MERCER ISLAND, March 11, 2016 A multi-disciplinary team of creatives, led by Architect, Suzanne Zahr, now operates from a unique retail space in the Mercer Island Town Center.
When scouting for commercial real estate, Zahr was drawn to the Aviara, a recently built apartment building with a retail base. Her vision to grow her business beyond the confines of a design service practice is now realized, leveraging the storefront off the plaza, as a public gallery and program venue.
Zahr opens her doors on Thursday, March 31, debuting the Danish-born artist, Gitte Peters, along with furnishings in collaboration with Gary Henderson Interiors. The Grand Opening will not only celebrate the official launch of this new venture, it will also serve as a fundraiser for Art with Heart – a non-profit with the mission to help children overcome trauma through creative expression. Zahr has an ongoing commitment to donate 5% of all art sales to this inspiring cause.
With an appreciation for both creativity and craftsmanship, Zahr founded SZ Build, Inc. (General Contractor) in 2015. As a seasoned Architect with Structural Engineering background, Zahr is an advocate for a multi-disciplinary approach to any project, commercial or residential. Her trusted design/build method engages key trades early on, resulting in time savings, cost savings, higher quality of work and happier clients.
What is the true value of such a diverse array of offerings – Architecture, Interior Design, Construction, Art and Furnishings? Their seamless integration yields built environments that beautifully house our daily activities and enrich our sense of being.