Principal Architect, Project/Design Architect, Planner and Construction Administrator
Gary Gideon has practiced Architecture since 1970, 24 years as a Principal Architect, 8 years as a Project Architect/Manager, and 10 years as a Designer/Planner/Drafter.
Born in Springfield, Missouri, Gary grew up in the Missouri Ozarks and California’s Central Valley. His formal education was at San Joaquin Delta College in California, Southwestern College in Texas, and Migros Schule, St. Gallen, Switzerland with continuing education credits in: Design/Build and the Law and Construction Cost Estimating.
Gary has lived, practiced, and studied architecture in Washington, California, South Dakota, and Switzerland. He has traveled extensively throughout North America, Eastern and Western Europe, Great Britain, Scandinavia, Israel, Japan and Vietnam.
Licensed in Washington and California Gary’s practice has ranged from programmer and designer/drafter through project and principal architect. Gary’s practice has been primarily with Educational, Institutional, and Service Projects for such clients as Churches, Housing Authorities, Public Utilities, and School Districts. Other Project types to his credit include: banks; commercial, general and corporate offices; government offices and facilities; industrial, manufacturing and warehousing facilities; medical and dental offices; recreational and sport facilities; restaurants and food service facilities; retail and wholesale stores; single-family, multi-family and commercial housing; shopping centers; master, subdivision, and general land planning. He has practiced by John Hupfer (GHA), Robert Sorensen (GSW) and Marshall Mickley (SCA) in South Dakota; Glen Mortensen (GMA) and (MGA) in California; Robert Itel (RIA) in Switzerland; John Stewart (JSA) and Roger Axelson (ARA) in Washington. In 2009 Gary teamed with Jerry Roetcisoender (GRad) for several projects. Gary’s most recent major projects include the twenty-one million-dollar Bellingham High School with ARA, the three and one-half million dollar Hillcrest Chapel, and the eight and one-quarter million dollar St. Paul's Academy.
Gary served as a Medic in Vietnam, and has served on various Public and Private boards and Committees including: Cultural Heritage Board, Community Development Committee, and a Committee for an A.I.A. Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT).
Licenses: Registered Architect in Washington and California