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About

Founded in 1990 by married partners Stella Carosso and Peter Brachvogel, AIA, BC&J is a versatile, highly-respected Bainbridge Island-based firm boasting a successful track record of creating elegant architectural design for residential, commercial and resort projects.

BC&J Architecture employs a highly skilled team of project architects and building specialists—allowing tasks to be delegated for speed and cost efficiency. Yet Principals Stella Carosso and Peter Brachvogel, AIA remain engaged and involved in each assignment from start to finish. The result? Beautiful, dynamic and sustainable design solutions perfectly suited to the Pacific Northwest.

A look at BC&J’s portfolio of work– hundreds of beautiful, elegant, homes as well as commercial and resort projects—tells the story of an innovative firm that knows how to turn hopes, aspirations and dreams into reality.

The Team

Peter Brachvogel

Peter Brachvogel

Principal, AIA, Registered in Washington and Arizona

A member of the “Congress for the New Urbanism” and a contributing faculty member at the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments, award winning architect Peter Brachvogel serves as Lead in all BC&J architectural and planning design. He also manages research and testing of both conventional and sustainable building products and practices.

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Stella Carosso

Stella M. Carosso

Principal

BC&J Principal Stella Carosso provides oversight and management of all office functions, and is a key contributor to client program needs and to the firm’s architectural design work, including interiors. Her leadership of BC&J’s Perfect Little House company is informed by her membership and involvement in the Congress for the New Urbanism and her appreciation of Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) tenets.

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Kim Klobucher

Kim Klobucher

Project Manager

Specializing in in-house construction document preparation, Project Manager Kim Klobucher synthesizes design input, coordinates engineering disciplines and manages the often complex permit application process.

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Sarah Martin

Sarah Martin

Project Architect

A specialist in construction document preparation, building and planning codes, and construction management, Sarah Martin participates in client dialogue and contributes to design refinement and completion.

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Marissa Zhao

Marissa Zhao

Intern Architect

A civil engineer by training, Marissa Zhao is fully immersed in BC&J site analysis activities, the navigation of building and planning code requirements, and the development of construction documents.

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Andrew O'Toole

Andrew O’Toole

AIA, Registered in Washington

As a BC&J Project Architect, Andrew’s responsibilities include the development of project design ​refinements,​ the production of construction documents and ​satisfying​ ​complex permit requirements.

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Daniel Stewart

Daniel Stewart

AIA, Registered in Washington

A building envelope and design specialist, BC&J Project Architect Daniel Stewart helps develop project design intent, ensures conformity with building and planning codes, and prepares construction documents​ to secure required permits.

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