AIA, LEED AP
“Best life lessons learned from backpacking the Pacific Northwest: only take what you absolutely need, carry your own weight, one step at a time.”
In the 17 years that Rod has worked at Mahlum, he has primarily focused on K-12 projects and consistently demonstrated his ability to help create exceptional education facilities with a highly collaborative and inclusive approach. Rod applies his passion for integrative sustainable design by finding synergetic solutions which support client goals and improve our impact on the health of building users and the environment.
He was integral to the development of Cascadia Elementary School, Robert Eagle Staff Middle School and Licton Springs K-8 for Seattle Public Schools, where a shared educational campus for the three schools replaced an outdated facility. Through careful planning, the team was able to maintain existing local artwork by preserving, relocating and reinstalling large, culturally-significant Native American murals painted on the original building’s walls.
Rod has a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech. He is a registered architect in Washington and a LEED Accredited Professional.