Jim Friesz

Jim co-founded Mutuus Studio in 2016 with architect Kristen Becker and artist Saul Becker.Jim leads Mutuus Studio's civic projects with over two decades of experience working on museums, college facilities, offices, multifamily mixed use and restaurants.  He is passionate about working with the complex organization of civic projects with people that value community.


Currently Jim is leading the design of the Grocery and Supernova Night Club in Seattle.


Like the other partners in Mutuus Studio, Jim comes from an artistic background and is a lifelong practicing musician, offering a different perspective to our creative design process.  He currently leads an all designer band (The Gray Band).


Foss Waterway Seaport  
Tacoma, WA.

Tacoma Art Museum 
Plaza Redesign and Gallery Addition  
Tacoma, WA.

Heritage University Expansion  
Toppenish, WA.

Whatcom Community College: 
Art Activities Building 

Bellingham, WA.   

Whatcom Community College: 
Syre Center

Bellingham, WA.   
Frye Art Museum 
Seattle, WA. 

Pioneer Square Alley Corridor Project 
Seattle, WA. 


Serious Pie 
Seattle, WA.

Walla Walla Bread Company 
Walla Walla, WA.

Bang Residence
Shoreline, WA.

Downtown Condo
Seattle, WA.

Mullins Residence
Seattle, WA. 

Red House
Denver, WA.

Kananaskis Ranch
Calgary, Canada.

1111 E Pike 
Seattle, WA.

Art Stable 
Seattle, WA.


2019   Gray

2016   Acid Ball "Waypoint", Bellingham, WA competition winner


2016   Tacoma Landmarks Preservation Commission Award, Award                for Commercial Renovation: The Foss Waterway Seaport: the                Balfour Dock Building

2012  International Architecture Award, European Centre and                          Chicago Athenaeum, Art Stable

2011   AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Honor Award, Art Stable

2011   AIA National Housing Awards, Art Stable and 1111 E. Pike

2011   AIA Seattle and Seattle DJC Project of the Month, 1111 E. Pike

2011   AIA Seattle Honor Award, Art Stable

2011  NAIOP Adaptive Reuse Project of the Year, Stadium Nissan of               Seattle

2011  NAIOP Washington State Chapter, Market Adaptation of the                    Year, Art Stable

2007   American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum, House of                Light

2006  Excellence in Concrete Construction, Washington Aggregates               & Concrete Association, Multipurpose Art Facility, Whatcom                   Community College


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