I love residential architecture because of the intense personal relationship that we develop with our clients. It turns a project from a "house" into a "home". I don't have a single style I prefer, I always say, "Don't start with a style, end with one". One of my passions in designing homes is how they perform over time, and that covers a LOT of issues: from maintenance to energy use and material impact, to how our clients are able to age in the home. I resist the label "green" - what does it really mean, it's too easy to slap on the box. We're here to stay, Sandpoint is our home, and as Archibald Tuttle once said, "We're all in it together, kid". Quality of design and construction * Meeting the budget * Creating a fun, exciting place to call home Vitruvius knew it 600 years ago: "Firmness, Commodity and Delight"
Upon graduating in 2005 from Washington State University, I went to work in Spokane Washington with a passion for creative design and sustainable construction solutions. I have been involved in the design and execution of various civic/recreational projects for Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University and the YMCA of the Inland Northwest. During this time I also gained experience working within the Assisted Living and Housing industry within the region. In 2007 I designed my own custom home in Chattaroy, WA and acted as General Contractor for the completion of the project. This began my passion for residential design and the ability to positively influence people's lives. In 2010 I made the move to the architecture community of Sandpoint, Idaho. We are currently working on custom residential / vacation properties throughout the Pacific Northwest. My experience has led me to be a part of various projects ranging in size and scope. I have a genuine enthusiasm for creative Architecture / construction solutions and how people can be influenced on a daily basis.
Lance spent four years in the US Coast Guard as a Cutter Rescue Swimmer and Engineer before studying architecture at the B.A.C. He had the unique opportunity to work on award winning and historic projects in the Greater Boston Area as a drafter, architectural designer and Job Captain. He also worked in the A&E department of the Massachusetts Port Authority and Logan International Airport as an intern Architect concentrating on airport structures, bridges and port buildings. Lance has managed lumber yards and construction supply companies in Florida, Georgia and Texas providing building materials for some of the country’s largest home builders. He Joined SOK Design Studios in 2017 and lives in the Sandpoint area with his wife and three sons.
I have been practicing in North Idaho and Eastern Washington for 30 years. My own firm, Jon R. Sayler Architect AIA PS, was founded in 1982. I am a licensed, registered architect in Idaho, Washington, Montana and Arizona. I am located in downtown Sandpoint, Idaho. Our firm has a full time experienced staff of 4. All drawings are produced in Auto-CAD and in 3-D Sketchup. My practice is centered on custom designed residential projects, with specialties being waterfront, and difficult topography at mountain sites. I have projects completed at all the local waterways including Lake Coeur d’Alene, Hayden Lake, Lake Pend Oreille, Priest Lake and the Pend Oreille and Spokane rivers. I have a long history of commercial “design oriented” projects as well (that means projects where cool, fun design is important). Energy-efficient, green materials are particular interests, as well as how a building fits into a specific locale. I believe that I have been successful because the buildings that I carefully produce are fun and even exciting to live in, easy to care for and operate. They also have been designed to meet the budget requirements.