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why di’velept?

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why di’velept?

 

We know the spelling is a little unique, but we believe in doing things a little differently, not just for the sake of being different but we want to make sure that what we do makes the most sense rather than just doing things the way they have always been done.  

Architecture is a complex process with many moving parts.  As such it is often broken into a number of phases; Schematic Design, Design Development,  and Construction Documents to name a few.    Of these Design Development is the phase where a project really takes shape.  It is where a lot of the deep thinking takes place and if done right it transforms the original idea into a viable, beautiful peice of architecture.   No matter how good the original sketch, you don't get great architecture without a properly developed design

The complexities of designing and constructing a building are best digested when broken down into simple, understandable steps. To symbolize this simplification we chose the name di'velept as it is the phonetic spelling of the word.  This reminds us that anything is understandable if we can find ways to break it down and simplify it.  

di'velept started with a couple of architects living in different states with a vision of working together to bring about a project.  We are now a firm that works remotely with the use of cloud technologies to deliver projects across the country.  We are currently a firm of 4 who live and work from our personal locations across the United States.  

 

The Team


meet the team

The Team


meet the team

 
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Jarod Hall

Jarod was born and raised in Vernal, UT. Growing up in rural utah gave him the opportunity to understand a different segment of life than a typical architect. He spent many years working on a cattle ranch learning loads about how to make things work. Before di'velept, Jarod worked in a variety of architectural offices. His experience ranges from small garage additions to large multi-family and k-12 education facilities. 

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Jeremy Larsen

Moved to Portland, OR. to pursue a career in architecture and to glean inspiration from the rich design scene there.  Having found the experience desired, he joined us in an effort to bring great design to our clients and is passionate about creating an amazing place to work.   He is experienced in residential, large multi-family, K-12, higher education, and self storage.

Ethan Barley

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Marin Smith

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Collaboration


Collaboration is Key

Collaboration


Collaboration is Key

 

We love collaboration!  It is essential to the way we work.  We collaborate as a team, with our consultants, with clients, and with the contractors who build our work.  Offering the tools and ability for collaboration is where we believe technology has given us the most and we love it.   The fact that we can operate as a firm while living literally from the west coast to the east is something we get jazzed about.   Technology is simply stunning!   We love taking advantage of what is out there to make us our best.  

Another thing that gets us excited is the idea that through collaboration perhaps a number of smaller firms could create a network of support that would allow them to act and work as a larger firm to go after some larger projects or be able to service their clients demand for a number of projects at the same time.   We have had the opportunity to work in some of these relationships and we really enjoyed the experience!   We are always open to collaborating with just about anyone who is the right fit.   If you would like to work with us, please feel free to contact us.

 

Culture


A Di'velept Firm Culture

Culture


A Di'velept Firm Culture

 

To be a part of our firm is more than just being employed.  We hope to establish the following firm culture.  Hopefully this tells you a little about who we hope to be... 

 

Hiring great talent is ideal but less important than hiring great people

If we can find the right talent who is the right fit for the firm, awesome! But more important than finding the right talent, is finding the right people.   If you are the right person, you will become the right talent.

Although we try to hire the right people, it is possible that for one reason or another we may find we are not a good fit for each other. If this is the case we should be honest with ourselves and each other and go different ways.  We want to work with people we enjoy being with and who share a common culture.

 

You are a part of “us” now.

When we say us (we, our, ours, ourselves), that now includes you.  Our firm culture should be something we can all buy into and believe.  Help us define it.

We want to create a culture where you feel that you are a part of the practice as much as anyone else here.   We expect everyone to be motivated by the work and what we are building here, not just the paycheck. We want you to care about the projects, about the success of the firm, and about how we treat each other.  Our goal is to pay well and do a fair amount of profit sharing when we are able to so that your engagement and caring doesn’t go without the reward that should accompany it.

Being that we work with people who are motivated by the work, we don’t really care when or where you decide to work, just however best helps you get your stuff done.  We will have to communicate about how best to work together given flexible schedules, but we say awesome! Just be sure to get your work done, be available for your projects, and be efficient.

If we ever have a physical office space we would view it the same way, use the office as a tool to get your work done as necessary but otherwise work how best works for you and yours.

If you are truly a part of the practice we believe you should have access to all the company data including financials and wages.  We think that we should be able to justify our actions and if we can’t, we probably shouldn’t be doing it. We also want to be able to gain input from everyone about how things should be structured and what fair compensation should be.  Some of the best communication we can have are some of the harder conversations.  Be fair to the firm, to each other, and to yourself.

 

The work we do is awesome, but so is life, be sure to have one.  

While we want you engaged with the work while you are working, we also believe in life outside of what we do here.   Sure, there will be times when the demands of a project require a little more of us, but this should be the exception and if necessary we should find ways to get some of that time back.  Family is important, and now that you are one of us, your family is part of our family and we want to get to know them. Feel free to bring them (parents, spouse, kids, siblings, whoever) by the office (if we had one).  Introduce them when they interrupt your video call if you are working from home, etc.

 

Work the right way

Study the training materials (once they exist) and ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS.   It is always easier to spend 5 minutes answering a question then an hour fixing something.  Make sure you know the direction you are going before you get too far down the road as reckless false confidence will not be tolerated.

The thing that makes Revit and programs like it (where one thing affects about 10 others) awesome, also make it extremely volatile.   If you don’t know the process, ASK QUESTIONS until you do. If you wreck revit, someone is likely to lose it on you and rightfully so.   (Wrecking revit is different than Revit breaking, when revit breaks we just all curse its name and get to work redoing anything that was lost.)

We always strive to be efficient and produce better drawings.   Therefore we have an established “way” of doing things. This doesn't mean that we have it all figured out or that we are as good as we can be.   We believe that we can always get better and we want your help learning how.

 

Each project is Unique   

We believe in awesome templates, a fairly defined workflow, and having some processes in place but these things are designed to make us efficient, not mindless.   When it comes down to it the important part of every project is communicating clearly.  Never assume that you can just paste in a template item or use the same strategies over again without being sure they really fit the project or that there aren't errors.  The drawings, keynote file, sheet notes, and the specification all work together.   All must be tailored to each project. 

 

Own what you do and Take Initiative.

Don’t ever expect that someone else is going to just magically back check your work before it goes out the door.   Know that everything you touch may be a final product so work it through to the end.  If you are not confident in the solution, ask others for input and work it through until it is complete.

know where the project needs to be and find ways to help it get there.  Don’t just sit around if you run out of things to do. If necessary, ASK QUESTIONS!

Be the type of person that isn’t afraid to bring problems to the table but bring some suggested solutions along with them.  Don’t bring up a good idea expecting someone else to carry it out. Be willing to participate in the solutions.

 
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Now are you ready


Now that you know a little more about us, tell us a little about yourself.

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