GOOD DESIGN IS ALSO GOOD BUSINESS.

upward is a Seattle-based Architecture
and Interior Design collaborative.

We're creative problem solvers and
strategic thinkers who contribute
design, business acumen and technical
proficiency in equal measure.

Double Canyon Winery

Double Canyon Winery

West Richland, WA

Red Mountain Winery

Red Mountain Winery

Eastern Washington

Abbott Construction

Abbott Construction

Seattle, WA

Cedar River Bluff Residence

Renton Highlands, WA

Dumas Bay Residence

Dumas Bay Residence

Federal Way, WA

Starr Residence

Starr Residence

Seattle, WA

Distillery Campus

Distillery Campus

Westland Distillery

Westland Distillery

Single Malt Whiskey Distillery
Seattle, WA

Georgetown Distillery & Restaurant

Georgetown Distillery & Restaurant

Seattle, WA

Plenty of Swift

Plenty of Swift

SeaTac Airport

Uptown Espresso

Uptown Espresso

SeaTac Airport

Wasabi Bistro

Wasabi Bistro

SeaTac Airport

Yavapai Cabin

Yavapai Cabin

Walker, AZ

Fairmount Park Residence

Fairmount Park Residence

West Seattle, WA

Olympic Place Residence

Olympic Place Residence

Queen Anne - Seattle, WA

Scratch Distillery

Scratch Distillery

Edmonds, WA

Estates Tasting Room

Estates Tasting Room

Pioneer Square - Seattle, WA

Ward&Co

Ward&Co

Men's Grooming Retail Store
Seattle, WA

Continental House Condominiums

Continental House Condominiums

Common Area Renovations
Seattle, WA

Tiger Mountain Viewpoint Shelter

Tiger Mountain Viewpoint Shelter

Issaquah, WA

Nicon McGraw Building

Nicon McGraw Building

Facade Renovation
Queen Anne - Seattle, WA

Pro Sales Inc.

Pro Sales Inc.

Stainless Steel Manufacturing
Puyallup, WA

Design Inc.

Design Inc.

International District - Seattle, WA

Vaupell

Vaupell

Industrial Plastics Manufacturing
Seattle, WA

The French Bakery

The French Bakery

SeaTac Airport

South Jackson

South Jackson

Repositioning Study
Pioneer Square - Seattle, WA

Wasabi Sushi & Izakaya

Wasabi Sushi & Izakaya

SeaTac Airport

Maple Leaf Residence

Maple Leaf Residence

Seattle, WA

Silver Fir Ski Lodge

Summit at Snoqualmie, WA

Boston Street Residence

Boston Street Residence

Magnolia - Seattle, WA

Fulton Street Residence

Fulton Street Residence

Magnolia - Seattle, WA

Granite Creek Cabin

Granite Creek Cabin

Cle Elum, WA

Historic Seattle Fire Station

Historic Seattle Fire Station

Property Respositioning
Pioneer Square - Seattle, WA

DO GOOD WORK. FOR GOOD PEOPLE.

 

PREVIOUS CLIENTS

OUR TEAM

Mark Ward

Architect & Founder

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Mark founded Seattle-based UPWARD Architecture and Interiors in 2016 after 16 years of diverse architectural and interiors experience in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. He set out to build an architectural practice that would ACT BIG, STAY SMALL, and DO GOOD. And UPWARD has intentionally remained small enough for Mark to be intimately connected with his work and clients, but capable of marshalling the best resources required of any project. Mark oversees all project work, from conceptualization through construction, in addition to cultivating lasting and meaningful professional relationships with clients and builders alike.
Mark obtained a Bachelor of Interior Architecture degree at Kansas State University and Master of Architecture degree from the University of Washington where he had the distinct opportunity to study with Pritzker Prize Laureate Glen Murcutt and spend four months studying at the UW Rome Center in Italy.
Mark lives with his wife in West Seattle where he is also involved with the Rotary Club of West Seattle. He enjoys cycling, travel, and is an avid sailor and competes regularly in regattas throughout the Pacific Northwest.

