Batt + Lear is a family-run Seattle business that has been dedicated to designing and building sustainably since 1999. We build and remodel structures to be highly energy-efficient, simple, and functional. We have developed strong relationships with local trade professionals, artisans and product designers, and we bring those relationships to bear in each of our projects.The Batt + Lear family is comprised of builders, designers, managers, landscapers, cabinetmakers, researchers, teachers, building science geeks, musicians, artists, food and drink enthusiasts.

awards + accolades

  • (pending) Roy Passive House Petal Certified, Living Building Challenge

  • Built Green Hammer Award, for leadership in Green Building, 2017

  • Batt + Lear featured in Modern Home Builder Magazine, 2017

  • 10x10x10 Guild Green Building Slam winner for Light House, 2017

  • Light House certified 5-Star Built Green, 2016

  • Light House certified DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, 2016

  • 10x10x10 Green Building Slam winner for Roy Passive House, 2015

  • Roy Passive House certified as Passive House, 5-Star Built Green,2015

  • REX Award from the MBA (Master Builders Association) of King/Snohomish Counties for the Tiny Kitchen Project, 2014

  • Wallingford Design Awards winner for the Common View House, 2012

  • Built Green Hammer Award, 2012

  • Built Green Pioneer Award; Jason Lear, 2011

  • Finalist in Seattle’s Little Footprint, Big Forest contest, 2011

  • NW EcoBuilding Guild 10x10x10, 2010

  • NW EcoBuilding Guild 10x10x10, 2009

  • Built Green Green Hammer Award, 2008

  • Natural Home’s Kitchen of the Year, 2008

  • Bathroom of the Year, Northwest Design Awards, 2003