Like the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan, Magellan Architects has overcome many challenges since its conception. We survived 9/11 in 2001, the recession in 2009, and now COVID-19! We are proud of our achievements over the last 20 years and our abilities to navigate through rough seas. I started the year 2020 with the goal of promoting “Gratitude” and reminding ourselves to be grateful that we live and work in this great nation of the United

Top Tip Thursday- Lighting

Posted by Summer Castillo on  August 27, 2020
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Whether you are thinking of renovating an office, building a new restaurant, or looking to refresh your home, choosing the right lighting for a space makes all the difference. With so many lighting options, both artificial and natural, the choices are infinite. Check out the list below for the main types of lighting! 5 of the main lighting categories: • Ambient (also known as “general lighting,” is mainly overhead lighting) • Task/Directional (used to light

Special Announcement….

Posted by Summer Castillo on  August 7, 2020
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Magellan is proud to announce that we have promoted Sherri Miller to Principal of our Redmond Office. In addition to working with Clients and overseeing projects, her new role will include managing the Business Operations and providing overall leadership of our Redmond team.  With Magellan, Sherri has demonstrated high-level skillsets in Business Development, Operations, and the practice of Architecture.  She is trusted by her peers and makes herself available to the entire team and is respected for her
Create a Micro Park inspired by the idea of “Urban Acupuncture.”   We are excited to announce that our principal, Pedro Castro, was selected to be a part of this week’s Seattle Design Festival’s Thinkercyze.  Thinkercyze is a weekly challenge where the festival’s team interviews their favorite designers to create a design challenge for the week. https://thinkercyze.squarespace.com/challenges/03-microparks This week’s challenge is to create a micro park inspired by the idea of “Urban Acupuncture.”   Would

Southern California Self Storage

Posted by Summer Castillo on  July 17, 2020
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This is the type of self-storage building you would want in your neighborhood; it’s not your typical single level long skinny storage building that is just rows of roll up doors!  We applied a variety of design elements including modulating from a 3 to 5 story structure and highlighting the joints on the façade to create shifts between different panel sizes and finishes.  We performed a number of cost analysis studies on a variety of