ARTICLE BY GIG HARBOR LIVING LOCAL, APRIL 2017 ISSUE
by COLIN ANDERSON
…. David Pool, AIA, is a licensed architect and founder of David Pool Architecture. He has been in the business for decades; he can design a home that perfectly fits your needs and budget. Before becoming his own business in 2015, Pool worked in commercial and educational design for 24 years.
Being a licensed architect, Pool is able to use his past experiences to help clients design homes that may be on a challenging site, have challenging city and county zoning codes, and bring a level of expertise above and beyond the typical experience of a home designer.
When starting the home-design process, Pool engages clients to fully understand who they are, how they live and what is important to them in the design of their home. This design process ultimately creates a home that reflects each client’s personal lifestyle and goals. While the thought of making numerous decisions and working with construction and contractors can sound daunting, Pool is able to help put clients at ease having designed his own family home and experienced the process firsthand.
“This home building experience gives me a unique insight to a clients psyche, and I can sympathize with them at every step in the process,” said Pool. His unique talent is providing counsel to his clients so they can navigate through the tough design and construction challenges, which ultimately provide clients peace of mind.
Coming from an entrepreneurial family, the thought of owning his own business was never far from Pool’s mind. Both of his grandfathers were master builders and developed homes while his mother started a business out of the family garage. After working for a continually expanding mid-sized firm as a design principal, Pool decided the time had come to pursue his dreams. “This entrepreneurial spirit tugged at my heart,” said Pool, “and I decided to make a career shift to follow my dream of starting my own architectural firm that would specialize in custom high-end contemporary residential projects.”
Pool and his family enjoy what many others have come to delight in in the Pacific Northwest: fishing and boating, playing soccer with the kids, skiing in winter and hiking in the summer. He is happy to continue to call the Northwest home.
If you’re ready to take the next step in building and designing the home of your dreams, Pool would love to hear your ideas. He will listen thoughtfully and come up with a plan that fits your needs and your budget. “I pride myself in listening, collaboration and ultimately assisting owners to envision their dream home.”
David Pool, AIA
Principal and founded David Pool Architecture Pllc in 2015.
David graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1993.
David earned his Architect’s license for the state of Oregon in 2000, and Washington 2002.
David has worked for a number Portland, Seattle and Tacoma Architecture Design firms. Most notably, he was a Design Principal with BLRB Architects for ten years.
David is a member of The American Institute of Architects.
David brings over twenty four years of experience that clients can trust.
We strive to create exceptional architecture through thoughtful and skillful design.
To be EXCEPTIONAL
To have JOY
We strive to build strong relationships with our clients, staff, and consultants and that are meaningful and authentic.
We strive to grow in our professional and personal endeavors; to continuously develop a greater understanding to elevate our work.
We strive to design contemporary residential homes that reflects each unique family and natural environmental; ultimately being sensitive to nature and to utilize sustainable building practices.
Also, stewardship speaks to providing opportunity for outreach for our staff and the importance of giving back to the communities in which we work, live and play.
We strive to recognize owners, all project team members, and craftsman that work together to envision an idea and to see the vision fully realized in the built form.
Also, we seek to design exceptional contemporary residential projects that will be recognized and respected by our professional colleagues and peers.