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About Nils Finne : Raised in the United States and Norway, Nils Finne established FINNE Architects in Seattle in 1994, bringing a Scandinavian understanding of craft and landscape to the Pacific Northwest. FINNE has designed and built more than fifty residential projects, both new construction and renovation. Dedicated to the idea of Crafted Modernism, Nils typically designs custom lighting, furniture, cabinets and hardware for every project. FINNE has produced more than 85 pieces of custom fabrications, which are also sold as stand-alone items. At FINNE Architects in Seattle, we have been practicing sustainable design for over twenty years. We are members of the Cascadia Green Building Council and we are LEED certified. We design every project to conserve resources by using passive heating and cooling, to maximize the use of natural light, and to employ sustainable building materials. Current work also includes active systems such as photovoltaic panels and ground-source heat exchangers.
STATEMENT OF ART:
If we consume less, but make sure that we choose thoughtfully designed, well-crafted objects and environments, we are on the path to a sustainable future.

ORGANIZATION:
FINNE Architects

EDUCATION:
1980, Architecture, M.ARCH., Harvard University GSD, CAMBRIDGE, MA/USA

EXPERIENCE:
1991-2014, Principal Designer and Architect, FINNE Architects, SEATTLE/USA
1986-1991, Senior Associate, Richard Meier and Partners, LOS ANGELES/USA

AWARDS:
2012 TRENDS Top 50 American Kitchen AWARD
2012 NW Design Award: Lake Forest Park
2012 NW Design Award: Fall City Renovation
2012 NW Design Award: SKLI Max Light Fixture
2011 Americas Property Awards in association with Bloomberg Television and Google
Residential Interior: Lake Forest Park Renovation
Architecture Single Residence: Eagle Harbor Cabin
2011 Marvin Architect Challenge Award
Eagle Harbor Cabin
2008 Custom Home Magazine Merit Award
Redmond Residence
2007 Northwest Design Awards
First Place: Magnolia Kitchen
Second Place: Redmond Residence
2001 American Institute of Architects, Seattle, Citation Award
Semiahmoo Residence

PRESS APPEARANCES:
Books

Foss Pendant Light, Lofot Dining Table, Otta Coffee Table, Tind End Table, in Furniture By Architects, pages 80-81; 116-117; 140-141; 188-189, Foreword by Stephen Crafti, Images Publishing, Australia: 2013
Lake Forest Park Renovation, in Pure Luxury: World’s Best Houses pages184-187, Driss Fatih, editor, Images Publishing, Australia: 2012
Eagle Harbor Cabin and Lake Forest Park Renovation, in Country House Architecture and Design, pages 240-245 and 258-263, by Michelle Galindo, Ed., Braun Publishing, Switzerland, 2011
Redmond Residence, in 21st Century Houses 150 of the World’s Best, pages 318-321, Robyn Beaver, Ed., Images Publishing: 2010
Magnolia Renovation, in The Magic of Small Spaces, pages 306-311, by Hugo Kliczkowski, Ed., Loft Publications, Barcelona, Spain: 2008
Nils Finne, in Dream Homes-Pacific Northwest, pages 115-119, by Lauren Castelli, Ed., Panache, Dallas TX: 2007 (Redmond Residence)
Of Stone and Wood, in Beach Houses, pages 124-125 by Casey C.M. Mathewson, Feirabend Verlag (Berlin): 2006 (Semiahmoo Residence)
North Cascades Cabin, in The Cabin Book, cover photo and pages 124-131, by Linda Leigh Paul, Universe Publishing (a division of Rizzoli), New York: 2004 (North Cascades Cabin)
Semiahmoo Retreat, pages 72-79, Mazama Cabin, pages 194-197, in Coastal Retreats by Linda Leigh Paul, Universe Publishing (a division of Rizzoli), New York: 2002 (North Cascades Cabin)

