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"Don, we don't have to use them all; this is my shortlist. Have at it."

                                                 - Anonymous client

“I design timeless, functional pieces of art for people to live in that enhance the lives of those who do. The business of architectural design is a noble profession. Not one that I take lightly. I am a self-taught classicist and proud of it. Regardless of scale, budget, or style, my projects are always remarkable, unique, and even breathtaking. Let's build something special and timeless - together.”

                                                                                         

                                                                                            - Donald Whittaker - aka, The Design Guy

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The Windward Cottage
Clyde Hill - Bellevue, WA

"Dad, this water is delicious."

                                      - Axel Whittaker

“It is our pleasure to recommend Don Whittaker, a.k.a. The Design Guy, to anyone in need of architectural services. We have occupied the home he designed for us now for two years, and we can honestly describe it as a dream come true. It is everything we expected and more. Don designed our previous home, and if we were ever to undertake a third, he would be the one we would hope to commission to design it. His homes are functional and stunning! His design skills, attention to detail, and the pride he takes in his work are obvious. Behind the scenes, his business practices are efficient, and ethics are at his very core.”

 

Joe and Michelle Razore

“Excellence is not a gift, but a skill that takes practice. We do not act rightly because we are excellent, in fact we achieve excellence by acting rightly.”

 

                                                                                                                                                                                       - Plato

                                                                       

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