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Motionspace Architecture + Design PLLC is an Award Winning Seattle Architecture Firm. We help transform our clients’ vision into reality through inspired problem solving, creative ideas, and a strategic design process.

Our Work

 Our portfolio of work includes numerous single family homes (new construction, remodels, and additions), as well as duplexes, triplexes, town homes, apartments, condominiums, tenant improvement, and day care and education projects. We work on each project to craft a unique solution that is the result of a working collaboration of us, our consultants, building department officials, and most importantly you, our client.

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About Us

We design the process as well as the project

Every project is different and every client is different. We start by listening to your goals, and discussing your schedule and budget. Then, together we determine the best process for your project.  We can help guide you through the maze of codes and design options, and help you arrive at the right level of service for your job.  While the most successful projects are usually the result of our full service package, we also offer other levels of services.

We help you realize the design

In order to complete a project you’ll love for years to come, a good design isn’t enough: it’s just as important to select the right general contractor to build it, and to find the construction relationship that best works for you. We’ll help you identify General Contractors that could be a good fit, as well as the best process to meet your goals. That could mean establishing a design-build relationship with a single contractor right away, or interviewing several General Contractors only once preliminary pricing documents are completed.

Because we are an independent company from your General Contractor, that gives us the flexibility to find the right fit for your particular design, budget and schedule. It also means you have an advocate working on your behalf to help ensure the best results possible.

We utilize a full suite of up-to-date software and technology to aid in 
communication, design, management and marketing during our projects.

We have carefully selected appropriate technology to allow us to work efficiently and produce the best design work possible. Since we also deal with organizing and coordinating a lot of information, we use software and services to store and distribute documents so they are accessible whenever they are needed.

3D Visualization / BIM : Autodesk Revit

Graphics : Adobe Creative Suite

Project Management : Evernote, Acrobat, Bluebeam

Communication : Dropbox, Skype, Facetime

We create value through good design


-Edward Tufte

When comparing design services it’s important to see the big picture. The value a good architect creates in a successful project can far exceed the cost of their services. Conversely, a poorly designed building will be worth less and take longer to sell or rent. Hiring an architect solely based on the cost of their services can end up being a costly mistake.

Good design goes beyond economic value.

We strive to transcend the basics by creating design that is both experiential and sensory. By using space, light, color, detail and material, we craft designs that provide a rich and layered experience, appropriate for the time, the place, and the particular client.

Testimonials & Reviews

We are “Best of Houzz” 5 years in a row

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What our clients are saying about us:

“Nazim, and the team he has assembled at Motionspace, continue to impress me. I have worked with him on 6 projects so far, and will continue to do so. I would recommend Motionspace Architecture to anyone . . .”
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Signature Custom Homes, via Houzz
“We did a complete remodel of our 1923 craftsman home. Nazim Nice and his team drew up plans both creative and sensible. They listened to ALL of our hopes for improvement, made many suggestions for furthering our ideas.”
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H. Burger, via Houzz
“Our project went very well. From the very beginning, Nazim had several creative, original ideas for our spaces. He worked efficiently in turning around a lot of great design work within a tight schedule.”
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R. McGowen, via Angie's List
“I was very pleased with the resulting house layout, which provided all the room functions I had asked for, efficiently and conveniently laid out. Nazim was very open to my tastes, preferences, and suggestions.”
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J. Sutton, via Angie's List
“Nazim and Motionspace were asked to work quickly and meet a nearly impossible deadline required for submittal. They met for a site-walk within 48 hours of the request. They worked quickly and made the permit process painless.”
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Z. Hill, via Houzz
“Motionspace helped me plan a whole house remodel in phases to accommodate my budget, lifestyle and design preferences. They have been wonderfully helpful.”Read full review
C. Marshall, via Angie's List
“I needed a STFI permit for my remodel. I called Motionspace and spoke to Nazim. He gave me a quote and indeed came in right around the estimate. He was fast, efficient, courteous, and communicated well.”
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J. Hoeteger, via Angie's List
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Listen. Educate. Design

One of the most important aspects of our work is educating our clients, so that they can make the best decisions for their projects.  We understand each project is our client’s, not ours, and that their satisfaction with the end result has a direct relationship to the advice we provide along the way. We bring a broad architectural understanding, inherent curiosity and sound technical expertise, and then apply these skills to each project’s unique set of circumstances. The result is an architectural solution that truly reflects the particular needs and desires of the client, is sensitive to the site, is technically sound, and provides lasting value.

It’s not just a 3D model, it’s a smart Building Information Model (BIM for short). This model allows us to accurately communicate design ideas, and makes it much easier for you to visualize and assess whether these ideas work. Because the BIM model is a smart model, work flow and accuracy are improved. It allows us to spend more time focusing on design and less on mundane tasks like numbering Windows. In phased Projects, the entire project exists in one model, allowing us to analyze and assess the feasibility of the design.

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