Seattle Architecture Firm

Each home designed by AOME is unique — tailored to each client to provide an ideal place in which life can flourish as you create lasting memories.

Featured Homes

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  • contemporary
  • All Contemporary Projects
  • Metal
  • Mid-century Modern
  • Northwest Contemporary
  • Shed roof
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  • Categories:
  • traditional
  • All Traditional Projects
  • Shingle Style
  • Traditional
  • Transitional Traditional
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  • Categories:
  • contemporary
  • All Contemporary Projects
  • Gable Roof
  • Northwest Contemporary
  • Shed roof
  • Transitional Contemporary
  • Vault Roof

It is imperative for an architect to clearly communicate their vision to the client. AOME builds a virtual model of the design that you visit through a viewing app (BIMx) that you can use on your own phone or tablet—what better way to see your new home than in person?

You will see for yourself what the home will look like, what it will feel like to walk through it or sit at a window or at the counter in the kitchen. And we first place you in your home just a few weeks after we begin the design process!

Mark Elster, AOME

Visualizing Your New Home

Visualizing Your New Home: AOME utilizes state of the art CAD software to create your design within a life–size 3D virtual environment that we can use to draft plans, elevations and section views of your project and visit it in a 3D virtual environment using a free viewing app (BIMx) that you can use on your own phone or tablet. Click here to learn more about our process.

Theory and values

Since 1986, AOME Architects has partnered with our clients to explore and create architecture unique to their needs and dreams. Every project is special. AOME responds with personalized service and individual designs tailored to each client. From concept to completion the work combines creativity, imagination, and attention to detail.

The principals and skilled employees of AOME approach design in a manner that respects both contemporary and historical contexts, while acknowledging the many modern developments that enhance comfort, livability and enjoyment. Good design is easy — it takes something more to go to the next level. AOME successfully strives for the best in design by applying an abiding sense of proportion, massing, scale, light and volume, along with rigorous attention to detail and process.

The sheer beauty of our home still stuns me, still moves me now… it’s a beautiful experience for me and it gives me serenity and peace.

—From a recent interview with the homeowner, Carolyn

As you view our portfolio you will encounter testimonial statements from happy clients and satisfied contractors who’ve worked with AOME. Theirs is the ultimate praise that affirms the success and fulfillment of the AOME approach.


Clients struggle to name or describe the style of architecture they desire because much of residential architecture defies classification. Most homes blend design elements from several architectural styles or periods. AOME knows our clients value our openness to a broad range of architectural styles but recognize that it is helpful to our potential clients to at least sort our work into two broad and somewhat artificial style categories…

Contemporary architecture in the modern tradition is often celebrated by the media and critics as a style outside of historical “traditional” styles. Nothing could be further from the truth. All contemporary architecture merely occupies a different place on the style spectrum. As a set of rules (that are often broken), contemporary architecture tends to favor understated adornment, more elemental use of materials, and simpler approaches to detail and form.  

“Traditional” is often a misnomer when applied to recently built architecture, and can be misleading in other ways. Homes in the Traditional category of architectural styles often incorporate more modern amenities and style elements that we sometimes recategorize more accurately as Transitional. Although we welcome those that do, very few clients would be prepared to live in a truly historical traditional home without significant modernization. Traditional homes tend to have steeper roofs (usually gable or hip roof form), painted wood trim, isolated window openings, more ornamentation, and historical details.

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