Jim Burton Architects, aka BLIP Design, is an award-winning firm dedicated to the integration of sustainability and modern design. We are dedicated to thoughtful, creative, collaborative, and sustainable design. We develop imaginative solutions to the functional requirements of a project, combined with the genuine, honest expression of structure and natural materials. Residential architecture is our main focus, and we love to work creatively within a budget.

Passive House
Passive House is a rigorous, proven methodology for creating ultra low-energy buildings. It uses a variety of strategies to ensure that the heat losses through the envelope are roughly balanced by the heat gains from passive sources, and thus eliminates the need for a conventional heating system. It is the most cost-effective path to Net-Zero Energy. Jim Burton is a Passive House Consultant, and can help your project meet the Passive House Standard.

Backyard Cottages
With the recent passage of Seattle’s Backyard Cottage Ordinance, Detached Accessory Dwelling Units are now allowed throughout the City. If you’re looking for more space for a studio, for aging parents or boomerang kids, or extra income from a rental property, a Backyard Cottage may be just what you need.