ross whitehead, aia, leed ap


Ross brings to his projects over twenty years of experience in public construction contracting coupled with exceptional design, coordination, and management abilities.  Unique to practicing architects, his early front-line experience as a contractor gives Ross a special understanding of the bidding and construction process, enabling him to produce very biddable and constructible documents.  In a prior life, Ross was one of the three individuals responsible for the design of the iconic  “Fremont Troll”, a community design project located under Seattle’s Aurora Bridge.

Ross is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the Construction Specification Institute.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northwest Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy (NIAUSI).


Professional Experience:

  • Principal, Schreiber Starling Whitehead Architects, 2007 - Present

  • Architect, Schreiber Starling & Lane Architects, 1999 - 2007

  • Project Manager, ECI General Contractors, 1992 - 1999

  • Artaccia, Seattle, Design and Design/Build Sole Proprietorship, 1992 - 1999

  • Design Engineer, Horner and Shifrin Engineers and Architects, 1985 - 1987


Master of Architecture - University of Washington, 1991

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering - Washington University in St. Louis,  1985


Washington, 1999


American Institute of Architects

US Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional

Construction Specifications Institute, President

Design Build Institute of America, Associate