Our founder, Bruce Wentworth, has always loved residential architecture and directed his career in this way. He established his architectural practice on Capitol Hill in 1986 to focus on residential design shortly after becoming a licensed architect. The abundance of homeowners with older houses in the Capitol Hill historic district made it evident that there was a need for remodeling expertise.
In the 1980s, architects were not so frequently involved in home remodeling as they are now. Bruce felt that homeowners deserved better design than contractors were providing. In addition, he felt that that homeowners would benefit from a more thorough package of services. It was here that Bruce began to study the (then) new concept of design/build. A package of services including residential architecture, the selection of products, materials, and interior finishes, as well as the actual construction made practical and cost-effective sense for residential remodeling.