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This article first appeared in the PB June 2011 issue of Pro Builder.
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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