Team Members

Dan Welch


Dan received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of British Columbia, CPHC from the Passive House Institute U.S., and has called Bellingham home for nearly twenty years. Driven by strong ethics of environmental and social equity, he enjoys synthesizing client goals, clean aesthetics, and rigorous building science into beautiful and cohesive projects. Dan also walks the talk, living and working from a net-zero energy, water, and waste home – the first residence in Bellingham which elected to include no water or sewer connections. Notably, this project was the recipient of Green Builder Media’s Best Building Science award in 2015. He is also a member of the Birchwood Neighborhood Association, Bellingham Climate Action Task Force, and the Shift Zero steering committees. When not drawn into the office for design work or late-night research, Dan enjoys gardening, cycling, or grilling dinner with his wife Ashley and their three children.

Zach Jorgensen


Zach is an avid bike commuter who's passion for architecture and commitment to place is revealed though his focus on sustainability and human scale urbanism. Zach holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Washington with an emphasis on materials and fabrication. When not in the office, Zach can be found on one of the local trails or in a coffee shop with his wife and dog. He is always up for a conversation about all things Danish, furniture design or Star Wars.

Mackenzie Stickney


Mackenzie graduated from California Polytechnic University with a Bachelor of Architecture. A LEED Green Associate and currently pursuing a CPHC certification from from the Passive House Institute U.S., she prioritizes sustainability and the human experience in all aspects of design. She has a wide range of experience working as a graphic designer and event organizer for the United States Green Building Council, a woodworking apprentice, and as a designer for several architectural firms of varying sizes. Outside of work you can find her designing and building furniture at, trail running, biking about town or in the mountains, playing piano, picking dulcimer strings, or on her way to the next gig.