Neiman Taber Architects

Neiman Taber Architects is a full service architecture firm, based in Seattle, providing innovative designs for residential, commercial, and institutional clients throughout the state of Washington. We specialize in contemporary architecture that is uniquely responsive to the climate of the Pacific Northwest. Our work is a continual exploration of configuration, material, and technology that creates buildings uniquely suited to their place and time.

 

David Neiman  

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David Neiman founded the practice in 2000, specializing in single family and multi-family housing uniquely adapted to the Northwest climate. David’s work is characterized by a particular focus on the design of homes that are authentic to their time and place, and configured to help build community among residents.

He is an active participant in development of public policy that governs neighborhood scale land use and zoning. He advocates for flexible land use policy that incentivizes innovation, quality design, and configuration that meets the needs of all citizens.

Before establishing his own practice in 2000, David worked at the Seattle office of NBBJ, specializing in large-scale public projects such as Safeco Field and the University of Washington Bothell Campus.

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LIZ PISCIOTTA, LEED AP BD+C 

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Liz received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati and studied urban planning in Denmark. She has experience in restaurant and hospitality design, as well as residential and higher education institutional projects. She is currently participating in the City of Seattle's Pilot Parklet Design program.

 

sharon rubin

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Born and raised in California's east bay area, Sharon received her Bachelor's of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. During her studies, she dedicated two and a half years with the Urban Design Build Studio to work on projects focused on benefiting under served communities in Pittsburgh. Some of these projects include constructing a mobile digital fabrication lab that transports a CNC router from works site to schools and designing and building a space to serve as a community workshop, training facility, and fabrication center. Sharon enjoys many forms of craft, such as woodworking and knitting and likes to spends her free time practicing calligraphy, in the great outdoors, traveling, or eating.

 

PATRICK TAYLOR 

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Patrick grew up on the Kitsap Peninsula, received a B.S. in Environmental Science at Western Washington University, and earned a Masters of Architecture at the University of Oregon. Prior to finding his way to architecture he worked in outdoor recreation, field biology and stone masonry.  He has a strong interest in housing design and urban form. He believes that good design helps to create strong communities and that thoughtful infill can strengthen the city and its diverse neighborhoods.  

 

MEG NEIMAN

Meg Neiman is a three year old Lab. She enjoys sitting in on meetings and watching people sneeze.

 

David Taber

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David Taber began practicing architecture in Manhattan after receiving Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991.  As a designer and project architect at Gluckman Mayner Architects, David discovered his passion for designing custom single family residences.  Working closely with gifted designers, craftsmen and artisans encouraged him to explore and refine his understanding of materials, space and light.  Establishing relationships with internationally known artists, art collectors and design enthusiasts later proved beneficial, leading to future projects and collaborations.

During his time in Manhattan, Taber had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects including high end apartments, art galleries, historic restorations, island vacation homes, hotels, universities, and libraries.  Taber was the project architect for two AIA award winners:  The Robin Hood Foundation Library for PS192 Elementary School in Manhattan and the Noguchi Sculpture Garden Pavilion in Bridgehampton, NY. 

In 2005, Taber and his wife Iona moved to Upstate New York to start a family and open his own private practice, where he continued to work on residential projects throughout New York and Connecticut.

In 2012, Taber and his family relocated to Seattle to work with long-time friend and colleague David Neiman.  In 2013, Neiman Taber Architects was formed.  Taber spearheads the custom single family studio, while Neiman leads the efforts for multi-family projects.  Whether a high-end single family home or a budget driven addition, Taber continually strives for timeless, rational architecture enriched with flowing space, natural light and an inherent connection to its surroundings.

In addition to his architectural work, Taber maintains a lifelong interest in fine arts and furniture making. While in NYC, David founded a woodshop co-op for like-minded architectural colleagues, experimenting with materials, fabrication techniques and furniture design and construction.  Several of these explorations found their way into architectural projects and one-off furniture commissions. In Saratoga, Taber began a collaboration with NYC artist Fred Wilson on a custom furniture and art display system for the Tang Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

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KYLE JENKINS

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Kyle grew up in Seattle, studied liberal arts at The Evergreen State College, architecture at Cornell University, and has pursued various excursions along the way including cheesemaking, traveling, and teaching photography.  He is interested in material studies, aesthetic theory, and social practice.  He hopes to check out Walter De Maria’s Lightning Field in New Mexico someday soon.

 

KYLE FRANCIS

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Kyle grew up in Portland, OR before moving to Seattle. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Washington where he focused on conceptual design and history. Kyle has experience in high-end single family housing and commercial work. Prior to architecture he worked in forestation and salmon habitat restoration. Kyle is an avid runner and basketball fan who dreams of sitting courtside at NBA games.

  

CHARLIE PISCIOTTA-DORSEY

Charlie is a four year old pug. He enjoys greeting anyone near the door. He loves blueberries and is always looking for a lap.