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Uptic Studios, Inc. utilizes a collaborative approach to architecture and design by fully capitalizing on the qualifications of principles and design members within the studio. The collaboration draws upon a breadth of architectural and construction experience, in addition to graphic, product design, and planning. This diverse skill set pushes the studio to deliver an innovative, progressive, and thoughtful product in all design and architectural endeavors. The studio, founded in 2010, has quickly grown to two principles, seven design staff, and one business manager—comprising more than 50 years of combined architectural and design experience. The architectural division of Uptic Studios, Inc maintains licensure in Washington and Idaho and has compiled an extensive client list and range of project types. Uptic Studios is committed to providing our clients with personalized solutions for their unique sets of needs and constraints.

-Design of residential and leisure buildings -Retail, restaurant, and medical building design -Updating / reimagining existing spaces -Site evaluation and planning -Interior design -Brand development and graphic design -Feasibility studies -Technical drawing and permitting -Project management and coordination -Product & furniture design

p hilo s o p hy At Uptic Studios, we recognize every client comes to us with an exciting and unique set of challenges. We will find innovative solutions to each design challenge through team collaboration—drawing on our diverse backgrounds in architecture, construction, product and graphic design, and planning. We will assist every client in defining the scope of his/her project and establish critical milestones along the path to a successful, client centered solution.

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m e e t [ us] matthew collins, aia p r i n c i p a l bs of architecture, wsu, 1996 water ski extraordinaire

julie collins, iida p r i n c i p a l aas-id/idd, sfcc, 2015 photography junky

matt m c cain m. of urban planning & policy, u. illinois, 2008 map fiend

luke grimsrud bs of architecture, wsu, 2011 luke-cadwalker

meghan teichmann m. of architecture, u. of idaho, 2015 the enforcer

jordan onley m. of architecture, u. of southern california, 2015 human garbage disposal

andrew parker m. of architecture, u. of houston, 2016 precedent aficionado

michaela weaver bs of interior design, art institute of pittsburgh online, 2017 space weaver

matt melcher m. of architecture, u. penn, 1994 the professor

kasey kuhn ba of business, gonzaga, 2008 momma bear


[ TREE HOYSE ]

[ PARK LANE]

[ COBRA CAMPUS ]

[ SWEAT DUPLEXES] [ DENVER ST LOT 7 ]

to RICHLAND

[ BING CROSBY THEATER ] [ MODERN FARMHOUSE ]

[ J & S APARTMENTS ]

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to SANDPOINT

NW specialists

[ CHICKEN POINT 2 ] to PRIEST LAKE

[ SCHWEITZER CROSSING ]

[ PEND OREILLE WINERY] [ FLYING GOAT PIZZA ] [ CALISPELL BAY CABIN]

[ RUBY 2 ] [ 5TH AVE MEDICAL ]

[ MAGNER SANBORN ] [ FERNAN LAKE RESIDENCE ]

[ 11TH & PERRY ] [CLIFFSIDE HOUSE ]

[ LIBERTY LAKE CORPORATE CAMPUS] [ LUCKY 4 RANCH ] to CATALDO

[ PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATES ] [ REPUBLIC PI ]

[ THUNDER ALLEY ]

[ DENVER ST LOT 10 ] [ CAMP HAMMER ]

[ PALOUSE RESIDENCE]

[ CDA CABIN ]

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use creative office typology commercial year 2010 location spokane, wa size 6890 sf

[magner sanborn] [ 11 ]


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de sig n in t h e details The adaptive reuse of an existing building in Downtown Spokane provided Manger Sanborn a centralized location for their business with less environmental impact than new construction. The location was selected for overall quality of construction, abundant natural light, and an open floor plan. Magner Sanborn engaged Uptic Studios for the design and development of their 3 level office space. The projects success relied on strategic thinking, visualization, and open communication between user groups and the design team to create a human-centered work environment.

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t hi nki ng th ro ug h s i m pl i c i ty To reduce energy consumption, construction waste, and provide long term flexibly, Magner Sanborn used modular wall and furniture systems to fulfill the functional requirements of their space. These systems have a myriad of environmental benefits compared to conventional construction, including reduced energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, and material waste. The modular systems allow Manger Sanborn to reuse and reconfigure their space to meet future needs while lowering construction costs and environmental impacts.

