David Vandervort Architects

(206) 784-1614

Business Description
A design oriented firm seeking environmentally responsible solutions to unique projects with a specialty in custom homes, both new and remodel. Our focus is on carefully responding to our clients’ needs, integrating architecture and site, and using appropriate materials and new technology to achieve high-quality construction and optimum use of the earth’s resources.

Examples of Projects:
NEXTHouse: a sustainable demonstration home featured in March 2006 NW Home and Garden.

zHome: a net-zero energy townhome community in Issaquah, Washington.

Magnolia Residence: December 2003 Seattle Times Open House.

Key Peninsula Residence: LEED Gold certified custom residence. ECOHome Merit Award Winner and Pacific Magazine featured home.

Numerous San Juan Islands residences.

Selected as "2009 Firm of the Year" by Northwest Home Magazine. Please visit our website to view the article which emphasizes our "green" focus in conjuntion with good design.
Seattle, WA US 
2000 Fairview Ave E suite 103,
Seattle, Washington,
United States, 98102 
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Not to be as buzz-kill but there is a better way to spend your money. Get a quote for your PV system then divide that amount by 10. Take that money and have a blower-door test on your home and fix the leaks it finds. Then spend the remainder of that 10%(and there will be $ leftover) and buy led bulbs. You always want to reduce your power useage first before EVER considering a PV system.

No this isn't as sexy as a roof full of panels but it will save you money in your next month's power bill and every month thereafter.
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Chris Ostrowski and others keep mentioning the concepts of 'reducing the carbon footprint' in light of the further concept of 'finite fossil fuel' sources, but do so with neither hide nor hair of the empirical evidence pertaining to those 'finite fossil fuel' amounts! This is done in support of both the financial cost savings of solar paneling, as well becoming 'more green' because of great leaps in solar technology and manufacturing techniques!

Well folks, technological advances in the petroleum fields (plural with intent) of endeavor have advanced to an even greater degree, and with a nearly exponential leap in the accuracy of that technology! What do I mean?

The oil/gas fields in Alaska, off the Alaskan coasts, in Pennsylvania, North Dakota, etc., and other areas across, are CONFIRMED to have a MINIMUM of 5 TIMES the ENTIRE Oil Reserves of the Prime Arab Oil Reserves Nations, and a MAXIMUM of 10 TIMES those amounts!

The math has been done and at CURRENT petroleum Use Rates, the USA alone has 300 YEARS of fuel to keep us going, so while Chris Ostrowski and his friends are accurate in the WIDEST GENERAL SENSE of the term 'finite fossil fuel' deposits, three CENTURIES of current use rates provides a MUCH clear picture of what the term actually means in Real World Terms!

Don't think me some anti-renewable advocate: I'll be moving from Wyoming to Alaska soon, and plan to utilize combination of wind, solar, hydro, methane-retrieval septic, and gaseous electrical generation methods to use, in living completely Off Grid.

I'm all for the renewable generation of power, but I look at ALL aspects of power generation in Real World Terms, rather than in some pollyanish manner; that's what living in Wyoming for a quarter century has done for me: here Mother Nature will kill you if you don't take her seriously, at her word, and in the most real world terms possible!!!!

Let's discuss issues in those terms: real world terms, and leave the theories in the coffee shops where they belong!

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David and his team did some remodel design explorations for our midcentury home in Edmonds. His approach is extremely thoughtful, thorough, imaginative, consci...
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My Family friends told us these contractors were really good at what they do and really nice and considerate. The Pay for the job and how long it toke didnt tak...
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I hired David Vandervort Architects to supervise the building of my home and then four years later the tenant improvement for my neighborhood primary care medic...
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Having interviewed 5 architect firms, we decided on Vandevort Architects to design our home. We specifically worked with Mike Butrim. Our experience with this...
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