Emerging Voices winner profile

Hutchison & Maul Architecture

Hutchison & Maul Architecture | Wall + Roof Studio, Seattle, WA. Credit: Lara Swimmer

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

Hutchison & Maul Architecture won a 2009 award.

Seattle-based Hutchison & Maul Architecture was founded by Robert Hutchison and Tom Maul in 2001. “Exploring space and form through the medium of envelope,” Hutchison & Maul’s designs are characterized by “site-specific solutions which encompass functionality and efficiency through the use of a limited material palette and a focus on one or two primary architectural elements.” The firm also undertakes conceptual and installation work, which typically seeks “to celebrate the history and past use of existing buildings, while highlighting their architectural qualities and potential for reuse.”

Recent and current projects include the Courtyard House on a Steep Site, Mercer Island, WA; the Wall + Roof Studio, Seattle; Lake House, Mercer Island; the WeiLi Office Building & Dyeing Facility, Guangzhou, China; the City of Bothell Public Works Facility, WA; and Hole Houses #1 and #2, which explored the quality of light by drilling holes into to-be-demolished buildings in Seattle.

The firm’s work received a 2008 Honor Award for Washington Architecture and has been featured in Northwest Home & Garden Magazine and Arcade Journal, amongst other publications.

Robert Hutchison received a BS in structural engineering and a BS in architectural engineering from Drexel University and a MArch from the University of Washington. Tom Maul received a BS in civil engineering from Bucknell University and a MArch from the University of Washington. Both serve as guest lecturers at the University of Washington College of Architecture.