Inspired design

transforming ideas into reality

design for people

collaboration and communication

 

About

STEVEN D. SVETLIK, architect

Steve is a Seattle based Architect practicing in the Pacific Northwest since 1997. He has over 27 years of experience working with distinguished architecture firms in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle. He’s worked with an award winning custom home design-build firm in Santa Fe, New Mexico and with real estate development companies in Santa Fe and San Francisco. His design experience ranges from custom residential projects, to mixed-use and multi-family, restaurants, commercial office TI, to small and large scale retail architecture. He also has years of hands-on construction experience developing, remodeling and building several homes of his own over the years. Steve is an Alumni of Texas A&M University where he earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree and a Master of Science in Land Development. He is a licensed architect registered in California and Washington.

Steve believes that architecture is the unity of building science and art facilitated by creative problem solving. He’s drawn to urban rehabilitation and redevelopment projects as well as creative land development ideas. His focus is on residential architecture, design, and exploring how material, space, and light influence the human experience. His objective is to transform the goals of a client into a harmonious design and successful project through team collaboration and good communication. Steve enjoys the creative process, experimenting, and the craft of making things which translates into several hobbies around his studio and shop. From welding, jewelry making, painting, cooking, soap making, to furniture projects. Away from home and work, Steve enjoys traveling, skiing, biking, fly-fishing, hiking, and enjoying the great outdoors with his family.

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Projects

Suncadia, Snowberry Loop - Modern mountain style hideaway near Roslyn / Cle Elum

SUNCADIA - Snowberry Loop

Modern mountain hideaway near Roslyn
Contemporary beachfront retreat on the Hood Canal

SEABECK – Hood Canal

Contemporary beachfront retreat on the Hood Canal
Modern urban farmhouse near the Alaska Junction in West Seattle, Washington

WEST SEATTLE – Erskine Way

Modern urban farmhouse near the Alaska Junction
Mid-century modern renovation on Lake Washington

BELLEVUE - Newport Shores

Mid-century modern renovation on Lake Washington
Hybrid timber-frame chalet on the Prospector 7th fairway

SUNCADIA - Larkspur Loop

Hybrid timber-frame chalet on the Prospector 7th fairway
Contemporary townhomes at Skidmore and 15th in Portland

SKIDMORE townhomes - Portland

Contemporary townhomes at Skidmore and 15th
Northwest mountain timber-frame sanctuary near Roslyn

TUMBLE CREEK - Blue Flame Lane

Northwest mountain timber-frame sanctuary near Roslyn
Modern urban infill “skinny” lot home

NE 10TH - Portland

Modern urban infill “skinny” lot home
Contemporary waterfront haven overlooking downtown the Puget Sound, downtown Seattle, and distant Mt Rainier

MAGNOLIA - Elliot Bay

Contemporary waterfront haven overlooking downtown Seattle
Modern mountainside perch nestled over a 20 acre cherry orchard near Cashmere, Washington

CASHMERE - Brender Canyon

Modern mountainside perch nestled over a 20 acre cherry orchard
Contemporary farmhouse transformation

BALLARD – Northwest 60th

Contemporary farmhouse transformation
Traditional meets contemporary remodel on a 1916 Craftsman

BEACON HILL - Waite Street

Traditional meets contemporary remodel on a 1916 Craftsman
Craftsman cottage whole house makeover

SEWARD PARK - Andrews Bay

Craftsman cottage whole house makeover
Elegant kitchen addition and remodel to a 1930’s brick Tudor

LAURELHURST – Sandpoint Way

Elegant kitchen addition and remodel to a 1930’s brick Tudor
Northwest modern kiteboarding compound overlooking the Columbia Gorge

HOOD RIVER - Mosier

Northwest modern kiteboarding compound overlooking the Columbia Gorge
Urban infill mixed-use office and condos on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle

QUEEN ANNE – 7th and McGraw

Urban infill mixed-use office and condos on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle
Asian bath-house inspired Master Suite addition and remodel on Meydenbauer Bay

BELLEVUE – Meydenbauer Bay

Asian bath-house inspired Master Suite addition and remodel
Modern addition to a narrow lot 1980’s infill home

