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Boris Srdar

Boris Srdar

Affiliate Associate Professor

Originally from Croatia, Boris Srdar graduated from the University of Zagreb School Of Architecture. After working in Zagreb for three years, he moved to the United States where he received his Master in Design Studies from Harvard University.

As a principal at NAC Architecture for over a decade, Boris has led the design of a wide range of projects, including large-scale educational, medical, recreational and civic buildings across the western United States. With a passion for architecture that inspires, Boris has focused his efforts at NAC on elevating firm-wide design excellence.

Through a combination of dual architectural backgrounds augmented with a breadth of worldwide travel, Boris developed a strong sensitivity to specificity of place. In particular, this approach is founded on establishing a more dynamic dialogue between a project and its context, whether urban or natural. Engagement of the built environment and landscape is of the utmost importance for design that focuses on the experiential quality of architecture.

As a result of this design pursuit, Boris’s projects have been recognized on state, national and international levels. His Hazel Wolf K-8 ESTEM School in Seattle was selected as a second-best future project of the year in 2015 by World Architecture News. In addition, five schools have received national AIA CAE awards and seven projects have received AIA Washington Civic design awards in the last decade.

Projects designed by Boris have been widely published nationally and internationally, including being featured in the international review of K-12 architecture by Hi-design International Publishing. Boris’s design for Mount Si High School has been featured in Architectural Record, and a variety of educational design magazines regularly showcase his projects.

Boris continues to share his design expertise through conference presentations across the United States, which has garnered international attention and led to invitations to speak abroad. He is a frequent contributor to both local and national design publications. Within the Seattle design community, Boris has organized and moderated events on a variety of design topics, including a panel presentation during the Bellevue Arts Museum’s Louis Kahn exhibit and a discussion at the 2017 Seattle International Architecture Forum.