Walls & Weeds is a small design firm dedicated to individualized attention to each client and their project. You will always have the same person working with you from start to finish. All design and construction drawings are done "in-house" so that we are intimately familiar with your project at every step of the process. Architectural services include meetings on site to visualize your new spaces as well as a complete set of drawings to insure the final construction matches the vision you have created with us.
I work exclusively on single-family home designs, additions and remodels as well as landscape designs. As a licensed architect I feel my duty is to provide each client with a design tailored to their unique family. I believe the best designs are produced through a collaborative effort between the client and their designer. By combining your wishes and goals for your home with my 25+ years of design experience we will work together to create the best solution for your family. At the end of the project it shouldn’t be about my ego but about how well the design works for you.
Who We Are
Phillip "Skip" Dienes has been a licensed Architect since 1996 and has spent the majority of his career working on single family residential design, remodels and additions. After living in the Sun Valley, Idaho region for 10 years he relocated to Puget Sound in 2003 and now works out of his studio in Edmonds. His previous business was Pioneer Architecture which was named after his favorite hiking area in Idaho. Walls & Weeds is a reflection of the changes in his career as he now focuses on homes in the Puget Sound region.
Miki Martel is a Landscape Designer, Master Gardener and self confessed plant nerd. She has worked on multiple projects creating vibrant outdoor places and special gardens. She was a co-founder of the Sawtooth Botanical Garden near Sun Valley, Idaho and was its first executive director. She moved to the Puget Sound area with her husband Skip in 2003. She has studied landscape design in Idaho and Washington state.