Washington Fruit & Produce Co. wins 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award

"This sits on the landscape beautifully and creates space for meaningful community. The oasis among the warehouses is functional, sustainable, spatial and formal. The design idea is integral and cohesive. An idea with depth. Occupied spaces are oriented towards the heart of the place - the courtyard, avoiding views towards the surrounding freeway and industrial warehouses; earth berms surrounding the building focalize views out to the landscape and blurring the boundary of architecture and site."

Source: Architect Magazine

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The Hangar at Kenmore Town Green Transforms a Space for the Generations Who Call it Home

"One of the primary aspects of the project is its flexible design: it was designed to morph depending on weather or functional requirements and flexible enough for multiple uses and purposes. This emphasis on versatility was one of the main intentions for the project, according to Leann Crist, the project manager and architect at Graham Baba."

Source: The Registry

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Washington Fruit Wins 2017 Gray Magazine Award For Commercial Architecture

"The building's plan frames views of nearby hills.  An expansive use of glass, overhangs, and arcades creates a strong relationship between indoors and out.  The warm material palette contrasts with the more industrial structures elsewhere on the site.  It's a handsome building and a very inviting place to work."

Source: Gray Awards

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Graham Baba's 'magic touch'

"Both tenants and customers are attracted by the funky charm of these spaces, as well as the shops, bars and restaurants that fill them.  Jim Graham said the projects work because the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. They also provide an antidote to the vanilla spaces big chain outlets tend to occupy.  There are buildings, such as Melrose Market, that have a charm “that we don't want to bulldoze over,” he said. “Those buildings just need a little bit of care and thought to become something special, and Graham Baba has shown an ability to do so.”

Source: The Daily Journal of Commerce

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Miller's Guild On Floornature

"Like a sophisticated plate-up, the architecture designed by Graham Baba Architects is also layered, bringing together cooking, woodcraft and metalwork in a 263-square-metre open space to create an all-embracing visual harmony."

Source: Floornature

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Artisans + Architects Write-Up on Washington Fruit

"The architects carefully curated the landscape as well, using excavated dirt from the foundation to block views of a nearby highway and open up the more pleasing vistas in the distance. “There’s a circle of earth berms so you don’t see the horizon, but you see hills beyond – you’re not aware of the surroundings,” he says."

Source: Architects + Artisans

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Meet The Minds of Graham Baba

"Jim Graham and Brett Baba’s Seattle-based architecture practice boasts a robust portfolio of eclectic projects that evoke a refreshing, distinctly West Coast vibe. This month, the founders of Graham Baba Architects discuss finding balance, defying expectation, and what really brings a space to life."

Source: Hospitality Design 

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Gray Magazine Article on Lino Tagliapietra's New Seattle Studio

"...Tagliapietra has been the subject of dozens of international exhibitions. Earlier this year, the artist opened a new showroom in Seattle’s Belltown in a former auction house. Designed by Graham Baba Architects and built by Dovetail General Contractors, the 6,600-square-foot space features white oak flooring, custom blackened-steel tables and stands, and a 45-foot-long light monitor that allows Tagliapietra’s whimsical suspended pieces to hover above gallerygoers."

Source: Gray Magazine

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Tectonic on ArchDaily

"Tectonic, a digital experience design studio, desired an open workspace that satisfied their simple office requirements while simultaneously providing space for entertainment—a union of work and relaxation. The modest 2,738-square-foot office space is located on the fourth floor of a six-story, mixed-used building in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood."

Source: ArchDaily

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