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The projects shown on these pages were completed by Lee Pardini acting as the Principal-In-Charge or Design Principal of Merritt+Pardini Architects or Pardini Design Group. Lee left Merritt+Pardini in 2003 to form Pardini Design Group.

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An award winning Pacific Northwest architect, Lee has over 34 years of architectural experience. His work frequently involves high visibility and often-controversial projects that require significant public involvement and consensus building.

His areas of expertise include transit, civic, educational and health care facilities, financial institutions, historic preservation, housing and urban design. His clients include transit agencies, school districts, ports, non-profit groups, corporations and individual clients. He has an excellent command of design theory and technical detail and his projects have been recognized for design excellence and aggressive cost management. Lee has been asked to speak widely at conferences and civic groups about his passion for architecture, urban revitalization, adaptive re-use, and new trends in public/private partnerships.

Lee is the founding Principal of Pardini Design Group PLLC a Tacoma based Architecture and Urban Design firm. The genesis of the firm began in 1980 with the creation of Pardini and Associates. In 1984 Lee co-founded Merritt+Pardini Architects and remained a Principal of the firm until founding Pardini Design Group in 2003. Lee is focused on an unwavering commitment to client service, design quality and service to community. He takes pride in his reputation for creative solutions to important social and architectural challenges. Lee supports strategies that utilize alternative delivery construction techniques, including design-build and developer led construction teams.


Pardini Design Group has formed a strategic alliance with helix design group, inc. to work jointly on projects that fully utilize the skills of both firms. Pardini Design Group will focus on master planning and strategic planning while Helix Design Group will focus on architectural design, construction documents and construction representation.

In addition, Lee also has been active as real estate developer and manager for 30 years . This experience has led to the creation of strategic planning and asset development services.