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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J.Russell Bailey, I didn't write nor insinuate that you were a troll. I stated that debate attracts trolls.

I have also been here for 6+ decades. During that time I lived in wild, completely off the grid, for over a year. I've done pretty much everything a person can do to be entirely self-dependent and I am woman who is only 5'1". I gave up driving, sold my car, and rode my bike 6 miles to and from work and for everything else for a decade. I'm not writing this to increase your esteem of me but because during all that time I have learned that debate often doesn't solve problems but creates them. Conversation and an exchange of ideas without debate is not an indication of shallow thinking. I have found that there are some persons who tend to index other people into groups indicated by some derogatory name they've invented are often short sighted and unyielding in their own view points. That certainly doesn't mean everyone is.

I, just as nearly everyone else on this planet has also, have learned more through cooperation than through debate. If you learn more through debate, then more power to you. But you are mistaken if you believe for a moment that people who don't want to debate are shallow thinkers who don't what they believe or why they believe it. They just don't want to debate with you.
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Angelle Powell
We recently had a 5.5kW solar system installed. Our cost after receiving state and federal rebates will be about $6000. We're not trying to save the planet, nor will it save us any money until the loan is paid off. It was a personal decision...just something we feel is important for us.
My house faces south so the majority of the panels are on the front of the house. A friend told me she wouldn't have done it because they are ugly. Definitely not my concern.
We are now closing in on our first full month of solar production and I estimate they will have provided about half of our power consumption. I'm content with those results.
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Review by mangotwango:

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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