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Graham Baba is a design collective in Seattle with two principals, eighteen design staff, two soul captains and three dogs.

We are focused on close collaboration with clients and crafts people, honest expression of materials and structure, and integrated, living buildings.

Jim Graham

Started his own firm in Capitol Hill in 1999, and has been working in architecture in Seattle for 16 years. He is very committed to the craft of building and is active in the local design, construction, and craftsman community.

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Favorite Projects: Building 115
Brett Baba

Brett joined Jim to form Graham Baba Architects in 2006 . Brett has been working as an architect 30 years on residential and public projects in Seattle and elsewhere. He is deemed the “detail master”.

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Favorite Projects: Kolstrand, Medina Residence, Phinney Ridge Residence
Leann Crist

A Northwest native working in Architecture in Seattle since 2002 and with Graham Baba since 2007, after graduating from the University of Southern California.

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Francesco Borghesi

Born and raised in Italy, Francesco has a strong background in Interior Design for both commercial and residential spaces.  Francesco has an impressive retail and restaurant design portfolio.

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Noreen Shinohara

Native to Texas, Noreen has been working in Seattle since 2006 after completing school at University of Texas, Austin.

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Favorite Projects: Melrose Market
Lauren Strang

A native Iowan, Lauren began working with Graham Baba when she moved to Seattle in 2011. She has her Bachelor’s in economics from Northwestern University and M.Arch from Iowa State University.

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Favorite Projects: Melrose Market, Kolstrand
Susan Tillack

Susan has been working in Architecture since getting her M.Arch. from the University of Oregon in 1999.  She has experience in a variety of project types including commercial, residential and public work. Previous lives include a stint as an editor in New York City, teaching English in Japan, and living and working in a Parisian bookstore.

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Melissa Glenn

From a small-town Onalaska, Washington,  and a degree from the University of Washington, Melissa has been with Graham Baba since March 2012. She is inspired by simple, creative adaptations people make to their physical environments around the world and strives to apply that freshness to the buildings and spaces she touches.

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Favorite Projects:

Melrose Market
Jenn Hohlbein

Working at Graham Baba since January 2012, Jenn graduated with her M.Arch from Washington State University in the winter of 2011. A Seattle native, she is inspired by traditional northwest aesthetics with simple yet innovative twists.

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KolstrandMelrose Square, Safeco Wine Bar

Maureen O'Leary

Maureen is a Seattle native with 20 years of experience working in architecture and planning from residential to large complex public projects, with a passion for sustainability and higher education she sits on the regional council of SCUP. She has an undergraduate from the University of Washington and a Master of Architecture from UC Berkeley.

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Carlos Lopes

Born and raised in Brazil, Carlos has recently moved to Seattle from Detroit, Michigan where he worked for 4 years in architecture/design.When he is not designing he is usually getting lost in the mountains somewhere...

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Andy Brown

Andy grew up on the east side of the Cascades and has been living in Seattle since 2007, completing his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Washington at the end of 2011.

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Favorite Projects: Kolstrand
Susan McNabb

A native of Spokane, Susan attended both University of Washington and Washington University in St. Louis to study architecture. With a love for design, craft, and sustainability, Susan has brought a wealth of experience to Graham Baba since starting in April 2012.

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Favorite Projects: Kolstrand, Gary Manuel Studio
Tim Myhr

A Seattle native, TIm has 17 years of experience on commercial, mixed-use, residential, and retail projects.  He enjoys working closely with owners and builders during all phases of the design and construction process.  He has a M.Arch from the University of Washington.

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Favorite Projects: Kolstrand
Crystal Loya

After studying on campuses in Idaho, England, and Italy, Crystal graduated with her Masters of Architecture in May of 2005 and has been in Seattle ever since. She joined Graham Baba in April of 2013 and brings experience in multi-family residential and retail projects throughout the US and Canada.

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Favorite Projects:
Melrose Market
Caroline Brown

Caroline has been with Graham Baba since April of 2013.  She transplanted from the plains of Oklahoma to the mountains and ocean of the Northwest after graduating from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelors of Architecture.  She's inspired by the raw and real expression of materials and the influence they have on human interaction.

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Favorite Projects: Melrose Market, GBA's ever-changing office
Brian Jonas

Originally hailing from New Jersey, Brian studied architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Virginia and is thrilled to now call the Pacific Northwest home. His experience includes over 15 years as a designer, detailer and manager for projects ranging from small tenant improvements to large single family homes to multi-building university precincts. He has a broad love of the design and construction process, being equally passionate about a project’s big idea as he is about the perfect construction detail.

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Alexandra Compton

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Bobby Olsen

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Mary Bussiere-Watts

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Ryan Jorgensen

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Lindsey Mills

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David Hansen

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Layla

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Louie

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Solie

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Jeff King

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