Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Eric Drivdahl

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Eric Drivdahl, 39
Senior project manager
Gelotte Hommas Architecture, Bellevue, Wash.

Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Eric Drivdahl

Professional Builder 40 Under 40: Eric Drivdahl

July 25, 2011

Eric Drivdahl, 39
Senior project manager
Gelotte Hommas Architecture, Bellevue, Wash.

EDUCATION
BA, Architectural Studies, BArch, Washington State University

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Developed and leads firm’s in-house professional development program, which trains staff on design, project management, architectural science, professionalism, and sales and marketing
Heads design teams on highly sophisticated luxury home projects with one-of-a-kind features like a “bat cave” garage entrance, complete with a hinged wall and sliding planter box, and fully automated homes with audio, video, and mechanical systems concealed within architectural details

EXTRACURRICULAR
Active in Seattle AIA’s Custom Residential Architect Network and Master Builder Association’s Design Professionals Council and Built Green Program
Regularly hosts office tours with high school students interested in architecture

OFF THE CLOCK
Sponsors impoverished children from five different continents via World Vision
Starts every morning with a Tully’s Grande Mocha, extra hot, with whipped
Hobbies include kayaking, cycling, swimming, and triathlons
Fave vacation spot: Lochsa Lodge, Powell, Idaho

SECRET LIFE
Self-proclaimed rubber band sharpshooter. Favorite target: flies in mid-flight (“A sitting target is just too easy”)

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