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Fabulous People: Lane Williams

Lane Williams is the founding principal of Lane Williams Architects, a Seattle-based studio of five with a focus on designing only custom homes. On April 24, Williams will take part in the 2021 Seattle Modern Home Tour, a virtual event combining 3D virtual walkthroughs of the curated homes, in-depth discussions and Q&As. Learn about Lane Williams…

Hometown: Yakima

First job: Picking cherries in the orchards outside of Yakima.

Favorite ways to spend your free time in WA: Sampling our great restaurants.

Your biggest accomplishment and why: Father of daughter, Sydney and son, Cooper; watching them develop into happy, thriving individuals.  

The biggest obstacle you overcame: I’ve been lucky in life and did not have to overcome major obstacles, other than my own misjudgments.

Someone who inspires you and why: Authors like Philip Roth, Jane Smiley and Richard Ford, creators of great American novels, inspire introspection and striving for finding my own voice as an architect.

Lane Williams Architects home featured in the 2021 Seattle Modern Home Tour

Advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do: Work harder than everyone around you.

Favorite quote: This Chinese proverb: “The man who finishes his house dies.”

Something someone would be surprised to learn about you: My undergraduate degree is in English, with a communications (journalism) minor, and I worked for a couple of newspapers before going back to school for a master of architecture degree.

What makes someone fabulous: Creative endeavors.

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