MARK WARD

Architect & Founder

ACCREDITATIONS
• Licensed Architect | Washington State #11746
• National Council of Architectural Registration Boards | (NCARB) #109711

EDUCATION
• Master of Architecture | University of Washington, 2005, thesis prize recipient
• Bachelor of Interior Architecture | Kansas State University, 2000

ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION
• Design Studio Critic | University of Washington
• Instructor and Design Studio Critic | Bellevue College
• Graduate Teaching Assistant | University of Washington
• Design Studio Critic | California College of Arts & Crafts
• Experiential Education Program Leader | American Youth Foundation, 1992-2001

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS
• AGC Tenant Improvement under $5M Award Westland Distillery, with Urbanadd 2014
• INAWARD – Hospitality 1st Place Westland Distillery, with Urbanadd 2013
• Walla Walla Market Station Design Competition Finalist, 2007
• Medal for Exceptional Achievement University of WA, College of Architecture, 2005
• Jones and Jones Endowed Fellowship 2004
• IWF Design Emphasis Furniture Competition Second Place 2000
• KCADDR Regional Design Competition First Place, 2000

current & recent projects

@UPWARD ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS
• Yavapai Cabin | Walker, AZ
• SeaTac Airport Restaurants (various) | SeaTac, WA
• Georgetown Distillery & CAF | Seattle, WA
• Wride Residence | West Seattle, WA
• Longrifle Winery | Prosser, WA
• Mountain States Construction | Sunnyside, WA
• Iron Mountain | Tukwila, WA
• Dumas Bay Residence | Federal Way, WA
• Hawley Residence | West Seattle, WA
• Tiger Mountain Outpost | Issaquah, WA
• Federal Way Daycare | Federal Way, WA
• James Bay Distillery | Everett, WA
• Pine Ridge Winery | Napa Valley, CA
• Aquilini Winery | Benton County, WA
• Abbott Construction | Seattle, WA
• Zirkle Fruit | Selah, WA
• Graybar Electric | Seattle WA
• Double Canyon Winery | Richland, WA
• Bay Vista Condominium Renovations | Seattle, WA
• Mercer Island Residence | Mercer Island, WA
• Continental Place Condominium Renovation | Seattle, WA

past projects

@URBANADD ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN
co-founder and principal 2008-2015

• Estates Tasting Room | Seattle WA (with Best Practice Architecture)
• Scratch Distillery | Edmonds, WA
• Westland Distillery | Seattle, WA
• Bookwalter Winery | Richland, WA
• Pro Sales Stainless Steel | Puyallup WA and Jerome, ID
• AAA Cruise and Travel | Throughout Washington State (with 5ive Creative)
• Historic Olympia Brewery Redevelopment & Deschutes River Bridge | Olympia, WA
• Ward&Co. Men’s Grooming | Seattle, WA
• Vaupell Industrial Plastics | Seattle, WA
• City National Bank | Lawton, OK
• Hospice of Southwest Oklahoma | Lawton, OK
• Retina Institute of Washington | Renton, WA
• Kardokus Residence | Seattle, WA
• Silver Fir Ski Lodge Summit at Snoqualmie Pass | Snoqualmie WA
• Yakima Millsite Redevelopment | Yakima, WA (with Dan Stetler and Ray Johnston)
• Plymouth Housing Group Multiple Projects | Seattle, WA
• TEN20 Black Box Theater | Bellevue, WA
• BECU Neighborhood Financial Centers | Throughout Washington State (with 5ive Creative)
• Advantage Manufacturing Technologies | Monroe, WA
• Swedish Medical Tenant Improvements | Seattle, WA

@SKB ARCHITECTS
designer, 2005-2008

• Cobb Building Penthouse Residence | Seattle, WA
• Colonial Grand Historic Renovation | Seattle, WA
• Fenwick & West Attorney Workplace | Seattle, WA
• ISILON Systems Workplace | Seattle WA
• Children’s Home Society | Seattle, WA
• Inn at the Village | Woodinville, WA
• Bear Mountain Ranch | Chelan, WA
• Sagecliffe Resort at Cave B | Quincy, WA
• IDEON NeoCon Showroom | Chicago, IL
• Watson Furniture NeoCon Showroom | Chicago, IL

