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Lance Hayes, AIA

Senior Associate | Architect

Growing up in Big Sky country, Lance developed an unrelenting love of dramatic landscapes, humble but classic constructions, and hardworking honest people. From an early age, Lance was fascinated with artwork, particularly drawing and painting. It wasn’t difficult to find his way to architecture from there, having realized that the field had a rich history of artwork, and an enticing blend of science, tradition, and technology.

His education, work, and travels took him all around the country, including the Rust Belt – a photographer’s dream – where Lance spent several years in St. Louis attending Washington University, and then Rensselaer Polytechnic in Troy, New York. His love of adaptive reuse began there, with TAP Architecture, taking the building stock of a previous time and rejuvenating it for a new purpose.

In the years following, Lance worked for a brief time designing custom alpine architecture in the mountains of Colorado, then to Montana preserving national “parkitecture” for generations to come with A&E Architects in Missoula.

In a quest to cover the bases as an architect and further explore the west, he jumped at an opportunity to move to Seattle, where his first new project was to work on the Nintendo Headquarters of America in Redmond, with ZGF Architects. Lance also spent a year at LMN, and has truly grown to love the Pacific Northwest with its amazing quality of light and limitless potential to inspire craft, community, and a culture of design appreciation.

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