AIA -- How To Work with an architect

AIA_LOGO horizontal 4web Matt Hutchins from our office will be leading the AIA how to work with an architect discussion at the seattle AIA office this Saturday.  If you are considering a remodel, addition or new construction, and are interested about the process and value proposition of working with an architect please consider attending this talk from 9:30 to noon on Saturday the twelfth.  See below for more info:

Making your Project Happen:

How to Select and Work with an Architect

Trying to figure our how to make the most of your budget? Dreaming about a project and not sure where to start? Curious about green design or how to plan for your family's changing needs?

Whether your project is a small remodel or new construction—or if you are just curious about the design process—AIA architects can help. Join Matt Hutchins AIA and Don Larkin AIA for an information-packed seminar on the basics of the design and construction project including budget advice, tips for hiring the right contractor, what to expect, and how you and your architect can work together to make the most of any project.

Saturday March 12, 2011 9:30am - noon AIA Seattle, 1911 First Avenue Cost:  $15 To register, click here:


Matt Hutchins

Matt Hutchins is a licensed architect who graduated with Honors from the University of Colorado and Arizona State University. Prior to CAST, Matt practiced in Boulder, Aspen and Phoenix, designing custom residential, mixed-use and commercial buildings. He has taught design drawing at the University of Washington School of Architecture, undergraduate design studios at Arizona State University, and has written articles for Building Edge Magazine. He is an artist with a primary focus in wood block printmaking.

Don Larkin AIA

Don Larkin is a licensed architect specializing in custom residential architecture.  He is the owner of an architectural design firm in Newcastle, Washington, and designs custom homes and remodels throughout the state of Washington.  With over 20 years of residential experience, he designs projects of all styles, sizes and budgets to meet the unique needs of the client.  He encourages client participation throughout the design process and considers the client the most valuable member of the design team.  To view photos of his work, please visit his website at