Founder + Partner

Kevin Eckert is the founding partner of BUILD LLC and emphasizes the implementation of innovative and cost-effective building solutions. He brings expertise, enthusiasm, and integrity to each potential client and project. Kevin's reputation is on the line for ensuring that each client gets the quality and level of care that BUILD promises for each project.

M.Arch, Studio 804, University of Kansas
B.S. Engineering, University of Kansas
Denmark International Study




Partner + Lead Architect

Andrew van Leeuwen develops effective design strategies and generates architectural packages.  He brings rigor, clarity and poetics to each project.  He is director of marketing, team photographer, and is responsible for the successful BUILDblog.  Andrew doesn't rest until each phase of a project is completed to our client's and our own fulfillment.

M.Arch, Columbia University
B.Arch, Washington State University
Denmark International Study




Architect + Social Media

Sandy Ha brings a social awareness to Team BUILD along with a catalog of cultural and community experiences. She combines her architectural training with experience in graphics, letterpress, and other media including the BUILDblog. And if you ever need to find out about a new pop-up gallery or the soft opening of the latest restaurant in town, look no further. 

M.Arch, University of Colorado
B.S.A.S., University of Illinois
Study Abroad Program Versailles



Thomas Duff Bangs brings horsepower and skillful design to BUILD's production.  He whips the drawings into shape, generates digital models and gets his hands dirty from time to time on the jobsite. Give Duff a couple of hours on a laptop and he'll know your house better than you do.

M.Arch, Washington State University
B.Arch, Washington State University





Charles Caldwell provides thoughtful design support along with skilled drafting, modeling and sharp  presentation skills. He can generate insightful diagrams and masterful renderings in a pinch and still have time to keep up with the local fùtbol scene. 

B.Arch, University of Oregon



Project Manager

Bart Gibson brings in-depth construction expertise, enthusiasm, and unflappable determination - all with a smile. Bart is primarily responsible for the construction of BUILD's varied projects. Bart can coordinate a jobsite, think about fishing and tell a good joke simultaneously - and be highly effective at all three.

The School of Hard Knocks




Peter Gray joins BUILD this summer, bringing ample design and construction experience alongside a can-do attitude to the team dynamic. When he's not immersed in thesis prep at UW, Peter is also a competitive cyclist, racing across the Pacific Northwest. 

B.A. Architecture, Miami University






MakerBot Replicator 2

BUILDbot, the newest member of the BUILD team, brings some exciting new qualities to the table (on which it sits). With the ability to quickly translate digital elements into tangible objects, the rest of the team is looking forward to collaborating with BUILDbot as we navigate new technological opportunities.