Lee Loveland, AIA

Vice President
Lee & Associates Pacific Northwest - Seattle

Specializing in Development, Hotel, & Multifamily

Lee Loveland

Lee Loveland
Vice President

D: 206.773.2672
C: 206.849.4746


Specializing in Development, Hotel, & Multifamily

Lee brings over 25+ years of diverse experience in the fields of architecture and development services, drawing on his knowledge and understanding of structures, planning and design, the development process, construction methodologies, organizational skills, and creativity.

After graduating from the University of Washington and finishing a tour of duty as an officer in the Army, Lee returned to Seattle to begin his practice of architecture. He founded Group West Associates in 1980, which ultimately became Group West Companies (“GWC”) in 1992 to provide expanded services in the disciplines of architecture, interior design and real estate development. GWC was a 50% partner with an international construction company in a successful design-build firm from 1994-2006. In recent years, GWC was superseded by GWest Architecture of which he was a founder and principal architect.

In early 2019 Lee retired from his architectural practice to form GWDS, LLC (Group West Development Services), a company focused on assisting clients in identifying, structuring and implementing successful development opportunities. GWDS enjoys a synergistic working relationship with Lee & Associates Commercial Real Estate.

Lee’s clients include landowners, investors, developers and end-users throughout the western region. In addition, he has a unique, extensive and long-time working relationship with Native American Tribes throughout the United States and Alaska. He has completed the planning and design of a wide range of project types including multi-family, hotel/resort, casino, commercial office, restaurant and ‘experience-based’ destination planning. Some of his representative architectural and development services projects include the O2 Apartments (3rd & Battery – Seattle, WA), Granville Island Hotel (Vancouver, B.C.), Interurban Hotel (Tukwila, WA), Harbour Pointe Retail Centre (Mukilteo, WA), as well as significant development and architectural projects for Native American Tribes throughout the western region and beyond, including Sycuan Casino (California), Lone Butte Casino (Arizona), Quinault Beach Resort (Washington), Lummi Nation Government Center (Washington) and the Coeur d’Alene Casino/Resort (Idaho).

Professional Affiliations

  • Commercial Brokers Association (CBA)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker (#119104) - Washington


  • Bachelor of Architecture - University of Washington
  • Graduate Studies in Urban Planning - University of Washington