We are a full service architecture firm founded in Seattle with over 35 years of experience. We offer a complete range of architectural services for all types of residential, commercial and institutional projects. Our work focuses on client and site specific design ranging from small remodels and renovations to large multi-story new construction.

Each design is considered a collaborative effort between the owner, our firm, and a select group of engineers, consultants, contractors, craftsmen and artists. Every project is a unique response to the owner’s goals, the site, and the context. The emphasis is on design with meticulous functionality, respect for tradition and place, and endurance. 

The majority of our work has been around the Puget Sound region, however we have designed projects in Hawaii, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, California, and New York. 

We have worked successfully with dozens of municipalities and building departments to secure permits on all types of sensitive sites for projects ranging from a commercial building in Barrow, Alaska to a family home on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island of Hawaii.

Zenith McManigal 

Principal Architect

Zen started his career in the office of noted Northwest architect Ralph Anderson. He was then the Design Principal of Shavey McManigal Architects in partnership with Gary Shavey before he started his own practice, McManigal & Associate Architects, in 2004. He has spent over 35 years designing residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects that have enhanced the landscape of his home state of Washington as well as other cities around the country. He has been chair of the Normandy Park Arts Commission since 1996, planning annual arts festivals and music series, and has been invited to speak at many schools and institutions as an activist for art, architecture and music in the community. Zen resides in Normandy Park with his wife and three dogs, and is the father of three talented young adults. 


Masters of  Architecture, Bachelors of Arts & Environmental Design- University of Washington

Professional Services

-   Site Planning
-   Design
-   Permit Assistance
-   Construction Drawings
-   Specifications
-   Cost Estimating
-   Construction Assistance

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