Humphreys & Partners Expanding in Pacific Northwest
- Dec 06, 2011
Dallas—Humphreys & Partners Architects LP has hired Carl J. Colson, an architect with 33 years’ experience, as regional director to launch an office in Seattle.
Colson will work closely with Amy Shives, the architectural firm’s business development salesperson in Spokane, Wash., to build a project pipeline throughout the region.
Colson’s market knowledge will be the basis for Humphreys’ business development campaign targeting new clients and projects. The first-year goal is to secure at least six to eight multifamily development projects and add design and support staff accordingly. By the end of the first quarter, the new office location will be decided upon.
Seattle’s fast-recovering multifamily market conditions are driving Humphreys’ decisions to move quickly, particularly since market trends are closely aligned with the architectural firm’s sweet spots, whether it’s HPA’s branded products with lower density “Big House,” high density surface parked e-Urban, mixed use, high-density wood-frame four and five-story podium up to 120 units per acre, or high-rise projects.
Colson designed the 56th Ave. mixed-use project in Mountlake Terrace, Wash., where 123 residential units sit atop nearly 12,000 square feet of retail space. His residential portfolio includes Abbey Court, also in Mountlake Terrace, Bell Street Condominiums in Edmonds and Nicho Wynd Townhomes in Lynnwood.
Colson holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Houston and completed advanced studies at Boston Architectural Center and Northeastern University, also in Boston. Certified by the National Association of Architectural Registration Boards, Colson won an Excellence in Architecture Design merit award in 1990 from the New Hampshire American Institute of Architects.