Bios

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CURT GELOTTE, PRINCIPAL

Architectural storytelling captivates Curtis Gelotte. Born in Juneau, Alaska, Curt pursued work with a local architect before he could drive. He graduated from the University of Washington’s architecture program in 1973 and launched his career at a prominent Seattle firm. His passion for client-oriented custom design led him to found Curtis Gelotte Architects in 1983. For more than thirty years, Curt has meticulously translated his clients’ dreams into custom homes. He considers every angle of a project–from natural landscape and lighting to the impact of colors and textures–and sculpts his designs until each component melds together into one complete piece of art. His evocative designs consistently create structures that retain their beauty and grace long after the final brick is laid.

CURT GELOTTE, PRINCIPAL

Architectural storytelling captivates Curtis Gelotte. Born in Juneau, Alaska, Curt pursued work with a local architect before he could drive. He graduated from the University of Washington’s architecture program in 1973 and launched his career at a prominent Seattle firm. His passion for client-oriented custom design led him to found Curtis Gelotte Architects in 1983. For more than thirty years, Curt has meticulously translated his clients’ dreams into custom homes. He considers every angle of a project–from natural landscape and lighting to the impact of colors and textures–and sculpts his designs until each component melds together into one complete piece of art. His evocative designs consistently create structures that retain their beauty and grace long after the final brick is laid.

Scott Hommas

SCOTT HOMMAS, PRINCIPAL

For principal designer Scott Hommas, architecture is a natural outpouring of his desire to create. The Montana native remembers first experiencing the full impact of architecture during a family vacation; he was “blown away” by the splendor of Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park. That early fascination with the impact a building can have haunted him, and in 1986, he earned his degree in architecture from Montana State University. He launched his career as an intern at Curtis Gelotte Architects, after which time he spent several years working for a variety of firms before returning to Curtis Gelotte in 1996. For more than twenty years, Scott’s partnered with clients to create their custom dream homes; whether a new home or a kitchen remodel, he embraces opportunities to introduce artistry and intentionality into any space. In his personal time, he continues to create as he paints, sculpts, and turns every house project into an art project.

SCOTT HOMMAS, PRINCIPAL

For principal designer Scott Hommas, architecture is a natural outpouring of his desire to create. The Montana native remembers first experiencing the full impact of architecture during a family vacation; he was “blown away” by the splendor of Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park. That early fascination with the impact a building can have haunted him, and in 1986, he earned his degree in architecture from Montana State University. He launched his career as an intern at Curtis Gelotte Architects, after which time he spent several years working for a variety of firms before returning to Curtis Gelotte in 1996. For more than twenty years, Scott’s partnered with clients to create their custom dream homes; whether a new home or a kitchen remodel, he embraces opportunities to introduce artistry and intentionality into any space. In his personal time, he continues to create as he paints, sculpts, and turns every house project into an art project.

Eric Drivdahl

ERIC DRIVDAHL, PRINCIPAL

Design is inherent for Eric Drivdahl, a Pacific Northwest Native local to Bothell. As a child, Tinker toys, erector sets, and blocks served as the means to construct his imagination’s creative visions. He graduated cum laude in architecture from Washington State University and spent the first six years of his career in Ohio working on historic buildings, including several on the National Historic Register. In 2002, he began his journey with the Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl design team and embraced the architecture firm’s passion for client-oriented residential design. He views every project as an opportunity to realize his clients’ dream home through authentic dialog and elegance in design. In 2013, Gelotte Hommas Architecture welcomed Eric as a principal architect, and four years later, he became a name partner. He draws inspiration for his craft from the glory of his Northwest surroundings and enjoys kayaking, hiking, and bicycling with his family.

ERIC DRIVDAHL, PRINCIPAL

Design is inherent for Eric Drivdahl, a Pacific Northwest Native local to Bothell. As a child, Tinker toys, erector sets, and blocks served as the means to construct his imagination’s creative visions. He graduated cum laude in architecture from Washington State University and spent the first six years of his career in Ohio working on historic buildings, including several on the National Historic Register. In 2002, he began his journey with the Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl design team and embraced the architecture firm’s passion for client-oriented residential design. He views every project as an opportunity to realize his clients’ dream home through authentic dialog and elegance in design. In 2013, Gelotte Hommas Architecture welcomed Eric as a principal architect, and four years later, he became a name partner. He draws inspiration for his craft from the glory of his Northwest surroundings and enjoys kayaking, hiking, and bicycling with his family.

David Grubb

DAVID GRUBB, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Bachelor of Architecture, Planning, and Design from Kansas State University

David views each project as an opportunity to expand his knowledge of current construction methods and to ensure every home meets GHD’s high standards of quality and artistry.

DAVID GRUBB, SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Bachelor of Architecture, Planning, and Design from Kansas State University

David views each project as an opportunity to expand his knowledge of current construction methods and to ensure every home meets GHD’s high standards of quality and artistry.

Tom Brown

Tom Brown, Senior Project Manager

Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin

Tom understands that custom homes are deeply personal ventures, and he relishes walking with clients through their finished homes, experiencing spaces that grew from imagination to reality and how that reality impacts his clients’ lives.

Tom Brown, Senior Project Manager

Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin

Tom understands that custom homes are deeply personal ventures, and he relishes walking with clients through their finished homes, experiencing spaces that grew from imagination to reality and how that reality impacts his clients’ lives.

Vicki Somppi

Vicki Somppi,  Tenant Improvement Manager

Masters of Architecture from the University of Arizona

Vicki partners with clients to create effective and efficient architectural solutions for their workspaces.

Vicki Somppi,  Tenant Improvement Manager

Masters of Architecture from the University of Arizona

Vicki partners with clients to create effective and efficient architectural solutions for their workspaces.

Jin Wan

Jin Wan,  Job Captain/Intern Architect

Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame

Jin embraces the challenge of creating personalized living experiences for clients, and she’s fascinated with the concept of how cultural backgrounds influence expectations of home.

Jin Wan,  Job Captain/Intern Architect

Master of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame

Jin embraces the challenge of creating personalized living experiences for clients, and she’s fascinated with the concept of how cultural backgrounds influence expectations of home.

Iulia Codoban

Iulia Codoban, Job Captain

Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism from the University of Notre Dame

Inspired by classical and traditional architecture, Iulia welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with fellow creatives and to invite order and beauty into her custom designs.

Iulia Codoban, Job Captain

Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism from the University of Notre Dame

Inspired by classical and traditional architecture, Iulia welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with fellow creatives and to invite order and beauty into her custom designs.

Michael Krause

MICHAEL KRAUSE, BIM MANAGER

Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University

Challenges and restrictions stimulate Michael’s creativity, and he thrives on finding the right solution for each client’s dream house.

MICHAEL KRAUSE, BIM MANAGER

Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University

Challenges and restrictions stimulate Michael’s creativity, and he thrives on finding the right solution for each client’s dream house.