Our design team brings skill and innovation to every project. Get to know our problem solving, big thinking, collaborative team.

Ana Parke

Senior Associate

Anne O’Rourke

Office Manager

Archie Chamness

Project Manager

Brett Burnette

Senior Associate

Brian Runberg

Principal

Charles Lorell

Designer

Constanza Marcheselli

Principal

Daniel Lee

Designer

Jennifer Danison

Designer

Jess Seung Yun Yu

Associate

Kelly Carlson

Senior Associate

Kristen Johnson

Senior Associate

Larry Flack

Principal

Maks Matviichuk

Designer

Mathew Lipps

Senior Associate

Melissa Wechsler

Principal

Michele Wang

Principal

Pardis Moinzadeh

Designer

Patrick Hogan

Office and Marketing Coordinator

Rachel Dentel

Associate

Stefanie Dirks

Associate

Sue Sung

Designer

Susan Busch

Senior Associate

Ana Parke

Senior Associate

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Master of Science in Construction Management, University of Washington
    • BS in Architectural Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    Licensed in Washington State

    AIA

    LEED AP Homes

  • E-mail

Ana Parke

Senior Associate

Ana has dual advanced degrees in architecture and construction management, providing a solid foundation for her exceptional project management skills. Her passion and strength are in sustainable design, and her dedication propelled the delivery of the Stack House Apartments and Supply Laundry adaptive reuse projects, both of which were nationally recognized for their sustainable design. Ana also spearheads the continued education program of Runberg’s LEED-accredited staff. During the design and especially during construction, Ana’s interest is in finding the best solution for the project, while carefully balancing the constraints of code, budget, and schedule.

Anne O’Rourke

Office Manager

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Theater, University of Santa Clara
  • E-mail

Anne O’Rourke

Office Manager

Anne brings great skill and spirit to the administration of our firm. She supports the day-to-day activities that keep the office running smoothly and oversees other important administrative tasks.

Archie Chamness

Project Manager

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Texas Tech University
  • E-mail

Archie Chamness

Project Manager

Archie brings more than 12 years of professional experience in all phases of the design and construction process. He believes that creating strong, collaborative relationships with clients, consultants, and contractors is the best way to ensure that projects succeed. His past projects range from garden style apartments to adaptive reuse and urban mixed-use projects.

Brett Burnette

Senior Associate

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Ohio State University
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    LEED AP BD+C

  • E-mail

Brett Burnette

Senior Associate

Brett brings almost two decades of experience working with a number of project types in various phases of the design and construction process. Brett’s design experience is focused on high-rise tower design and Type-I construction projects. His work results in high-quality designs and excellent deliverables from schematic design through construction documents.

Brian Runberg

Principal

  • Education

    • Fulbright Scholar, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Idaho
    • University of Copenhagen (D.I.S.), Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Registration/Certification

    Licensed in Washington
    Licensed in California
    Licensed in Oregon
    Licensed in Idaho
    AIA Member
    NCARB
    USGBC

  • E-mail

Brian Runberg

Principal

Over his career, Brian Runberg has worked to create vibrant, livable communities that balance economic and environmental considerations. His clear, collaborative approach has earned him long-term relationships with some of the region’s leading developers and contributed to the development of more $3 billion in the construction of mixed-use residential and commercial buildings.

He is a champion for performance-based sustainable development, using intelligent design to balance growth and quality. He endeavors to preserve the spirit of an area through adaptive reuse, historic preservation, and design inspired by the culture of a neighborhood. His firm is nationally recognized for its work, including some of the country’s most energy efficient mixed-use projects and Washington’s first LEED for Homes Platinum project.

Charles Lorell

Designer

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology
    • Associate in Interior Design, Fashion Institute of Technology
  • E-mail

Charles Lorell

Designer

Charles has a great passion for exceptional architecture, strong skills in creating physical models, and a great sense of design across a variety of project types. He enjoys working on planning board submissions and coordinating projects from conceptual schematic design through the construction documents stage.

Constanza Marcheselli

Principal

  • EDUCATION

    • Master of Architecture, Tulane University
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    • Licensed in California
    • AIA
  • E-mail

Constanza Marcheselli

Principal

Constanza has more than 15 years of experience in mixed-use, multifamily housing, and single-family housing. She is skilled at mapping clients’ goals to the big picture and translating them into a built project. She possesses a keen eye for detail and is experienced in executing designs from concept to construction.

Daniel Lee

Designer

  • Education

    Master of Architecture, University of Idaho

  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    Associate AIA

  • E-mail

Daniel Lee

Designer

Jennifer Danison

Designer

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Bachelor of Design in Architecture, University of Florida
  • E-mail

Jennifer Danison

Designer

Jennifer brings a diverse background in both professional and volunteer work. She is drawn to the ways in which architecture can be used as a tool to enhance the social, economic, and spatial characteristics of communities. Jennifer is interested in impactful architecture which improves quality of life for all occupants.

