We are delighted to announce that SMR Architects is acquiring Tonkin Architecture. The combined Seattle-based firm of 39 employees will continue to be named SMR Architects.

We’re already beginning the process of integrating Tonkin into SMR and plan to complete the process by the end of 2021. We fully expect this acquisition to result in expanded opportunities for our client and project partners as additional resources and expertise can be brought to each project. Our commitment to providing project quality and continuity is paramount as Tonkin joins SMR Architects.

SMR Architects and Tonkin Architecture have a lot in common, and that’s why we see this move as an incredible opportunity for our employees, our clients and project partners, and the community:

  • Both firms began in Seattle in the 1970s – Tonkin in 1972 and SMR in 1977.

  • We’re equally committed to creating and preserving affordable housing, community spaces, and commercial buildings that exceed the expectations of clients and the community.

  • We’re proud of the work we’ve done for many of the same clients, including housing authorities, community service agencies, and commercial developers in the Puget Sound region and throughout Washington State.

  • We feel it’s especially important that SMR Architects and Tonkin Architecture have shared values and a similar culture. We’re looking forward to having everyone together at the SMR offices when allowed by Covid protocols.

We are working to implement this process smoothly and appreciate your patience with any inconvenience this transition may cause. If you have any questions about this exciting news and what it will mean for you, please feel free to reach out to any principal at either firm. 

We value our relationships with our clients, partners, and colleagues, and we look forward to many more years of creative collaboration!