Member News: Gabbert Architects/Planners

After 38 years, Gabbert Architects Planners of Bothell is moving to the city of Shoreline north of Seattle. The move marks nearly a 40-year history in which President Marlin Gabbert intends to begin a new era for this highly respected architectural firm. “Gabby” as most know Marlin Gabbert, is assertively building his firm by expanding services that have been highly sought by a variety of clients. Client markets are:

  • Mixed use
  • Education
  • Places of worship
  • Healthcare
  • Commercial office
  • Retail
  • Workplace
  • Assisted/senior housing
  • Single family homes
  • Landscape architecture
  • Master planning

Gabby says, “I am interested in building this business to sustain itself long beyond me. We want to focus on Seattle, but Snohomish and Pierce counties are growing faster in some of our markets than the Seattle area. At our new location we will be well positioned to help our clients with more room, and an easy location right off of Interstate 5.”

Current projects include a redesign of an office/retail mixed-use building, numerous tenant improvements, three church projects, a rehabilitation center, a Christian school, medical/dental offices, a subdivision for seven custom residences, and three senior living facilities.

Gabbert, a member of the AICP, as well as an architect, developed the first Major Institution Master Plan for Seattle Pacific University’s campus and the design of the library and the Brougham Pavilion expansion. He also helped develop the early master plan for the 55-acre Crista Ministries campus with over 25 buildings. He has designed assisted living and skilled nursing facilities on the campus. As a planner, Gabbert has completed numerous rezones, condition use permits, variances, subdivisions, and provided client advocacy on land use issues. As an architect he helped design the Everett Mall Office Park and many office and industrial buildings in the Puget Sound region.

Over the years, Gabby has travelled to Mexico to help design and build facilities for the underprivileged, to Peru to build a clinic for three remote villages, and to Caserta, Italy to design a church.

As part of his new growth, Gabby recently brought on new professionals including Adam Kushabi, AIA as the Project Management Director and Senior Associate. Adam has worked for retail developers such as Westfield, GGP, contractors like Turner International, and global corporate giants like Disney, Aldar, Hines, and Bell Canada. He is now working alongside Gabby as Director of Operations and Project Management. Adam recently was an independent Project Delivery Manager and will bring his practice's expertise from Chicago to Gabbert Architects/Planners.

Gabbert Architects has also added a seasoned Contract Administrator, Jagira Hane. His 8-member staff includes Architects, Project/Construction Managers and Administrators, Landscape Architects, and Land-Use Planners.

Gabbert Architecture / Planners new address is:

20011 Ballinger Way NE, Ste. 211 Shoreline, WA 98155

Gabbert Architecture Planners focuses on outstanding client service, design, planning, and project management. Our services include: Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Master Planning, Landscape Architecture, Project Management, Owner representation and Integrated Project delivery.

Gabbert Architect/Planners mission is to contribute to our communities and families by designing and managing projects that help us as a community to thrive.

For more information, contact:
Marlin Gabbert, AIA, AICP or Adam Kushabi, AIA at 425-482-7987

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