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About Us

Custom design begins with the client’s needs and aspirations. We believe the collaboration process should be fun and inspirational and that architecture should evoke the qualities of timelessness and authenticity. These guiding principles along with the site, context, and client’s program are used to inform our design work.


Swalling Walk Architects believes in environmental responsibility. We offer sustainable design for every project, encouraging our clients to determine the level of commitment that is appropriate for them.

Sheila Swalling

Architect, AIA, Principal

LEED Accredited Professional

University of Oregon 

Over 35 years of experience


SW WA American Institute of Architects: past executive board member 

Heritage Commission, City of Olympia: member

City of Olympia Design Reveiw Board: past member

Parking and Business Improvement Area Board: past member

Kara Walk

Architect, Principal

LEED Accredited Professional title

Washington State University

Over 25 years of experience

Craig Swalling


LEED Accredited Professional another title

University of Oregon

Over 35 years of experience


Bigelow House Museum Association: past board member


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