A unique project nearly four years in the making, the Manson Barn Retreat is one part working barn for a commercial fruit orchard, one part hospitality venue for weddings and events (complete with custom brick pizza oven) and one part luxury residence on the top floor.
SkB Architects was founded in February 1999 by Shannon Gaffney, Kyle Gaffney and Brian Collins-Friedrichs. The firm seeks to create meaningful, sensory-rich environments for individuals, corporate clients, retailers, developers and culturally-connected communities. Based in Seattle and with projects located throughout the United States, the diversity of the firm’s practice allows ideas from different project types to cross-pollinate and influence one another, ultimately leading to more comprehensive and informed design solutions. The firm is driven by the idea that thoughtful, insightful, and creative design has the power to enrich people’s lives.
The ToDD Residence emerged from the concept of how to create an urban farmhouse, while finding a way to push the limits of usable space within a very restricted footprint. With economy of size and a play on scale in mind, the house is composed of a two distinct masses which complement one another in […]
SkB Architects have recently completed the renovation of West Roy Condo, an old residence situated in Lower Queen Anne, Seattle, WA. The goal in West Roy project was to unify and contemporize the living/dining/kitchen areas, connect the living area and terrace, and infuse it all with more-tactile materials. This 61-year-old, 1,590 sf condo had good […]