About Us

Our Team

Barbara Cline, AIA

Architect

M.S. Civil Engineering, Stanford University
B.A. Architecture, University of California

Barbara’s professional practice celebrates the dance between art and science. Her hands-on style of integrating the project team generates projects of all types and sizes whose outcomes are appropriate to project goals, budget, and schedule parameters. Her professional leadership specifically targets detailed pre-project planning; programming; design identification; code and compliance reviews; interior design; and documentation of these critical steps of project implementation. Barbara’s direct experience with housing has been augmented by 35 years as an architect and owner working directly with contractors and subcontractors to build and remodel houses and buildings.
Barbara is a licensed Architect in Washington State.

Tracy Levy

Operations Manager

M.S. Nonprofit Management, Worcester State University
B.S. Urban Studies, Worcester State University

Born and raised in Yakima, Tracy is a reckless optimist. Tracy has just returned home after spending the past several years in Massachusetts. Tracy helped start Yakima Maker Space in its infancy and “herded the cats” into a fiscally responsible management. Tracy joins Inversion with over nine years of data management and nonprofit experience.

Jordan Lowe

Project Manager

M. Arch, University of Idaho
B.S. Architecture, University of Idaho

Jordan’s work experience in central Washington began in low-income weatherization. Though energy conservation and building science were his initial interest, the human implications of housing are what he cares about most. Jordan worked for years on energy retrofits and witnessed how aging houses in rural Washington were crippling family’s economic and social lives. This compelled him to act. Working for Inversion Design Build, Jordan applies his architectural knowledge and construction experience to building new homes that are durable, safe, and affordable to operate.

Nate Poel, Architect

Founder

M. Arch, University of Oregon
B.A. Interdisciplinary, Calvin University

In college Nathan traveled from Honduras to Arizona, recording the stories of migrants on their way north. That journey changed him and he dedicated his career to helping migrants find their way into their new homes. He came to Yakima through the Enterprise Rose Fellowship, a national program that embeds designers in affordable housing nonprofits. Nathan has been designing and developing multi-family homes in Washington State for ten years and started Inversion Design Build to fill the gaps he saw in the market for affordable housing. He is co-founder of Yakima Maker Space, enjoys building sea kayaks, and hiking with his son.
Nathan is a LEED Accredited Professional and a licensed Architect in Washington State.

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Design Services

With over 60 years of combined professional experience, we are proud of the design excellence and Central Washington lens we bring to each and every project.

We take pride in the range of housing we work with. From the smallest Garden House to a multi-family mixed use building, we bring a particular high-desert eye to each and every home. We look forward to talking with you and learning together how to get the most out of each place we design together.

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