Introducing, Kaysie! – Kaysie Rozsonits, AIA – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

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Introducing, Kaysie!

By Kaysie Rozsonits
July 18, 2018

Hey there!

I’m Kaysie. I am a licensed architect, and I joined B&V in April 2018. In my cover letter to the team, I wrote that working here was my dream job — I could not be more excited to be a member of this firm! It is so incredible to work in an office that is buzzing with activity and filled with conversation and laughter.

I consider myself a Seattle native (Renton counts, right?), and I’m so excited to be back in the PNW. For the last three years, I worked for a small firm in La Jolla, California, called Alcorn & Benton Architects, gaining experience as a designer and project manager while working on passing my licensing exams. Down there, I spent a lot of my free time surfing and drinking craft beer — not much has changed since my move back home, but I’ve traded in the surfboard for a skateboard.

Before that, I was in Eugene getting my Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon. The architecture school there focused heavily on sustainable design strategies and this has stuck with me as a passion and guiding force in my career. During that time, I studied abroad in Italy for a summer, taking part in two separate programs: one in Vicenza, studying architecture, and the other in Lecce, studying Italian language and culture. This experience instilled in me a confidence in myself and a deeper understanding of how architecture and culture are intertwined.
The reason I decided to become an architect is that I believe the built spaces around us shape the way we live our lives. Great design has the ability to bring people together, provide intimate individual spaces, or guide people through a space. My focus is on single family residential — I feel that the home is a sacred, intimate space, and one of the best gifts you can give yourself is a space that functions with your needs in mind.

Outside of the office, I like to go on adventures. Sometimes it’s visiting local neighborhoods that I don’t know well yet – recently South Park to grab a burger at Loretta’s Northwesterner and cruise around River City Skatepark. When I get a nice long weekend, I like to get outside.

Introducing, Kaysie! – Kaysie Rozsonits, AIA – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

Some weekends, it's heading over to George, Washington, to spend some time in the sun with family waterskiing on the Columbia River.

Introducing, Kaysie! – Kaysie Rozsonits, AIA – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

Other weekends, it’s hitting the road. Last year I spent a weekend at Zion with my partner, Max, climbing the most thrilling hike of my life, Angel’s Landing.

Introducing, Kaysie! – Kaysie Rozsonits, AIA – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

Whenever I get the chance, I’ll travel outside the US. The best trip abroad I have ever been on was to Rio de Janeiro, just prior to the 2016 Olympics. It was fantastic to see the city thriving and preparing for such a huge event.

Introducing, Kaysie! – Kaysie Rozsonits, AIA – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

I believe that one of the most important things that architects must do is continue to grow and learn new things from the world around them. I am looking forward to this next chapter in my life, back in Seattle, providing the best design that I can with B&V in order to strengthen our community.

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