OUR  TEAM

Adams Architecture is a Seattle-based architecture practice founded by Anne and John Adams in 2014. We endeavor to create buildings that are contextual and compelling, beautiful and thoughtfully executed, and direct yet intriguing.

 

Our firm offers an unusually broad range of architectural expertise in both residential and commercial design. We partner with our clients in a highly personal approach, offering straightforward, value-oriented service packages that allow the focus to remain on creating outstanding architecture.

 

Adams Architecture believes that our most successful projects find common ground among our clients’ desires, the particulars of the site, and our aesthetic approach. We are passionate about this. It’s our philosophy that the best designs happen where these three areas overlap. We welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your architectural needs.

Anne Adams AIA
Anne grew up in Old Lyme, Connecticut. She received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a Master of Architecture, with distinction, from the University of Michigan. She began her career in the New York office of Michael Graves & Associates. Upon relocating to Seattle in 2001, she practiced with Stuart Silk Architects from 2001 to 2014.
John Adams AIA
John earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Architecture with high distinction from the University of Michigan. He began his career in New York City with Fred Schwartz, and moved to Seattle in 2001. He was hired by Stuart Silk Architects to develop their commercial studio in 2006, and has pursued a diverse career designing award-winning commercial and residential projects.
Alison Saldanha
Alison grew up around the Great Lakes and received her undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University and a Master of Architecture from The University of Southern California. Her work is informed by study abroad in London, Rome, and Buenos Aires. Alison is a licensed architect with a passion for diverse design fields. She enjoys being able to work on residential and commercial projects and has been with Adams Architecture since 2015.
Fisnik Zherka
Fisnik is a native Gjakove, Kosovo, and holds a Master’s degree in architecture from the University of Pristina in Kosovo. He has broad experience designing residential buildings, mixed use and commercial projects, and institutional works. Prior to relocating to the United States, Fisnik conducted research for urban planning in Kosovo as well as the Vienna University of Technology in Austria. Fisnik joined the Adams Architecture team in 2016.
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Alison Saldanha

Alison grew up around the Great Lakes and received her undergraduate degree from the Ohio State University and a Master of Architecture from The University of Southern California. Her work is informed by study abroad in London, Rome, and Buenos Aires. Alison is a licensed architect with a passion for diverse design fields. She enjoys being able to work on residential and commercial projects and has been with Adams Architecture since 2015.