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Jerry Gropp Architect AIA
Works at Jerry Gropp Architect AIA PS
Attended University of Washington School of Architecture.
Lives in on Mercer Island, WA.
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Long-time Residential Architect doing custom family homes- both new and remodeled.
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  • Jerry Gropp Architect AIA PS
    Residential Architect doing custom family homes- both new and remodeled., present
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on Mercer Island, WA.
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Seattle, WA. - Innis Arden- near Edmonds, WA.
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A long-time residential architect specializing in Pacific NorthWest Contemporary design. While I'm now retired, I still do a lot of low-cost consulting about updating and redoing of  existing homes for owners who want to maintain the basic character yet bring the home into the 21st Century. Our own Mercer Island home is an example of what I do and how I do it as shown on my updated multilinked jgWebSite(s). (Click to open)  

http://knol.google.com/k/jerry-gropp-architect-aia/jerry-gropp-architect-aia-ps-here-are/246qxuxd260sm/135#view

http://jgropp2.googlepages.com/alterationsanadditions

I often contribute to AOL's Mercer Island Patch- a very interesting online newspaper: http://mercerisland.patch.com/
 
Although I'm a native Seattlelite- born and raised in Seattle and a graduate of the University of Washington's highly-regarded School of Architecture, I'm widely-travelled having been to 55 counties so far (many of them multiple times), all seven continents, including Antarctica as well as the Arctic.

I thoroughly understand the rainy NorthWest climate and other localized considerations we home designers all must take into account. Eastern and mid-Western styles- many with wide white trim- are usually out of place here on the West Coast. A more expansive connection with nature than that glimpsed through smaller "stock" windows is needed to enjoy what's outside and to bring a feeling of spaciousness to the interior. My personal hallmark of "NorthWest Architecture"- Island or otherwise- is exposed natural wood framing with lots of job-built "stopped-in" windows bringing in the outside view and/or garden. The resulting effect is akin to that of our modern cars with the building envelope being either solid or transparent. This is in contrast to the usual ordinary building practice of framing a big box with cut-out openings limited by the sizes of often expensive and usually overly complicated stock windows.

 

 

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  • University of Washington School of Architecture.
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