Norway Hills Residence Exterior Architecture

Rhodes Architecture + Light brings over a quarter century of experienced work in the Pacific Northwest to every building we create. We lead a first-rate group of licensed, experienced professionals and manage each project to smoothly deliver design, documents, building permit, and to oversee construction pricing and construction itself.

We believe that an Architect’s first role is to bring calm, creative, thoughtful simplicity to buildings while celebrating the playfulness of space, form, and materials. We listen, collaborate, and seek to build the individual needs and dreams of the people we work with.

Our Seattle Architecture firm manages professionals with expertise that results in well-designed and well-built buildings; acting as the central manager and point of contact for our clients. This means that you can expect your Architect to be available, knowledgeable about all parts of your residence, and experienced in managing other professionals who make up the design team… so that you do not have to.

Pacific Northwest Architecture Firm

We welcome a discussion about any of the services we provide and always seek to provide the level of service that our clients desire.

Magnolia Gardens Exterior Architecture


Working Closely with You to design and construct your space with careful consideration of the exterior and interior form, light, color, materials and its relationship with the outside environment.

Magnolia Gardens Exterior Architecture

Land + Building Review

Experienced Guidance with and analysis of the features and constraints intrinsic to your land and the qualities and requirements of your building location, form and space.

Magnolia Gardens Exterior Architecture

Landscape + Outdoor Space Design

The Beautiful and Creative Use of the natural environment around your space and the thoughtful design and integration of your land and buildings. Thoughtful collaboration in the creation of sustaining natural space.

Rhodes Architecture Interior Design

Interior Design

Careful Integration of the interior arrangements, materials, finishes + lighting of your spaces with your needs, life and the overall form and style of your building.

Rhodes Architecture Field Planning

Site Feasibility

Trained and Proficient Investigation of your land + environment, the governing codes, and the practicality + suitability of building on it.

Rhodes Architecture Home Construction Management

Renovation + Remodeling

The Expert Design of the reuse, restoration, rehabilitation, and repair of your existing space. Careful Design of expansions and transformations of your current space resulting in a beautiful, ordered, complete whole.

Rhodes Architecture Field Planning


Thoughtful Professional Analysis of and assistance with the development of your land and environment to best locate and orient your space in the environment, landmarks, features, light, and the context of place. The inventive use and creative arrangement of your land.

Rhodes Architecture Field Planning

Construction Management

Competent and Knowledgeable Management of your building construction and your builder. The professional control and the efficient use of your construction funds.

Rhodes Architecture Field Planning

Lighting + Daylighting

Skilled and Knowledgeable Lighting Selection + Design of the type, location, color, and effect of your building’s natural and built light.


As Architects we search for an understanding of the place in which we are building, the dreams + needs of those who use the building, and the special circumstances and constraints that will define how your life and your place will shape the space you live in. An Architect listens, steers, + creates; the environment and the context guides.

Rhodes Architecture + Light Professional Services for any new or renovated building include:

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Initial feasibility + Review of your Site

A thorough review and summary of applicable building and zoning codes, and the identification of environmental factors, codes, and restrictions.

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Initial design discussion

The identification of the scope and size of the residence or renovation you desire. This process includes a client survey that Rhodes Architecture + Light has customized to identify your needs + your expectations.

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A Clear and Detailed Owner/Architect Agreement

Rhodes Architecture + Light provides a variety of services to the Seattle area including interior design, architecture and more. We will deliver a complete identification of all professional services that you may require or that you request, the specific cost of those services including an itemization of all hours, and the presentation of a simple, complete professional contract covering all services.

Owner/Architecture Agreement Process - Rhodes Architecture

Construction Cost Management

Our Seattle construction management team will take your construction budget and the total construction cost seriously. We have developed, through years of experience, a process to check the construction cost of your building during design. The residences that you see here have all been developed on tight budgets using materials and construction methods that efficiently make the most of your budget. Together with a General Contractor, we strive to refine the construction cost during the design process.

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Schematic Design

Includes the design of the residence, site planning, the identification of all spaces, a general identification of materials and building systems, and simple, three-dimensional presentation that allows our clients to easily visualize the residence.

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Design Development

Our Seattle Architecture firm has years of experience in the refinement of design, the establishment of materials, fixtures, and finishes, and the coordination of the initial design and planning work of our structural, mechanical, and electrical engineers, landscape designers, interior designers, and lighting designers.

Schematic Building Design - Rhodes Architecture

Construction Documents + Permitting

Rhodes Architecture + Light has successfully worked with the cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Tukwila, Bothell, and Burien as well as Kitsap, Thurston, Pierce, and Whatcom Counties and jurisdictions further away to develop efficient plans that meet the requirements of many jurisdictions.

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Bidding and Negotiation

Includes identifying and interviewing a qualified builder (or multiple builders), reviewing their contracts and your expectations, and overseeing the process of pricing or the competitive bidding of your building. We assist our clients with the review of competitive bids, contracts and agreements with qualified builders, and the negotiation of contracts for construction.


Begins with the help that we can provide in the selection of a reputable and experienced General Contractor. Rhodes Architecture + Light also has two decades of experience observing and managing construction. The documents that we provide are a set of instructions to a builder tailored to our client’s needs. The monitoring of the construction is the critical assurance that our clients realize those needs in the finished building.

As Architects

licensed in Washington State, our legal role includes representing our clients and protecting our client’s interests as a crucial liaison between the building and owner. Our team has a lot of experience in Seattle as Architects so we can assure that construction runs smoothly, and respond quickly and efficiently to a builder’s questions. We will monitor the actual materials, methods of construction, and the details to ensure that our client’s money is spent efficiently and that your building is completed to a high standard.

We welcome a discussion about any of the services we provide and always seek to provide the level of service that our clients need + desire.