About

Mission

We are a client-focused design firm, fueled by our passion to improve communities.

History

A full service architecture, planning and interiors firm located in Tacoma’s historic Stadium District, TCF Architecture has been planning, designing and administering the construction of public and private projects throughout Washington State and beyond since 1960.  Founded in 1960 by Jim Harris, TCF has enjoyed a long and successful history serving diverse clients. While each era of the firm has seen remarkable changes in the way architectural services are delivered, firm leadership has always remained committed to improving the public realm. Today, Managing Principals Randy Cook, Brian Fitzgerald, and Brian Ho, and Principals Mark Hurley and Steve Wachtler, take great pride in leading the firm through the next era, while striving to improve the communities TCF serves.

People

As a team of hard-working, creative people we take pride in personal involvement with projects to provide clients with quality, professional design services. Our studio, a turn-of-the-century former dance school, inspires the creative environment in which we blend our complementary talents to deliver a diverse portfolio of work. Our collective attention to professional services and project management, passion for collaborative design, and insistence on thorough documentation, earn the trust of our many repeat clients.

Approach

We are fortunate to work on a wide variety of projects in diverse settings.  We seek simple, logical and innovative solutions to the challenges brought by each unique site, budget, and program. The majority of our work is within Washington and responds to our Pacific Northwest environment, climate, and culture.

We nurture an environment based on unearthing the best ideas; TCF’s design process is highly collaborative, integrating the input of clients, consultants, and staff. Our Principals are directly involved in projects from start to finish, placing special emphasis on project management, technical resolution and the wise use of resources.