Marvin Anderson Architects PLLC is a small, full-service architectural practice specializing in research, residential design, and the renovation of historic buildings. We believe architectural principles of harmony, proportion, and balance are found in all beautiful architecture, traditional or modern, from the overall plan to the smallest detail. Our design approach combines these principles with the contemporary needs of our clients to create homes and buildings that are both functional and respectful of tradition.
Our practice is one of collaboration, working with clients, builders, and craftspeople as a team. We bring to each project a breadth and depth of experience in design, materials, systems, sound construction, and historical precedent that are complemented by the expertise of interior designers, engineers, and other consultants appropriate to the needs of the client and project. Combining leadership and outstanding service with attention to the unique details of each project, we listen to and work with all team members throughout the design and construction process in order to find a solution that meets the client’s budget, schedule, and design objectives.
Marvin J. Anderson is a registered architect and architectural historian with more than thirty years of experience. He began his career in Minneapolis where he worked on the renovation and restoration of numerous buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and since 1988 has lived in Seattle, working with clients on the design and renovation of fine homes throughout the Northwest and beyond. Marvin holds a professional degree in architecture from the University of Oregon and a Master of Arts in architectural history from the University of Washington. He combines practice with continuing scholarship in architectural history, writing and lecturing widely. Marvin currently serves on the board of the Historic Seattle Foundation and the application review committee of the Sand Point Naval Air Station Historic District.
Adam S. Alsobrook is a registered architect with thirteen years of experience in both the public and private sectors. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, he has particular expertise in historic preservation, architectural history, and cultural resource management. Adam began his career during college working for several architectural and landscape architectural design firms then began working in the historic preservation field when he joined the Texas Historical Commission in 2006. After moving to Seattle in 2014 he worked on the rehabilitation and restoration of several large historic buildings in Seattle. Adam enjoys archival research, writing, and photography, and currently serves as historian on the City of Seattle Pioneer Square Preservation Board.
Joe Doquilo received his degree in architecture from the Washington State University and brings to every project more than thirty years of technical and construction experience. During his career Joe has established warm and productive working relationships with numerous contractors and craftspeople and is highly skilled at both construction detailing and the coordination of complex building systems and assemblies.
Bridget Hembree-Ross is a registered architect who completed a professional architecture degree at the University of Southern California before shifting her focus to preservation. She also holds a Masters in architectural history and a Preservation Certificate from the University of Virginia and a Doctorate in the history of architecture from the University of Cambridge. In her fifteen years of practice, Bridget has gained broad experience with residential, institutional, commercial, and sustainable construction. She brings a wealth of knowledge about design and the decorative arts to each project to help clients realize their architectural objectives.