B.S. Architecture '01 - University of Virginia
MArch '05 - University of Washington
Born and raised in the Pacific NW, Mark has long been interested in the built environment, the natural environment, and the relationship between the two. These early interests took him to the University of Virginia where he received his undergraduate degree in Architecture. Following graduation Mark worked as a field engineer in Washington DC before moving back to Seattle, where he worked on his Masters degree in architecture at the University of Washington. Shortly before graduating, Mark joined Pb Elemental, where he worked for five years as he helped establish a single-family residence division.
In 2009 Mark formed alloy design group and has been collaborating with clients ever since to produce work that positively influences our environment, both natural and built. Outside of work, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, coaching basketball, playing beach volleyball, and exploring the great outdoors.
B.S. Finance and Accounting '81 - Pacific Lutheran University
Brian has always been avidly interested in architectural design, with his innovative design work gaining broad attention. in 2001, while living in LA, Brian had a string of tanning salons with noteworthy design that were lauded by the media; his Beverly Boulevard salon was ultimately cited by the prestigious 'Architectural Record' as one of six top commercial interior spaces in the world.
Brian's design sensibilities first manifested in college, as he produced and managed a 10-piece rock and blues band, creating a cohesive look and sound. This experience led to behind-the-scenes work at rock 'n' roll concerts in major stadiums throughout North America and Europe. Returning to Seattle in 2001, Brian expanded his business sphere into the vacation rental and real estate arenas, forming Lago Mar Properties while he bought, fixed up, and sold homes.
As a partner at Alloy Design Group, Brian enjoys designing beautiful and functional living spaces that combine green technologies with a high sensitivity to natural settings. He particularly enjoys creating homes that are fun gathering spaces for friends and family.
Brian lives in a redesigned Mid-century modern home that his grandfather built on Lake Sammamish. He is a water sports enthusiast, enjoying waterskiing and wakeboarding. Among his passions are rock concerts, sports, travel, and fine wines and food.
FRANK RAY LLOYD, LEED AP
B.S. Communications Magna Cum Laude 1984
Spalding University, Louisville, KY
Interior Design Studies 2011-2012
Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA
Frank was born and raised in Kentucky. At the age of 24 he left Louisville for Los Angeles on his motorcycle. After many years working in LA he relocated to Seattle to design custom interiors for Luxury Lake and Oceanfront residences. His work in a variety of design and building trades, including design and fabrication of theatre and film sets and custom furniture and cabinetry, informs his approach to residential design. Frank brings to alloy design group his experience and knowledge of Interior Architecture and he understands the limits and stresses the building trades can put upon our natural resources. This drives his passion for sustainable design. Sourcing Pacific NW products whenever possible and incorporating the latest energy efficient building methods are all concepts that he strives to include in his work.
Frank enjoys an active lifestyle living in Capitol Hill. You may see him running the streets around Volunteer Park training for the annual Dawg Dash 10K race at the UW campus.
Bachelor of Applied Arts in Interior Design
Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA
Stephanie is a native of the Pacific NW. After high school she started taking interior design classes at Bellevue Community College. Life presented a different course and she started working full time, eventually landing at Nordstrom where she worked as a Buyer's assistant and then in the interior Store Planning department. She assisted store designers with the implementation of design concepts through furniture, art and accessories. Realizing that the application of objects within an interior space is only a segment of interior design, she decided there was still much to learn regarding interior architecture. This experience ignited her interest to go back to school and finish what she had started, a BAA in Interior Design.
Stephanie’s interests lie in the thoughtful consideration of how existing architectural elements and objects can be repurposed or reused to create a cohesive blend with the new. When she is not working on personal projects she enjoys spending time with family, walking her dogs, going to art museums, and exploring small towns.
Certified Electricians License (UK) ’03
AAS: Architectural Engineering Drafting ’15 – NSCC Seattle
Dermot was born and raised in Ireland and has lived in the U.S. for almost 10 years. It was in his home town of Dublin where he first discovered his love for building and architecture, citing the many historical castles, ancient ruins and cathedrals of Ireland as his inspiration. After successfully completing an electrician apprenticeship, he continued to work in the electrical industry for many years. His experience focused mainly on wiring single family homes and residential remodels. Dermot immigrated to the U.S. in ’06 and settled in Seattle, where he met his lovely wife and started a family. During this time he began working with a local building contractor, and oversaw many construction projects for single family residences, remodels, and retail developments. Dermot then decided to transition away from construction and pursue an education in architectural and engineering drafting. He now enjoys the challenge of applying his construction and drafting experience into the overall design and implementation of alloy's architectural projects.
an alloy is the combination of distinct elements that creates an aggregate stronger than the sum of its parts. This essential concept guides the way we work. alloy design group is a design firm that believes collaboration is the key to every successful project. With each new opportunity we aim to create architecture that generates a sustainable built environment and inspires creativity.