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Living Shelter Design

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Living Shelter Design

We are a woman-owned architectural firm with more than 25 years of experience providing innovative design solutions for sustainable homes, communities, and mission-based organizations. Our work reflects the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, our enduring commitment to the environment, and a belief that the building process can restore our connections to our communities and natural surroundings.

Our team provides insightful solutions and custom designs to fit each client’s needs, site, and budget. We specialize in beautiful net-positive homes, restorative remodels, and inspiring spaces for businesses and communities. Our clients receive quality design and guidance to ensure that they get the most for their investment, with a focus on:


· Healthy indoor air quality

· Integrated collaborative design

· Passive solar capability

· Energy and resource efficiency

· Use of local and natural materials

· Long range goals and master planning


We strive to make sustainable design affordable and accessible, and share our knowledge through workshops, speaking engagements, and free podcast downloads through our website. Living Shelter is also a proud partner in the Leading Force Energy and Design Center in Yakima, where experts and novices alike can access sustainable products and integrated design services.


Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation with Founder and Principal Architect Terry K. Phelan.



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Contact Information

Living Shelter Architects
P.O. Box 1477
Issaquah, WA 98027
(425) 427-8643

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