• david vandervort, aia

    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.

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  • mike butrim

    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.

  • mark wierenga

    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.

  • brian o'connor

    Starting as an intern with David Vandervort Architects in 2007, Brian worked at DVA over the course of several summer / winter breaks while attending college at WSU. As a young designer he explored; studying abroad in Denmark, working abroad in China and locally in Seattle for a large firm. During this time he worked on a variety of projects and scales from high rise office and residential towers to R&D facilities, shopping centers and retail stores. After having an opportunity to work in a variety of core markets, Brian ultimately decided his passion was residential design and came back to DVA in early 2015. Brian brings to DVA a very diverse set of skills and knowledge that provides another way of looking at design problems and solutions. Brian graduated from Washington State University with a Masters of Architecture in 2009.

  • sam parish

    Sam initially became interested in architecture as a field of study and professional pursuit by working in residential construction. Through high school and the ensuing years he worked seasonally for a contractor in the San Juan Islands. Working for a small construction company provided a well-rounded education in the various stages of residential construction. It also was also a unique opportunity to work on some of the most beautiful and inspiring sites in the world, largely on Orcas Island, but also on Crane, and Stewart Island. This experience fostered an interest in creating buildings that are practical, suited to their site, environmentally sensitive, and ultimately serve the client’s needs to the highest degree possible. After working on a number of homes, Sam eventually decided that he would like to work on the design of buildings, rather than their construction. He studied architecture at the University of Washington. Studying at UW provided an education in the architecture of the Pacific Northwest, as well the opportunity to study abroad in Rome. Sam received his Bachelors of Arts in Architectural Design from UW in spring of 2015, and has been a member of the DVA team since that time.

  • david vandervort, aia

    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.

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  • mike butrim

    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.

  • mark wierenga

    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.

  • brian o'connor

    Starting as an intern with David Vandervort Architects in 2007, Brian worked at DVA over the course of several summer / winter breaks while attending college at WSU. As a young designer he explored; studying abroad in Denmark, working abroad in China and locally in Seattle for a large firm. During this time he worked on a variety of projects and scales from high rise office and residential towers to R&D facilities, shopping centers and retail stores. After having an opportunity to work in a variety of core markets, Brian ultimately decided his passion was residential design and came back to DVA in early 2015. Brian brings to DVA a very diverse set of skills and knowledge that provides another way of looking at design problems and solutions. Brian graduated from Washington State University with a Masters of Architecture in 2009.

  • sam parish

    Sam initially became interested in architecture as a field of study and professional pursuit by working in residential construction. Through high school and the ensuing years he worked seasonally for a contractor in the San Juan Islands. Working for a small construction company provided a well-rounded education in the various stages of residential construction. It also was also a unique opportunity to work on some of the most beautiful and inspiring sites in the world, largely on Orcas Island, but also on Crane, and Stewart Island. This experience fostered an interest in creating buildings that are practical, suited to their site, environmentally sensitive, and ultimately serve the client’s needs to the highest degree possible. After working on a number of homes, Sam eventually decided that he would like to work on the design of buildings, rather than their construction. He studied architecture at the University of Washington. Studying at UW provided an education in the architecture of the Pacific Northwest, as well the opportunity to study abroad in Rome. Sam received his Bachelors of Arts in Architectural Design from UW in spring of 2015, and has been a member of the DVA team since that time.