Lumen design is an architectural practice based in Anchorage, Alaska led by Petra Sattler-Smith.

We seek creative solutions that result in simple architecture. The design is based on a deep understanding of the social and economic contexts of our clients, focusing on sustainable, responsible building design in the north.

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Petra Sattler-Smith

Petra Sattler-Smith, AIA, is registered Architect in Alaska and Washington State. She graduated from the Technical University in Darmstadt, Germany in 1996. From 2001-2012 Petra was co-founder and partner of mayer sattler-smith. She joined lumen design in 2013 and took full ownership in 2016. Her work has won several design awards and has been published in books and magazines.

Petra served on the board of the Alaska Design Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to broaden the range of discussion of design and the built environment  (2002-09).

2016 AIA Alaska Citation Award Ridgeline Terraces
2015 AK Division of Economic Development Sustainability Award In-Between Cabin
2014 AIA Alaska Honor Award H house
2011 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Honor Award House for a Musher
2011 AIA Alaska Honor Award Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic
2011 AIA Alaska Citation Award Core Pilates
2010 AIA Alaska Honor Award House for a Musher
2006 CIHA Housing Competition 1. Place Ideal house
2005 AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Merit Award Kotlik K-12 Replacement School (KPB Architects)
2004 AIA Alaska Honor Award Kotlik K-12 Replacement School (KPB Architects)
Publications Magazines
Monocle special edition 02 2015 “Call of the wild” by Tomos Lewis
Dwell July/August 2013 “View master” by Amara Holstein
House for a Musher, Big Lake, AK
Alaska Home Winter 2012/13 House for a Musher, Big Lake, AK
Architectural Record September 2011 Featured House
House for a Musher, Big Lake, AK
Dwell Special Issue 2010 “100 houses we love- 10 years of dwell”
Phelps/ Burke residence, Anchorage, AK
Wallpaper* 2008 One of 50 of the world’s young architectural practices
Phelps/ Burke residence, Anchorage, AK
Azure July 2009 Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic
Dwell Oct/Nov 2005 “Alaska: The final (architectural) frontier” by James Nestor
Phelps/ Burke residence, Anchorage, AK
Publications Books
West Coast Modern Zahid Sardar Gibbs Smith 2012
Starchitects Julio Fajardo Harper Collins publisher 2010
Modern North Julie Decker Princeton Press 2010
True North Julie Decker Braun Publisher Berlin 2010
1000x Architecture of the Americas Michelle Galindo Braun Publisher Berlin 2008
Modern Shoestring Susanna Sirefman Monacelli Press, New York 2008
200 Outstanding House Ideas Esther Moreno Loft Publisher 2008