Owner Terry Mulholland has over fifteen years of experience in the architectural field, and five as a professional carpenter. After graduating from the University of Colorado, she worked for architectural firms in Boulder and Seattle. She received her Masters in Architecture from the University of Washington in 1998. Before founding Mulholland Design in 2008, she worked for eight years at a local design-build firm, both as a carpenter and lead designer.
My aim is to help clients create beautiful, functional buildings on budget; to encourage more sustainable building practices; and to provide a clear, respectful and enjoyable design process.
Although I enjoy and have experience working in a variety of architectural styles, I have a particular love of older houses, and am passionate about working within their constraints.
I welcome the opportunity to reuse a great old house, rather than build a new one. I encourage a 'less is more' approach to renovations, when applicable. One of the most valuable services a designer can provide is to show a client options for better utilizing their existing space.
My background in carpentry guides my approach to projects. I know first-hand how houses are put together. This helps me recognize and maintain quality; develop respectful and fruitful relationships with builders; and keep project costs in line.
I believe that good design need not be a luxury, and work to keep my overhead low and fees reasonable. I handle all aspects of residential design, including: conceptual work, engineering, permitting, construction documents, construction management and interiors consult.
Please contact me if I can answer any questions. There is never a charge for the first meeting or a design estimate. I look forward to hearing about your plans.
Terry Mulholland, Owner