Hybrid is a full service, Registered Architecture Firm – working from concept to construction. While most of our work is directed at providing Livable housing in Urban Areas, we’ve designed a wide range of other projects from Neighborhood Planning, Office/Commercial, Cabins, & Competitions.
At Hybrid, we use sketches, plans, diagrams, physical & digital modelling, renderings, & Virtual Reality Machines to communicate our architectural concepts to our clients & collaborators. Once our design intent is refined, we work with Building Information Modeling [BIM] to communicate our Architectural Design to the city & builders. BIM allows greater efficiency in the construction process. We coordinate our Advanced Models with builders to create accurate schedules of materials & refine a project deadline.
Hybrid is a fully licensed & bonded General Contractor. Building since 2007, we utilize modern technologies in Digital Modelling & Prefabrication to deliver an efficient construction process. Over the past decade, Hybrid has worked in designing & building over 35 Prefabricated Buildings in Washington, Oregon, California, & Canada. Prefabrication allows for tight control of budgets and quick project delivery.
At Hybrid, Our Architects are also construction managers – reinvesting the wealth of building & design information into the construction process. This Design Build process allows fluidity between the construction & design process – creating a positive feedback loop. The lessons learned in the assembly of one project are incorporated into the design of the next.
Architect-led Development brings a single source of responsibility for the Programming, Design, & Execution of a Project. As Architects, our greatest contribution to the city is to be involved in how our neighborhoods grow. As Stewards of the city, We work to cultivate great communities as a means to build Livable Communities.
Hybrid often collaborates with long time property owners who want more of a stake in how their property gets redeveloped. This partnership allows for editorial control of the redevelopment of the lot with the property owner often arranging for the purchase of a unit in the redeveloped property.
Hybrid also excels at identification and development of underutilized or difficult sites. These sites often require unique design solutions and intense permitting processes. The ability of Hybrid to permit complicated sites in-house greatly reduces soft cost and holding expenses while maximizing underlying land value.
‘Hybrid Space’ is a Pop Up Gallery for artists, educators, and street shakers. Founded by Hybrid in 2015 – We are invested in making Capitol Hill, a Seattle Neighborhood, Dynamic & Involved.
We believe Great neighborhoods make Great Cities and that Great Streets make Great Neighborhoods. Hybrid Space provides opportunities for Design & Arts Community to build Better Streets. We hold 12 Events a Year, Sponsoring 6 – 12 Artists & Educators to Produce Thought Provoking Events. A Sustainable City is not just Energy Efficient, but Socially Engaged as well.
Hybrid was founded in 2003 as a collaboration of top Seattle professionals in the fields of art, landscape architecture, urban ecology, master planning, and history. With humble beginnings as a competition team, Hybrid has since evolved into an accomplished Architecture Team, recognized as leaders in High Density Design, Prefabrication, Social Engagement, & Urban Redevelopment.
‘Livability’ is the Urbanist Attitude of investing in Architecture that can evolve with the city.
Our Hybrid Livability Manifesto
We believe many factors impact the livability of architecture – from economical, social, environmental, & cultural. Our Hybrid ‘Livability’ Manifesto is a series of concepts we apply to Hybrid Designs, Construction, & Development. It constantly improves as our understanding of modern living evolves through Research, Competition Work, & Professional Experience gained from the front lines of Building the Livable City.
Designed for People
Be a Good Neighbor
Access to Public Transportation
The Hybrid Team
is spearheaded by Founding Partner & Design Principal, Robert Humble.
With over 24 years of Building Experience, Rob leads Hybrid’s Design & Development Studio. His leadership in the firm is built on fostering a collaborative environment – bringing builders, designers, and developers together. Rob’s focus, at every level of construction, is to foster the growth of urbanism through affordable, sustainable, and livable strategies. Hybrid is fueled by this built on Research-Oriented Strategies of Hybrid, bringing innovative ideas to the design & construction process.
On the side, He maintains a grounded presence in the neighborhood, founding a community gallery dedicated to discussing deeper issues in Urbanism, Art, and Design – Hybrid Space. Providing a voice for local educators, artists, and community-minded voices is a huge staple in Rob’s belief that a great community starts with people. He is a founding member of ‘Architects without Borders – Seattle’, A former Chair of the ‘Capitol Hill Design Review’ Board, and former Adjunct Professor at the ‘Cornish College for the Arts’.