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[ 5th ave medical ]

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use medical building typology commercial year 2013 location spokane, wa size 4680 sf builder kilgore construction inc

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m at e r ia l e fficiency 5th Ave Medical marks a shift in building design in Spokane’s Medical District. The building, with its butterfly roof and contemporary moves, strives to bring the warmth of wood and natural light into the office environment. Strategic siting allows for maximum exposure to natural light, reducing the electrical load and the anxiety that can accompany a medical appointment. The distinctive design attracts the attention of freeway travellers below.

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use medical building typology commercial year 2012 location spokane, wa size 11300 sf

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vernac ul ar heal i ng This 11,300 square foot building was designed for an energetic group of doctors rapidly outgrowing their location. With the future needs of the practice in mind, the building is designed for flexibility and expansion. The main therapy space is open to allow for a multitude of activities and equipment, with nine private therapy rooms situated along the perimeter. A therapy pool offers new services not available at the previous location and a yoga/TRX studio occupies the second floor. Organized as a two tenant building, it allows for potential expansion of the physical therapy practice, or alternatively the space can be leased out to complimentary services. The design features a Northwest- inspired color palette, and celebrates its structure by exposing glu-lam beams and open web trusses.


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use retail typology commercial year 2015 location spokane, wa size 11300 sf builder vandervert construction

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redef i ni ng t he s t ri p With northwest modern material expression and form, the Division and Hawthorne project seamlessly melds into its urban and forested environment in north Spokane. Architectural expressions in the form of large overhangs and flying V columns help set the project apart and create a unique spatial experience. The project aims to start a conversation among developers and locals that a high level of design can be reached in something as simple as a strip mall.

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use creative office/ live work space typology commercial (competition) year 2013 location liberty lake, wa size 50000 sf

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Liberty Lake Corporate Campus is a competition entry for a new mixeduse corporate headquarters building in Liberty Lake, WA. The design is formulated from the responses of employees regarding their optimal work environments. The project maximes flexibility for the growing company, incorporating residential housing and ground floor square footage for retail. The concept features innovative materials such as Cross Laminated Timber and employs cutting-edge solar screening techniques.

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SITE LOCATION barker rd

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1 AMPLE GREEN SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RECREATION

-Natural landscape surrounds the site to blend in with existing habitat - Connectivity with existing paths for nature walks recreational training -Low maintanence landscaping that speaks to the climate

2 BASKETBALL COURT

- Promote recreation and activity throughout the company - Encourage friendly competition throughout the community

3 PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY PARKING LOTS

- Creates a safe and appealing area pedistrians and drivers - Trees and plants keep lot cool in hot days - Marked and designated walkways create a safe environment

4 SECURE RESIDENTIAL PARKING AREA

- Residents can feel secure with personal belongings - Designated area that also provides storage for bikes/recre ational equipment

5 GRASS AMPHITHEATER

- Landscaped space that can be enjoyed by all - Ability to reserve for company wide meetings, outdoor movie nights, ceremonies etc. - Promotes community and place for music and the arts.

6 VAST PATIO SPACE FOR RETAIL AND TELECT

- Allows all retail spaces ability to promote outdoor use - Creates a secondary work environment for Telect employees - Promotes outdoor Farmers Market, Friday food trucks, side walk sales, etc.

7 DESIGNATED LOADING DOCK FOR BOTH RETAIL AND TELECT

- Retail can recieve orders without disrubting work - Ample space for multitude of vehicle sizes/high ht clearance

8 EASY ACCESS FROM EXISTING STREET SIDEWALK

- ADA accessabile access to site from sidewalk - Inviting, well lit approach for foot,bike,car

9 DESIGNATED PARKING

- Cyclist parking is ample, encouraging outdoor activity - Designated stalls for motorcycles - Designated loading zone for quick deliveries, Fedex, UPS, etc.

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interior renovation use bar & lounge typology commercial year 2013 location spokane, wa

[ bing crosby theater ]

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pe r f o r a ted reflections A project that began as a problem solving exercise to create access from one floor to another in a distinctive landmark building, rapidly evolved into an expression of artistic sculpture. Realizing that a prominent theater in Spokane needed more than just a simple stair on the marquee corner, we looked for inspiration around the theater. The octagon perforations in the curved sheet metal stair are a modern interpretation of the art deco geometries found in the vast coffered dome above the main stage and throughout the lobby. A multi-orb chandelier cascading down through the center void of the helical stair is a nod to the array of light bulbs that adorn the marquee. The white color of the stair was chosen in an effort to remain subtle and to not distract from the historic faรงade of the theater. The stair acts as a canvas for integral lighting effects that splash color and illuminate the entire corner of the building. A true result of collaborative effort: the design team, contractor, structural engineer, theater management, building owner, and fabricator worked closely from project conception through installation to make the project a success.

