Profile

Leadership

Dan Seiser
AIA, LEED AP, SCUP
Principal

After joining the firm in 1982, Dan has cultivated his knowledge in master planning, programming, condition surveys, and concept design on a wide variety of projects. Over the years Dan has defined his portfolio serving both K-12 and higher education clients. An active member in several organizations including, the American Institute of Architects and the Society for Campus and University Planning, he’s committed to bringing cutting-edge design and materials that can be applied to our projects and fit the needs of Northern environments.

Scott Worthington
AIA, LEED AP
Partner, Principal

Scott brings more than 30 years of Alaska architecture experience to the leadership team. The depth and breadth of his portfolio includes an award winning K-12 school design, various facilities for the United States Military, and a variety of historical preservation projects for the National Park Service. With a fine arts background, Scott is known for blending art, function, and practicality within his designs. He approaches projects with enthusiasm and creativity and is committed to designing built environments that positively impact communities.

Victor Valenote
AIA, LEED AP, A4LE
Principal

Victor has over 25 years of experience as an architect, and has been a Principal with BDS Architects since 2008. Over the years, he has developed an expertise in arctic planning, design, and construction that is unmatched by his peers in the Alaska design community. Victor offers a thoughtful and rigorous understanding of each project’s unique context and dynamics. He has honed his skills to successfully design complex renovations, additions, and new facilities specific for the Alaskan landscape. Combining his extensive experience while listening to the needs and vision of the communities, he creates structures that are balanced, efficient, and positively impact the lives of users.

Eric Spangler
AIA
Partner, Principal

Specializing in the planning and programming of a variety of facilities for over 20 years, Eric always works to apply universal design standards to ensure users have an equal opportunity to experience a space. His ability to translate client’s goals into design solutions that are technically progressive as well as functional result in award winning designs, including the AIA recognized Palmer SEED Lab. Eric has proven his abilities throughout Alaska taking the lead on the Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs that cultivate workplace skills in Alaska’s youth.