Barrett has an extensive background in construction and fabrication and over a decade of experience with prefabricated projects and modular construction. he is involved in all aspects of hybrid and brings a breadth of knowledge to all projects that ranges from zoning regulations to welding tips and tricks. he lives in the ravenna neighborhood with his wife and two daughters and is an avid cyclist who bikes to work rain or shine(especially in the rain!)
B.S.Arch – university of virginia
M.Arch – university of virginia
Andy leads HyBrid’s construction projects. He has worked on design build projects across the country including a brewery in Ohio, high-end residential projects in Chicago and a marine laboratory in coastal North Carolina. He is proud to call Seattle home and is growing roots with his family in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.
B.S. Mech. Eng. – Ohio State University
Fine woodworking Certificate Degree – Rio Grande University
M.Arch – Illinois Institute of Technology
Born & Raised:
Max is a recently registered architect. He brings a variety of skills and experiences to the office that stem from his passion for the design and fabrication process. As a true believer of Efficient & Adaptable Spaces, he lives in Seattle with his wife, Emily, in their tiny 250 square foot capitol hill apartment.
B.S.Arch – University of Illinois Urbana Champaign 2009
M.Arch – Washington University in St.Louis 2011
Born & Raised:
Saint Louis, Missouri – the show me state
Seattle Demo Project
Sarah is a digital artist and Licensed Architect. As an avid technologist, she invests her time in digital painting, gaming, and mentoring high school students in robtics. She works passionately to find creative opportunities in the quiet moments and details of architecture. In whatever spare time she has left, she enjoys cycling and running in Capitol Hill - try to find her!
BS. Architecture - Ohio State University
M. Arch - Ohio State University
Born & Raised:
FIRST Robotics team
Scott is an architectural generalist whose eight years of experience encompass design, project management, detailing, planning, interiors and teaching. Transplanted from Oklahoma to the Pacific Northwest a few years ago, he continues to be inspired about crafting beautiful spaces that impact communities in creative, sustainable and strategic ways. Scott believes strongly that good design and architecture is about listening, creating with passion and empathy, and collaborating in meaningful ways to elevate the lives of individuals, families and communities.
B. Arch – Oklahoma State University
Kim recently graduated with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Kansas, where she focused on sustainable design and construction. She has hands-on experience having built two Passive Houses and was thrilled to move to Seattle to join the Hybrid assembly team.
M.Arch – University of Kansas
Born & Raised:
Kansas City, Missouri
Thomas is a fresh face to the Pacific Northwest. In 2012, he visited Seattle and was immediately convinced to move here. A Graduate of Arkansas's Fay Jone's School of Architecture, Thomas has a bright passion for furniture, construction, and the design process. You can always find him in the endless pursuit of the best coffee in Seattle.
B. Arch University of Arkansas
Born & Raised:
Fort Worth, TX
Matt joins Hybrid bringing a diverse repertoire of skills from previous work, which includes the design of custom residences, commercial and corporate spaces, art installations, and the use of innovative construction methods. He loves Seattle and dedicates himself to its thoughtful design - finding inspiration through teaching, exploring the Cascades, and sojourns abroad.
BA. Architectural Studies – University of Washington
Born & Raised:
Fall City, WA
Seattle Architecture Foundation Out-of-School Time, University of Washington Summer Youth Program, Content-Oriented English Language iInstruction
Zane is our in-house renaissance man. Working at multiples scales of the construction process, his patience and attention to detail help navigate the tricky waters of building our projects.
Mike joins Hybrid after a diverse career in professional water sports and Visual Art. A Northwest Native, his art and ethics are deeply rooted inspired by the region and environment. Slated to complete his Master's in Architecture in 2018, Mike is excited to bring his unique flair to the architectural community. Check out his work at www.mikeennenart.com!
M. Arch University of Washington (2018)
B. FA Western Washington University
Born & Raised:
Wake Surfing, Screenprinting