Rodell Architects

The ideal of 'sustainability' falls short... 

The only way we will achieve meaningful positive environmental, economic, and social transformation is by leaving our world better than we found it, with all we do.  We value regenerative engagement.

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Rodell Architects are signatories to the American Institute of Architects 2030 Commitment (All new buildings, developments, and major renovations shall be carbon-neutral by 2030) and are currently one of twenty-six architectural firms in the United States recognized by the AIA as performing at or above the benchmark goals of that commitment.  Projects range from British Columbia to the Caribbean, from Montana to New Mexico.

Sam Rodell, AIA


Sam has been practicing as an award winning architect for over thirty-five years, the majority of which of which he has also built his client's projects. This blend of experience balances the powerful artistic and theoretical interests of architecture with the pragmatic understanding of construction only available to highly experienced builders and architects.

Kirkwood Rodell Architects - Principal (1990 - Present)  

Residential, commercial, institutional architecture & interiors

Rodell Construction Services - President (1994 - 2014)   

General contractors building exclusively for clients

S. E. Rodell Architect AIA - Principal (1984 - 1990)  

Residential, commercial, institutional architecture & interiors


NCARB Certified (1984 - Present)

Registered Architect in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, and British Columbia

Certified Passive House Consultant - PHIUS

LEED Accredited Professional - BD+C

American Institute of Architects - Past President, Spokane A.I.A.


A strong believer in the value of research driven design as well as education and life long learning, Sam has remained highly active in academic pursuits throughout his career.

Adjunct Professor - Washington State University (1990 - 2013)

Harvard Graduate School of Design - Executive Studies | Sustainable Design (2011)

Washington State University - Master of Science in Architecture (2008) Thesis: The Influence of Robert Venturi on Louis Kahn

University of Idaho - Bachelor of Architecture (1980)

University of London School of Architecture - European Architectural History Studies (1978)