ORA provides innovative design services to community-focused organizations with particular emphasis on the design of museums, cultural facilities and public open spaces. We collaborate with clients, exhibit and landscape designers, engineers, and crafts people to create transformative environments. This collective process enhances each client’s ability to achieve their mission on all levels, from community engagement to creative gathering spaces, with environmental, economic and social sustainability at the forefront.

We accomplish more with less, offering large firm expertise with small firm responsiveness and personal approach. We avoid a ‘signature style’, instead allowing each design to evolve through open-minded exploration with clients and community to create inspiring environments which express each client’s unique context, program and values.

Examples of Projects

  • Volunteer Park Amphitheater
  • Chihuly Garden & Glass
  • Office of Immigration & Refugee Affairs
  • Classical King FM Radio
  • Jack Straw Cultural Center
  • Youngstown Cultural Arts Center Theater
  • Seattle Repertory Theater - Poncho Forum Upgrades
  • Play On Philly Music Center
  • Charles Air Hanger
  • SIFF Film Center

Established: 2004



1221 East Pike St, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98122

Phone: (206) 625-0941