SKL Architects ( Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects ) is a Seattle based team of architects, designers, and artists with a particular passion for adaptive re-use challenges. We work nationwide on a wide variety of projects, from residences to academic and cultural institutions, all with the guiding philosophy that buildings should give back more than they take: to the communities and clients that depend on them and the environment that sustains them.
We specialize in the careful crafting of visually rich and highly effective buildings and spaces for civic, academic, environmental, and residential use. Over the past 20 years, Rick Sundberg, one of the Northwest’s leading civic architects, with partners John Kennedy and Gladys Ly-Au Young, have worked to create projects that are loved by their users, critics, and the public alike. Together Rick, John, and Gladys have designed some of the city’s best-loved public places, including Chophouse Row, the Frye Art Museum, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.