My West Seattle office has a large collection of material samples and an extensive library of architecture books and the latest design journals. The conference table overlooks the West Sound and office dog, Ava, is always nearby. I generally meet with clients in their homes because it is more convenient and I gain insight into how they live by seeing their existing space.
I’ve designed my architecture practice so that I can spend my time doing the things that I enjoy doing: talking with clients, designing and visiting construction sites. I have a hands on practice and when people contract with me, they get me: I do not hand off the project to a junior architect. I have a team of experts that I draw on for structural, lighting and visualization.
It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with Sheri on our remodel. We are putting an addition on the house to gain wheelchair accessibility, and Sheri has been a great partner, coming up with innovative solutions and helping to keep costs down. She is also a warm and caring person, and has been a delight to get to know. We recommend her wholeheartedly!
We met with Sheri Olson several months ago to see if our ideas about a remodel were at all feasible. It wasn’t necessary to meet with any other architect after getting to know Sheri, because she seemed to understand right away what it was were wanted to do! She is also a most delightful person who really listens to her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend Sheri Olson to anyone, for any project, small or large.
We’ve had the pleasure of working with Sheri on a handful of projects in the past year and look forward to building on our relationship. Sheri is organized, responsive and team focused; incorporating client’s visions and constraints in her design while allowing contractor input to provide the best possible end product. We like working with Sheri so much that she is on our short list of architects we recommend to prospective clients!
Sheri Olson has been a pleasure to work with. She is genuine, warm and a consummate professional. She was very respectful of our input and design ideas, and we valued her opinion in areas where we felt uncertain. The quality and precision of her work is reflected in the seamlessness of our construction project to date: We are on time, under budget and have had absolutely no surprises. We are doing a top-down remodel and build-out of our 100+ year-old-house, and I am particularly grateful that Sheri was able to vision a remodel that remains true to the period details of our home, yet blends with modern and practical elements.
Sheri assisted in creating a new backyard that included green space, entertaining space, storage space and parking. She honored the existing architecture and helped us envision the potential of our home for future projects.
We loved working with Sheri Olson Architecture. Sheri is an amazing Architect who found creative ways for us to change our house and make it more functional for our family. She helped us configure our basement in a way that maximized our small space. Additionally she helped us correct flow issues on our main floor, which makes the house much more enjoyable.
Sheri has a beautiful vision. She was great at negotiating my husband’s and my tastes – somewhere between traditional and modern. She was also very patient with helping us understand how architects do their business and she was able keep things within our budget.
Sheri listens intently and respects all input during the design and execution of the project. She gives magnificent attention to detail and has a deep knowledge of products. With her clear vision and excellent communication skills, Sheri serves as an invaluable liaison between us, as clients, and the contractors. She is always respectful, punctual, incredibly responsive, and designs breathtakingly gorgeous rooms and homes. We recommend Sheri without hesitation, and look forward to working with her again!
Sheri did the architectural work, but also managed our project; she got proposals from contractors, gave us “inside information” on them, and made the process very easy on us. She was very helpful in guiding us. And we felt that we had a powerful advocate. High recommended.
First of all Sheri Olson was always a professional. When an appointment was made it was kept unless there were some unusual circumstances, and I was always informed promptly. As a customer, I had some ideas that I wanted/wished for and found out that County code would not allow certain extensions, but she was able to develop a plan that would resolve most issues. Also, as far as design, color, appliances, tile, etc, we were both on the “same page”. I would recommend Sheri Olson Architecture to anyone who appreciates great design and have a budget to follow through with their ideas.