About Us

Design Evolution offers Architectural Programming, Planning, Feasibility Studies, Design, Construction Documentation and Construction Administration, Web Design, and Branding services.

We believe that sustainability in design is an imperative and that there is much to be learned from the natural environment through Biomimicry. Furthermore our experience with both furniture construction and Architectural design/build has led to a deepened interest in construction and material manipulation.

Web Design / Development

Our web design, development, and multi-media branding has given multiple Architectural, Consulting, and Environmental Assessment clients an online presence allowing them compete in the online marketplace effectively and efficiently.

Design Evolution was founded in 2008 by Leigh Wilkins.


Architect (Washington State, California, Queensland), NCARB, LEED AP

Leigh is a licensed architect in the US and Queensland, Australia with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. In 2000 Leigh served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, West Africa focusing on environmental and community development. In 2005 she received the Charles Winthrop Leas, III Academic Scholarship for her work at the University of Washington. Additionally, in 2006, she was nominated for the Frederick P Rose Fellowship for her Thesis work on post-disaster relief housing in New Orleans, LA and Sri Lanka.

Her design interests include architecture, graphics, web design and sustainability. Her experience ranges from high-end residential and hospitality design to mid-size commercial and market rate mid-rise residential design.


Architect (Washington State, Queensland), AIA, LEED AP

Ian is an architect and artist with a wide variety of design and project management experience. Ian has worked on single family residences, mixed-use residential, transit/light-rail and world class shopping centers. This experience has given him a unique understanding of what contributes to the character and culture of a place.