Russell started at KDA near the beginning of his career, after graduating from WSU with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1992. In the late 90s, he then moved to the west side to experience the “Big City Life” and work on large commercial projects. Now he is back in his hometown, and at KDA, with a plethora of unique experiences and ideas. While working in architecture he embraced CGI and 3D rendering and is a member of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI). He runs multiple websites and an Online community in his efforts to help other artists hone their craft and excel as professionals.
Russell has worked on many project types and scales, from hi-end custom homes to twin tower high rises, from multi-family housing in Alaska to handling the day-to-day operations of large retail anchor store accounts. He has a down-to-earth pragmatic and common-sense approach to design with a talent for approaching challenges from different angles. First and foremost, he believes in listening to the client and their needs then applying his experience and that of his team to help them ‘Visualize the Possibilities’ and come up with a unique and thought-provoking solution.
In his free time, you can often find him at a car show or the races. He still has his very first car, which he built, a 1947 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe street rod. His stable of cars includes a highly modified C5 Corvette and a Porsche 944 Turbo. He is involved with local car clubs and when the weather is nice you will find him almost every Saturday morning at the local Coffee and Cars gathering with his stepson.