News & Updates

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The Capitol Hill Residence was featured in the new AIA publication 'Houses for All Regions.'

Balance was listed as one of the 'Top Mountain Architects' of 2014 by Mountain Living Magazine.

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The Kitsilano prefab was featured in the new book Prefabulous World by Sheri Koones.

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The Foster Loop cabin was featured in an article titled: A Light in the Forest in the March/April edition of Mountain Living Magazine.

Balance Associates has won a Best of Houzz 2014 award in the design category.

Balance Associates has been recognized in the Luxe Interiors + Design GOLD LIST 2014.

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The Glen Lake Tower is one of Architectural Record's featured houses for January.

The River Bank house was included in the latest issue of Luxe Interiors + Design | Pacific NW.

Capitol Hill appeared on Luxe.Daily's blog.

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The Glen Lake Tower won a merit award in the 2013 Custom Home Design Awards.

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Balance Associates has made Mountain Living's 'Top Mountain Architects' (pdf) list for the 5th year in a row!

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Pine Forest was featured in the August issue of Cabin Life.

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Balance Principal, Tom Lenchek, will be jury chair for the AIA Colorado West | 2013 Design Awards. Winners will be announced at the awards gala on August 23rd in Snowmass, Colorado.

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Glen Lake Tower was World-Architects project of the week for its feature: 50x50 - 50 States in 50 Weeks.

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The Spring 2013 issue of LUXE Interiors+Design | Pacific NW featured an article on the Capitol Hill Residence.

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The Glen Lake Tower was featured on Archdaily, Inhabitat, and GBlog this month.

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Balance Associates is a winner of the 2013 Best of Houzz awards. Check out our Houzz profile.

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Balance's first design from the Karoleena Prefab series, the Kitsilano, is set this month in Naramata BC. Check out the project page for more info.

Team balance designed a one-of-a-kind dog house for this year's Barkitecture event: a dog house and garden landscape competition sponsored by Luxe Magazine. The 'Love 40' dog house won the People's Choice: Best Overall Dog House & Garden award! See all the entries.

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The Wolf Creek residence won at the AIA Spokane Design awards this month. Balance was fortunate enough to receive the highest award, the Honor Award, along with the Craftsmanship award for quality and attention to detail.

Wolf Creek graces the cover of Methow Home this month. The issue features an article on the home's strong connection to the outdoors.

The Cortes Island residence is featured on the Dynamic Windows and Doors website with an article on the 'story behind the design.'

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The River Bank house is featured on ArchDaily and Inhabitat this month.

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The Kitsilano and Kensington are at home shows in Vancouver and Calgary this month. West Coast Homes & Design wrote a great article on the 'Portable Kitsilano.'

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Foster Loop is featured on the ArchDaily blog.

Our largest prefab to date, Obstruction Island, made its way to site this month. Check out the Method Homes blog for images of this scenic barge set.

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Tom's Cabin at Elbow Coulee is included in the MSN Glo feature 'Wintery Cabins.' Check out the full slideshow for some great architecture that withstands the elements.

Balance Associates' M2 cabin from the Method Custom Prefab line is in the November/December 2011 issue of Dwell Magazine in the 'Prefab Perfected' section. For more information on this and many more prefab projects, please visit the prefab section of our website.

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The beautiful and simple Pine Forest kitchen is featured in MSN Glo's 'Tiny Kitchens with Big Results.' Check out the slideshow.

Balance Associates has once again been named in Mountain Living Magazine's Top Mountain Architects. The full listing (PDF file) can be viewed from Mountain Living's website.

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The Cortes Island house is featured on the Contemporist Architecture Blog.

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There's a new addition to the Balance family! Conor Nolan Crocco was born 3.29.11. Both baby and Lauren are doing great at home. Congrats Croccos!

We're excited to announce that Balance Associates has won the Merit Award for the Wolf Creek House in the 2011 Custom Home Design Awards Outdoor Spaces category!

River Bank House is gracing the pages of the current issue of Mountain Living Magazine. Check out the full article to see some amazing photos, learn how the natural environment influenced the design and read about some of the sustainable aspects of this Montana home.

Chezerbey is featured this month in the "ideas" section of the Dwell website! Check out the full post and learn more about how Balance Associates architect Kyle Zerbey and his wife Lauren, conquered this remodel.

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Balance is pleased to announce that Lauren Crocco has recently been promoted to Associate. Lauren has been with the firm for 4+ years and recently became a licensed Architect. We would like to thank her for her service and dedication to the firm.

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Pick up an issue of Washington Magazine Fall 2010 to see the 10-page spread dedicated to Balance Associates and some of our custom homes.

For the third consecutive year, Balance has made the list of 'Top Mountain Architects' by Mountain Living Magazine. The complete list can be viewed at Mountain Living's web site.

The Method Cabin is once again in the spotlight, with a feature in the e-book Prefab Agenda: Sustainable Dwelling Design for the 21st Century. Visit the Prefab Agenda web site for a preview of the book and information on ordering your own copy.

