PROFESSIONAL SERVICES + BIO

We offer simple, sensitive, site-specific design solutions for your home, garden or business.

Janice Marie NyMAN: WA, CA, AK

  • Integrated Architectural and landscape Design
    LEED, NCARB, ISA, Urban Forestry, Sustainable Landscape Management
    Arctic Engineering, WBE, DBE, and SBE

Business History: Growing up in Alaska, I spent much time indoors during the long cold winters. As I grew, so did our city and its amenities, including bike trails, ski trails, and a University Campus. I was impressed at an early age of the importance of achieving shelter and comfort, along with means to view and enjoy the great outdoors. After receiving a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, I began designing homes using natural materials with views to nature in mind. Later I worked with the University of Alaska, Anchorage to develop a parking master plan and encourage pedestrian trails on campus. I went on to receive LEED, Landscape and Horticulture, and ISA Arborist training in Seattle, WA, where I now reside. Here I’ve consulted with construction and landscape firms, and ran a sole proprietor Residential Architecture practice for over 15 years. I’ve volunteered services to Kubota Garden, Highline Seatac Botanical Garden, and Highpoint neighborhood.

I feel uniquely committed to integrate landscape and architectural design.

Architectural Services: I assist clients in space planning or adapting old and new structures to focus on gardens and nature. At the University of Alaska I worked with structural engineers to add ventilation and windows to existing concrete structures. I design for recycled rainwater, and sustainable energy conservation systems. My goal is to design for accessibility in all homes. I have experience with Civic, City and non-profit Boards and have developed pedestrian features including a drinking fountain, an entry kiosk and master plans. I can work with committees, create construction documents, procure permits, project manage and provide personal and focused service.

Education Credentials

  • Cornell University Bachelor of Architecture
  • Architectural licensure in Alaska, Washington and California, NCARB
  • Arctic Engineering certified
  • LEED Accredited
  • South Seattle College Landscape Horticulture Program: Urban forestry, Sustainable L.M.
  • ISA Arborist licensure

Features

  • Holding ponds, water pools, sources for garden irrigation
  • Crushed granite, specimen boulders, stone walkways, landscape heat or cooling sinks
  • Pin-pile footings, structures with a light impact upon the landscape
  • Board and batten siding, corrugated metals, hardi-shingles, super-insulated walls
  • Skylights, bay windows, tall windows, ventilating clearstories
  • Traditional cross-bracing, exposed joist roof framing and decking
  • Hydronic heating, heat pumps, passive solar design, terrazzo floors
  • A sequential experience between nature and building

Affiliations, Recent Projects

  • Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods, The Chilberg Link + Keep Highpoint Green Project
  • Seattle City Light Boundary Dam Storefront Remodel
  • Plant Amnesty, Pacific Northwest ISA, TreePac
  • Eco Building Guild, American Institute of Architects