mwworks
 
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the practice

mwworks llc is a Seattle based design studio offering architectural and interior design services to residential and commercial clients. Formed in 2007, by Steve Mongillo and Eric Walter, our office remains small, focused on compelling, collaborative projects of all scales.

Our work is guided by a commitment to the strength of the idea and a passion for the tangibles of material and detail. We bring an honest straightforward approach to our work, uniquely informed by circumstance, process, and ultimately the act of building itself. It is our goal to bring the vision of the client, the particulars of the site, and the richness of craft together to create an enduring livable architecture capable of inspiration and delight.

We believe in comprehensive design solutions that recognize and respond to global concerns regarding our limited natural resources, environmental pollution, health, and biodiversity. The process of building by its very nature consumes large amounts of resources. With elegant design, creative thinking and careful construction, buildings can be made to consume less and last longer. A building that functions well, delights the mind, and pleases the eye will remain farther from the wrecking ball. In addition, the integration of sustainable technologies like planted green roofs, solar power, water collection, recycled materials, and passive solar design doesn’t need to look and feel like an experiment. Thoughtful incorporation of these elements and principles early in the design process can produce buildings that are rich, appealing and most importantly, responsible.

 

recognition

AIA Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, 2017 Honor Award, Magnolia Residence

AIA National Honor Awards for Architecture, 2016 Honor Award, Case Inlet Retreat

AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Awards, 2016 Emerging Firm Award

AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Awards, 2016 Merit Award, Little House

AIA Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, 2015 Honor Award, Little House

AIA Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, 2014 Merit Award, Helen Street

AIA Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, 2013 Merit Award, Canyon Barn

AIA Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, 2012 Merit Award, Case Inlet Retreat

AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Awards, 2012 Citation Award, Case Inlet Retreat

AIA Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, 2011 Commendation Award, Push_Pull Residence

AIA Honor Awards for Washington Architecture, 2011 Merit Award, Rock Box Karaoke

Selected for Architectural Digest ‘Ones to Watch’ 2013 View Article

 

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