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Greif Architects

Profile of the American architecture firm Greif Architects, founded by Joseph W. Greif.

Profile of Greif Architects

Business Name
Greif Architects
United States

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Joseph W. Greif


Joseph W. Greif (1956)


We view Architecture as an Art realized in the inspiration that mankind is more an unmeasurable being than a measurable entity. That an evolution of Architecture depends on the way we bring clarity to the measurable aspects of our lives and make connections with the unmeasurable aspects.

That the architecture we live our lives within has direct influence on ones nervous system, plays a role in developing personality and ultimately helps shape the physical presentation of ourselves. That Architecture as Art is all about those thoughts that move the understanding of ourselves forward into the future. That Architecture as Design is about Rhythum, Proportion and Scale.


  • Founded: 1991
  • Offices: 1
  • Design team: 4

Key projects

  • House at Van Bay, Single family house, Van Bay, WA 2009
  • House at Three Tree Point, Single family house, Seattle, WA 2008
  • Pacific Rim Home, Single family house, Seattle, WA 2007

Key publications

  • DJC Seattle, What does Sustainability mean in practice, Feb. 14, 2008
  • DJC Seattle, Healthy buildings' role in 'Organic Modernism', Oct. 26, 2006
  • DJC Seattle, Fitting Feng Shui into western architecture, Nov. 10, 2005
  • DJC Seattle, Letting Rainwater reign in the design process, Nov. 20, 2003

Key awards

  • Awarded the Home of the Year, Seattle,
  • Awarded the Master Builders Best Remodel of the Year, Seattle
  • Awarded a National Architectural Renaissance Design Award
  • Noted as one of the 50 best Northwest Firms of the the last four years

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