@YGH ARCHITECTS
designer, 2001-2003

• Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt Attorney Workplace | Portland, OR
• Perkins & Company Attorneys Workplace | Portland, OR
• Portland Community College Expansion and Renovations | Portland, OR
• Western Culinary Institute | Portland, OR

@GENSLER
designer 2000-2001 & 2003-2004

• Bank of America | Pacific Northwest roll-out
• Apple Computer Retail prototype design | Nationwide roll-out program
• Volkswagen Retail | Nationwide roll-out program
• Seattle Monorail Madison Street Station | Seattle, WA

Kristin Dejong

Interior Designer

Kristin has worked in the Interior Design industry since 2005 when she completed her first interior design internship prior to attending the University of Southern California. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree at USC, she earned both a Certificate of Interior Design and a Master of Interior Architecture Degree from UCLA.
After spending several years focusing on hospitality and high-end residential projects in Southern California, Kristin returned home to the Pacific Northwest to continue her design career. Our region’s leading sustainable design practices have dovetailed with Kristin’s professional aspirations and she has maintained her WELL Accredited Professional credential since 2016. In addition to her goal of implementing healthy building strategies and materials into projects, she also excels and enjoys educating clients and teams on the benefits of these too.
When she’s not working, Kristin can be found cheering on her favorite sports teams (Go Seahawks!) or spending time with family and her enormous Bernadoodle Porter.

KRISTIN DEJONG

Interior Designer

ACCREDITATIONS
• National Council for Interior Design Qualification | NCIDQ #31701
• WELL AP

EDUCATION
• Master of Interior Architecture | UCLA Extension + Cal Poly Pomona, 2012
• Certificate of Interior Design | UCLA Extension, 2011
• Bachelor of Science Business Administration | University of Southern California, 2009

current & recent projects

@UPWARD ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS
Interior Designer, 2017-Present
• Alki Masonic | West Seattle, WA
• Schippers Cabin | Walker, AZ
• Duffy-Murphy Residence | Seattle, WA
• Federal Way Daycare | Federal Way, WA
• James Bay Distillery, Everett, WA
• Sell Residence | Seattle, WA
• Stratfold Residence | Seattle, WA
• Georgetown CAF | Seattle, WA
• Rife Residence | Mercer Island, WA
• Lamb Residence | Tacoma, WA
• Longrifle Winery | Prosser, WA
• Mountain States Construction | Sunnyside, WA
• Iron Mountain | Tukwila, WA
• Hartshorn Residence | Federal Way, WA
• Bozeat Residence | West Seattle, WA
• Schoenfeld Dean Street | Seattle, WA
• Graybar Electric | Seattle WA
• Abbott Construction | Seattle, WA
• Aquilini Winery | Benton County, WA
• Zirkle Fruit | Selah, WA
• Double Canyon Winery | Richland, WA
• Hawley Residence | West Seattle, WA
• SeaTac Airport Restaurants (various) | SeaTac, WA
• Westland Distillery Office Renovation | Seattle, WA
• Bay Vista Condominium Renovations | Seattle, WA

past projects

@GGLO
Interior Designer, 2014-2017
• Atlas Apartments | Issaquah, WA
• 225 Roy Apartments | Seattle, WA
• Hilton Seattle Airport Renovation | Seattle, WA
• Merrill Gardens Oceanside | Oceanside, CA
• Aegis West Seattle | Seattle, WA
• Silverado Bellingham | Bellingham, WA
• Indian Creek Plaza Ice Skate Rental | Caldwell, ID

@SFA DESIGN
Interior Designer, 2013-2014 & 2009
• Arizona Biltmore Renovation | Phoenix, AZ
• Fountainview at Gonda Westside | Los Angeles, CA
• Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills Renovation | Beverly Hills, CA
• La Quinta Resort Renovation | La Quinta, CA
• Multiple Private Residences | Throughout California, New York, and Florida

