George Suyama in his ‘Creative Space’ at The Bloedel Reserve
Featured in the upcoming July issue of Seattle Magazine, George Suyama photographed in his ‘Creative Space’ at the Guest House in the Japanese Garden at The Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, designed by late Pacific Northwest modernist architect Paul Hayden Kirk.
“The guest house is all about how a building can sit within nature and let nature be the dominant force. The first impression of being there is all about the strength of the natural environment, and that is what is really what I rely on when I go to a new project. I try to understand the natural surroundings first and from that, design architecture for the place … There’s a wonderful sense of prospect and refuge in that house. It’s a very primal thing.” – George Suyama
Prompted by the question – “Where do you go to seek the inspiration to do what you do?” – other Seattle creatives appearing in the story written by Jennifer McCullum and photographed by John Vicory include: Linda Derschang of The Derschang Group, Olivia Kim of Nordstrom, Renee Erickson of Sea Creatures, and artists Sheila Klein + Ries Niemi.