Born and raised in Leavenworth, Wa. Todd chose to leave the Bavarian Village to attend the University of Washington School of Architecture (Class of 2002). He spent 8 years at Johnston Architects In Seattle, with both Ray and Mary Johnston as great mentors. Syndicate Smith LLC was started in 2010. His wife, Julie and children, Kate and Miles, all agreed that Leavenworth should be called home in 2012. Piano, Art, Furniture, Photography, Skiing, Biking, Literature and Design all collectively inform the direction of each project pursued.
Holding a Bachelor of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago (2009), Steven has been focused on single and multi-family housing for over 6 years. Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, he found his way to Leavenworth to be close to his family and take full advantage of the surroundings and community. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring the mountains, all things science-fiction, and spending time with his family. Steven was made Principal Architect in October of 2017.
Amy is a Washington State Native, who moved to Leavenworth in 2012 with her husband and 2 daughters. Amy has deep roots and passion for the equine world. Amy has a Bachelors Degree in teaching and prior to Leavenworth, she taught middle school science. Her versatile mental prowess and fierce ambition have enabled her to implement new architectural office management software, streamlined bookkeeping and human resource operations for the office, along with taking names.
Dustin hails from the great state of Iowa. Making his way over to the West Coast to pursue architectural school at Washington State University to then pursue architectural practice throughout many offices in Seattle. He enjoys the outdoors, great food, and time with his wife coupled with adventures towards music, film and spirits. Dustin has been a member of Syndicate Smith's team since July 2017.
Samantha is a recent graduate, holding both her B.S. in Architecture and Masters of Architecture from Washington State University (Go Cougs!). She joined the team in July of 2015, excited about the opportunity to begin her career with a great firm, which not only values great design but also the accessibility of design services. In 2020, Sam became a licensed architect in the state of Washington. A native Washingtonian originally from the West-side, she is an avid reader and music/movie enthusiast, who feels that architecture is much more than a job but rather a passion.
Chelsea joined Syndicate Smith in December 2015. Chelsea grew up in the heart of the North Cascades and attended Washington State University receiving a B.S. in Architecture in 2008. She is a prolific watercolor artist which implements other facets to design. She is also passionate about working at her aunt’s bakery and cooking on her family’s outfitting trips, both in Stehekin. Hiking, skiing, wind-surfing and getting to know people top the list of her favorite Leavenworth activities. She values the efficient and site-conscious design that Syndicate Smith promotes as well as attention to beauty through simplicity. She is thrilled to find a place where she is challenged daily to compose purposeful architecture.
Jose joined Syndicate Smith in March 2018. Jose grew up in Mexico City and immigrated to Washington State at a young age. He attended Washington State University receiving both his B.S. in Architecture (2013) and Masters of Architecture (2015). He was excited to join a firm who believes not only in inspirational architecture transcending just occupation but one who also provides excellent service. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, helping out his community, hiking and being a movie enthusiast.
Boston was born and raised in the Wenatchee Valley, growing up as a member of a 4th generation pear orcharding family. Another Coug joining the firm, Boston received his BA in Interior Design from Washington State University in 2012 and went on to work on projects in Seattle and internationally in Shanghai, China. Mountain air and pear blossoms eventually called Boston back home to the valley and he joined Syndicate Smith in March of 2019. He is excited to join a firm that values collaboration among all trades, believing that this makes for the most successful, holistic designs.
Jake joined the Syndicate Smith team in 2020. He grew up in Cashmere and was excited to come back to the area after finishing a Bachelor’s of Architectural Studies and a Master’s of Architecture degree from Washington State University. During his time in school, he won multiple design awards including the AIA Henery Adams Medal for excellence in the study of architecture. In his free time, Jake is a musician, playing the banjo and mandolin in bluegrass bands around the northwest. Jake helped start and run a free two-day music workshop in Cashmere called Taylor’s Camp for kids ages 3-15 interested in acoustic music.