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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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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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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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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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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Burcin Moehring FAIA

Burcin Moehring, FAIA, has dedicated her career to thoughtfully planning and designing science environments; and redefining standards, best practices and providing leadership that benefit the architecture profession. Throughout her 29 years of experience in project management, teaching lab planning and programming for educational and research facilities, and in leadership positions with AIA-CAE, SCUP (Society for College and University Planning) and I2SL (International Institute for Sustainable Labs), she has developed unique lab design solutions that address evolving teaching styles such as collaborative learning, interdisciplinary interaction, teaching and research integration, hands-on/discovery-based learning as well as the integration of the technology and technology and flexibility needed for today’s changing learning environments. Read more

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Heather Skeehan AIA

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I started my career at ZGF working as a project architect, urban designer and project manager on assorted projects in the Portland and Seattle offices. I was heavily involved in campus master plans, multifamily residential developments, and workplace design. My passion for seeing projects through construction developed early on.
When an opportunity arose to join GLY Construction’s VDC department, I jumped at the chance to work with teams to facilitate a more seamless relationship between the worlds of design and construction. My current role draws on my communication and technical design skills to bridge the gap between the design team and construction. I leverage BIM as a truly interactive platform to confirm examinations, reflect decisions made by the team, suggest more effective ways to execute in the field, minimize waste and efficiently schedule and communicate project development. Read more

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Cory Hitzemann

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Cory has over 20 years of experience designing structures throughout the Puget Sound, most significantly with civic clients including higher education, K-12, and library districts, in addition to commercial mixed use and corporate campus developments. As a LEED Accredited Professional Cory brings a passion for sustainability to all his projects. Read more

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Emily Hagen AIA

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Why did you join AIA Seattle? Before I was licensed, I joined AIA Seattle for the resources to help me study for my AREs and then immediately became connected to other young designers through the YAF + WID Happy Hours.

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Anton Dekom AIA

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Anton Dekom AIA is an architect at The Miller Hull Partnership and has worked on a variety of project types from private sector commercial offices to public sector sustainable infrastructure. Anton co-chairs AIA Seattle’s Committee on Homelessness (COHO) and is a passionate advocate for affordable housing, inclusionary zoning, urbanism, and for members of our community who are living without shelter. Read more

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Megan Ingalls Assoc. AIA

Megan grew up appreciating spaces with stories to tell while learning about the growing need for solutions to anthropogenic environmental degradation. She was inspired to combine these passions when she began studying passive design principles. Megan continued on her built environments track while working on related aspects of human-ecosystem relationships, as when addressing the possibilities and consequences of King County’s sole-source rainwater harvesting systems permits. Since then, she has steadily worked to expand a network of leverage points that promote research and design practices regarding all things green. Read more

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Steve Moeller

WHY DID YOU JOIN AIA SEATTLE? I joined AIA Seattle to broaden my professional relationships and gain exposure to the architectural field outside of residential design. I enjoy seeing what the larger design community is doing. In the end, I’m

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Osama Quotah AIA

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Why did you join AIA Seattle? To connect with others in the field, to elevate design, and to have an impact on the direction and evolution of the practice of architecture. What is the value of AIA to you? It

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Rob Misel AIA

I’ve been with The Miller Hull Partnership since 2002 and was invited to be a Partner in 2016. My career has tended toward the management and practice side of architecture, and at Miller Hull, I lead our Delivery group which focuses on issues related to quality, technology, expectations for delivery, and improving the understanding of our architectural staff in each of those areas. I am also a leader in Miller Hull’s SERVE marketing group, a team which focuses on projects related to infrastructure, U.S. gateways and public safety. My recent projects have included border crossings, embassies and other civic/public works. Read more

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Victoria Buker

Victoria has worked in the development industry in just about every facet of the industry; as owner, real estate developer, landscape architect and now contractor. For the last 4 years, Victoria has been building Sellen’s design-build portfolio. Recent projects include an office building on the Capitol campus in Olympia with ZGF & a 12 story office building in South Lake Union with Olson Kundig. Prior to Sellen, Victoria was a development manager for Vulcan for 10 years leading design & construction teams to create UW Medicine’s research facilities in South Lake Union. She also worked with Institute for Systems Biology, PATH and the Allen Institute for Brain Science on their new homes. Victoria’s laboratory knowledge niche was started when she worked in Immunex & Amgen’s capital projects groups. Victoria’s first career was as a landscape architect in Oregon and San Francisco, CA. She is a licensed landscape architect, accredited LEED AP, and DBIA member.
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Jen Cho AIA

