Associate Garrett Reynolds Recognized with 2020 Young Architect Award

On Friday, October 2, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Associate Garrett Reynolds, AIA LEED AP was honored with a 2020 Young Architect Award by AIA Seattle at its (virtual) President’s Dinner. Young Architect awards are given to individuals licensed fewer than 10 years who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession. In addition to his accomplished design career to date, Garrett was also recognized for his passion for community involvement, research, and writing.

“When he joined Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in 2016, Garrett’s exceptional skills made an immediate and significant contribution to our practice on many levels.” — Ray Calabro, FAIA, MRAIC

Garrett’s interest in housing of all scales and types has resulted in a highly varied portfolio of work: a large, mixed-use project in Portland’s Pearl District (with Mithun); a significant private residence in Big Sur, California; and a family retreat in northern Iowa. More recently, Garrett led our firm’s submission to the City of Seattle’s Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit Competition. The resulting project, Edge House, was selected as one of the City’s 10 pre-approved DADUs and is featured on its new resource website ADUniverse.

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Edge House © Bohlin Cywinski Jackson

Beyond his project involvement, Garrett has worked to further the firm’s connection to the Seattle design community in a number of ways. He is currently chair of the AIA Seattle Residential Design Forum Task Force, and a member of the AIA Seattle Honor Awards Committee, the AIA Seattle Professional Practice Steering Committee, the AIA Seattle Committee on the Environment, and the ULI Young Leaders Group. He has also participated in numerous design juries and as a guest critic at major schools of architecture, including Virginia Tech, the University of Washington, and Washington State University.

In 2015, Garrett received AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship for his proposal to study the relationship between public and private spaces and the integration of minimal dwellings into dense urban contexts. His research was displayed in the self-curated exhibition Living Small: Ideas for Living in Urban Contexts, which was displayed at Seattle’s Center for Architecture and Design in 2016 and the Alabama Center for Architecture in 2017.

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Living Small: Ideas for Living in Urban Contexts © Trevor Dykstra

As an open-minded and curious practice, we are always expanding our understanding of what architecture can be. Garrett has embodied this belief through his professional practice as well as in his research and writing, including numerous articles on housing, transportation, and urban livability that have been published in ARCADE, Seattle Magazine, and the Daily Journal of Commerce.

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