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 26 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, 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 a 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 three kids 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:
B. Arch – Oklahoma State University
Gina believes that everyone deserves a well designed home and strives bring a bit of fun and energy to each project. Outside of the office she enjoys cosying up with marmots on mountain trails.
B.S. Geobiology – California Institute of Technology
M.Arch – Washington University in St.Louis
M. Arch University of Washington (2018)
B. FA Western Washington University
Born & Raised:
Wake Surfing, Screenprinting
College of Southern Nevada
AAS - CADD Technology; Architectural Drafting; Interior Design
Volunteering, all things dance, indoor rock climbing, paddle boarding, and snuggling up with a motivational book
Alex also owns and operates a photography business specializing in real estate, portrait and lifestyle photography.
Bachelors – Seattle Pacific University
M.Arch – University of Washington