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April 1, 2019 12:18 pm

Not a Joke!






Today is the 40th anniversary of the Johnson Partnership. We’ll be doing follow up posts over the next few days covering the firm’s beginnings to our recent ownership change.

May 25, 2018 1:42 pm

Spring Bonsai Show at the Pacific Bonsai Museum

This past weekend, Howard participated in the Puget Sound Bonsai Association’s Spring Show. Two of his trees and several companion plants were included in the show, along with a set of custom shelves he designed. The  diagonal bracing is intended to represent the mountainous areas of Japan–Bonsai’s native land and aesthetic inspiration. The shelves were welded by a long time friend and metal worker Don Hennick, and the stone slab shelving was provided by Ellen here at our office.

You can read more about the Pacific Bonsai Museum here.

Custom shelves for Bonsai display.

Custom shelves for Bonsai display.

May 23, 2017 10:00 am

AIA National Conference on Architecture

At the end of April, our colleague Howard Miller attended the 2017 AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando. This was a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends and technology and the ways architecture is contributing to the wellbeing of communities in the United States and around the world. The program included speakers from Africa addressing the life-changing effect of architecture on small communities when priority is given to working with locals and using local materials. Keynote speaker Michelle Obama inspired us to listen and be inclusive rather than discriminatory. On the convention floor, one of the standout products was Flowstone, a translucent calcite stone that can be glazed and used on kitchen counters, table tops, spa surfaces, and more. On display were also innovative updates to windows, design software, and home automation. Offsite activities included a bicycle tour of Orlando, highlighting the progress the city has made towards being more bike-friendly. Overall it was a great convention. Next year it will be in New York City!

Convention over, time to clean up.

Convention over, time to clean up.

Jim Belushi concert

Jim Belushi concert

Orlando's brutalist library

The Brutalist Orlando Public Library, designed in 1966 by John Johansen.

The City symbol is a fountain in a lake. Lots of lakes in Orlando.

Orlando is full of lakes, and the fountain rising from Lake Eola (shown here) is the symbol of the city.

An architectural bicycle tour is a nice way to get around. Orlando's bicycle infrastructure is not to Seattle's level, but they are progressing.

An architectural bicycle tour is a nice way to get around. Orlando’s bicycle infrastructure is not at Seattle’s level, but they are progressing.

Michele Obama made he first public speaking appearance since leaving the White House at the convention. Inspiring.

Michelle Obama’s first public speaking appearance since leaving the White House was at the convention. Inspiring.

Orlandos new cultural building.

Orlando’s new cultural building: the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

The line waiting for Michele Obama.

The line waiting to see Michelle Obama speak.

A little Fake History that has become iconic none the less.

A little Fake History that has become iconic nonetheless.

December 21, 2016 2:03 pm

This years Holiday Card


September 23, 2011 3:13 pm

We are all set up for Bungalow Fair 2011

We will be in Town Hall (1119 Eighth Avenue) this weekend at the Historic Seattle Bungalow Fair.

September 13, 2011 4:10 pm

The Bungalow Fair is September 24th & 25th

Look for us in our usual booth in the northeast corner of Town Hall at 1119 8th Avenue, Seattle.


March 1, 2011 4:24 pm

Office Field Trip to OB Williams

We were invited by OB Williams to tour their millwork facility here in Seattle. This photo shows Ellen Howard and Steve in the sample room with OB William’s Michael Lohrer. The sample room contains hundreds of profiles for all types of millwork. We could probably match your millwork in this room.

February 10, 2011 11:35 am

Lobbying in Olympia

I went to Olympia yesterday and met with my district Representatives and their staff to voice my concerns about various issues currently being addressed in our state congress. It was educational to learn more about how our government works and actually meet the elected officials. All in all a good experience. Howard Miller, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

Spent the morning learning about various bills in a conference on the ground floor.

December 21, 2010 7:47 pm

TJP Holiday Party

Some photos from our holiday party this evening. It was great to share an evening with our good friends. Thanks for coming everyone and Happy Holidays.

Ready for guests.

Ellen shows a project.

Our newest interns work on a new design.

October 26, 2010 11:39 am

A note from a client

Illustration of historic Camp Coleman cabin by Don Kinunen

We were touched when our clients sent us this note on a card they had made with an illustration of their new old house. It says “Dear Howard and Larry, [We] have very much enjoyed our partnership with you in the design of our home. We are still getting settled, but love what we ended up with.”