Andrew believes the realization of transformational design involves a rigorous attention to the continuity and execution of ideas. Throughout his 25 year career, Andrew has showcased through multiple award-winning projects like the Amazon Spheres and Tencent Headquarters his passion for creating environments that are sustainable, enduring and responsive to the communities in which they reside. Most recently, he has placed a special focus on the integrated design-build and delivery of projects for commercial, corporate and civic clients. With a portfolio including a long list of LEED-certified projects, Andrew consistently plays a critical role in the realization of high-performance exterior façades and the implementation of substantial sustainable design features.
Duane Jonlin is the “Energy Code and Energy Conservation Advisor” for Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections, and for eight years chaired the Energy Code Technical Advisory Group for the Washington State Building Code Council. At the national level, he is a voting member of both the ASHRAE 90.1 Committee and the ICC Commercial Energy Code Committee, and serves on several national advisory committees. Prior to taking his position at the City of Seattle, Duane was a principal at NBBJ, with 30 years’ experience designing complex projects as a technical architect. He is a featured speaker nationally on issues of energy efficiency and energy regulations, and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Christopher Meek, FAIA is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington and a registered architect. He is Director of the Integrated Design Lab (IDL) at the University’s College of Built Environments. In this role, he consults with design teams in the Pacific Northwest and nationally with a focus on building energy performance, daylighting, visual comfort, electric lighting, and climate responsive design. Mr. Meek teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses on building design, daylighting, electric lighting, and indoor environmental quality at the UW Department of Architecture. He is the author of two books on daylighting design and numerous academic and industry publications.
Teresa Moroseos is a Post-Doctoral Scholar and Research Analyst at the Integrated Design Lab (IDL) in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments. In this role, she provides daylighting and energy performance analysis for projects throughout the United States. She collaborates with design teams to find solutions that respond to the environment and maintain design intent, determines appropriate metrics of evaluation, and performs daylight and energy simulations. Teresa has a background in engineering, architecture, and academics, and enjoys combining the computational aspect of daylight and energy analysis with the qualitative aspect of design in her work. Prior to working at the IDL, she worked as a designer at a Seattle architecture office, where she worked on civic buildings from schematic design to construction administration.
Mindy Levine-Archer is a design leader for NBBJ’s commercial, corporate and civic practices in the Puget Sound region. She works closely with clients to understand their mission, vision and goals, and then to layer those over the potentials and constraints of a given site to create inspiring environments. Throughout her 20 years at NBBJ, Mindy has led complex, large-scale projects ranging from high-rise commercial office towers, to build-to-suit headquarters, to large civic complexes integrated into surrounding neighborhoods. Recent projects she has led from the early conceptual design phase through building completion include the City Center Plaza and GIX in Bellevue; she is currently spearheading work for the Spring District and Rainier Square.
Erik is a creative leader who became an architect to pursue his lifelong interests in both art and science. He leads the design process with a thoughtful approach to the creation of holistically conceived and innovative buildings that positively transform their context, enhance human experience, and create lasting value.
Erik views architecture as an art with the potential to make a profound impact on people’s lives through the creation of well-conceived buildings, cities, and environments. He strives to improve the built environment through a meaningful fusion of form and function in each project.
Erik’s clients enjoy his thoughtful creative approach and collaborative, engaging thought leadership. His work has received numerous awards for design quality.
Jesce Walz is an Architectural Designer and Living Design Leader at Perkins&Will. She approaches emissions reduction from a systems perspective, with interest in carbon-storing, circular, and innovative materials. Jesce began training in Regenerative Design with Regenesis Group at Yestermorrow in 2012 and has volunteered with Living Futures since that time. She completed master’s degrees in both Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington, where she began work with the Carbon Leadership Forum.
Today at Perkins&Will, Jesce practices research-informed design. She co-leads the Firm’s Embodied Carbon assessment efforts and contributes to tools and methodologies to reduce carbon, including Building Transparency’s EC3 tool, tallyCAT, and Open Carbon initiative. Jesce also publishes research, presents on carbon and Life Cycle Assessment, and participates in review committees and studies on forest carbon, benchmarking, and other topics. In her free time, Jesce is a member of the Carbon Leadership Forum Community and a sailor.
Coupling a strong technical background with rigorous creative investigation, Anne strives to bring designs to life in a creative, innovative and thoughtfully detailed manner. An extraordinarily versatile architect and skilled technical designer, Anne is known for her analytical problem-solving skills and cohesive leadership style. She possesses more than 15 years of experience with projects that vary widely in scale, phases, typology, and style. Her diverse portfolio is rooted in technical excellence and highly detailed produced work. With a high level of Revit expertise, Anne is a firm resource and mentor for exterior facades, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).
Justin designs world-class workplace, mixed-use and hospitality projects that advance client goals and benefit the greater community. A creative designer with an international portfolio, Justin is known for designing extraordinarily customized environments by keeping an organization’s culture and business drivers at the heart of any project. A versatile team leader and effective project manager, Justin has the organizational and technical aptitude to drive and deliver projects on a variety of scales, from design to construction phases. Over the past 17 years, his focus on budget-conscious solutions includes sustainable design and the use of materials that have yielded LEED Gold and Platinum facilities across North America.
Matthew Somerton, AIA, LEED AP
Partner, Global Cultural and Civic Practice Leader
Matthew Somerton is a Partner for NBBJ’s Seattle’s corporate, commercial and civic design studio. Since joining the firm 18 years ago, he has worked across scales, from urban design and master planning to architecture and interior design. He has worked extensively with the Pacific Northwest’s best developers and for corporate clients as diverse as Boeing, Amgen, Novartis, Google, and Amazon. In 2011, his design leadership produced NBBJ’s award-winning United States Courthouse at Bakersfield. Matthew is a member of the Board of Directors at the Seattle Architecture Foundation, an organization committed to expanding public engagement with the world of design.
With more than 20 years of experience in architecture and construction, Bob has worked with a variety of Seattle corporate and commercial developers, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Bob considers sustainability fundamental to good design and his projects have achieved award-winning recognition, such as the largest LEED Platinum non-profit in 2011 with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a LEED Gold parking garage at Seattle Center’s 5th Avenue. His focus is to make beautiful, elegant environments that perform efficiently and effectively to benefit those who occupy them.
Michael oversees the design of effective and innovative structural and architectural FERO solutions for a variety of projects. He has an MSc in Structural Engineering, specializing in concrete masonry, and has over 10 years of experience in the field of structural consulting. The combination of his education and his consulting roles enable him to understand the needs of architects and engineers working with FERO products and how to help them achieve their design goals.
Marty Wood is the Program Director for The Architect’s Newspaper’s Facades+ Conferences and other AN events and initiatives that bring together AEC professionals to share their stories, expertise, and projects. As a writer, he’s contributed to The Architect’s Newspaper, Metropolis, and other design publications. He is also a visiting instructor at Pratt Institute. Wood has a BA in Communications from San Francisco State University and a M.S. from Columbia University GSAPP.
Tanvi is the Lead Building Performance Analyst at McKinstry. With a background in architecture and 8-years of experience in the field of building science, she has holistically impacted projects by providing evidence-based design for daylighting, energy efficient HVAC systems and decarbonization strategies. She is involved from the project inception to post occupancy indoor environment quality assessment for projects ranging from higher-ed, labs, and high-tech offices. She holds a Master’s in Building Science from the University of Oregon where she was a Graduate Research Assistant at the High-Performance Environments Lab that generates information for the use in green building research and practices. She is a WELL & RESET accredited professional. She also serves as the Governor for the ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter.