About Batt + Lear
Batt + Lear is a family-run Seattle business that has been dedicated to designing and building sustainably since 1999. We build and remodel structures to be highly energy-efficient, simple, and functional. We have developed strong relationships with local trade professionals, artisans and product designers, and we bring those relationships to bear in each of our projects.The Batt + Lear family is comprised of builders, designers, managers, landscapers, cabinetmakers, researchers, teachers, building science geeks, musicians, artists, food and drink enthusiasts.
Marketa has been working in the office with b+l for more than ten years.
She enjoys gardening, hiking and skiing, and doing all she can can to save the planet for future generations.
During the two and a half years that Brant has been with b+l, he has embraced the constant adaptation that sustainable building requires.
He enjoys kayaking and poetry.
Chris started with b+l in the cabinet shop in 2014.
She is passionate about working towards climate justice solutions with passionate, skilled, and determined people.
Outside work, Chris practices Kajukenbo, a street fighting martial art, and enjoys growing, fermenting, eating food.
She is very interested in working with women and youth to feel empowered to dream big and problem solve through tool use and frequent practice!
Shawn has been with this company since September of 2017. He is a seasoned high-end remodeler and project manager with more than 30 years in the construction industry.
He chose b+l to do everything he can to help save the planet.
He enjoys hiking and riding his motorcycle
Julian has been with b+l for one year.
His favorite part of green building is the acting locally to affect globally mentality of it.
His hobbies outside of the company include playing music and studying history.
Nick has worked with b+l since 2012, though there have been some breaks during that period.
His favorite thing about green building is the simple feat of keeping debris out of the land fill. It breaks his heart when stuff goes to the dump and he always tries to recycle and reuse as much as possible.
“For me, green building is about providing a high performance house for people that is safe and free of toxins. I’m not too concerned with awards and certifications, I just want our customers to be happy.”
Nick likes scuba diving and snow boarding.
Greg has been working with b+l for four years.
His favorite thing about sustainable building is using science to craft comfortable, efficient, resilient buildings that will last well beyond his lifetime.
He enjoys alpine skiing and bicycle touring.
Laurel has been working with b+l for one and a half years.
Through her work at b+l she enjoys making a positive impact on the world and encouraging the younger generation to do the same
Outside of work, Laurel loves exploring Washington and all the beauty it has to offer and weekend trips on the Harley.
Nikolai has been at b+l for more than two years.
He holds a degree from Art University and enjoys fine art painting, wood carving and fishing.
Mark has been with b+l for seven years.
He believes strongly in MORE recycling and less waste .
Mark’s hobbies include fishing, cooking, lawn maintenance, gardening and camping.
Sid has worked b+l for six years.
His favorite thing about sustainable building is being able to build high efficiency houses.
Sid enjoys playing music and painting.
awards + accolades
(pending) Roy Passive House Petal Certified, Living Building Challenge
Built Green Hammer Award, for leadership in Green Building, 2017
Batt + Lear featured in Modern Home Builder Magazine, 2017
10x10x10 Guild Green Building Slam winner for Light House, 2017
Light House certified 5-Star Built Green, 2016
Light House certified DOE Zero Energy Ready Home, 2016
10x10x10 Green Building Slam winner for Roy Passive House, 2015
Roy Passive House certified as Passive House, 5-Star Built Green,2015
REX Award from the MBA (Master Builders Association) of King/Snohomish Counties for the Tiny Kitchen Project, 2014
Wallingford Design Awards winner for the Common View House, 2012
Built Green Hammer Award, 2012
Built Green Pioneer Award; Jason Lear, 2011
Finalist in Seattle’s Little Footprint, Big Forest contest, 2011
NW EcoBuilding Guild 10x10x10, 2010
NW EcoBuilding Guild 10x10x10, 2009
Built Green Green Hammer Award, 2008
Natural Home’s Kitchen of the Year, 2008
Bathroom of the Year, Northwest Design Awards, 2003