We design, preserve, and advocate for affordable housing. It's our passion!

For more than four decades, SMR has had a singular mission – to design, preserve, and advocate for affordable housing – and with this objective, we have created over 13,600 affordable housing units in the state of Washington. Nationally recognized for designing innovative affordable housing communities, SMR facilitates partnerships between communities and nonprofit developers to create and implement solutions that work for the residents, service providers, and neighbors of these buildings.

SMR Architects is a 38-person, full-service architecture firm established in Seattle in 1977 as Stickney & Murphy Architects. We pride ourselves on employing the best in our profession who are passionate about community design, historic preservation, and social and environmental sustainability. Over our 47-year history, SMR Architects has emerged as a leader in the fields of affordable housing, historic preservation, and sustainable design in Washington State. Our team’s collaborative and creative approach to problem-solving, experience with neighborhood outreach and engagement, and sustainable philosophy help us serve both our clients and the community, always putting the interests of others first. Our staff and associates are engaged in the community and regularly volunteer for non-profit, historic, and service-based organizations.

years of operation, serving primarily affordable housing developers and other non-profit clients


units of affordable housing designed

employees who have a genuine and sincere passion about working on mission-driven projects