Magazines
MYK coffee table in GRAY Magazine No 15, April- May 2014, page 36
STEN table in CONTRACT, December 2013
STEN table in Bo Bedre, December 2013, page 44
Lake Forest custom front door in Seattle Magazine, October 2013, page 44
Port Ludlow House in Casas Ecologicas Nr.5, pages 28-33
Lake Forest Park Renovation in Il Bagno, March 2013, pages 48-53
Port Ludlow House in Pacific Northwest Magazine, April 7, 2013, pages14-17
Lake Forest Park Renovation in Chalets de Reve, Dec.2012, pages 126-135
CS Reading Room in 425 Magazine, March/April 2012, pages 40-41
FINNE Kitchen Renovation in TRENDS Kitchen, Vol.28 No.5, pages 34-37
Fall City Renovation in TRENDS Kitchen, Vol.27 No.10, pages 20-25
Fall City Renovation in TRENDS Bathroom, Vol.28 No.3, pages 32-35
Gress Rug in Northwest Home, September 2012, page 10
Dorffel Renovation in TRENDS Home Renovation, Vol.28 No.4, pages 16-19
Lake Forest Park Renovation in Pacific Northwest Magazine, October 9, 2011, pages 34-37
FINNE Kitchen Renovation in Pacific Northwest Magazine, April 24, 2011, pages 12-13
Eagle Harbor Cabin in Projetar Casa 7, July 2011, pages 46-49
FOSS Pendant and SVING Bench in Custom Home, September-October 2010, page 64
Lake Forest Park Renovation in Custom Home, January-February 2011, pages 20-22
Lake Forest Park Renovation in Residential Architect, January-February 2011, pages 20-22
Lake Forest Park Renovation, Various furniture and lighting pieces in Luxury Home Quarterly, Jan-Feb 2011, pages 86-91
Lake Forest Park Renovation in TRENDS Bathroom, Vol.26, No.8, front cover and pages 22-27
Lake Forest Park Renovation in TRENDS Kitchen, Vol.26, No.7, pages 44-48
SVING Bench and FOSS Pendant Light in Residential Architect, July-August, 2010, page 17
Lake Forest Park Renovation in LUXE Magazine, Summer 2010, front cover and pages 182-193
SKLI Pendant Light Fixture in LUXE Magazine, Spring 2010, page 42
FINNE Architects listed in The Western Interiors Gold List 2009, page 56, April-May 2009 issue.
Architectural Range, Scandinavian and American Influences, pages 36-37, in From House to Home, March-April 2009 (Rustic Canyon Art Studio, Redmond Residence, Lofot Table, Troms Pendants).
Grabbing the View, pages128-131, in TRENDS Kitchens, Volume 24, No.11 (Eagle Harbor Cabin)
Lines of Descent, page 128, in Better Homes and Gardens Beautiful Kitchens (Magnolia Renovation)
Modern Nest, pages 126-133, in Western Interiors, Oct/Nov, 2008 (Redmond Residence)
Kitchen Riches and Light Magic, pages 44-46, in Custom Home Magazine, Sept/Oct, 2008 (Magnolia Renovation and Redmond Residence)
Energy in Serenity, pages 30-36, in Pacific Northwest Magazine, Sept. 14, 2008 (Redmond Residence)
Pattern Play and Space Within Space, pages 28-30, in Residential Architect, Sept/Oct, 2008 (Magnolia Renovation and Redmond Residence)
Asian Influence, pages 118-123, in Dream Kitchens, Spring/Summer 2008 (Magnolia Renovation)
Merit Award-2008 Custom Home Design Awards, page 72, in Custom Home Magazine, May/June, 2008 (Redmond Residence)
Music Theory, pages 47-51, in Custom Home Magazine, March, 2008 (Redmond Residence)
Ahh Naturel, pages 37-40, in Pacific Northwest Magazine, Nov. 18, 2007 (Magnolia Renovation)
Group Effort, pages 90-95, in Better Homes and Gardens Remodel, Oct/Nov, 2007 (Washington Park Renovation)
East Meets Northwest, pages 84-90, in Better Homes and Gardens Kitchens and Bath Ideas, May/June 2007 (Magnolia Renovation)
Architecturally Inspired, pages 36-41, in Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, May 2007
Surface Charms, p.109-111, in Home Magazine, May 2007 (Denny Blaine Renovation)
Custom Craft, p.46, in Western Interiors and Design, April/May, 2007
Shapes and Textures, pages 43-44, in Custom Home, April 2007 (Denny Blaine Renovation)
Top Flight, cover and pages 96-103, in Custom Home, Winter 2007 (Semiahmoo Residence)
Modern Masterpiece, cover and page 77, in Premier Living, Fall 2006 (Semiahmoo Residence)
Nils Finne in Seattle Design 100, page 82, in Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, February 2006
Home of the Month, pages 24-32, in Timber Home Living, June 2006
Fine Lines, pages 44-45, in Northwest Home + Garden, Sept/Oct. 2006 (Magnolia Renovation)
Extra Texture, cover and pages 90-95, in Kitchens and Baths No.4, 2006 (Denny Blaine Renovation)
A Tudor For Today, pages 20-23, in Pacific Northwest Magazine, January 22, 2006 (Denny Blaine Renovation)
Fossli Table, page 44, in Western Interiors, September/ October 2005
Style Kitchen and Bath, p. 38-39, in Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, May 2005 (Denny Blaine Renovation)
About Face, pages 54-57, in Northwest Home + Garden, May/June 2005 (Sandpoint Renovation)
Sound Success, pages 22-27, in Custom Builder, January 2005 (Semiahmoo Residence)
FINNE Architects, page 76, in Residential Architect, April 2004
Top Flight, pages 60-65, in Custom Home, July/August 2003 (Semiahmoo Residence)
Parting, Respectfully, pages 20-22, in Pacific Northwest Magazine, July 27, 2003 (Washington Park Renovation)
Built for the Ages, pages 48-53, in Seattle Homes and Lifestyles, December 2002 (Semiahmoo Residence)

