Tonkin Architecture

Tonkin Architecture creates affordable, livable, and timely designs that are tailored to fit each of our clients’ unique needs and sites. Our goal is to provide cost-effective, yet beautiful and creative design that encourages a sense of place, community, and belonging.

We specialize in the design of multifamily housing, historic property restoration, as well as mixed-use and community spaces. Our work ranges from small to large, and from old to new – from large multistory structures to smaller apartments, townhouses and single-family residences. Whether new construction, renovations, preservation or adaptive reuse, our designs are well detailed to fit within their surrounding and historical context, as well as to provide affordability, energy efficiency and accessibility. We are experts at handling the complexity of phased occupied renovations, seismic retrofits, and at adapting old buildings for new uses.

We are also experts at projects that involve complex funding and phasing needs. We are thoroughly knowledgeable and experienced with building and accessibility codes, zoning codes, and local government authorities including Seattle’s SDCI and Landmarks Preservation Board. We are well versed in the requirements of various types of government funding and regularly work with federal and state tax credit programs, Washington State’s Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.

Whether for public or private sector development, our wealth of experience in new and rehabilitation building design makes Tonkin Architecture uniquely prepared to help our clients smoothly achieve their development goals.

Examples of Projects

  • Mercy Magnuson Place, Seattle
  • June Leonard Place, Renton
  • Villa Sante Fe, Bellingham
  • Phyllis Gutiérrez-Kenney Place at Magnuson Park
  • Brettler Family Place at Magnuson Park
  • Rainier Vista Multifamily Housing, Seattle
  • Guadalupe Vista, Tacoma
  • The Winthrop Apartments, Tacoma
  • Village Green Senior Apartments, Kingston
  • Sebastian Place, Lynnwood

Established: 1972


Tonkin Architecture

2701 1st Ave, Suite 520 Seattle, WA 98121

Phone: 2066247880