In 2015, Varitone Architecture and Interior Design was founded based around the desire I had to provide a level of quality and service that was not being delivered by many within my local community. Through forming impactful client-designer relationships and by displaying dedication to each project, Varitone Architecture is building a strong reputation within the surrounding area. With a Bachelors of Interior Architecture and a Masters of Architecture, coupled with both architecture (NCARB) and interior design (NCIDQ) licenses, I bring an expertise of both the interior and exterior of the building to every project. Both are equally important and both help contribute to a cohesive, intentional design.
Growing up in the small community of Philomath, Oregon and spending much of my adult life in Albany, Oregon, I understand what it means to work in small, tight knit communities. I value the impact that each building project has on its users, its visitors, and the community at large. Doing a variety of public oriented projects, including working with clients such as the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, and various higher education facilities, has taught me how to interact with the public as well as large committees of decision makers. Buy-in on the design is a critical part to any process and it’s important to be personable and involve people along the way, making them know that they are integrated into the design decision.
Having dual licensure in architecture and interior design, allows Varitone Architecture to take a holistic approach to each project and see them through to successful completion. Each design decision is carefully executed and relates the architecture to the interior, the site, and the community in a thoughtful way. A fully integrated process that incorporates architecture with interior design throughout the entire project experience lays the foundation for a building that will exceed expectations.
Varitone Architecture strives to provide high quality design expertise, through a holistic design process, that integrates the needs and desires of the client with the expertise of leading design professionals. This approach will produce an exceptional final product that has been fine tuned to meet the personal needs of the client.
I believe that architecture should not be about fulfilling one’s own ego, but about listening and responding to client needs, while contributing my own expertise to each project in a way that pushes the client to explore options that they may not have considered on their own. As a start-up business, I have the enthusiasm and fresh viewpoint that other architectural firms lack. I also have a personal dedication to each project and each client. If they take the time to select Varitone Architecture as their design expert, then they deserve to work with me throughout the entire process.
My strong background in commercial design, including work in hospitality, retail, education, and multi-family housing, gives me the expertise I need to take on many typologies and sizes of projects. When working with Varitone Architecture, you will have me working on your project from start to finish. By working with me, you will be hiring an experienced Design Manager who will be with you every step of the way—never handing you off to other employees or staff.
Depending on project size and scale, Varitone selects consultants based on the unique need of each client. I have formed strong relationships with engineers, consultants, and other design firms, which allow me to assemble a team of the strongest individuals in the profession—and those who are the best fit for your project. Each building has unique requirements and with a strong consultant base, you will have a group of experts working on your behalf.
At Varitone Architecture, we will provide you with a meaningful, high quality design that exceeds programmatic requirements, inspires thoughtful response, and has a profound impact on the daily life of the building’s inhabitants.
I would love for you to come in, meet the Varitone Architecture team, and talk to us about your next project!
-Christina Larson, Principal Architect & Interior Designer.
We are always looking for qualified individuals to join our team! If you are interested in being a part of Varitone Architecture, please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!