Founded by Shannon Gaffney, Kyle Gaffney and Brian Collins-Friedrichs in 1999, SkB is a full service architecture and interior design firm located in Seattle, Washington. We consider ourselves a boutique design firm with a staff of 40 employees. Our staff size is intentional as it allows significant principal level involvement in every project we undertake - something that is very important to us.

We are a nimble firm with an experienced staff that moves fast. Our clients often have high expectations and we take pride in delivering on and exceeding those expectations. Our clients are everything to us, almost to a fault. We will bend over backwards for them and they are truly our partners. Our clients, like our projects, are found all over the United States and range in size and sophistication - from small, private houses to high rise towers for Fortune 100 companies.

We employ an inspired, comprehensive, 360 degree approach that puts people first. 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. Here at SkB, we aspire to design engaging environments that are as flexible and performance driven as they are beautiful.

Services Include:

Full Service Architecture and Interior Design (Commercial and Residential)


Pre-Design & Programming (Commercial and Residential)

Feasibility Studies

Code and Zoning Analysis

Visioning / Discovery Sessions / Business Workplace Culture Assessments 

Decision 'Cost v Benefit' Analysis

Lifecycle Cost Analysis

Benchmarking / Industry Metrics

Workplace Change Management (process of engaging employees and stakeholders in new workplace design and implementation)

Furniture Selection & Procurement

Construction Administration (various levels)

Post-Occupancy Surveys