Lucas Design Associate

Profile

Lucas Design Associates was founded in 2012 by siblings David, Suzie and Rachel Lucas, after a decade of cooperative work in interior architecture and design. This family firm combines their complimentary skills and passions, driven by David’s knowledge of interior architecture and detailing, Suzie’s strength in working with innovative and elegant materials and furniture, and Rachel’s creatively-rooted business acumen. Having moved from New York City to Seattle, they find inspiration and satisfaction in blending the sophisticated layers of an urban landscape, industrial aesthetics, and the enduring high-quality craftsmanship of the Pacific Northwest artisan community. They share a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of the West Coast and a strong connection to the simplicity and harmony found in Japanese, Scandinavian, and primitive interior architecture. This, combined with an eye for interesting composition and texture, lends their work a distinct and exciting sense of innovation, rooted in classic design.

Lucas Design Associate

David Lucas

David’s work as co-founder and creative director is marked by his strong architectural background and passionate dedication to challenging creative visions. He specializes in interior architectural detailing and space planning, with a holistic design approach to environments and the relationship between interior and exterior. Having received a degree in Architecture from Parsons School of Design, he began his career working for respected architecture firms in Manhattan. After moving to Seattle, David worked for Terry Hunziker Inc. for several years, before establishing his own firm and collaborating with Hunziker on several high-end residential projects as Interior Architect and Principal Interior Designer. David enjoys working directly with clients, contractors and his creative team, and is rewarded by seeing a project develop from concept sketches to final built reality. He has loved architectural design and drawing spaces since he was a child, having redesigned the entire Lucas family home as an aspiring 7 year old architect.

Lucas Design Associate

Suzie Lucas

Suzie’s role as co-founder and Lead Interior Designer is powered by her ceaseless materials research, a deep knowledge of composition, and attention to fostering communication and lasting relationships. Suzie studied at Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts where she focused on painting, art history and applied arts. Her extensive training in color theory and her appreciation for hand-woven textiles and materials transitioned helpfully in the world of interior design. After relocating to Seattle in 2002, Suzie began a decade of work with her brother David and designer Terry Hunziker. Her passion for materials and sourcing accelerated her from Design Assistant to Project Manager, and she worked closely coordinating all aspects of the design projects. The comfortable tailoring of her work is strengthened by the connections and relationships she has nurtured with craftspeople both locally and around the world. She is inspired by the transformation of spaces, and believes in work built on engaged communication and collaboration between clients and team members.

Lucas Design Associate

Rachel Lucas

As co-owner and manager, Rachel has played an integral part of the growth and evolution of Lucas Design Associates. Rachel oversees the financial aspects and logistics of the business. She graduated from Parsons School of Design, receiving a BFA in Industrial Design with a focus in Furniture Design. Before moving out west to join her siblings, Rachel’s work in NY ran a wide gamut. Her professional experience includes working as a designer and project manager for a branding design firm, sales and custom design work for a high-end custom furniture showroom, and teaching as an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design. From her years of international travel to her versatile work experience, Rachel’s diverse background has produced a passion for many areas of design, culture and business, which she now exercises at Lucas Design Associates.

Lucas Design Associate

Design

Lucas Design Associates is a comprehensive interior design firm specializing in a modern aesthetic. We provide interior architectural planning and detailing along with custom furniture design, culminating in harmonious, visually balanced interiors.

LDA offers services for a wide range of project types, including high-end residential interiors, commercial and retail design, remodeling of existing homes, and new construction. We pride ourselves on closely sharing our clients’ vision, and work closely with project teams from initial concept through final construction to ensure that completed projects meet the high standard of quality our clients require.

At LDA we work intimately with craftspeople and fabricators who give us the opportunities and flexibility to explore innovative materials and details, providing our clients with a truly tailored design. We bring a wealth of knowledge around construction and craftsmanship to each project, as well as an appreciation for the value of collaboration between architect, contractor, and client.

Custom designed furniture is a special part of LDA interior projects. Carefully considered and well-made furniture adds a tactile layer to beautiful architecture, as an aspect of design you can interact with on a daily basis. We prioritize comfort, high quality, balanced proportions, and classic forms. In addition to custom design work, we offer unique and high-quality pieces from trusted manufacturers and craftspeople that we have sourced from for many years.

Lucas Design Associate

Philosophy

LDA aims to create comfortable modern spaces that integrate beautifully into their surroundings and enrich the lives of those who use them. By considering spaces socially and holistically, their projects become a harmonious and peaceful part of a whole environment. The LDA team works intimately with clients to answer core needs with creativity, sensibility, and an eye for understated uniqueness. Using high quality materials, custom furnishings, and a respect for simplicity, they translate deep communication into long-lasting, effortless design that just feels right. Built on close-knit communication and youthful creativity, the LDA open studio atmosphere lends itself to an atmosphere of collaboration. They love to share the experience of designing with clients and employees who contribute to the good energy and fluid nature of design, from developing ideas through beautiful finished spaces.

