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David Vincent, AIA

After working in construction for over 12 years doing everything from foundation work to finish carpentry, David decided to broaden his knowledge further by attending Washington State University where in 2001 he received both a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree. David joined Milbrandt Architects in 2011 as a Project Manager and since that time has worked his way up to a Principal and Owner. His professional years in the field of architecture have involved a broad range of project types, including high end custom residential, institutional, commercial, podium buildings, public projects, and mixed use multi-family projects. David’s experience brings a unique combination of thoughtful and elegant design backed by the reassurance of knowing how it should be built. His working knowledge of construction minimizes miscommunication with local jurisdictions, consultants, and contractors. David’s abilities and experience include design, construction document preparation, specification review and preparation, addressing RFIs, ASIs, CCDs, attending design and construction meetings, construction observation, shop drawing review, managing multiple project teams, scheduling, and all aspects of firm ownership. David has a history of being both an artistic problem solver and a time efficient manager with a dedicated work ethic. He has a proven record of meeting deadlines, working closely with jurisdictions to meet client needs, and providing fast and effective resolution in the field.

After working in construction for over 12 years doing everything from foundation work to finish carpentry, David decided to broaden his knowledge further by attending Washington State University where in 2001 he received both a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree. David joined Milbrandt Architects in 2011 as a Project Manager and since that time has worked his way up to a Principal and Owner. His professional years in the field of architecture have involved a broad range of project types, including high end custom residential, institutional, commercial, podium buildings, public projects, and mixed use multi-family projects. David’s experience brings a unique combination of thoughtful and elegant design backed by the reassurance of knowing how it should be built. His working knowledge of construction minimizes miscommunication with local jurisdictions, consultants, and contractors. David’s abilities and experience include design, construction document preparation, specification review and preparation, addressing RFIs, ASIs, CCDs, attending design and construction meetings, construction observation, shop drawing review, managing multiple project teams, scheduling, and all aspects of firm ownership. David has a history of being both an artistic problem solver and a time efficient manager with a dedicated work ethic. He has a proven record of meeting deadlines, working closely with jurisdictions to meet client needs, and providing fast and effective resolution in the field.
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Vicki Ha AIA(she/her)

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Sheryl Cababa (she/her)

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Stacey Crumbaker (she/her)

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Cory Hitzemann (he/him)

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Nicole DeNamur Hon. AIA (she/her)

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Matt Hutchins AIA (he/him)

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Marijana Misic AIA (she/her)

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Heather Pogue AIA (she/her)

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Michele Hill AIA (she/her)

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Andrea Aguilera

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Nicole DeNamur

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WHAT IS THE VALUE OF AIA TO YOU? Relationships. Through AIA Seattle, I have made professional connections and found mentors whose insights I truly value. I have also strengthened existing relationships, made new friends, and both broadened and strengthened my

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Michele Hill

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WHAT IS THE VALUE OF AIA TO YOU? I value the ability to connect with other like-minded professionals in the region to work together toward positive change in our profession and the built environment. I am continually impressed by the

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Marijana Misic

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WHAT IS THE VALUE OF AIA TO YOU? AIA Seattle staff has always been helpful, supportive, and encouraging. Their commitment to welcoming any question, curiosity, or request, and ensuring a follow-up with information has been unprecedented, which has elevated my

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Cory Hitzemann

WHAT IS THE VALUE OF AIA TO YOU? The broad range of programs offered by AIA Seattle has been very valuable for my growth as well as others within our firm. It has helped us keep up with changes in

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Heather Pogue

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WHY DID YOU JOIN AIA SEATTLE? To find resources and inspirational programming. HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN WHAT YOU DO FOR A LIVING? I walk clients through a very daunting task, line by line, conversation by conversation, starting from a concept

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Matt Hutchins

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WHAT IS THE VALUE OF AIA TO YOU? Architecture is never easy, and having the support of a peer group of professionals makes the journey more fulfilling. A few years ago, I started having a more active role in AIA

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Heather Skeehan

Through working in the architecture (ZGF), construction (GLY), and now owner/developer (citizenM) sides of the industry, leading teams and developing a diverse array of projects, I have learned an approach to projects that focuses on: identifying shared values and goals; deep collaboration and empathy; and use of tools to embed and support the use of diverse data that can be used throughout the life of a building.
I went to Tulane School of Architecture and was a member of the inaugural Tulane URBANbuild teams.
In addition to the AIA Seattle Board, I am on the advisory board for the Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College. I have served on the board of the Washington Ensemble Theater and been a member of the Swedish Standing Advisory Committee. I regularly present to industry groups and participate in panel discussions of topics driving the industry.
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ANNA LEACH – AIA, NCARB, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE

