Mitch Darby, licensed Realtor & registered Architect (Northwest Real Estate)

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Get to know Mitch Darby


Have we met? I'm Mitch Darby, a registered architect and licensed real estate broker (Realtor®) living and working in beautiful central Oregon.

My history in brief is that I was born in Portland and raised in Gresham, Oregon. In 1994, I graduated from the University of Oregon with a 5-year Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Architecture (with a minor in Art History) and immediately found work at a large architectural firm in Portland. In late 1999, I sat for and passed the architectural licensing exams - officially becoming a registered Architect in the State of Oregon in January 2000. In 2002, I relocated from Portland to central Oregon and have been here ever since.

The 2008 recession triggered several rounds of lay-offs and re-hires at the architectural firms I last worked for, with one of them eventually closing for good at the end of 2012. Rather than move back to Portland (or another large metro area), I chose to stay in central Oregon and open my own company, Obsidian Architecture llc.

In early 2016, with the housing market on the rebound, I decided to obtain my broker's license and branch out into the world of real estate as well. While the two professions are unique unto themselves, I am finding that they also complement each other rather nicely.

As far as I am aware, I am the only Realtor®/Architect in central Oregon. While I am not a licensed appraiser or inspector, I am happy to offer my professional advice/opinion on other aspects of real estate such as design, siting, materials, remodeling, etc.

Outside of my professional life, or perhaps in support of it, I enjoy music, cinema, photography,outdoor activities, and travel. As a parting bit of trivia, those of you of a certain age (or ageless) might appreciate that a number of those pursuits intersected during a trip I took to the North African country of Tunisia some years ago where I was able to visit the shooting locations for the original STAR WARS as well as two of its prequels (along with a number of locales from RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, THE ENGLISH PATIENT, and MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN).


Service Areas (4)
  • Bend, OR
  • Jefferson County, OR
  • Jefferson County, OR
  • Crook County, OR
  • Deschutes County, OR
Languages (1)
  • English