David Schraer


YS BUILT    2017-current

  • YS BUILT is a Seattle design-build company specializing in modern sustainable homes in collaboration with leading local architects and the distributor of LEICHT modular German kitchens.

In Plain Air Architects & Planners     1987-1999 & 2003-current

  • Owner
  • Wide-ranging commercial, retail, industrial and residential practice

White Center Community Development Association     2002-2003

  • First Executive Director
  • Sponsored five International Festivals and Global Supper
  • Opened a storefront office on Main Street with four partner agencies

FizzyLab Corporation     2000-2001

  • Product Development Strategist & Marketing Coordinator
  • 85 employee contextual search startup

Alliance Development Company     1985-1986

  • Project Manager

Architectural Employment     1979-1984

  • The Bumgardner Architects, Kumata & Associates, NBBJ & others

Peace Corps, Sultanate of Oman     1977-79

  • Archaeology & Historic Preservation Specialist

Education & Certification

The National Development Council – Housing Development Finance Professional     2003

Washington State Architectural Registration     1988

Washington University in St. Louis,  Bachelor of Arts in Architecture      1976

Public Service

Light and Air, public policy blog    2009-

Queen City Community Development, founder and first ED     1995-99

  • Queen City was the parent organization of the Seattle LGBT Community Center

Thomas Goldstein for Seattle City Council, Campaign Manager      1997

Rainier Valley Chamber of Commerce,  Board Member & Chair, Economic Development Committee     1988-1999

Homecoming Project, organizer, with the American Friends Service Committee     1991-93

Rally Against Hate, organizer, with the National Campaign for Freedom of Expression    1991

BluPrint: for Architecture, President  & Board Member   early 1980’s

Arcade:   The Northwest Journal of Architecture & Design,  Editor & Editorial Board Member     early 1980’s