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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Katie Oman (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

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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Carrie Anderson AIA

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Carrie has sixteen years of experience in custom residential architecture in the Puget Sound region. She received her bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee in 2002 and graduate degree from University of Washington in 2006. She has been a passionate advocate for sustainability as an active member of the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild and International Living Future Institute. Carrie has presented at the Northwest Green Building Slam & Summit as well as the Northwest Green Home Tour. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Seattle Times, Luxe Magazine and other publications. Read more

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Michael Stevens AIA

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Born and raised in rural West Virginia, Michael relocated to the Northwest in 1999. He has over 20 years of experience in architecture and planning. He has been involved in a variety of projects including public, retail/mixed-use, education, residential, and civic projects. Michael earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Pennsylvania, with a planning focus, augmenting a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kentucky. Additionally, Michael has served on the City of Marysville City Council since 2010, providing a unique perspective on the impacts of public policy on the built environment. Read more

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Charlie Ekblad

Charlie was born and raised outside Portland, OR, and studied architecture at the University of Oregon. In 2017, he graduated a Bachelor of Architecture with a minor in Business Administration and Planning, Public Policy and Management. Following graduation, he moved to Seattle to start a job as an architectural designer with MG2. Charlie is a co-chair of the Young Architects Forum and is involved in the ARE Workshop Subcommittee. Although studying and AIA activities keep him busy outside of the office, he tries to find time to get outside as much as possible on a hike, snowshoe, or simply any outdoor patio around the city. Read more

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Madison Eggerding

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Kristen Lound

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Annalee Shum

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Moris Moreno

WHY DID YOU JOIN AIA SEATTLE? In my  15 years in Miami, I was part of a great community of architects, interior designers and hospitality clients and friends.  My desire to continue to be involved and grow in the Seattle

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Dave Johnson

I have been with Hoffman Construction for over 24 years and building public projects in WA state for the last 17 years. I’ve had the opportunity to work on region-defining projects such as the Brightwater Treatment Plant, Seattle Central Library, and the expansion of Sound Transit’s Link Light Rail. I’m active in regulatory and advocacy groups helping to improve the construction industry and am deeply involved in workforce development as a member of the King Co. Priority Hire Program Advisory Committee and the PACE Pre-Apprenticeship Advisory Board. I also sit on the board of Safebuild Alliance of WA. Read more

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Jay Taylor

Jay is a Senior Principal at MKA and the leader of the firm’s Cultural, Civic, and Education Specialist Groups. He moved to Seattle in 1976 to attend the University of Washington where he graduated from the College of Architecture in 1980 with his B. A. in Environment Design. Over the last 22 years at MKA, he has been responsible for projects in 11 countries and 25 states. Jay has served on Seattle Design Commission (1992-1996), was an AIA Seattle Board Member (2002-2004), Co-Chair of the Seattle AIA Honor Awards (2007), and became an Honorary Member of AIA Seattle (2008). Read more

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Haley Krommenhoek

A dynamic member of Rushing’s integrated design team, Haley specializes in high rise residential projects and coordination with Seattle City Light. Haley holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Seattle Pacific University, where she competed with the gymnastics team. With more than ten years of industry experience, her expertly-designed power distribution, emergency, lighting control, communication, and fire alarm systems support many of the recent and in-progress additions to the Seattle skyline with 30+ story residential towers Cirrus, Cielo, Tower 12 and 9th and Lenora among them. Read more

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Kris Kohl

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Zoe Guckenheimer

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Elizabeth de Regt AIA (she/her)

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Shannon Payton AIA (she/her)

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Pepe Valle AIA (he/him)

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Heather Skeehan AIA (she/her)

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Burcin Moehring FAIA (she/her)

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Kirsten Murray FAIA (she/her)

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Julia Edwards

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Elana Darnell

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Kirsten Murray FAIA

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Kirsten Murray is an owner and principal of Olson Kundig, where she has practiced since 1989. In her work on urban design, adaptive re-use, cultural, mixed-use and residential projects, Kirsten is known for creating buildings and spaces that strengthen and enrich communities. In addition to her project leadership, Kirsten has pioneered many of the firm’s core cultural practices including Olson Kundig’s international internship program, integrated studio organization, community engagement programs, as well as co-directing [storefront], an experimental design space where the firm hosted a series of community-based projects. In 2016, Kirsten was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows, having served on the National AIA Trust Board in a number of capacities, including chair, trustee, treasurer and vice-chair. She has also served on the boards of the Henry Art Gallery and ARCADE. Read more

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Pepe Valle AIA

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Pepe Valle is an exceptionally skilled technical architect with a flair for interpreting, organizing and coordinating project team assignments. With his rigorous attention to detail and facility with new technologies, Pepe has implemented several key process improvements. He provides guidance and leadership in preparing comprehensive design development documents, paying careful attention to schedules, budgets, quality control and sustainable building practices. He provides technical leadership and mentorship for the whole architecture and interior design team. Pepe has over 17 years’ experience in the industry and graduated with a BA in Architecture from ITESM in Monterrey, Mexico. He is a licensed architect in the US with a LEED AP and CSI CDT Certification. He is an AIA and CSI member. His inspiration comes from his daughter, Sam, and playing music. He loves to run and spend time at the gym, and tirelessly encourages others to join him. Read more

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Elizabeth de Regt AIA

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Elizabeth de Regt is an architect and urban designer specializing in master planning, with six years of experience designing a wide range of corporate office, mixed-use, higher education, and healthcare projects. Her passion lies at the intersection of architecture and urban design, and she seeks to create spaces that enhance sustainability at an urban scale. Elizabeth focuses on livability issues, with expertise in researching daylighting in the public realm as well as zoning issues that impact shared spaces. By facilitating livability in an urban context, she hopes to make cities more attractive, affordable, and sustainable for a diverse array of people. Having spent most of her childhood in the Seattle area, Elizabeth ventured out to explore other cities for her schooling. She holds a BS in Architectural Design from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.Arch from The University of Texas at Austin. Read more

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