Seattle-based Wittman Estes has designed a small studio in the back yard of a modest house in Seattle; they call the project Grasshopper Courtyard Studio. It is a fantastic little project and a Seattle Chapter American Institute of Architects award winner. The project is also interesting as a solution to Seattle’s current struggle to accommodate growth. Grasshopper Courtyard Studio demonstrates a way that a family can continue to occupy a small urban lot without negatively affecting the scale of neighborhood. It is a beautifully elegant project.