Founded by Shannon Gaffney, Kyle Gaffney and Brian Collins-Friedrichs in 1999, SkB is a full scale architecture and interior design firm located in Seattle, Washington. We consider ourselves a boutique design firm with a staff of 40 employees, which is a number that allows significant principal level involvement in every project we undertake.

We are a firm with an experienced staff that moves fast and has ridiculously high standards. Our clients are everything to us, almost to a fault. We will bend over backwards for them and they are truly our partners.

We take an inspired and comprehensive 360 degree approach. Space planning, architectural design, graphic communications, lighting design and brand integration are all SkB strengths that we skillfully balance and employ. As individuals, we don’t experience our environment in isolated moments. We require a variety of spaces that cater exactly to how we work, live, play and shop. Reality, like business, is dynamic and ever-changing. As such, we design engaging environments that are flexible, beautiful, and high-performance driven.

Services Include:

Full Scale Architecture and Interior Design (Commercial and Residential )


Pre-Design & Programming

Space Programming / Development of Space Requirements

Advanced Programming / Visioning / Discovery Sessions

Business Culture Assessments

Benchmarking / Industry Metrics

Feasibility Studies

Change Management

Code and Zoning Analysis

Furniture Selection & Procurement

Construction Administration (various levels)

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