Washburn was born in Greenville NC
and graduated from D. H. Conley HS, going on to BA degrees
from NC State University in Environmental Design in 1997;
Industrial Design in 1997; and Architecture in 1999.
She interned with
Frank Harmon then worked with his
1999. After a move to Boston MA working for Paul Lukez
for two years, in 2001, she co-founded
Tonic Design with
Charles Holden and Shelley Gruendler.
Vinny Petrarca joined the practice and the firm changed
to design/build. She
was a Studio Instructor at Boston Architectural College
2001-2002. She moved to San Diego then to Redmond WA in 2006, then went on her own
in 2009 as Calico Studio PLLC for architecture and Calico Creates
for art. Her firms are based in Chapel Hill, NC.
1999 - The Pearson
Residence Addition, Lexington MA. Designed while working for Paul
2000 - The Marcus Residence Renovation, Chesnut
Hill MA. Designed while working for Paul Lukez.
2002 - aka the North Pepper
Residence Renovation, Altadena CA.
2003 - aka the Indian Camp Residence
2003 - The Washburn House Renovation, aka the Wisteria Residence,
Greenville NC. Her parents.
The Heather Washburn House,
aka the Stone Avenue Residence Renovation, Somerville MA.
2006 - aka the Sudbury Residence, Concord MA.
2007 - The Doug and Ann Sharpe Renovation,
aka Silver Hill Residence,
401 Silver Hill Road,
Concord MA. Built by SD Fitzgerald of Concord. Contributing designers:
Charles Holden and Robby Johnston.
Original 1960's house, bottom photo. Top three photos by
2010 – aka the NE 4th
Residence Addition, Kirkland WA.
2014 - aka Ames Lake Residence Addition, aka Kaleidoscope Residence,
Redmond WA. A new studio was completed in 2012.
The Smith Residence Addition, Redmond, WA.
2014 - The Mughal Residence Renovation, Sammamish
2016 - The Lewis Residence, Kenmore WA.
2016 - The Ahn Renovation, Chapel Hill
2017 - aka Industrial Deco Renovation, Chapel Hill