Founded in the Pacific Northwest and practicing internationally, GOC is an award-winning architecture studio inspired by the interplay of rational design and artistic expression. From residential to commercial and public spaces, we thrive in the challenges of site-specific work, and find opportunity in constraint.

Founding Partner Jon Gentry grew up in North Carolina, developing an eye for utilitarian structures and an impulse to challenge norms. Founding Partner Aimée O’Carroll grew up in the heart of London and comes from a family of architects that reaches back three generations. Together, our studio is driven by the concepts of practicality and imagination. When thoughtful analysis meets a spirit of exploration, we know we’re in our element. Our process is as rigorous as it is daring; it takes both knowledge and curiosity to turn a brave idea into something real. Building a foundation under ‘what if’ is where we like to be; the enduring desire behind everything we create is to push the limits of what’s possible—in service to clients, communities, cultures, and landscapes.

Current projects in our studio include several houses in Seattle, a number of cabins on the San Juan Islands and in Eastern WA, a new arts-focused community center in Georgetown, and a new winery in Walla Walla.

Examples of Projects

  • Sound House
  • COR Cellars Winery
  • Floating Sauna "wa_sauna"
  • Island Cabins
  • Ritual House & Ritual Room
  • Substantial
  • Oiselle Flagship
  • Mini Mart City Park
  • R6 Cabin

Established: 2012



321 3RD AVE S #201 SEATTLE, WA 98104

Phone: 206.265.2754