Roy L. Rountree, AIA
Roy Rountree brings 25+ years' experience as an architect in Alaska and Manager of the firm's Anchorage office. Roy's genuine concern for meeting the client's needs is coupled with vast experience in project management and construction. Born and raised in Juneau, Alaska, he has a great sensitivity toward the natural environment and a knowledge of Alaska's varying climates and their demands on materials and buildings as a whole. His experience throughout the state has resulted in projects which are culturally appropriate, climatically responsive, sustainable and provide exceptional value to the client.
Roy has overseen the firm's transition from 2D design to collaborative design using 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. He fully understands the benefits this technology offers for the design team, owner, and contractor.
Roy's love of being in the outdoors brings him back to the banks of the Copper river every year on his annual dipnetting expedition. While the office mourns his absence during this time, the atmosphere quickly changes to cheer when we are rewarded with jars of his famous smoked copper river red salmon!
Tracy A. Vanairsdale, AIA, LEED™AP
Born and raised in Fairbanks, Tracy is a true community builder who has a great love for Alaska and is dedicated to creating a better built environment and better communities through her career and volunteer work. Tracy's experience with commercial, educational and civic projects encompasses the full development of a successful design, from initial concept through construction administration. She believes that collaboration is essential to create a successful design solution, and she enjoys working in the collaborative environment fostered at Bettisworth North. Her passion and team spirit led her to create Bettisworth North's women's soccer team, which she's played on for the past 12 years.
Tracy's goal is to surpass the client's expectations and provide the most creative, technically feasible and energy-efficient solution to their design challenges. Following her interest in the environment, she became one of the first few LEED-accredited professionals in Alaska through the United States Green Building Council in 2003.
Tracy loves to travel inside and outside of the state and enjoys being a part of a variety of projects, large and small, from Ketchikan to Nome. Her enthusiasm for team-oriented design helps private enterprise and non-profit companies throughout Alaska, and emphasizes her belief that everyone benefits from the collaborative design process.
Mark Kimerer, ASLA, PLA, CPSI
Mark started Bettisworth North's landscape architecture group in 2010 and became a principal in 2014. With 20 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture, he says his contribution to the built environment is creating buildable site designs that work well for the public, clients and the environment. Mark believes community and professional involvement are integral parts of our responsibility as professionals and community leaders. Mark volunteers for Engineers Week, served on Anchorage's Urban Design Commission and was president of the Alaska Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Mark's greatest satisfaction comes from successfully collaborating with others. He is comfortable working within large, multidisciplinary teams and managing and designing smaller projects. He takes a special interest in creating a firm culture that is built on positivity, communication and community values.
Moving to Alaska from Montana, Mark loves the outdoors and the mountains, and you are likely to find him out biking on the Coastal Trail, hiking Near Point or skiing at Arctic Valley.