CTA Design Builders

We design new homes, remodels and additions through-out the greater Seattle area and the Pacific Northwest.  Working closely with each client, our goal is to discover and create a personalized dwelling that feeds one’s spirit and is an expression of one’s self.  We bring a humanist design philosophy to our work, believing that “home” is so many things: a retreat, a sanctuary, a place for nurturing, and a place to gather with friends.

Whether contemporary or traditional, our mission is to design a timeless home for you that becomes the place you most want to be!

CTA Design Builders has been a successful architect-led design-build company in the Seattle area for over 20 years. We recently closed the construction arm of our firm so we could concentrate on architecture and design. This longtime construction experience informs and inspires our architectural practice with deep practical know-how.

We continue to approach each project with the same holistic design-build mindset: we work with you early in the process to set realistic design goals based on your budget, assemble the appropriate team, identify potential constructibility issues, and stay involved during the entire  construction process. We are your advocate.

Contact us to start a conversation about the possibilities.  Let us help you create a home you’ll love!

Awards and Publications

AIA Home of the Month and feature in Inspired House magazine for “Yarrow Creek Rambler.”

Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Magazine: “Hybrid Haven”, “New Life for Old Craftsman”, “Some Breathing Room” , “Open to Change”, “Opening up the Bungalow” and  “Kirkland Home is Modern Made Easy.”

Seattle Homes & Lifestyle: “Urban Oasis” and “Interior Retreat.”

Seattle Magazine: “Craftsman Charmer”

Featured in Sarah Susanka book: “Inside the Not So Big House”

Featured in Michelle Kodis’ book: “Blueprint Remodel”


Established: 1991


CTA Design Builders

1101 N Northlake Way, #201 Seattle, WA 98103

Phone: (206) 286-1692

Fax: (206) 545-6802


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