First Lamp began in 2009 as a full-service architecture and construction firm. We are a focused group of multidisciplinary architects and builders whose work includes custom residential, commercial, and multifamily projects.

We believe that our construction knowledge guides our client’s vision to be more successful in every way. When the hands that hold the pencil also drive the nails, everything changes. Buildings mature through construction with the same creative focus and clarity that began their conception. Ideas become more practical and philosophically relevant to every client’s project.


We are architects. Every person in the office holds a master of architecture degree. We all care deeply about designing dwellings that are rooted in their surroundings and are a living extension of their inhabitants. We are chasing a lifelong obsession of creating architecture with beauty and integrity.


We are builders. Every person in the office has a background in construction and building. Ideas must be communicated using the same diligence and care with which they are created. What the world sees as building is to us merely the completion of an idea. It is a mistake that design and construction have ever been seen as separate acts, so we have made them one.

Examples of Projects

  • Herron Island House, AIA Home of Distinction 2016, Published Seattle Mazazine, Dezeen
  • Orchid Studio, Published Dwell 2015, Atomic Ranch 2009 and Seattle Magazine 2017
  • Badger Mountain House, Published Seattle Magazine 2015, Arch Daily, Contemporist 2013
  • Madison Park House, Published Arch Daily, Contemporist
  • Lever Homes, Published DJC 2011, Mast
  • Ballard Passive House, 2,400 sf Super Efficient House

Established: 2009



5840 Airport Way S, #216 Seattle, WA 98108

Phone: 206-240-0906