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facade renovation typology residential year 2011 location richland, wa

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vi b ra n t c o m munities The owners of the J&S apartments realized they had a lot to gain by upgrading their apartment complex in the expanding Tri-Cities, WA rental market. Without altering the structure, the design replaced dated exterior finishes with panels and siding featuring a vibrant color palette inspired by the local sunny climate. The result is a fresh apartment community that is sure to pay dividends well into the future.

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typology facade installtion year 2014 location spokane, wa

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art i s t i c i nf us i on The existing motel was typical budget lodging before an artloving hotel entrepreneur saw the potential for the unique site. Where most would see a cramped motel sandwiched between a parking garage, and rail viaduct, the new owner saw the opportunity for a giant art canvas. The hotel now features an eye catching color scheme and enormous pieces of art hung on the adjacent structures. The most prominent piece acts as a wind buffer protecting the stair tower. At three stories tall, the wind screen is comprised of thousands of perforations to replicate an image of a ballerina from which the owner draws inspiration. While the ballerina is constantly poised, she always feels in motion as the daylight moves around her.

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use pizza restaurant typology commercial / restaurant / renovation year 2015 location spokane, wa size 4,036 sf builder john ball construction

[re.pub.lic pi ] [ 53 ]


f unct i on i s art Re.pub.lic Pi is an architectural, interior, and branding project commissioned by established restaurateurs seeking a new twist on their already successful model. Republic Pi repurposed a former restaurant site next to a popular gastropub. The two restaurants have transformed a sleepy parking-oriented retail strip into a lively neighborhood center. Republic Pi patrons are greeted with ample patio space shielded from the parking lot with steel beams, fencing, and wood privacy screening. The steel and wood elements continue inside giving the space a sleek, yet cozy atmosphere. Log storage for the wood-burning pizza oven is celebrated as art throughout the space—displayed inside custom steel casework which defines intimate alcoves within the restaurant.

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use pizza restaurant typology commercial / restaurant year 2011 location spokane, wa size 3620 sf builder kilgor construction, inc

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The Flying Goat restaurant transformed a former auto garage into a neighborhood hub. The original building’s industrial character is embraced with exposed steel beams, rafters, and concrete floor. Textured wood and rusting steel panels soften the decor. A shed roof soars over the fire pit and patio to draw the eyes of passersby. The site enhances the surrounding neighborhood by placing emphasis on the pedestrian experience. The Flying Goat’s remarkable food and thoughtful design have made it a source of neighborhood pride and a regional destination.

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use coffee bar typology commercial / restaurant year 2015 location spokane, wa size 782 sf builder kilgore construction, inc

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mod bar Indaba coffee roasters were one of the first in the country to introduce the concept of the “mod bar” - a coffee nerd’s temperature and variable controlled version of a coffee machine. The coffee bar offers this unique style of brewing to its customers in a low key, warm, and cozy setting. While the project was small and fairly quick, the attention to detail and appliance specifications led to the end result of a high end, sleek coffee bar and pioneered the concept of the mod bar.

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use brewery + retail typology commercial year 2014 location spokane, wa size 4270 sf builder baker construction

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RICT f ar m t o n e ighborhood 11th and Perry was completed in 2013 and purposed to house the South Hill’s first brewpub. Situated at the edge of the expanding Perry District commercial corridor, the architecture and design elements are patterned to match that of the surrounding community. The exterior is clad in steel and recovered barn wood from a local Spokane farm. The interior is simple and airy with high ceilings, exposed ventilation ducts, wood accents, and polished concrete floors. The garage style door and corner patio welcomes hundreds of patrons to the eclectic, quaint vibe of the Perry District.

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typology residential year 2014 location spokane, wa size 4664 sf

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na t ur e wr a pped in materi al Park Lane Residence is a single family home designed in a fresh, northwest contemporary style. The goal of the project was to create a private space within an established neighborhood setting. The design takes into consideration the relationship between interior and exterior spaces, blurring the boundaries between inside and out, creating a smooth transition to the natural environment. The clean geometry and contrast in materials creates an integrative design that is artistic, functional and in harmony with its surroundings.

