Serious Fun Studio is a small architecture and design firm based in the Methow Valley. The spirit of collaboration and enthusiasm for the entirety of a project from an idea’s inception to its finest detail are what drive the studio’s continued pursuit of designs that are seriously fun.
Creative partners and spouses, Kit and Sam Kollmeyer, have worked in architecture and construction for 20+ years, with experience in a variety of project types, including commercial, residential & public work.
“Take your pleasure seriously” - Charles Eames: Kit and Sam love what they do, and this simple quote is their mantra. Their goal is to connect with people in a meaningful way and produce exceptional work.
Sam and Kit encourage you to stop by the studio to see what they’re up to - and get in on the fun.
Samantha Kollmeyer is a 19 year resident of the pacific northwest. She began her practice here in 2015 following the birth of her son. Sam studied undergraduate architecture and construction management at the University of Washington, with semesters spent at the UW Rome Center and the Chandigarh College of Architecture in Chandigarh, India. She was awarded a Masters in Architectural Studies from Scotland’s Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh School of Architecture in 2011. Her studies and experience have exposed her to projects of all scales including landscapes, residences, public buildings, and entire city plans. When not in the studio, Sam can be found taking her other pleasures, biking, skiing, and traveling with her son and husband, and her healthy obsession with The Great British Bakeoff, very seriously.
Sam currently serves as Board Chair of the Confluence: Art in Twisp.
Kit Kollmeyer, is a registered architect in Washington State. He has worked in architecture and construction for 26+ years as a builder (9 years), designer & project lead (17 years), gaining experience in a variety of project types, including commercial, residential & public work.
Kit grew up in Lake Chelan, where he gained his early experience in the industry working for his father’s construction company, and later worked on large scale construction projects in the Seattle area. While honing his carpentry skills, Kit began widening his interests and craft by diving into design, furniture making, and creating wood and metal art. His knowledge allows him to bring valuable insights and innovations to his architectural projects. On top of all that, he’s a really great guy, and picking his brain about any topic is seriously fun!
Kit has worked for several notable Seattle firms and abroad, including Robert Edson Swain, Weinstein A|U, Environmental Works, and Rolf Furrer Architekten in Basel. He is a regular contributor to PNW Premier Builder Magazine.
Kit has a Bachelor of Art from the University of Washington & a Master of Architecture from the Glasgow School of Art, Mackintosh School of Architecture in Scotland.
Kit serves on the AIA practice committee for Washington State, the TwispWorks Foundation design committee, and is board secretary of the Confluence: Art in Twisp.