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Introducing, Kimber!

It’s time to meet another new B&V’er! Say hello to Kimber, a licensed architect who joined us in February 2018. Kimber has called Seattle home for two decades and loves both the city and the beautiful Pacific Northwest geography that surrounds us.

May 17, 2018

Hi, everyone!

I’m Kimber, and I joined Board & Vellum in February of 2018. Seattle has been home for about 20 years and remains an extraordinary place. My husband and I reside in a 1920s bungalow in the Montlake neighborhood, and I can walk or bike to work — an incredible work-life benefit.

I’ve always been a hands-on, DIY type, which is why degrees in sculpture and architecture seemed a good combination while in school. I focused on welding and metal casting for my fine arts degree, and targeted historic preservation in architecture school. I fell in love with history and travel during study abroad programs in France and Italy and have made travel a priority ever since.

I’m passionate about old buildings, and I love modern design. Mutually exclusive? No way! Modernizing and adaptively reusing existing buildings is the most sustainable and perhaps the most interesting thing we can do with our built environment. I’m definitely not suggesting anyone live with a 1920s-era kitchen or bathroom — I would never part with my dishwasher or gas furnace — but old-fashioned strategies like operable windows, deep porches, and natural daylighting are as relevant today as they were 100 years ago.

Introducing, Kimber Keagle! – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

On the weekends, I’m motivated to get outside, although I’m a fan of sleeping in for a comfortable, crack-of-noon alpine start, arriving when crowds are thinning. My husband and I share a love of the mountains, and we have a habit of spending our vacations skiing and climbing.

Introducing, Kimber Keagle! – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

We’ve done ski traverses through several different regions of the Alps (in search of fondue?), climbed high above secluded, world-class beaches in Southern France (looking for the nearest vineyard), hiked to remote archaeological sites in Sardinia (an excuse to work up an appetite), and spent months climbing and hiking in Yosemite National Park.

Introducing, Kimber Keagle! – Meet a B&V'er – Board & Vellum

After all these years, I’m still excited to live in this beautiful city surrounded by amazing geography. As an architect, I have an opportunity to contribute thoughtful design to our rapidly growing city. I’m enthusiastic about being a part of the changing urban landscape and believe our historic neighborhoods and buildings can survive another boom.

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