Their extensive knowledge was instrumental in producing a successful project for Seattle Public Schools and ensuring that the useable life of the Horace Mann School was extended for many more decades to come.
In service to our clients, through a commitment to quality and to creative, sustainable solutions, we strive to improve communities.
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 of change, while striving to improve the communities TCF serves.
We are a team of hard-working, creative people who 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, creates the backdrop for the creative environment in which we blend our varied and complimentary 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.
We are fortunate to work on a wide variety of projects in diverse settings. We seek simple, logical and creative solutions to the challenges brought by each unique site, budget, and program. The majority of our work is within the State, 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.