Our Story & Bios

Our perspective

From the beginning, we wanted our homes to be constructed of high quality, natural materials. We wanted to endow them with the intrinsic value of universal design whenever possible. We wanted to orient toward a timeless, modern aesthetic that elicits a happy union of naturally lit interiors and smart use of space.

The spirit of our original thinking runs through our work today: uncomplicated homes for people who wish to live graciously, simply, beautifully.


Meet the FabCab team

Donnie North
Architect

Donnie is an architect with a broad range of experience in occupancy types (single-family, multi-family and commercial design), project types (new, renovation and historic preservation) and construction types (wood, steel and concrete). She approaches projects with creativity, pragmatism, agility and initiative. Donnie brings strong design sensibilities with a desire to focus on the details. For her, FabCab’s allure is working on smaller-scaled buildings, with pre-fab construction techniques as a given, and a universal design as a mission. Donnie is a licensed architect in the state of Washington with a Bachelor’s of Architecture degree from Texas Tech. She recently attained a Horticulture degree from LWIT so is also enjoying dabbling in Landscape Design.


Don Argus, RA
Architect

Don is an architect with a holistic approach. He is experienced in a broad range of project types, including residential work ranging from low-income urban housing to high-end waterfront homes, as well as social service facilities, building envelope remediation, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, urban infill, cottage developments and urban design. His interests include urban regeneration, historic preservation, universal design and walkability as aspects of sustainability. He was drawn to FabCab by their goals of mainstreaming universal design and bringing good design to a wider audience through pre-fabrication. Registered as an architect in Washington and New York states, Don holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Syracuse University and a certificate in design firm leadership and management from the University of Washington.


Kerstin Williams
Interior Designer

Kerstin holds a degree in interior design from Bellevue College. Her experience ranges in varying sectors including high-end modern residential homes, workplace, education, civic projects and the multifamily housing market. She recognizes the importance of spacial awareness while prioritizing accessibility along with a need for holistic practicality influenced by biophilic design principles. Kerstin supports the FabCab team with expertise in kitchen design, material selection and current market trends.


Nancy Ramsey
Client Services and Marketing

Nancy has more than 20 years experience brand and marketing communications experience, working in both B2C and B2B businesses for multi-national corporations and small companies. She has a deep appreciation for well-made things and uncomplicated design. Nancy holds a B.A. in German Language and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Oregon. One of her favorites quotes is from Heinrich Tessenow, “The simple thing is not always the best, but the best thing is always simple.” (Translated from the German.)


Bruce Waltar
Program Manager

Bruce is the director of FabCab and is a program/project manager specializing in business development, accessible design, and digital media. He helps FabCab with business planning, operations, vendor relationships, and software and services. Bruce brings over 20 years of management and computer expertise to the FabCab team. Focusing on roles in software and people management, he has worked in environments ranging from startups to large corporations. Bruce holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.A. in Music from Pacific Lutheran University.

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