Christopher Gutsche, NCARB, Architect, LEED AP

You care about your environment — and so do we. Whether the setting is your living room, office building, school, or the world we share, place matters. In celebration of environment — inside and out — we design cost-effective, efficient solutions to create life-enhancing spaces on time and budget.

Ecosmith Architecture & Consulting is a full-service architectural and sustainable design consulting firm with decades of experience in creating places that integrate warm, functional space and ecological design. With over 30 years of practice in green design process, technology, and building, we create beautiful spaces and healthy places in the Northwest and across the country. Our projects include new construction and remodeling for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings —collaborating with each client to manifest your vision with creativity, design excellence, and commitment to service.

We heartily recommend Chris and Ecosmith to anyone who wants an honest, straight-forward, intelligent architect who will work with you to create a plan which combines form and function in an artistically pleasing manner without ever charging more than a fair price for his work.” — Jim Halstead

Chris is an outstanding practitioner, listener, and collaborator. He designs to the needs of both the client and the environment, simultaneously being respectful to both.”
— A Kitchen that Works, LLC


Areas Served

Certifications & Awards

  • Architectural Design
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Basement Design
  • Basement Remodeling
  • Bathroom Design
  • Building Design
  • Commercial Design
  • Consulting
  • Custom Home Design
  • Design Charettes and Workshops
  • Energy-Efficient Homes
  • Green Building
  • Home Additions
  • Home Extensions
  • Home Remodeling
  • Institutional Design
  • Kitchen Design
  • LEED for Homes
  • LEED Consulting and Project Management
  • Living Building Challenge
  • Design and Consulting
  • New Home Design
  • Remodeling
  • Sustainable Design
  • Universal Design
Pacific Northwest: Bainbridge Island, Ballard, Bellevue, Bremerton, Broadmoor, Denny-Blaine, East Port Orchard, Enetai, Greenlake, Indianola, Kirkland, Laurelhurst, Leschi, Madrona, Magnolia, Mercer Island, Montlake, North Beacon Hill, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Redmond, Rollingbay, Seattle, Shoreline, Silverdale, Southworth, Suquamish, West Seattle, White Center, Windermere, Bellingham, Portland.
  • NCARB, WA, CA Licensed Architect
  • Living Building Challenge Ambassador