Looking for an architect to design or remodel your dream home on San Juan Island? Hiring an architect insures that your home is the best it can be. Why leave good design to chance with a contractor, or select a pattern house that does not work with the site? Island Architecture is a residential design firm specializing in vernacular ( a style that has character that goes with the surroundings- not a box) and green architecture (using natural materials, recycled & non-toxic products). Our style reflects existing architectural precedents, creating new designs that work with the views and the site. We respect the site's beauty, using historic preservation to inspire our work. Nina has 25 years of experience remodeling homes and creating new ones that look and feel as if they "belong." Design is a collaborative partnership based on your needs and the way that you want the spaces to function. With her background in Interior Architecture, Nina starts with the inside of the house and works out the relationship of the spaces to the outside of the house, connecting the interior to the exterior. Good design protects the investment in your home.