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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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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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Sam Fleischmann

Project Architect

Project Architect Sam Fleischmann assists in the development of the conceptual design intent, creates construction documents, integrates consultant information, issues construction documents and other project data for various permit requirements and is involved with construction project administration.

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Michael Loverich

Project Manager

Involved in the design development of projects from the earliest stages of design inception through the final issuance of drawings and specifications for permit and construction, Michael Loverich participates in depth in defining the design intent with an understanding of building and planning code requirements as construction document development including sustainability measures.

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Janelle Hitch, PE

Civil Engineer

Janelle Hitch, PE assists BC&J in land use analysis efforts and brings to the practice the ability to accurately size and locate drainage requirements as well model Bainbridge Island required Aquifer Recharge Protection Areas in order that the prescriptive code size of 65% may be mitigated to the property owner’s benefit. Janelle is also involved with testing various sustainability initiatives in order to best suit a client’s interest.

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