The professional team at Stillwater Dwellings™ brings together more than 50 years of combined residential architectural design and custom building experience to each new home.
Matthew was a senior associate with the prominent Seattle architectural firm of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects. There he participated in a wide range of residential projects before leaving in 2004 to form Stannard Architects, and later Stillwater Dwellings. Prior to moving to Seattle, his professional career included stints with firms in Wellington, New Zealand and London, including Terry Farrell and Partners. Matthew is the chief architect and visionary at Stillwater Dwellings.
John is our Chief Operations Officer. He has more than 20 years experience in sales and operations management. His experience will help us to expand and scale. John has been a lifetime resident of the Greater Seattle Area and graduated from the University of Washington.
Kaveh’s background includes more than 18 years in sales and operations management for some of the biggest names in the systems built housing industry. In addition, he has managed a successful residential design consulting firm and brings an extensive background in project management, sales, and architecture. Kaveh leads Stillwater’s sales team.
Tracy joined Stillwater Dwellings in 2014 as our Sales Administrator. She is well versed in Salesforce and other technologies to keep our sales team running smoothly. Her sales experience with a young tech company that quickly grew from 5 to over 100 employees has prepared her well for the fast-paced and exciting environment at Stillwater Dwellings. Tracy earned her Business Management degree from Western Washington University.
As a tradesman, a project architect, and a project manager with close to 20 years of design, construction, and business management experience, James brings a wealth of knowledge into every Stillwater Dwellings project. Having designed and/or built over 40 homes throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, James utilizes his knowledge and expertise serve as Stillwater Dwellings Senior Project Manager for all projects during the construction phase. He coordinates the majority of activities for panel manufacturing and component ordering and serves as the Stillwater Dwellings liaison with each homeowner’s site contractor from Permit to Occupancy.
Jana has over 14 years of experience working on a wide range of architectural projects. She has managed all phases of a project from programming to design, from construction documentation to construction administration and project management. Jana earned her undergraduate degree at Brandeis University and her Masters of Architecture degree at University of Pennsylvania.
Glenn comes from a background in high-end custom residential design and brings a breadth of experience to his role as Senior Architect at Stillwater Dwellings. Before moving to Seattle, he practiced in New York, Shanghai, and St. Louis. Glenn earned his Masters degrees in Architecture and Urban Design from Washington University in St. Louis and a BA from Clemson University.
Joshua has a wide range of experience in residential design, project management and construction. With over 15 years of working on a multiplicity of architectural projects, Joshua brings extensive knowledge to his role as Senior Architect and Project Manager at Stillwater Dwellings. Joshua studied sustainable architecture and design in California and Scandinavia before earning his Bachelor of Architecture at Washington State University.
Ivy is our intern architect. A recent graduate of the University of Washington school of architectural design she brings to the team a set of well balanced skills, a great design eye and strong graphic abilities.
With over fifteen years of accounting experience in the manufacturing, retail and wholesale industries Suzanne keeps us all on track. She is highly organized, and no detail is too small. Suzanne earned her master’s degree in accounting from Seattle City University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Richard Bendix is an executive with a long and successful history of helping companies define and build their brands. He currently leads Bendix Marketing Strategies, an independent consultancy in the areas of marketing and brand strategy. Prior to forming his company Richard served as Director of Marketing for HomeStreet Bank following a decade as Vice President of Marketing for Lindal Cedar Homes.
Jill supports the Stillwater team in the role of Office Manager, and works tirelessly to keep us organized. She has a diverse background in the non-profit, home mortgage, and legal fields. Jill earned her degree in Social Anthropology from Arizona State University.
Rob brings nearly 30 years of experience in the custom home building industry to the Stillwater Dwellings team. He has a wealth of experience in the areas of product development, sales, and project management. Rob will lead your Stillwater project throughout the Pacific Northwest and Inter-Mountain West regions.