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We’ve moved! (Kerf casework adapts to new office space)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

ZDS Architects have recently moved our office to a work loft in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle, WA.  For our current contact info, please visit our website.  Though we built out our previous Capitol Hill office with custom casework by Kerf Design, we were able to reconfigure their layout to adapt to the new space.

Our previous office included multiple workstations, designed to optimize storage and functionality while collectively creating an artful composition along the wall.

Each workstation consisted of three components: two for the desk + one upper cabinet.

It took Nathan Hartman of Kerf Design and his assistant, Zach, only one hour to breakdown our work stations.

Welcome to the courtyard of our new work loft.

It only took a few hours to reassemble the Kerf components into their new configuration.

The upper cabinets are installed along one wall.

This workstation was extended using an additional desk component to allow for great storage and lay space.

Kerf also fashioned a few new pieces, including this file storage cabinet beneath the desk of our colleague and officemate, Alexis Chartouni of Acropolis Capital Management.

Kizzy successfully supervised the move and is exhausted…

We’d like to thank Henderson | Kelly and our neighbors in Capitol Hill for three years of good times, collaboration and co-habitation.  Here’s wishing them all the best! 

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Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors

Sunday, June 7th, 2009

During a recent visit to Palm Springs, CA, ZDS Architects gave a slideshow presentation to the Palm Springs Regional Association of Realtors on how ‘going green’ impacts the ever-changing Real Estate market. This presentation was followed by an Open House of our client’s modern ranch home, targeting LEED-H, Silver, located within the Smoke Tree Ranch community.

Thank you for your warm reception and interest in our eco-aware presentation.  We learned a great deal about the local real estate market, its unique challenges, and the great opportunities it affords.  We look forward to continuing our discussions with the many enthusiastic members of the Association. 

A special thanks to Becky Bowles, President, and Sam Schenkl, Executive Officer, for arranging our visit.  And many thanks to our wonderful client who so graciously opened her beautiful home.

For more information, be sure to read a recent article in The Desert Sun.

To view a copy of the slideshow presentation given, click here.

Select photos of the featured Modern Ranch, targeting LEED-H, Silver:


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All-female ZDS Architects stays environmentally aware…

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Look for our featured article in the Small Business Center of the Puget Sound Business Journal, titled All-female ZDS Architects stays environmentally aware to weather the storm in building industry, dated February 27 – March 5, 2009.

Keep an eye out for our featured article in the NW Home section of Seattle Magazine, titled Area: Custom Comfort, March 2009.

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