About Us

Our Mission Statement—“Employee Centric & Client Obsessed”

Magellan Architects brings over 20 years of experience from a variety of project types. Whether we are providing onsite representation during construction or developing the initial design of the project, we recognize that the product must work for each specific client. Magellan prides itself on thinking like an owner and prioritizes our client’s needs. We are responsible, proactive, and innovative designers and ready to help you.

Now in our third decade, Magellan Architects was founded upon a singular idea: projects are about our clients, and not about Magellan. We are built around service: the power of architects to efficiently further client business and mission.

Magellan clients and projects thrive. Our product is more than a successful and attractive project: we pride ourselves in mastering specific and evolving customer needs and being your advocate.

We tackle the tough realities from the start: cost, schedule, and risk are at the forefront of each project. By approaching these issues head-on, we identify not only challenges but imaginative solutions – scheduling, permitting, construction approach. – early, when they are most effective.

Key here is proactive relationships with permit and entitlement agencies.

The design process must be collaborative to succeed, so Magellan architecture teams are available at every step. We listen, and keep listening, to customize our approach, tools, and communication style for both the normal project progression and changes along the way.

This translates to clear processes and expectations among the entire project team.

First, we learn about your needs: program, culture, technology, sustainability, people, and more. Then, we explore, consider, design, and sometimes challenge.

Creativity and beauty are sought; efficiency and workability are mandatory.

Our Services

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Planning
  • Pre-Design
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Programming
  • Kitchen Design
  • ADA Surveys
  • Remediation Drawings
  • Site Assessment

  • Feasibility & Development Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration
  • Permitting
  • Permit Expediting
  • Corporate Roll-Out Programs

Our Projects

  • Restaurants
  • Tenant Improvement
  • Commercial
  • Workplace
  • Retail
  • Educational
  • Industrial
  • Aviation
  • Bank/Financial Institutions
  • Senior Living
  • Multi-Family
  • Hospitality
  • Self-Storage
  • Ground-Up
  • Remodels
  • Dental

Our Market

We are licensed in the following States and Countries: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.

We also have several licensed Architects that are NCARB certified and LEED professionals on staff which allows us to expedite reciprocity and obtain additional licenses in any state.


We have the great pleasure to work with an array of industries helping their vision come to life.

Magellan Architect’s corporate support helps us ensure the academic rigor, professional excellence, and extraordinary care of students. It is through our collective creativity and community building that we are able to accomplish our vision and mission.

Chip Kimball, Superintendent, Lake Washington School District

Our experience working with Magellan on the Factoria PSE project was very positive and memorable. Your firm’s ability to listen to the customer and create an extremely efficient LEED project with great design features was incredible. Your team worked very well with all the consultants and engineers and as the General Contractor, we were happy with your ability to answer questions quickly and work together on solutions that helped us stay on schedule and on budget.

Bob Barlish, Senior Project Manager, Howard S. Wright

Garlic Jim’s couldn’t be happier with the level of professionalism, attention to detail, and quick and accurate work Magellan has provided over the past several years, and of course your beautiful designs that have become the image of every Garlic Jim’s restaurant.

Dwayne Northrop, Chairman/CEO, Garlic Jim’s Famous Gourmet Pizza

Throughout our project, I found Pedro was very easy to work with. He listened carefully to all that was said by the committee and parish staff, and he made every effort to incorporate all of the suggestions and desires we expressed. I particularly appreciated Pedro’s devotion to detail in all areas of design. I would recommend Pedro and his team at Magellan Architects for any church project.

Father Gerald Lovett, St. Jude, Archdiocese of Seattle