Company

WJA Design Collaborative traces its roots to Whiteley Jacobsen Associates, founded in 1968 as a collaboration between engineer Jack Whiteley and architect Kurt Jacobsen. Our name and ownership have changed over time, but we have consistently provided owners and users with comprehensive, multi-discipline design services.

Today, WJA Design Collaborative offers a diverse suite of design services focused on delivering high performance buildings for customers not only in the Pacific Northwest, but throughout the United States and overseas. We are truly a Collaborative with design professionals in architecture, structural engineering, landscape architecture and interior design working together in the same office. Our collaborative approach extends outside our office with a focus on building relationships with our clients, our consultants and our construction partners. We strive to foster a teamwork approach that results in a positive project environment that differs from the norm in the construction industry. We enjoy what we do because collaborating with our partners makes for a more rewarding project experience. The results are clear: a built environment that supports a healthier, more sustainable future.

 

Greg Nespor, AIA

PRINCIPAL, SENIOR ARCHITECT

Greg Nespor is a licensed Architect with more than 33 years’ experience. He has designed a wide range of project types for the public clients, private developers, and the Department of Defense.

 

As the firm’s architectural lead, Greg is well versed in all phases of design and management, including pre-design, programming, site selection, master planning efforts, cost and value engineering, construction document preparation, constructability review and specification writing.

 

Greg is actively involved in every stage of the project, from contract negotiations to project closeout. He places an emphasis on integrated design to maintain seamless coordination between disciplines.

 

At the onset of every new project, Greg performs programming charrettes and eco-charrettes to ensure the overall project is properly and effectively managed and all criteria and goals are met or exceeded.

Todd  is a Senior Structural Engineer with a long history of delivering innovative, resourceful, and economical engineering solutions for award winning Public, Private and Federal projects.

 

He is experienced in all aspects of structural engineering for buildings and non-building structures including pre-design, design, construction, deconstruction, conditions assessment, feasibility studies, and hazard risk assessment. Clients seek Todd for his ability to listen, examine, and develop engineering solutions while providing excellent communication to implement the solutions.

 

Todd provides structural engineering services that focus on a building's use, safety and cost which are all dramatically affected by the choice and detailing of its structural framework. He appreciates the design process and gains satisfaction by contributing to important projects in a meaningful way.

C. Todd St. George, P.E., S.E.

PRINCIPAL,

SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Dan Callan, AIA, DBIA, LEED AP

PRINCIPAL, SENIOR ARCHITECT

Dan Callan is an Architect with experience in all areas of management and architectural design, from site planning, programming and schematic design through construction documents, award of contracts and construction administration. He has been responsible for the site/master planning and design and renovation of many small and large-scale projects, including housing, administrative and industrial facilities.

PROJECT MANAGER,
SENIOR LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Matthew Suhadolnik, PLA, LEED AP

Matt Suhadolnik is a Professional Landscape Architect and LEED Accredited Professional who brings a strong background in site planning, restoration and low-impact development for public and private sectors with emphasis on sustainable site design. He has a wide range of project management and design experience that includes federal, municipal and community facilities, transit facilities, streetscapes, college campus additions and renovations, multi-family residential, sports fields and regional parks. Matt leads WJA’s site planning and landscape architecture team and enjoys working collaboratively with other design disciplines and project stakeholders to create cohesive and multi-functional site design solutions.

PROJECT MANAGER, SENIOR ARCHITECT

Eliot Price, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Eliot Price is an architect who brings a wealth of knowledge to any project team. He can offer clients insight into various project types and delivery methods, resulting in successful designs that satisfy customer objectives. Federal and local Government projects are specialty areas for Eliot, but he is just as comfortable in leading design teams for private clients. As a LEED Accredited Professional since 2002, Eliot is an excellent resource for high performance building design and has a proven record of reducing utility bills for clients through energy saving design measures.

Douglas Heit, P.E., S.E.

SENIOR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Doug Heit is a Professional Structural Engineer who enjoys working in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment. He is skilled in understanding the diverse needs of Owners, Architects, Contractors, and Fabricators on every project, and transforming complex constraints into practical solutions.  Doug has extensive experience engineering complex federal facilities throughout the United States, ranging from multi-family mid-rise housing to mission-critical operations buildings.  

Alyssa Kilmer

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Alyssa Killmer is the head of marketing and works closely with the Principals and Senior staff to plan and implement business development opportunities. She is responsible for managing and facilitating proposals and statements of qualifications, including subconsultant coordination. She also analyzes data and creates original content and graphics for proposals, awards submittals, and promotional materials for the firm.

ARCHITECT

Jeffrey Brajcich, AIA   

Melissa Caviezel, RA, LEED AP BD+C

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Austin Codworth

PROJECT ENGINEER

Levi Daney

INTERN ARCHITECT

Margaret (Peg) Manuel, AIA, LEED AP

SENIOR ARCHITECT

Marcie Martinez-Diaz

DESIGNER

Eric Murphy, AIA        

ARCHITECT

Lucas Peterson, E.I.T. 

ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING

CarrIe Shields-Belgardt

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Shane Smith

DESIGNER

Young Song, RA, LEED AP BD+C

ARCHITECT

Clint Treat, AIA

ARCHITECT

Shauna Walker

INTERN ARCHITECT

Ryan White, AIA

ARCHITECT

617 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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