Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40: Eric Drivdahl

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Eric Drivdahl, 39
Senior Project Manager, Gelotte Hommas Architecture
Bellevue, Wash.

EDUCATION
B.A., Architectural Studies, Washington State University

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Developed and leads firm’s in-house professional development program, which trains staff on design, project management, architectural science, professionalism, and sales and marketing
• Heads design teams on highly sophisticated luxury home projects with one-of-a-kind features like a “bat cave” garage entrance, complete with a hinged wall and sliding planter box

EXTRACURRICULAR
• Active in Seattle AIA’s Custom Residential Architect Network and Master Builder Association’s Design Professionals Council and Built Green Program
• Regularly hosts office tours with high school students interested in architecture

OFF THE CLOCK
Sponsors impoverished children from five different continents via World Vision
Starts every morning with a Tully’s Grande Mocha, extra hot, with whip
Hobbies include kayaking, cycling and triathlons

SECRET LIFE
Self-proclaimed rubber-band sharpshooter. Favorite target: flies in mid-flight (“A sitting target is just too easy”)

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