Jen Cho grew up in Happy Valley, Oregon, and moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington Architectural Studies program. After an inspiring study abroad quarter with the Rome Program, she graduated in 2007, ready to once again experience the euphoria of a full eight hours of sleep at night. The great recession failed to demolish her optimism, and she worked at Mithun on a variety of projects including student housing and a private school expansion. In 2016, she joined Encore Architects, and has since focused on multifamily housing. Jen enjoys participating on the AIA professional practice steering committee, as well as serving as an ACE Mentor, hoping to help high school students appreciate architectural design as well as remind them of the importance of sleep. Read more

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Margaret Knight AIA

Margaret grew up in Upstate New York and attended Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning in 2012. Margaret spent a summer abroad working with Kounkuey Design Initiative to conduct participatory design workshops outside of Nairobi, Kenya. She relocated to Seattle shortly after and worked on single family residential projects with babienko ARCHITECTS for two years, followed by the affordable housing and community-focused work she is currently doing as part of Schemata Workshop. Margaret is also co-chair of AIA Seattle’s Diversity Roundtable (DRT) committee. Read more

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Brendan Connolly AIA

Brendan Connolly, (AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C), is a partner at Mithun, where he leads the design of a variety of project typologies, including education, museum and workplace environments that focus on enhancing the potential of mission-focused clients. Brendan’s work emphasizes the importance of sustainable design and the human experience of architectural and landscape space, fusing an integrated approach to design and research with a passion for building performance and reverence for place. Read more

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Tom Owens

Tom Owens is an Attorney in private practice who has been involved in the construction industry for over 30 years – 12 as an electrical contractor, the rest as a lawyer. Tom received his law degree from the University of Washington in 1994 and has strong insight into what professional design firms need from counsel. Read more

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Chris Jones AIA

Chris brings over 16 years of experience to NK, previously owning his own residential architecture practice. As COO, he oversees operations and implements goals and vision set by the Board and CEO, while creating an environment where NK’s employees and clients can do their best work. Read more

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Rick Mohler AIA

Rick Mohler, AIA is a principal of Mohler + Ghillino Architects and an Associate Professor of Architecture at UW where he teaches design and serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator. He is a founding co-chair of the Seattle AIA Future Shack Program, a member of the AIA Seattle Public Policy Board and a 2016 Affiliate Fellow of the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington.

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Myer Harrell AIA

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Myer’s work as a Principal/Director of Sustainability at Weber Thompson is primarily in urban mid-rise, mixed-use multifamily and commercial office projects with ambitious environmental goals. He was named the AIA Seattle Young Architect 2011, and has been active in the local community through volunteer work on various boards and committees. He has co-instructed architecture studios at the UW, and is an engaged member of the Greenbuild Program Working Group.
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Peggy Heim AIA

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Peggy Heim, AIA is a project manager at Nicholson Kovalchick Architects with over 10 years of architecture experience. Her design projects have ranged in type including market rate and affordable housing, cohousing, community, senior, and commercial projects for clients in the public and private sectors. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota and Masters of Architecture from UW. Read more

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Dan Miles AIA

Daniel L. Miles AIA joined Bassetti Architects in 2010 and rose to the role of Principal in 2013. Dan received a BArch from the Univ. of Oregon, Magna Cum Laude. Since then, he has acquired extensive experience in the planning, design, and construction of major public and private educational facilities, religious institutions, historic buildings, and golf course facilities and clubhouses. Read more

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Sidney Scarboro AIA

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One of the original Principals who founded Gensler’s Seattle office, Sidney describes herself as “a design integrator.” Sidney translates the diverse needs and personalities of her clients into built environments that promote success for their organizations. She was an integral part of the Seattle 2015 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit committee, promoting sponsorship for the event. She holds a BArch from WSU, and currently sits on the WSU Advisory Board for the School of Architecture. Read more

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Tom Marseille

Tom Marseille, P.E., Hon AIA, LEED BD + C, is Managing Principal Consultant for Integral Group in Seattle where his passion is to deliver creative high performance sustainable building solutions to clients that are practical, maintainable, healthy, resilient, future ready and resource-responsible. An author of numerous published papers, award winning engineering practitioner, LEED Fellow and frequent speaker, he strives always to bring servant leadership to his firm and the larger professional community. Read more

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