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Balance Associates Architect Kyle Zerbey's own bathroom remodel is featured in the October issue of Seattle Homes & Lifestyles. His bathroom received an award for the magazine's Designers Favorite Spaces Contest. To follow along with this exciting remodel project, check out Kyle and his wife's blog:

Balance Associates welcomes Heidi Howard to the team. See our People page for more details.

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New staff! Kelby Riegsecker and Anna Fiedler join our team. See our People page for details.

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Check your local bookstore for the new book 'Prefabulous + Sustainable: Building and Customizing an Affordable Energy-Efficient Home' featuring the Method Cabin. Learn more about this publication on ABRAMS web site.

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Balance Associates is currently looking for an Administrative Assistant to join our team. Please view our job posting on our Careers page for details.

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Pine Forest Cabin was featured on MSN throughout January following Sunset Magazine's article 'The Great Escape' in December.

In February, Balance Associates will be volunteering at the Seattle Home Show on Wednesday the 24th from 2-6pm and Friday the 26th from 10am-3pm. We look forward to seeing you there and answering your questions.

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We at Balance Associates we would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year. We are excited to see what this year brings, and we encourage you to keep up with our newest projects still on the drawing board such as the Coeur d' Alene Residence, Capitol Hill, Rattlesnake Creek Residence, and M2. We look forward to their progression in 2010.

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As 2009 comes to a close, we'd like to take a minute to reflect on some of this year's highlights.

We had the opportunity to show off some of our custom homes in publications such as Sunset Magazine's 'The Great Escape' featuring Pine Forest Cabin, and Seattle Homes & Lifestyles Magazine's story on Wolf Creek View Cabin. Also, Stud Horse Mountain House was in Seattle Homes, and the Garden House and PS House were featured together in the Pacific Section of the Seattle Times.

We demonstrated the possibilities of prefab with the design of Lake Whatcom, the next Method Cabin, and designed the Balance S-M-L Series for Method Homes. Completed projects include the River Bank House, McCall Cabin, and Grand Coulee House. We hope these clients enjoy this first holiday season in their new homes.

In addition, we have many exciting projects under construction such as Nahahum Canyon Cabin, Cortes Island, Lake Cushman Cabin, and Ulrich Lane Cabin. We are looking forward to their completion next year.

We are very proud of this year's achievements and want to thank our clients for the opportunity to work with them on the design of their homes!

11 09 Hitting the shelves this month, Sunset Magazine presents our Pine Forest Cabin in Sunset Magazine's article ‘The Great Escape.’
10 09 For the second year in a row Balance Associates is listed as one of the ‘Top Mountain Architects’ by Mountain Living Magazine. Get the listing from the Mountain Living web site.

Featured in an article on green homes, look for Stud Horse Mountain House in the next issue of Seattle Homes.

9 09 Balance Associates is honored and proud to announce that after several years of dedication and service, Kyle Zerbey, Architect has been promoted to Associate.
8 09 Follow Method Homes' blog for the latest construction news and upcoming projects.
6 09 Seattle Metropolitan features the Method Cabin and discusses the opportunities pre-fab building can offer in the June article 'Prefabulous'. Read the article on the Seattle Metropolitan web site.
5 09 Seattle Homes & Lifestyles Magazine focused in on Wolf Creek View Cabin in the six page article 'In Harmony'. Read the article on the Seattle Homes & Lifestyles web site.
4 09 Two of our recently completed projects, Garden House & PS were featured in a 4 page spread in the article 'His & Hers' by The Seattle Times in the Pacific Northwest section. The article highlights not only the design of each home but also the relationship of the two homes to each other, helping to foster the client's unique lifestyle.
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We have teamed up with Method Homes again and are pleased to announce that the Balance S-M-L series is now available. Check out our Prefab section for details.

Balance Associates staff member Kyle Zerbey's European travel sketches were published in a six-page spread in the architectural textbook "Graphic Journaling" by Moh'd Bilbeisi.

2 09 Balance Associates will be staffing the Seattle Home Show on Tuesday February 17th and Thursday February 19th. We look forward to seeing you there and answering your questions.

Next month we will be releasing drawings of the new Balance S-M-L prefab cabin series with Method Homes. View the article posted by Denver Modern Homes & Architecture. Learn about our current Method Cabin prefab.

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From the staff at Balance Associates we would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. As we look forward to the opportunities that this year will bring us, we would also like to take the time to thank you all for making this voyage possible. To keep updated on our progress throughout the year we encourage you to join our News Flyer list which is set to launch this month.

Look for members of our firm at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) booth in the Seattle Home Show February 14th - 22nd, 2009 at Qwest Field Event Center. For more information on the event, visit the Seattle Home Show website.

For the month of February Balance Associates will be exhibited in the window display at the AIA Seattle office downtown and featured on their website.