Site is real – it’s within each of us and it’s where dreams and realities come together to form an overlapping context of limit conditions resulting in multiple metabolic finished states that are typically greater than the sum of their parts and always at least somewhat divergent from their intended goals.

Trained as a sculptor and an architect, I’ve worked in design and construction for roughly 20 years – developing my technical expertise across materials systems, physical scales, and knowledge domains. Approximately 15 years ago, I decidedly transitioned from the world of large-scale sculpture fabrication to building design and construction – in order to help address future sustainability concerns. My intent was, and still is, to exert the research-based, materials-driven approach to making which I learned in the art world on the design and delivery of buildings – in order to harness process opportunities to realize improved end results. Since then, I’ve moved through specialty and traditional commercial and residential project types, successfully delivering a diverse range of projects from publicly-funded next-generation sustainable building technology, to bespoke residences, to mid-rise mixed-use multifamily. Along the way, I’ve been lucky enough to have started and run multiple currently-operating small businesses, including an integrated design-build company specializing in BIM-driven prefabricated facades, achieve various professional certifications, and participate in internationally-recognized projects.

I continue to believe that it’s our job to build a better tomorrow and that the time is now to create an inspiring, shared, and sustainable public commons. And I continue to employ my unique blend of technical skills to achieve such ends.

This website is a catalogue of my work.

Thanks for visiting.

seth wiley
pretty things, llc