Lucas Design Associate

Profile

Lucas Design Associates was founded in 2012 by siblings David, Suzie and Rachel Lucas, after a decade of cooperative work in interior architecture and design. This family firm combines their complimentary skills and passions, driven by David’s knowledge of interior architecture and detailing, Suzie’s strength in working with innovative and elegant materials and furniture, and Rachel’s creatively-rooted business acumen. Having moved from New York City to Seattle, they find inspiration and satisfaction in blending the sophisticated layers of an urban landscape, industrial aesthetics, and the enduring high-quality craftsmanship of the Pacific Northwest artisan community. They share a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of the West Coast and a strong connection to the simplicity and harmony found in Japanese, Scandinavian, and primitive interior architecture. This, combined with an eye for interesting composition and texture, lends their work a distinct and exciting sense of innovation, rooted in classic design.

David Lucas

Lucas Design Associate

David Lucas

David’s work as co-founder and creative director is marked by his strong architectural background and passionate dedication to challenging creative visions. He specializes in interior architectural detailing and space planning, with a holistic design approach to environments and the relationship between interior and exterior. Having received a degree in Architecture from Parsons School of Design, he began his career working for respected architecture firms in Manhattan. After moving to Seattle, David worked for Terry Hunziker Inc. for several years, before establishing his own firm and collaborating with Hunziker on several high-end residential projects as Interior Architect and Principal Interior Designer. David enjoys working directly with clients, contractors and his creative team, and is rewarded by seeing a project develop from concept sketches to final built reality. He has loved architectural design and drawing spaces since he was a child, having redesigned the entire Lucas family home as an aspiring 7 year old architect.

Suzie Lucas

Lucas Design Associate

Suzie Lucas

Suzie’s role as co-founder and Lead Interior Designer is powered by her ceaseless materials research, a deep knowledge of composition, and attention to fostering communication and lasting relationships. Suzie studied at Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts where she focused on painting, art history and applied arts. Her extensive training in color theory and her appreciation for hand-woven textiles and materials transitioned helpfully in the world of interior design. After relocating to Seattle in 2002, Suzie began a decade of work with her brother David and designer Terry Hunziker. Her passion for materials and sourcing accelerated her from Design Assistant to Project Manager, and she worked closely coordinating all aspects of the design projects. The comfortable tailoring of her work is strengthened by the connections and relationships she has nurtured with craftspeople both locally and around the world. She is inspired by the transformation of spaces, and believes in work built on engaged communication and collaboration between clients and team members.

Rachel Lucas

Lucas Design Associate

Rachel Lucas

As co-owner and manager, Rachel has played an integral part of the growth and evolution of Lucas Design Associates. Rachel oversees the financial aspects and logistics of the business. She graduated from Parsons School of Design, receiving a BFA in Industrial Design with a focus in Furniture Design. Before moving out west to join her siblings, Rachel’s work in NY ran a wide gamut. Her professional experience includes working as a designer and project manager for a branding design firm, sales and custom design work for a high-end custom furniture showroom, and teaching as an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design. From her years of international travel to her versatile work experience, Rachel’s diverse background has produced a passion for many areas of design, culture and business, which she now exercises at Lucas Design Associates.

Design

Lucas Design Associate

Design

Lucas Design Associates is a comprehensive interior design firm specializing in a modern aesthetic. We provide interior architectural planning and detailing along with custom furniture design, culminating in harmonious, visually balanced interiors.

LDA offers services for a wide range of project types, including high-end residential interiors, commercial and retail design, remodeling of existing homes, and new construction. We pride ourselves on closely sharing our clients’ vision, and work closely with project teams from initial concept through final construction to ensure that completed projects meet the high standard of quality our clients require.

At LDA we work intimately with craftspeople and fabricators who give us the opportunities and flexibility to explore innovative materials and details, providing our clients with a truly tailored design. We bring a wealth of knowledge around construction and craftsmanship to each project, as well as an appreciation for the value of collaboration between architect, contractor, and client.

Custom designed furniture is a special part of LDA interior projects. Carefully considered and well-made furniture adds a tactile layer to beautiful architecture, as an aspect of design you can interact with on a daily basis. We prioritize comfort, high quality, balanced proportions, and classic forms. In addition to custom design work, we offer unique and high-quality pieces from trusted manufacturers and craftspeople that we have sourced from for many years.

Philosophy

Lucas Design Associate

Philosophy

LDA aims to create comfortable modern spaces that integrate beautifully into their surroundings and enrich the lives of those who use them. By considering spaces socially and holistically, their projects become a harmonious and peaceful part of a whole environment. The LDA team works intimately with clients to answer core needs with creativity, sensibility, and an eye for understated uniqueness. Using high quality materials, custom furnishings, and a respect for simplicity, they translate deep communication into long-lasting, effortless design that just feels right. Built on close-knit communication and youthful creativity, the LDA open studio atmosphere lends itself to an atmosphere of collaboration. They love to share the experience of designing with clients and employees who contribute to the good energy and fluid nature of design, from developing ideas through beautiful finished spaces.