SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sclater Architects announced today its redesigned brand and name change, signaling the firm’s plans to reinvigorate its future and expand the 30-person Seattle firm.
Previously known as Sclater Partners Architects, the firm purposely simplified the name to Sclater Architects, reflecting its focus on the capabilities and talents of the entire team, rather than just the firm’s leadership.
“We simplified our name to speak to the collective talents of our entire team and the collective benefit that clients of Sclater Architects receive,” said Sclater Architects principal Alan Sclater, FAIA, LEED AP. Sclater announced the new brand during a walking tour of its multiple Bellevue, Wash. projects today.
“The new brand is also reflective of the mindful and distinct way we design solutions that connect our clients to their customers and people to our spaces,” Sclater said. “We create buildings that function well, deliver success for our clients and are much more than a structure.”
“It’s more than a logo,” said firm principal Michael D. Chaplin, AIA. “It’s a first step envisioned several years ago by the firm’s leadership in charting the firm’s next steps and future.”
At a recent firm gathering, the team celebrated its recent accomplishments and the new brand.
“In terms of capability, our firm of 30 individuals stands shoulder to shoulder with firms many times our size,” said firm principal Craig L. Kasman, AIA. “We’re proof that bigger isn’t always better.” As the firm develops additional client relationships, they plan to add more architects to their team. They’re not, however, looking to grow just for the purpose of growth.
“When it comes to design, we always ask ‘why’,” said Chaplin. “We listen, and then interpret and translate our client’s needs into the right design solution.” The firm is taking a similar approach to growing its team and designing the firm’s future.
Key steps the firm has already taken to solidify its position and future include:
- Grow Smart – In a steadily improving local economy, the firm continues to show impressive growth, more than doubling the size of its team in the last two years. The firm now has a team of 30 and has set its sights on adding new team members to its Seattle office.
- Lead Technology Adoption – The team has also invested heavily in technology and computer automated design tools. Sclater is a leading adopter and user of building information modeling tools such as Autodesk Revit, a software that allows architects and consultants to design a building and structure in 3-D. Revit design technology provides the opportunity for all construction disciplines to see, coordinate and resolve conflicts between structural, HVAC, electrical and other components of a project before construction begins.
To schedule an interview with Alan Sclater, Michael Chaplin or Craig Kasman, contact Daven Rosener at the Keller Group, 253-307-5402.
About Sclater Architects
Originally founded as Burke and Kober in Los Angeles in 1934, the firm opened an office in Seattle in 1973. In 1980, Alan Sclater took over direction of the Seattle office, which would later become an independent firm in 1988. The firm assumed the name Sclater Partners Architects in 1997. Since its inception, the firm, its predecessors and its principals have designed a variety of projects across the country, including much of the nation’s early retail development. Today, the firm is called Sclater Architects and offers an expanded list of project types, including mixed-use, office, hotel, housing, retail, education and tenant improvements. For more information visit www.sclaterarchitects.com.