Awards & Publications
Best of Houzz 2016
Best of Houzz 2016 - Service
Best of Houzz 2014
Best of Houzz 2014 - Design
Best of Houzz 2013
Fivedot was selected as the best of Houzz in the Design category!
October 2012 Residential Architect Magazine
The Global Studio was interviewed about our work for disenfranchised communities around the world.
March April 2009 Residential Architect
Geoff was interviewed for an article on non-traditional architectural education. He shared what we are doing with the Global Studio to give architecture students a chance to do design build in a different cultural setting.
Seattle Times - The Global Studio builds social responsibility from the grass roots up
The Global Studio was profiled in the Seattle Times.
Winter 2008/09 AIA Seattle Forum Magazine Volume 1 No. 3
The Global Studio is featured on the cover building a composting latrine in EL Eden Nicaragua. We were selected as one of 4 firms in Seattle whose work was included in the Designers Making Change Exhibit in the winter of 2009.
September 9, 2008 King5 News
Soon after placing the Orchard house on the market, we received a call from our local news station requesting a interview and tour of the house. The resulting news spot was shown prime time… “Its brown on the outside and green on the inside!!!”. Yikes.
Due to some garbled factoids and creative editing, this is not the most correct piece of reporting, but hey- it is our first TV spot- we really can’t complain.
June 2008 PBS Frontline: India: Design Like You Give a Damn
When we learned that we had been selected as one the top 10 projects for the Architecture for Humanity award for the SIDAREC design, we were approached by PBS Frontline to ask if we would provide an interview about our work with AFH for a documentary they were putting together about the organization. The reporter “happened” to be with us when we found out that we had won the whole competition, and spend quite a bit of time filming us and recording our reactions. Our appearance in the final video is pretty short, but look for Geoff talking about how much fun it is to do this kind of work.
June 25, 2007 Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce
Our first bit of real press. We were interviewed by the DJC about the Orchard House, which was still in the design stages at the time. The article focuses on the planned green design features of the development, and our goals for learning and growing as a company through it.
AIA Seattle Honor Awards - Citation
Geoff Piper, Mathew Sullivan and Jamie Fleming received a Citation for thier work with a small village in Kenya.
Geoff is a licensed architect with over 15 years of professional experience as a designer and builder which has given him an understanding of how to achieve measurable goals while staying on budget. Geoff was also a founding partner of The Global Studio, which has now merged into Fivedot, providing design and consulting services to the non-profit sector throughout the world. He has worked with disadvantaged communities in over 10 countries on a variety of scales. Geoff is also continually working to break down the perception of architecture as a luxury and he works to make good design accessible to all. Geoff is a licensed architect in the state of Washington.
Education: Masters of Architecture: University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Architecture & Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering: Lehigh University
Sharon joined Fivedot as a partner after working for 12 years on Public, Civic/Institutional and Non-Profit Healthcare projects in and around Seattle. She is a dedicated community advocate and is currently a member of the Southeast Design Review Board and a memeber of the Central Area Land Use Review Committee. Sharon has a strong belief that architecture can solve problems and help create a more equitable and inclusive built environment.
Education: Masters of Architecture: University of Washington , Bachelor of Arts in Architecture: Lehigh University
Alice Maureen Or is an interior designer in Seattle, Washington with a bachelor of science in interior design. She has 2 years of experience in residential, commercial and luxury brand shows and events in and around Seattle and Beijing. She has won a design awards in furniture design in Italy. Her work has been recognized and exhibited in Italy.
Stephanie has worked on projects of many types and scale, including museum design, public facilities, residential design/build and community based village planning with rural communities in Central America. Currently, Stephanie collaborates on architectural projects with Fivedot and The Pomegranate Center, where she works with local communities in and around Seattle to design and build meaningful public spaces.
Stephanie is a licensed architect in the state of Washington.
Education: Masters of Architecture: University of Washington, Bachelor of Science in Architecture: University of Virginia