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Wolf Saar



"I believe passionately that exceptional design grows from a collaborative process. Bringing together the best ideas to blend beauty and function inspires and motivates all of us to create memorable environments that nurture the body, mind and spirit."

With the belief that a robust design process plays a powerful role in delivering excellence,  Wolf serves on the management team for VIA—A Perkins Eastman Studio and leads VIA’s Seattle and Vancouver, BC, offices as Co-Managing Principal. An award-winning architect and community leader, Wolf has led all aspects of an architectural practice over the course of a career spanning thirty-five-plus years. He is recognized for his leadership in the completion of a diverse portfolio of projects for private, not-for-profit, and public clients in the Puget Sound Region, as well as nationally and internationally.

Wolf has a passion for giving back to the profession of architecture and has served on the Washington State University School of Design and Construction’s Professional Advisory Board, chaired the City of Seattle’s East Design Review Board and currently serves on the Standing Advisory Committee at Seattle University.

As a leader at the American Institute of Architects, Wolf has chaired the National AIA Contract Documents Committee and served two-terms as Director, Board Member, and Treasurer for AIA Seattle.

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In addition to being a leader of the practice, Wolf is recognized for his deep experience in design for seniors, spanning individual communities to the urban realm. His passion grows from his knowledge and insight leading residential projects in the United States, Canada, and Japan. Mentorship is central to Wolf’s career, and he approaches this role as an advisor and coach who believes in inspiring growth through empowerment.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (206) 812-0032
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  • Education

  • University of Washington, Design Firm Leadership + Management Certificate
  • Washington State University, B.Arch
  • Associations

  • Fellow, American Institute of Architects
  • Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
  • Architectural Institute of British Columbia
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
  • U.S. Green Building Council, LEED Accredited Professional