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Anna is a licensed architect with 10+ years of experience. She is an associate principal at CallisonRTKL in Seattle where she leads project teams to deliver retail environments both nationally and internationally for major and emerging brands, specializing in the implementation of new brand concepts and the creation of scalable prototype designs for roll out. Read more

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Asawari & Samir Mokashi

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WHY DID YOU JOIN AIA SEATTLE? We had been involved with the AIA Portland as code educators, board members, and diversity initiative supporters since we moved to Portland in 1992. When we opened an office in Seattle it was a

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THOMAS SIMMONS

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WHY DID YOU JOIN AIA SEATTLE? I’ve been working with architecture firms in the Seattle market for awhile now. I joined the AIA to help me keep on top of local trends, to make additional connections in the area, and

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Anthony Collins

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Matthew Coates AIA

Matthew Coates (AIA, LEED AP, NCARB) is President of Coates Architects, an 18-person firm on Bainbridge Island, launched in 2005. He is published in over 50 respected publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Dwell, Ville E Case Prefabricate and Men’s Journal. His work is elegant and future-focused, authentically concerned with fulfilling architecture’s capacity to inspire well-being.

Coates designed the first new LEED Gold Art Museum in the Country, The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, and the first LEED Platinum residence in the State. His leadership on the Grays Harbor Gateway Center spurred a sense of pride and increased economic stability in the region. His belief that architecture can bind our community together is embodied in the recent launch of the “rehome” project, a non-profit entity that seeks to dramatically reduce construction waste, keep materials out of our landfills and provide affordable housing for those in need.
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Alexandra Ramsden, LEED®AP BD+C, WELL®AP

Alexandra leads projects across all Rushing’s disciplines and directs the Sustainability, Energy, and Commissioning Studios. Drawing from her multi-disciplinary background of both science and architecture, Alexandra approaches projects holistically and harnesses the expertise and ideas of all the team members at the table. Her passion lies in working with building owners to realize their visions in a wide range of project types, from multifamily high rises to fire stations to core and shell office buildings. With more than 20 years of experience in guiding project teams toward cost-smart, project appropriate sustainability solutions, Alexandra has been pivotal in integrating sustainability into projects, design processes, the culture and operations at Rushing. Read more

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Brian C. Phair

Brian entered the A/E/C Industry with PCS Structural Solutions in 1994. His double major in Architecture and Structural Engineering is instrumental in the collaborative process of Structural Solutions for owners, designers, and contractors. Today Brian leverages his vision for the company and continues to push improved collaboration in our industry. He has sat on numerous national planning committees and served as an AIA (SWW) board member. Brian continually preaches internally that “PCS Structural Solutions’ unique deliverables, collaborative service, expertise, and enthusiasm must be noticed and valued.” Read more

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Otmane Riad

Otmane Riad is a Tax Manager at Berntson Porter & Company, PLLC. Otmane’s experience encompasses a broad range of business and individual tax return preparation, review and planning. Mr. Riad’s industries of expertise include Professional Services, Construction, Real Estate Development and Management, Distribution and Manufacturing and high net worth individuals. Otmane serves on the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Board through the city of Lynnwood WA. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family. Read more

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Michael Stevens AIA (he/him)

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Amarpreet Sethi (she/her)

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Whitney Lewis Assoc AIA (she/her)

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Carrie Anderson AIA (she/her)

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Katie Oman

Katie is an expert in capital project planning for arts & culture with twenty years’ experience in planning, decision making, and economic analysis for nonprofit and public sector clients. Katie spent a decade as a theatre planning consultant prior to shifting her focus to cultural economics and its intersection with design, working to help clients and design teams make informed decisions about investment in cultural infrastructure. Katie holds a B.A. in Architecture from Princeton University and an M. Phil. in Public History and Cultural Heritage from Trinity College Dublin. Read more

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Amarpreet Sethi

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Amarpreet Sethi is a Principal and Energy & Sustainability leader at tk1sc. Her knowledge of climate-responsive design, daylighting, HVAC systems enable her to assist in sustainability. Amarpreet has worked in multiple market sectors to assist in meeting goals of decarbonization and Net Zero. Amarpreet’s focus on sustainable design first began while completing her Architecture degree in 2001. She went on to achieve a Master of Science in 2003 and worked as part of Mechanical Engineering teams for 15 years prior to joining tk1sc in 2019 Read more

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Whitney Lewis Assoc. AIA

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Whitney is an East Coast native who’s called the West Coast home for the last 10 years and Washington state the last 5. Currently, Whitney volunteers as one of the co-chair’s of AIA Seattle’s Diversity Roundtable where she is working to promote the committee locally and at a national level. Whitney is finishing a 3 year term as a member of the Membership Steering Committee. Whitney has been working at GGLO within their affordable housing group for the last year and a half. In and outside of work she seeks to make connections to encourage and promote diversity and equity in architecture and the built environment. Read more

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