when your call results in an automated message that tells you that you cannot reach the party you are calling. It is even more frustrating to hear it when you call your own office. Saturday morning two weeks ago, I was deep in contract negotiations with a new client via [...]
The Fall 2014 issue of Community Banker magazine featured an article titled "Designing the 'Branch of the Future'" written by Rick Driftmier, President of The Driftmier Architects. He discusses how trends and new technologies will impact the design of bank branches.
As project manager, Lee Driftmier has just completed an office remodel for Clark Raymond & Company in Redmond. After reviewing a study completed by The Driftmier Architects that investigated the feasibility of building a new office adjacent to their current building, CRC decided to take over tenant space in their current building. The first floor [...]
The remodel and expansion of GRANCO Federal Credit Union’s Ephrata Branch is nearing the halfway point of construction. GRANCO will occupy the facility and serve their members throughout the project. As soon as the addition is ready for occupancy the credit union will move their operations out of original building allowing work to start on [...]
Rick Driftmier, President of The Driftmier Architects, was interviewed for a recent issue of The Northwest Weekly. The article was titled “Good design comes from an understanding of a bank's unique needs, says architect" and discussed challenges and trends in bank design.
Over the past few months, The Driftmier Architects has been working with Woodinville Water District on their Campus Remodel. Completed over 10 years ago, Woodinville Water District found that their Administration and Operations buildings were not functioning as efficiently as they would like. Driftmier worked with the District to target areas for remodel and upgrading. [...]
This weekend I set out to build a deck. It was a small deck and the preliminary work had already been completed. We had drawings to work from and all the materials were on hand. I was excited to get started and hoped to have a glass of wine on the new deck by Sunday [...]
After moving into their new administration building in August of 2013 and then changing their name from Shoreline Water District, the North City Water District has settled into their new home. The building was expanded by 2,237 SF to provide a 6,834 SF facility which will accommodate the District’s needs for decades to come. The [...]
Project Managers Lee Driftmier and Arnold Morrison are in a heated race to get licensed! With the daunting task of having to pass seven Architect Registration Exams in order to become a licensed architect, both have plunged head first into the challenge. They are aiming for completion in less than 2 years, even though a [...]
The Driftmier Architects’ Project Manager Arnold Morrison has been appointed to the City of Everett’s Historical Commission. The Commission is made up of 11 citizens who serve a 6-year term. They are appointed by the mayor with endorsement by the City Council. With degrees in Architecture and History, and minors in both Art History and [...]