Ed Palushock

Associate Principal, Seattle

Ed’s life has largely been centered around design and building, much with his own hands. From building models and drawing at a young age – to building furniture with bent plywood and cast metal in graduate school – to renovating his own mid-century modern home in Seattle, his passion has led him to craft the world at multiple scales. His curiosity of how things are assembled continues into his professional work today. As the complexity of goals and needs has increased, Ed has become a consummate architect: applying design sensibilities, technical proficiency, and organizational skills to navigate today’s building challenges.

Throughout his life Ed has had a love for the outdoors and was ultimately drawn to the Pacific Northwest for its rugged mountains and glaciated landscapes. As an avid mountaineer he believes it’s not just about standing on the summit—he appreciates the planning, team preparation, and journey to get to the end goal. Ed’s approach to architecture reflects this way of thinking—making each project balanced, meaningful, and successful from idea to realization.

Admiring NorthEdge after it's completion
Ed drawing on a white board during with two other architects observing
“It’s not about standing on top of the mountain, but how you get there and what you see along the way.”
Ed climbing up Mount Rainier with skis
Climbing up Mount Rainier

Ed's Featured Work

Exterior rendering of 800 Western
800 Alaskan
Seattle, Washington
NorthEdge building
Seattle, Washington
Federal Reserve Bank
Seattle, Washington