David Vandervort Architects is a medium sized firm located in the Eastlake neighborhood of Seattle. Founded in 1994, our firm creates architecture that is influenced by the beauty and tradition of the Northwest. Our approach seeks appropriate design solutions that responds to the land, reflect our clients’ needs, and respects the communities in which we live and create. We apply these same sensitivities toward understanding other areas we work in around the region and country.
The focus of our work is on smaller scale buildings, both residential and commercial, with a specialty in custom home design. David Vandervort Architects also has an extensive background designing many small scale structures including churches, retreat facilities, and mixed-use buildings.
In our practice, we seek to be environmentally conscious and to make choices that care for the earth’s resources. Our “green” resources, include LEED accredited professionals who allow us to facilitate discussions with client, contractor and design teams in furthering sustainable awareness and education.
David has extensive experience in all phases of residential and commercial architecture. His leadership of the firm of David Vandervort Architects, AIA, P.S. combines his passion for working with people in collaborative ways with opportunities to work on site sensitive, environmentally aware buildings of varying scope and nature. David values the relationships created through the design process, and is committed to providing excellence through integrating the client’s desires with the spirit of the land. The focus of David’s career has been on smaller scale buildings primarily of a residential nature. This includes single family and multi-family housing, retreat facilities and inns, as well as commercial facilities including offices, churches, restaurants and schools. David graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree in 1981, and completed his professional registration in the State of Washington in 1993. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects.
An associate with David Vandervort Architects since 1995, Mark has been involved with many aspects of the firm’s development in the planning of operating systems and design and document production methods. As a project architect, his thoughtful and disciplined approach to problem solving and his creative energies have been vital to the success of the firm. With a background in residential finish carpentry, Mark brings to the firm a knowledge of the construction process and has used these skills in production and detailing of residential and multi-family projects both large and small. Mark has a particular interest in multi-family housing and brings a disciplined and dedicated approach to design and resource efficiency to each project. Mark graduated from Washington State University in 1992 with degrees in Architecture and Architectural Studies. His professional registration was completed in 1998.
As an associate with David Vandervort Architects, Mike appreciates the challenge created by searching for innovative solutions to design. A native of western Washington, Mike strives to create solutions responsive to the local setting, and approaches each project as an opportunity to explore new design thoughts in response to natural, cultural, and contextual forces. Mike’s career has focused on custom single family housing, multi-family housing and light commercial facilities. He is a strong advocate of appropriate and environmentally sensitive design, and his responsibilities at David Vandervort Architects include all aspects of architecture, project management, and construction observation. Mike graduated with a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Washington in 1988. Mike completed his professional registration in the State of California in 1994 and the State of Washington in 2000.