About Living Shelter

Living Shelter Design is a woman-owned architectural firm specializing in delightful custom homes, home remodels, cottage communities, and smaller community buildings. We have been in business since 1992, serving Central and Western Washington and Northern Oregon. Through collaboration and creative process, we interpret your goals into a personal place integrated with your site.

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Flexibility in Your Home

Flexibility in your home is more important than ever, and we accomplish this in a variety of ways. As NHBA Certified Aging in Place Specialists, we create Homes for a Lifetime. Many years experience designing highly Energy Efficient homes with passive solar sensibilities gives our clients an edge on rising costs. And, our smaller homes with sustainable, healthy materials make less of an impact on the environment.

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Project Portfolio

Our design signature is expressing your personal character in relationship with the natural gifts of the site. That said, our homes and community buildings tend to be traditional in form with modern finishing touches. Take a look at some examples of our work here – perhaps you’ll see something that echoes your own style. We try to add new images every few weeks, so check back often to see what’s new.

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By using local and natural materials wisely, a sense of place emerges.

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