Waterleaf collaborates with private building owners, nonprofits, and public agencies to develop architecture for new mixed-use, historic renovations, and adaptive reuse projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. We focus on designing the most sustainable building for existing and new structures, renovating to meet seismic code, and providing universal access for future generations.
Our approach for multi-family, single-family, and affordable housing design and architecture starts with meeting the needs of our clients and residents, listening to their vision and concerns, and recommending solutions to fit within the resources allocated for their projects.
At the crux of our work with architecture for higher education are a persistent, well-trained eye for the needs of students, researchers, and staff. Our campus architecture and design experience include expansions, major infrastructural upgrades, classrooms, office space, residence halls, performing arts spaces, and world-class research laboratories.
Waterleaf has partnered with regional agencies to provide transit architecture for streetcar, light rail, bus stations, transit centers, operations & maintenance facilities, and transit infrastructure. We work creatively to develop thoughtful, sustainable designs that are responsive to public input and are carefully integrated into the communities they serve building livable communities through transit.
Architecture for wineries is an exciting process exploring the evolution of ideas, working them into a functional and aesthetically pleasing winery. The design approach addresses the partnership of winery facilities with their community by understanding the critical importance of integrating landscape planning, building programming, and visual design elements during the planning and design process.
We recognize that architecture for community centers, religious gathering spaces, public parks, and open spaces add value to the community. Waterleaf specializes in preserving public structures and adapting buildings as the uses evolve, reflecting the community's needs. We work with organizations and municipalities to support their commitment to the future with seismic resiliency and achieve forward-thinking sustainability goals.