Remodeling and Home Design

Carol Sundstrom | Architect

Architect Carol Sundstrom is renowned for her portfolio of work as a historic renovation architect.  Her talent transforms vintage homes to meet today's lifestyle demands while preserving their vintage character.    

In 2001, Carol founded röm architecture studio, a boutique architecture and interior design practice specializing in single family homes in the greater Seattle and Tacoma areas.  The studio works with clients who value timeless and highly functional design.  Projects range from Craftsman bungalows and Tudor mansions, to new construction with highly efficient systems and new technology.     

röm architecture studio's work has been widely published by magazines, newspapers, books, and online journals including Architectural RecordSeattle MetCottage LivingFine HomebuildingOld House Journal, and Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen & Bath IdeasPacific Northwest - The Seattle Times Sunday MagazineDaily Journal of CommerceThe Accessible Home (Taunton), and AARP Guide to Revitalizing Your Home (Lark Books).

In 2011, the firm was awarded the AIA/HUD Secretary's Award Alan J. Rothman Award for Housing Accessibility for the 'Magnolia Mid-Mod' project.  This AIA National Honor Award recognizes work that demonstrates the "importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource." 

As a member of Historic Seattle and one of the region's experts in historic preservation, restoration, and renovation, Carol has participated in the organization's Bungalow Fair and Building Renovation Fair events.  She presented a lecture titled "Timeless Style, Modern Living" at the 2013 Building Renovation Fair and "Kitchen Remodeling for Vintage Homes" as part of Historic Seattle's 2014 Preserving Your Old House series.

Carol has developed and taught classes on the pros & cons of kitchen design choices and the elements of classic-style kitchens to the public at local showrooms including Dish It Up! and Rejuvenation.  Other speaking engagements have included "Designing for Life and Visit-ability"  (Phinney Neighborhood Association Home Design and Remodel Fair 2013, with Karen Braitmayer, FAIA) and frequent co-teaching of AIA Seattle's "How to Select & Work With an Architect" and "Home Design 101" seminars.

Carol Sundstrom, AIA, attended Rhode Island School of Design and Clemson University and is a licensed architect in both Washington and Colorado.  She has served several positions for the American Institute of Architects, including  Associate Director, Government Affairs Committee Chair, and Associate's Forum Committee Chair for the AIA Colorado South chapter and Custom Residential Architect's Network Chair for AIA Seattle.