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Park Lane Residence provides necessary privacy, while also opening the space to the surrounding environment with large floor to ceiling windows. Hard lines meeting the sky contrast the freeform, organic undulation of the surrounding landscape creating an interplay of form and space. The expansive overhangs and trellises reduce solar exposure in the summer, while providing protection from the elements and permitting daylight in the winter. The crisp hardwood, metal and boardform concrete blends the exterior with the beautiful surrounding nature of the inland northwest.

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typology residential year 2011 location cataldo, id size 5467 sf

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ru sti c retrea t Situated on the North Fork of the Coeur d’ Alene River, this ranch style family retreat settles comfortably into it’s natural context, blending refined lines and textures within a distressed framework. The unique floor plan combines common gathering spaces and private living quarters.

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typology residential year 2014 location coeur d’alene, id size 1718 sf builder doric, inc

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s i t e lo g ic Camp Hammer is perched on a scenic hillside overlooking Lake Coeur’ d Alene, Idaho. The forested site provides a stunning view of the lake, before dropping 125 feet to the water. The lot is long and narrow, with more than half of it unsuitable for building. These restrictions, in conjunction with the owner’s desire of a minimal footprint, required a design that would maximize efficiency of the site and the interior spaces.


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recl ai med s i mpl i ci t y The small footprint of Camp Hammer was as important as the adaptive reuse of the building materials used for construction. As a special touch, the reclaimed barn wood siding was torched to create a blackened, rough texture to contrast the clean lines and light color palette throughout the home. The simple floor plan promotes a logical cabin design, not overthought yet attentive to details.

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typology private residence year 2016 location south hill, spokane, wa size 2454 sf builder wurzburg homes, inc.

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hous e i n t he t re e s The idea for Tree House formed in brainstorming sessions with the client on how to build a house on a narrow, sloped and shaded lot. The structure is elevated on posts to capture light and raise it into the tree canopy. Carefully placed floor-to-ceiling windows maximize natural light and privacy. Wood accents contrast contemporary lines and materials to harmonize the house with its wooded site. Tree Hoyse is designed to escape its narrow city lot and maximize its place in the trees.

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typology residential year 2008 location cheney, wa size 2919 sf

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ba ck t o t he farm The Palouse Residence is a modern take on the historic Palouse farm house. Like the Palouse, the home’s beauty is in its sublime simplicity. The interior is sparse to direct the eye to the rolling hills outside the expansive windows. Exposed concrete floors, steel beams, glu-lams, and a modest footprint reflect the region’s pragmatic and unassuming roots. The Palouse residence doesn’t try to steal the show, but it’s hard to stop contemplating it’s fresh modern design.

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typology private residence year 2014 location lake coeur d’alene, id size 4368 sf builder doric, inc.

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c l i ng in g t o t h e cliff Cliffside House mimics the stark nature of the surrounding landscape—deep forest, jagged rocks, and placid water. The concrete base pays homage to the stone cliffs diving into Lake Ceour d’ Alene, while the distressed wood accents blend in with the surrounding forest. Interiors celebrate the elaborate structure and cast the eye over the edge to the lake below. Cliffside House is carefully formatted to complement its rugged and serene landscape.

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typology residential year 2014 location spokane, wa size 2400 sf

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the n e w n eighborhood The 2,400 square foot home was designed for an active and social retiree. After living on the family farm for decades, she was ready to move into town to be closer to her children and grandchildren. With the desire to age into the home, the main functions are contained on the main floor, and the day-lit basement dedicated to guest rooms and a recreation room for the grandkids. Always the entertainer, the owner requested an open great room concept to accommodate dinner parties as well as plenty of wall and shelf space for family photos and various mementos. The home is the first of two single family residences to be built on what was once a single residential lot; this urban in-fill site was a joint development project between the architect and general contractor.

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typology residential year 2008 location coeur d’alene, id size 3182 sf

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em b r a c in g na t ur e The goal of the project was to create a contemporary cabin on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The floorplan considers the combined occupancy of two families, providing separate spaces for privacy and common rooms that bring everyone together comfortably under one roof. The resulting 3,000-square-foot space nestles into the site overlooking the lake. A delicate balance of natural materials and custom fixtures fill the interior spaces and frame stunning views of the lake from almost every angle.


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