PHINNEY RIDGE - Greenwood

Modern addition to a narrow lot 1980’s infill home
Suncadia, Snowberry Loop - Kitchen in a modern mountain hideaway near Roslyn

SUNCADIA - Snowberry Loop

Modern mountain hideaway near Roslyn
Contemporary beachfront retreat on the Hood Canal

SEABECK – Hood Canal

Contemporary beachfront retreat on the Hood Canal
Kitchen in a modern urban farmhouse near the Alaska Junction in West Seattle, Washington

WEST SEATTLE – Erskine Way

Modern urban farmhouse near the Alaska Junction
Kitchen in a hybrid timber-frame chalet on the Prospector 7th fairway

SUNCADIA - Larkspur Loop

Hybrid timber-frame chalet on the Prospector 7th fairway
Kitchen in a northwest mountain timber-frame sanctuary near Roslyn

TUMBLE CREEK - Blue Flame Lane

Northwest mountain timber-frame sanctuary near Roslyn
Kitchen in a contemporary waterfront haven overlooking downtown Seattle

MAGNOLIA - Elliot Bay

Contemporary waterfront haven overlooking downtown Seattle
Kitchen in a traditional/contemporary remodel of a 1916 Craftsman home

BEACON HILL - Waite Street

Traditional meets contemporary remodel on a 1916 Craftsman
Elegant kitchen and dining addition/remodel to a 1930’s brick Tudor

LAURELHURST - Sandpoint Way

Elegant kitchen addition and remodel to a 1930’s brick Tudor
Asian bath-house inspired Master Suite addition and remodel

BELLEVUE – Meydenbauer Bay

Asian bath-house inspired Master Suite addition and remodel
Modern open floor plan infill home

MAGNOLIA – Discovery Park

Modern open floor plan infill home
Kitchen renovation in a turn of the century bungalow

FREMONT - Phinney

Kitchen renovation in a turn of the century bungalow
Kitchen remodel in a Mid-century modern overlooking Lake Washington

NORTH SEATTLE – Matthews Beach

Kitchen remodel in a Mid-century modern overlooking Lake Washington
Urban infill mixed-use office and condos on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle

QUEEN ANNE – 7th and McGraw

Urban infill mixed-use office and condos on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle
Women’s golf clubhouse lounge remodel

SANDPOINT COUNTRY CLUB – Seattle

Women’s golf clubhouse lounge remodel
A unique cocktail lounge with a friendly vibe on Greenwood Ave

OLIVER'S TWIST - Phinney Ridge

A unique cocktail lounge with a friendly vibe on Greenwood Ave
Moody, retro jazz bar in an old rehabilitated bowstring truss warehouse building in downtown Santa Fe, NM

A-BAR

Moody, retro jazz bar located in a rehabbed warehouse building in Old Town
A major remodel and exterior envelope reconstruction to a local credit union headquarter in Federal Way.

WOODSTONE CREDIT UNION – Federal Way

A major remodel and exterior envelope reconstruction
Atrium Court - Fashion Island - Major retail shopping center food court remodel in Newport Beach

ATRIUM COURT – Fashion Island

Major retail shopping center food court remodel in Newport Beach
Apartment exterior envelope redesign and reconstruction

CITYVIEW - Wallingford

Apartment exterior envelope redesign and reconstruction
Condo reconstruction in Seattle

QUEEN ANNE – Mercer Place

Condo redesign and exterior envelope reconstruction

VISION

Material

Carefully Crafted

Integrating resourceful sustainable materials, logical building systems, creative solutions, and practical detailing to transform inspired design into great architecture.

Space

Thoughtfully Formed

Creating architecture and space as distinct and individual as each client and project location. My work ranges widely in scale and scope: from simple economical remodels, efficient additions on existing homes, to highly creative custom homes that respond to each client and site’s unique context.

Light

Beautifully Revealing

Intentionally adhering to no specific style, I see opportunity in the various combinations of client needs, aesthetic signs, site attributes, schedule, scope, and budget to help transform ideas and vision into built space that transcends labels.