Megan Altendorf

NCARB

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Megan once trekked over one of world’s highest mountain passes, Thorong La, in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The pass tops out at 17,769 feet!

Bio:

Megan’s love for architecture began at the age of ten when she helped design a fantasy town while attending what she refers to as “nerd camp” one summer in elementary school. She went on to graduate from Oklahoma State University thirteen years later with her Bachelor of Architecture and minor in Architectural History and Theory. After graduation she made a beeline for the Colorado mountains where she spent several years at a small design/build firm. Spending many hours on construction sites, she learned the value in architects understanding the constructability and sequential significance of their designs.

Eventually she decided to trade small town life in the Rocky Mountains for the urban bustle of Seattle and the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to her design/build experience, she draws upon her travels for inspiration when designing. She is passionate about urban planning, affordable housing and disaster relief and asserts that everyone should have access to good design, no matter their socioeconomic status. When she’s not working she enjoys cycling, wine tasting and trips into the mountains.