Since 2001, the Axiom team has helped its clients realize their dreams of having beautiful spaces in which to live, work, and thrive. Collaboration is the secret to our success and we are committed to approaching each engagement with fresh eyes and open ears. Our Design Build approach brings both disciplines together under one roof to offer our clients a seamless experience that’s more efficient, less stressful, and leads to more inspired results. A single company both designing and building your project gives you one reliable point of contact, and accountability from start to finish. From classic contemporary homes to meticulous renovations, the Axiom team combines decades of experience with cutting-edge building technologies to turn your vision into reality.
Collaboration is at the core of what we do. Since each project is different, we excel at adaptability and engage with our clients and their lifestyles, leveraging our experience and expertise to guide you through the decision process and ensure your vision is realized.
Today, Axiom is a firm of more than 35 people who are passionate about business, design, and construction. Our belief in the power of collaboration stems from the founding partners passion to combine the trades of construction and business with the creativity of art and design.
John and Heather Cashman founded Axiom in 2001, right after they were married. The two met at The Buckaroo tavern in Fremont when they were both just getting started in their careers, and quickly realized they had very common goals. John had a passion for construction and building, a Master of Architecture, and was working at an architecture firm in Seattle. Heather had a BA in journalism, a creative eye, and generational family ties in the construction business. They bonded over their mutually profound love of creating art and design, and both shared an interest in starting a thriving business.
Their shared mission was to design and build projects with creativity, craftsmanship, and innovation. They were especially intrigued by the idea of inspired design and professional building being executed under one roof, by one team, as one operation.
We’ve built a team comprised of some of the most talented professionals working in the industry, all united around a shared passion for helping clients unlock their home’s full potential.
As a member of the American Institute of Architects, Axiom is connected to thousands of other architecture firms and the local community of professionals. The organization is committed to excellence in architecture, and integrity and competence within our profession.
Axiom is a member of the US Green Building Council, an organization committed to a sustainable future. USGBC has established a nationally recognized certification system (LEED), which rates buildings under a standardized measurement in order to designate a building’s level of sustainability.
Master Builders Association is the largest local association for the home building community of Greater Seattle, and keeps members connected and accountable. As part of the Master Builders Association, Built Green focuses on the latest technology and innovation to provide homeowners and clients with efficient, resourceful products, techniques and standards to build sustainable housing.
Interested in going green? Whether simply using recycled materials, or building a LEED Certified project or a Passive house, Axiom’s team of professionals will get you there. From rain catching cisterns, to bioretention planters, to solar panels, to LEED Certifications, they’ve done it.