alloy design group


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 on single-family and multi-family housing projects (both speculative and custom). 

In 2009 Mark formed alloy design group, starting with a new single family residence in Queen Anne. He has been collaborating with clients since, with the aim to produce work that positively influences our environment, both natural and built. Outside of work, Mark enjoys spending time with his family, 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. 


B.A. Architectural Design '18 - University of Washington 

Growing up in the Seattle area, Caroline has always had an interest in built environments. Most fascinated by single family homes, she can trace this interest back to many popular family sit-coms of the 90s. Seeing how each family dynamic was shaped in part by the home they lived in, she was always intrigued by how house design affected families in reality. Caroline paired her love for art and design with this interest in housing, which led her to pursuing an Architectural Design degree at the University of Washington.

On the side, Caroline is a member of the marketing staff for the non-profit organization, Tet In Seattle, where she supports the group in graphic design. Outside of architecture, Caroline is interested in pop culture, cinema, and professional wrestling. Ask her who her favorite wrestler is, or how many Avengers actors she's met!


Christina was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.  She has worked in banking and accounting from her late teens until current. Christina gained her education through the UCLA extension program and on the job training. Over her career she has worked for Wells Fargo Bank and various privately owned businesses.

Visiting the Pacific Northwest in 2005 and taken aback by its natural beauty, she decided to relocate to the Poulsbo area.  In addition to her work with alloy design group, Christina manages her second home on Lake Cushman as a vacation rental property.  She shares her love of cooking, hiking, gardening and exploring nature with her fiance and their four dogs.


BFA Interior Design (2011)
King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (Thailand)

AAS: Architectural Engineering Drafting '17 - NSC Seattle
Cert. in CAD for Design & Construction '17 - NSC Seattle
Cert. in Building Information Modeling '17 - NSC Seattle

Van is a fraternal twin and was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. She graduated in Interior design and worked as a designer for two years before moving to the U.S. She loves drawing and art, with her mother being the first to introduce her to architectural design. Van's role model is her older brother, who works as a mechancial engineer. She feels very lucky to have the support of her family as she pursues a career in architecture and drafting.  

During her studies, Van became particularly interested in residential architecture and urban planning. She enjoys working with alloy on both single family and multifamily projects, utilizing her computer skills to push projects forward from beginning to end. She looks forward to increasing her knowledge within the field of architecture and working on new projects and opportunities as they present themselves. 


B.A. Urban & Environmental Planning ’14 - University of Virginia
MArch ’18 - University of Oregon

A native of Virginia Beach, VA, Clarke comes from a family of builders.

His interests in urban design and sustainable development brought him to the Pacific Northwest to pursue a Masters degree in Architecture.  With carpentry experience and undergraduate studies in urban planning, his passion for design ranges from the scale of neighborhood planning to the construction and detailing of indoor and outdoor places. Clarke began working with alloy design group in the summer of 2017 and kept in touch as he finished his degree in Oregon.  His studies brought him to Eugene, Portland and Vancouver BC. Outside of the office, Clarke enjoys spending time with friends and family, exploring new neighborhoods within the city, soaking up the natural beauty of the region, and finding great live folk and bluegrass music.



B.A. Architecture '03 - University of Washington

Mike is a licensed architect in Washington State, with over 15 years of experience in architecture, design, and construction. The majority of Mike’s work has been in Washington, having worked on hundreds of projects in residential, commercial, and industrial markets. Mike studied architecture at the University of Washington, and graduated in 2003. He is interested in all aspects of architectural practice, from negotiating contracts to construction administration, and enjoys business development and building client relationships as well as design.

Mike is active in the community, as a volunteer with the University of Washington, Seattle Parks and Recreation, The Art Institute of Seattle, and others. Aside from the practice of architecture, Mike enjoys his family and friends, music, art, history, language, sports, carpentry, metalwork, and traveling.


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.

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