AOME News & Items of Interest


  • REMARKABLE TRANSFORMATIONS FROM PUZZLE SOLVING For many of us, remodeling an existing residence may be the best path to a home tailored to your family’s needs. But remodeling is not for everyone. Homeowners face several obstacles to success:-Remodeling is often more stressful than building new.-Living in your home while remodeling can be very disruptive to […]

  • THE ELSTER FAMILY’S CHERISHED HOLIDAY TRADITION Each December, families across the country gather to celebrate the holidays and partake in time-honored traditions. For the Elster clan, one tradition that has withstood the test of time is their annual Brickscelebration.  I was fortunate enough to get a first-hand look at the Elsters’ charming keepsake book. Flipping […]

  • THE RIGHT ARCHITECT WILL TRANSFORM YOUR IDEAS INTO A CONCRETE PLAN Do you think about one day owning your ‘dream home’, one that’s perfect for you and your family? Do you have a few ideas but need help creating a concrete design? You could come close to your dream by purchasing a new spec home […]

  • Utilizing an architect for a custom building project isn’t for everyone. How do you know you are going to be one of those who gets immense satisfaction and priceless benefits out of engaging an architect to guide you through the time-consuming and expensive journey that is required to succeed? To answer that critical question, and […]

  • AOME Architects, a Seattle-based full-service architecture firm, from inception has been a leader in creating cost effective energy-efficient homes that are practical and showcase exceptional design. Our approach produces an environmentally sensitive design that minimizes the ecological footprint while providing luxurious, functional and pragmatic living spaces. The benefits of well-designed energy-efficient homes are plentiful. Firstly, […]

  • Home Renovations When it comes to a high-end residential design firm, AOME Architects stands out as a top choice for those seeking to enhance their homes with luxurious and seamless renovations. AOME relishes the challenge of designing transformative additions and alterations to existing homes. AOME Architects sophisticated approach assures results that exceeds any clients expectations.  […]

  • The Problem: For many of us, remodeling an existing residence may be the best path to a home tailored to your family’s needs. But remodeling is not for everyone. Homeowners face several obstacles to success: The Solution: One proven way to manage and mitigate these obstacles is finding and selecting the right remodeling professionals for you.  The […]

  • Questions Home Owners should ask a Residential Architect To do this, the architect must be able to design in a 3D virtual environment. You will understand the finished result much better than any other method, and your architects will also benefit from understanding their own design in a much more concrete way.

    Redfin, a industry leader in residential real estate, recently published an article titled, 19 Essential Questions to Ask a Residential Architect Before Hiring Them. Within this article, Mark Elster shared his insights on the importance of working with an architect that can provide their designs in a 3D virtual environment, so clients can really be […]

  • Mark Elster is featured in several articles on Cartist, a resource to help other Architect firms both residential and commercial. After over 35 years of experience, Mark believes in the value of giving back and helping others succeed. Most recently, Mark was featured in a 3 part blog post focused on helping other architects with […]

  • Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victim may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated, but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.

  • Since its inception, AOME Architects has employed the power of collaboration. But if we had focused only on the collaboration among our peers in the office we would have neglected the incredible power that partnering with contractors, subcontractors, vendors and craftspeople contributes to the success of our projects. We self-consciously use our methods of communication […]

  • AOME has worked remotely and designed in total 3D since 2011 — learn how.

  • Meaning and Life Experiences Great architecture and life-changing experiences go hand in hand. AOME Architects strives to create positive design and building experiences ultimately leading to a home environment that will add another layer of life-meaning for your family as they grow and spend time within.

    AOME strives to engage our clients in the “making” process.