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Living Shelter Architects

Living Shelter Architects

As the founder of Living Shelter in 1992, Terry is an early adopter of deep green sustainable homes and lifestyles. Her outreach includes radio talk show programming, hands-on straw bale construction workshop trainings, and interactive conference presentations, all with a goal to help facilitate change toward a resilient future. Terry is a self-taught architect and Washington State native and served on the regional board of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild from 2004 to 2009, finishing her term as Co-Chair. Her published works have appeared nationally and regionally, including articles in Fine Homebuilding, Dwell, Natural Home and Mother Earth News.

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Living Shelter Architects partners with you for a team approach to create healthy, personal spaces that celebrate the gifts of the site. We are a small and nimble woman-led studio with certified Passive House and Aging in Place professionals on staff to meet your project goals. You deserve a comfortable place that is a joy to live in, built within a realistic budget. We offer a customized approach to architectural services so you get just what you need - including feasibility studies, consultations, concept sketches, permit drawings, construction documents and project assistance. Living Shelter is well versed in designing with a variety of resource efficient materials and methods, including straw bale and insulated block walls. We integrate them with the solar concepts and traditional forms we have been working with for over 30 years. If you live in Central or Western Washington, you are in our service area! Please give us a call for a free initial consultation to explore what we might create together.

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