Television
Rustic Canyon Residence featured on HGTV show Before and After, 1996-1998

BOOKS:
Foss Pendant Light, Lofot Dining Table, Otta Coffee Table, Tind End Table, in Furniture By Architects, pages 80-81; 116-117; 140-141; 188-189, Foreword by Stephen Crafti, Images Publishing, Australia: 2013
Lake Forest Park Renovation, in Pure Luxury: World’s Best Houses pages184-187, Driss Fatih, editor, Images Publishing, Australia: 2012
Eagle Harbor Cabin and Lake Forest Park Renovation, in Country House Architecture and Design, pages 240-245 and 258-263, by Michelle Galindo, Ed., Braun Publishing, Switzerland, 2011
Redmond Residence, in 21st Century Houses 150 of the World’s Best, pages 318-321, Robyn Beaver, Ed., Images Publishing: 2010
Magnolia Renovation, in The Magic of Small Spaces, pages 306-311, by Hugo Kliczkowski, Ed., Loft Publications, Barcelona, Spain: 2008
Nils Finne, in Dream Homes-Pacific Northwest, pages 115-119, by Lauren Castelli, Ed., Panache, Dallas TX: 2007 (Redmond Residence)
Of Stone and Wood, in Beach Houses, pages 124-125 by Casey C.M. Mathewson, Feirabend Verlag (Berlin): 2006 (Semiahmoo Residence)
North Cascades Cabin, in The Cabin Book, cover photo and pages 124-131, by Linda Leigh Paul, Universe Publishing (a division of Rizzoli), New York: 2004 (North Cascades Cabin)
Semiahmoo Retreat, pages 72-79, Mazama Cabin, pages 194-197, in Coastal Retreats by Linda Leigh Paul, Universe Publishing (a division of Rizzoli), New York: 2002 (North Cascades Cabin)

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
English (Native), Norwegian (Native)

WEB SITE:
http://finne.com/

PORTFOLIO URL:
http://finne.com/

REGISTRATION DATE:
2014-02-07 17:24:04

COUNTRY:
United States of America

ACCOUNT TYPE:
New

Awards received by Nils Finne


Tind End Table End Table

Silver A' Design Award Winner for Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category in 2013
Nils Finne for Finne Architects

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