We are a downtown Seattle architecture firm known for excellence in project vision, design and delivery. We lead projects in higher education, public libraries, community centers, and single-family residences throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.
The firm started in 2007 as James Cary, Architect pc, and the Cardinal name and logo represent our office’s growth and vision for the future. CARDINAL refers to the principle geographic and mathematic points, and CARDINAL ARCHITECTURE and the compass arrow convey the sound direction we provide.
Jim graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Yale University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and holds architecture licenses in Washington, Montana, Idaho and Oregon. Jim opened James Cary, Architect PC in 2007, and we changed our name to Cardinal Architecture PC in 2014.
Jesse holds a BA in Studio Art from Carleton College, an MS in Elementary Education from Mercy College and a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington. He taught art to elementary students in the Bronx and has continued to share his experience with students, most recently teaching in the Interior Architecture program at Cornish College of the Arts. Jesse is a licensed architect in Washington State and fills a wide range of roles at Cardinal Architecture, including project management, document production, IT and project photography.
For nearly every project, Cardinal Architecture works with a team of seasoned professionals who are all experts in their respective fields. These long-term relationships allow us to work collaboratively and efficiently. Our teams provide clear project communication, sensitivity to project budgets and schedules, and solid design skills and integrity.
Marisa Mangum of 33 Design,
Dan Morrow of Swenson Say Faget,
Jennifer Kiusalaas of JKLA Landscape Architects,
Marc Errichetti of Sitewise Design,
Trish Drew of DCW Cost Management,