Since 1990 we have listened carefully to our customers and tailored our designs to match their needs while providing a balance of aesthetics and function. Working with a sense of history, environment, and originality, we strive to achieve an integrated project that is a delight to live in.


Our Mission

Ten Directions Design is a small architectural firm that specializes in designing new homes, residential remodels, and interior solutions throughout Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Our extensive experience in the Northwest ensures that our design team is well versed in the challenges that are unique to building in your area. From navigating local permit processes, land use issues, and building code revisions, to creating designs that match your neighborhood's distinct personality, we know our region and it shows in our work.

Starting from the initial consultation and going through the final phases of construction, Ten Directions Design will guide you from start to finish, offering valuable advice and support along the way. Our design team will provide you with a fee estimate of each stage of the design process before beginning the work. And when it is time to build, we can help you navigate the bidding process, providing trusted contractors and helping you compare competitive bids.

We are committed to creating healthy, high performance, and sustainable projects. See our article on sustainability.

“We appreciate Alan’s hard work to help us with each phase of our remodel. His talents and skills made our new kitchen great!”
— Paul and Barb Haas, Kitchen Remodel Client, Edmonds, WA


What We Achieve

A professional and trusted resource, Ten Directions Design can help you get started from your initial ideas and guide the entire process step-by-step:

  • Developing the design concept

  • Creating the detailed blueprints

  • Maintaining your budget

  • Obtaining the building permit

  • Referring qualified contractors

  • Quality control during construction