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Male, born 1948-05-11

Associated with the firms network

Bassetti / Norton / Metler / Rothschild Architects; Bassetti / Norton / Metler, Architects, PS; Bassetti, Fred, and Company; Kober, Charles, Associates, Architects

Professional History


Kirk worked in Indianapolis, IN, between 1972 and 1976, working for several firms including Woollen Associates, later known as Woollen, Molzan and Partners. For these various firms, Kirk assisted with "historic theatre renovation and medical, retail, office, and housing projects." (See email from Christopher Kirk to the author, 12/06/2018.)

Staff Architect, Charles Kober Associates, Seattle, WA, 1976-1978. For Kober, Kirk worked on the Market Square renovation and other projects.

Staff Architect, Fred Bassetti and Company, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1978-1980.

Associate, Fred Bassetti and Company, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1980-1981.

Senior Associate, Bassetti / Norton / Metlers, Architects, Seattle, WA, 1981-1985. For the Bassetti firms, Kirk contributed as a co-designer with Richard Metler on the US Embassy and Consulate in Lisbon, Portugal. Kirk also worked on the interior design of the Bassetti architectural offices at 2021 3rd Avenue. He was the Project Architect for the Frye Art Museum Expansion/Renovation, serving on the team that produced the museum's architectural program and schematic design. He was also the Project Architect fpr the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Building renovation. According to Kirk, this work included "Renovation for the Seattle PI headquarters building to create rentable office and retail space because newspaper no longer filled its building. Project canceled when PI sold building." (See email from Christopher Kirk to the author, 12/08/2018.)

Partner, Kirk and Schreiner, Architects, Incorporated, Seattle, WA, 1995-2000. Kirk said of this firm: "Managed design and construction projects for healthcare and other clients." (See email from Christopher Kirk to the author, 04/30/2019.)

Principal, Kirk Associates LLC, Seattle, WA, 01/2000-12/2020. Kirk Associates, LLC, provides "Project management consulting, managing design and construction for clients including Annie Wright School, Ronald McDonald House (Seattle), Cornish College, Children’s Hospital, Swedish Hospital, Overlake Hospital, Franciscan Health System." (See email from Christopher Kirk to the author, 12/08/2018.)

Professional Activities

Kirk became a Licensed Architect in Indiana (1975) and Washington (1979).

Member, King County Landmarks and Heritage Commission, Seattle, WA, 1992-1994.

Member, Maritime Heritage Center Board, Seattle, WA, 1997-2003.

Member, City of Seattle, Design Review Board, Seattle, WA, 2005-2006.



B.Arch., University of Arizona, Tempe, AZ, 1972.

Master of Real Estate Development, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT), Cambridge, MA, 1986.



John Christopher Kirk was born in Indianapolis, IN, in 1948.

He attended the University of Arizona in Tempe, AZ, between c. 1968 and 1972.

Kirk obtained his earliest architectural experience in Indianapolis, IN, where he worked for four years, between 1972 and 1976. He relocated to Seattle, WA, in 1976, employed first by Charles Kober Associates' Seattle office. (Kober developed a practice first in Los Angeles, CA.) Kirk spent seven years working for the Seattle architect Fred Bassetti (1917-2013) in his various firms between 1978 and 1985.

The architect matriculated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA, during 1985 and 1986, graduating with a master of science in real estate development in 1986.

He has lived and worked in Seattle since the mid-1980s.


Kirk has married twice. He wed Carol Lee McCracken on 06/15/1974 in Indianapolis, IN. (See, Source Citation Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Records of Marriage 1961-2005; Series Number: 89-204; Year: 1974; Certificate Range: 028172 - 030950, accessed 02/11/2022.) They divorced on 11/21/1979 in Seattle, WA. (See, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington State Divorce Indexes, 1969-2014, accessed 02/11/2022.)

The architect married Janet L. Stanford, PhD, in 1987 in Seattle, WA. (See, Source Citation Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013; Reference Number: kingcoarchmc870901_07567, accessed 02/11/2022.) Dr. Stanford works at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle.


He and Janet Stanford had a son, Peter Stanford Kirk, MD, of Seattle, WA.

PCAD id: 8313