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About us

Forte Architects is a full-service firm offering a range of Architectural, Planning, and Interior Design services, including
Initial Programming, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, Bidding Assistance, and
Construction Contract Administration. In addition, we offer Educational Specification (Ed Specs) preparation,
coordination with Washington State SPI, Interior Design services, As-built drawing production, LEED accreditation
assistance, and assistance with preparation of bond materials. Again, we have a number of specialty consultants that
round out our team.


Forte Architects has a staff of ten full time employees. The staff consists of two Principals, Tom Bassett and Lenka
Slapnicka whom established the firm in 2006; as of 2020, Ellyn Freed and Kristofer Larson have joined as Principals; five architects one of which is also an interior designer; an administrative assistant; and an office assistant. 


In addition to our team, Forte Architects is also augmented by a team of consultants. All of whom are experts in their field and maintain our support due to the quality of their work displayed throughout our previous collaborations.

Our Team:


Vice President


Interior / Architectural Designer


Intern Architect

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