@DESIGN COLLECTIF
Interior Designer, 2012-2013
• Multiple Private Residences | Throughout Malibu and The Hamptons

@BOWERY DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT
Interior Designer, 2010-2011
• Multiple Private Residences | Throughout Los Angeles

Veronica Restrepo

Designer

Veronica grew up in the Seattle area and received a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design Degree from the University of Washington. During her time at UW, and her studies in materials and furniture design with instructors Penny Maulden, Steve Withycombe, and Jack Hunter, Veronica developed a keen interest in woodworking and fabrication. She nurtured this interest through international studies in Denmark and at the UW Rome Center in Italy. Her passion for architecture derives from her background in ceramic sculpture, fabrication, and her enthusiastic desire to create functional design solutions to complex architectural problems.
Since starting at Upward, Veronica has worked on numerous residential, manufacturing and master planning projects. Outside of work, you’ll never see Veronica without her toy poodle Aikido. She’s also passionate about collecting indoor plants and propagating them for friends and family. As her career progresses, Veronica intends to pursue continued education and graduate degree in Architecture.

VERONICA RESTREPO

Designer

ACCREDITATIONS
• In-Progress NCARB | National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

EDUCATION
• Bachelor of Arts in Architecture Design | University of Washington, 2018

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS
• Chair Affair, Honorable Mention | Interior Designers of Idaho (IDI) 2019

current & recent projects

@UPWARD ARCHITECTURE & INTERIORS
• Schippers Cabin | Walker, AZ
• Ward Residence | West Seattle, WA
• Georgetown Distillery & CAF | Seattle, WA
• Lamb Residence | Tacoma, WA
• SeaTac Airport Restaurants (various) | SeaTac, WA
• Mountain States Construction | Sunnyside, WA
• Master Halco | Seattle, WA
• Iron Mountain | Tukwila, WA
• Hartshorn Residence | Federal Way, WA
• Hawley Residence Entrance | West Seattle, WA
• Tiger Mountain Outpost | Issaquah, WA
• Wride Residence | West Seattle, WA
• Westland Distillery Sidewalk Café | Seattle, WA
• Aquilini Winery | Benton County, WA
• Keating Residence | Seattle, WA
• Graybar Electric | Seattle WA
• Yakima Millsite Conceptual Redevelopment | Yakima, WA

What Our Clients and Colleagues Are Saying

Janet StarrHomeowner

I recommend Mark Ward as an exemplary architect, one who works well with a team. Mark brought his creativity, knowledge and experience to this project. It was his kindness, warmth and easy-to-be-with style that led to a great collaboration and a close relationship, a person we are delighted to recommend as a professional, and one we call a friend.

Taylor KnightCrimson Wine Group

Mark was a true pleasure to work with on The Estates Wine Room. This was a unique project for Crimson Wine Group, a jump into a business concept and city where we had very little prior experience. Mark was a thoughtful partner from the beginning, and guided our constantly-evolving team through every step of the process, always with our objectives and vision in mind. We were extremely pleased with the ultimate result - a tasting room and retail space that is uniquely striking and communicated our brand values - a place where we are proud to showcase our wines.

Gabriel QuijadaSchuchart Construction/Dow

A remodel we recently completed with Upward is an example of just how successful a project can be when the client, architect and contractor really work together as a team. Mark's design talent speaks for itself, but he is also a good steward of his client's investment. He makes a persuasive case when the best materials and craftsmanship are truly valuable, and with those resources he has the skill and experience to create beautiful spaces and atmospheres. He guides the team, effectively throughout both the design and construction process, and the result is something everyone can be proud of.

Kim and Bryan KarrickScratch Distillery

We knew after the first meeting with Mark's team that this was a group of people that could understand what our company was about and what we hopes to convey with our architectural design - as an extension of our brand. Mark navigated regulatory concerns, led planning efforts of our various systems, and organized our interviewing and bid negotiating process with our contractor. We found the right company for our project - and we're so happy to recommend Mark Ward for all of your design, architectural and project management needs.