SMR Architects

We design, preserve, and advocate for affordable housing. It’s our passion!

Over our 40-year history, SMR Architects has emerged as a leader in the fields of affordable housing, historic preservation, and sustainable design. Our practice is grounded in a belief that all people deserve enduring, high-quality design.

For us, architecture is not just schematics and specifications; it’s about the people who ultimately use and inhabit the buildings we design. At SMR, we create living spaces; our structures provide a place for life to happen as they enrich, anchor, and interact with the neighborhoods of which they are a part.

Our work is frequently recognized both locally and nationally for its exemplary contribution to affordable housing design. Recent awards include the 2017 AIA/HUD Secretary’s Creating Community Connection Award for Plaza Roberto Maestas and a 2015 ULI Global Award of Excellence for 12th Avenue Arts. Last fall, SMR Architects also was recognized with a Friend of Housing Award by the Washington State Housing Finance Commission for exceptional contributions to creating and supporting affordable housing in the state.

SMR’s office is located in Pioneer Square, an expression of our appreciation for the value that historic structures provide to the character of our community. For more information on our firm, please visit


Established: 1977


SMR Architects

117 S. Main Street, Suite 400 Seattle

Phone: (206) 623-1104

Fax: (206) 623-5285