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Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Patreese Martin


Patreese is motivated by the profound way architecture touches all the senses and how a body moves through space and time. Architecture can be experienced as an unfolding, or a series of discoveries. Patreese believes there is power in the subtle, and not so-subtle ways, the experience can be reinforced through scale, detail, material, light, and shadow. An editor by nature, Patreese is drawn to the push and pull of the design process, which coaxes out the essential heart of a project. She is passionate about advancing design excellence through collaboration and mentorship, making her a sought-after adviser both within in the firm and throughout the profession.


University of Pennsylvania, Master of Architecture
University of Washington, Bachelor of Architecture
University of Washington Rome, Italy, 1980; Architecture and Urban Design Italian Studies Program

Professional Affilliations

Member, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Member, USGBC
AIA Seattle Board of Directors: Past board member
AIA Education Committee: past chair

Selected Honors and Press


  • AIA National Housing Award, Independence Pass Residence
  • Green GOOD Design Award, Independence Pass Residence