Good teams become great ones, when members trust each other enough to surrender the ‘me’ for the ‘we.’
- Phil Jackson

Together, we solve problems.


Firm History

At Uptic Studios, we consider our practice one of continuous investigations into people, place, and purpose through design. These ongoing studies are framed by our belief that architecture and design have the ability to enhance, alter, and positively impact the quality of life of our society.

We are a multi-disciplinary team. Together, we represent a vast amount of experience in the all-encompassing world of design – from architecture – to product design – planning, and more. Our team consists of exceptional designers, project managers, architects and interior designers who believe in a collaborative studio environment that fosters a continuing conversation on how we can better serve our clients and our community through design. We strive to find innovative solutions for every design challenge, and have fostered relationships with remarkable engineers, contractors and consultants to bring the upmost value to every project.

Uptic Studios, LLC is an architecture and design firm located in downtown Spokane, Washington. Founded in 2010 by Matthew and Julie Collins, Uptic has quickly grown into a multi-disciplinary studio that offers a breadth of design services to its clients. Together we comprise of two principals, one associate Architect, nine design staff and one business manager – amassing more than 50 years of experience in design, project management, and construction administration. Our work generate is consistently split between residential and commercial construction, including both public and private institutions. We’re a product of our surroundings, and as people, we’re deeply inspired by our region and the community.