Errett Schneider founded e|b schneider in 2003 as a studio
specializing in single-family residential projects and custom
designed, handcrafted furniture. A native to Washington State, he
received a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from the
University of Washington in 1997 and a Masters in Architecture from
the University of Washington in 2001. Errett worked at
for seven years, prior to founding e|b schneider.
Errett is a registered architect in Washington State.
Errett believes each project has a unique set of distinguishing
characteristics set forth by the client and the specific site. The
success of a project depends upon the efficient and responsible
melding of these characteristics.
Errett provides a high level
of commitment and personal attention to each project and client from
conception to completion. This focused attention creates a design
consistency throughout the project and reinforces the influence of
the client and their individual needs.
The projects Errett creates
are rooted to their distinctive site. Each site has its own
qualities related to the topography, climate and ecology. Knowing,
understanding and respecting these qualities will
create projects that are responsive to the surrounding environment
as well as uniquely specific to the site.
Errett fosters a
meaningful personal partnership with the client, consultants and
contractor. Partnering augments an open line of communication and
simplifies the leveraging of knowledge and skills of everyone
involved with the project. This collaboration will nurture a
Errett has a direct approach
to design which is inspired by a simple and clear expression of
construction itself. Errett’s roots in residential construction
helped establish an early understanding of the building process
grounding his designs and instilling an appreciation for the craft
Often, the beauty of an
object begins on paper and then manifests itself through
construction. Errett believes furniture making follows this
principle and combines two essential concepts related to
architecture, the art of the idea and the making of art. Errett
designs and handcrafts each individual piece of furniture allowing
the details to develop and refine throughout the process of creation
resulting in a high quality, well-crafted piece of furniture.
In order to maintain a high level of commitment and compose
thoughtfully designed and well-crafted projects, Errett limits the
number and type of projects accepted. Please
him if you would like to discuss collaborating on your