Jeffrey Bates


Jeff moved to the area in the mid-80's on a "five year" plan. Now, 30+ years later he almost qualifies as a native Seattleite.


Jeff received a Bachelors in Environmental Design from Texas A&M and a Masters of Architecture at Columbia. His professional experiences include SOM, Callison, WeberThompson, CollinsWoerman, and his own firm.

Jeff sees multifamily projects as a great opportunity for integrated inside-out design, and he appreciates the way they can “thread into” the urban fabric. He likes the opportunity to design at a variety of scales, from unit plans to urban district planning.

Jeff’s design approach is to stay loose, and generate options to optimize the best possible solutions. This can be achieved through pinups and input from others as he believes good ideas can come from anyone.  The building types he enjoys working on are mixed-use urban infill projects, both high-rise and mid-rise.

In Jeff’s spare time he likes to hike, travel, and watercolor.