Jess Seung Yun Yu

Associate

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Certificate of Commercial Real Estate, University of Washington
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts, University of British Columbia
  • E-mail

Jess Seung Yun Yu

Associate

Jessica has worked on a range of project types since joining Runberg Architecture Group in 2011, including low-income, mid-rise, and high-rise housing. She has extensive graphics experience that facilitates communication with clients and reviewers to express the design intent of each of her projects. She excels at document production and has pioneered the use of Revit in rendering applications for the firm.

Kelly Carlson

Senior Associate

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Hawaii
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    Licensed in Hawaii

    Licensed in Colorado

    AIA

    LEED AP BD+C

  • E-mail

Kelly Carlson

Senior Associate

Kelly has 15 years of professional experience in a variety of project types including hospitality, education, healthcare and multifamily/mixed use.  A passion for quality urban housing solutions and environmentally responsible design led her to join the firm in 2013.  Kelly manages our Revit and Building Information Modeling standards and training.

Kristen Johnson

Senior Associate

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, Yale School or Architecture
    • Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    Licensed in New York State

  • E-mail

Kristen Johnson

Senior Associate

Kristen’s professional experience encompasses a variety of project types with a focus on affordable housing and environmentally conscious design. Her work includes new construction as well as renovation and adaptive reuse projects, and she has been a member of the Landmarks Preservation Board since 2016.

Larry Flack

Principal

Larry Flack

Principal

A principal at Runberg Architecture Group, Larry is a seasoned professional who is noted for balancing pragmatism with creativity. He specializes in designing complex urban infill mixed-use and senior housing projects up and down the West Coast. His collaborative approach, commitment to quality, and ability to tackle even the most difficult development projects make Larry highly sought after by clients and partners alike. His work for Runberg includes prize-winning projects such as the Expo Apartments near Seattle Center and the Odin Apartments in Ballard. Larry is active with the Bainbridge Island Architectural Review Committee, a group dedicated to local design standards.

Maks Matviichuk

Designer

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Washington
  • E-mail

Maks Matviichuk

Designer

Maks, who grew up in Ukraine, is inspired to incorporate cultural aspects of design into the built environment. He is passionate about the use of architecture as a tool to enhance lives, create communities, and inspire opportunities for people.

Mathew Lipps

Senior Associate

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Ohio State University
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    Licensed in Washington State

    LEED AP

  • E-mail

Mathew Lipps

Senior Associate

Mat is committed to excellent design and thoughtful detailing for urban living environments.  Mat’s 15 years experience in multi-family housing design provides a great foundation for effective team management, communication and problem-solving.  Mat enjoys working with diverse groups including owners, contractors, consultants, city representatives, and community members to create award-winning, community-anchored, multi-family housing.

Melissa Wechsler

Principal

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Vassar College
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    Licensed in Washington State

    NCARB

    LEED AP

  • E-mail

Melissa Wechsler

Principal

Melissa is passionate about promoting urban density as a sustainable approach to population growth.  She is committed to architectural design that is sensitive to its urban context with interior spaces carefully considered to enhance the lives of the building’s inhabitants. Her clear communication skills, extensive onsite experience, and appreciation for the entire project team add value throughout the design process. Since joining Runberg Architecture Group in 2006, Melissa has worked on a wide range of projects and has led several projects executed in collaboration with other design firms, such as 8th & Republican with the Miller | Hull Partnership, Google/Lakefront Apartments with Graphite Design Group, and Lifebridge Apartments with Katerra. Melissa is a frequent guest critic at the University of Washington’s Department of Architecture.

Michele Wang

Principal

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Registration/Certification

    Licensed in Washington State

    AIA Member

    LEED AP BD+C

  • E-mail

Michele Wang

Principal

Michele has over 18 years of design experience that includes residential and commercial buildings, and civic spaces. Her attention to detail and broad knowledge of design make her an asset to all projects. At the Runberg Architecture Group, she provides leadership on design issues and has established standards that promote the consistent high-quality of the firm’s work.

As a Principal in charge with a focus on affordable housing, Michele has led award-winning design executed within constrained budgets. She engages closely with the clients and community to gain an understanding of the various needs (senior housing, homeless housing, student housing, and family housing). She has served as a volunteer member of the City of Seattle Southeast Design Review Board and is a frequent guest critic at the University of Washington Department of Architecture.

Pardis Moinzadeh

Designer

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Master of Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • E-mail

Pardis Moinzadeh

Designer

Pardis uses her graphic design skills to assist in the development of new projects. She enjoys designing sustainable, walk-able environments. Pardis is passionate about the intersection of of landscape and architecture and how the two come together as one.

Patrick Hogan

Office and Marketing Coordinator

  • Education

    • Bachelors of Theater Studies, University of Northern Colorado
  • E-mail

Patrick Hogan

Office and Marketing Coordinator

Rachel Dentel

Associate

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, New School of Architecture & Design
    • BA in Architectural Studies, University of Washington
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    Licensed in Washington State

    AIA

    LEED AP BD+C

  • E-mail

Rachel Dentel

Associate

Rachel comes to our team with seven years of experience working on large-scale residential and healthcare projects. She ably handles the complexity of large projects, working with the consultant and internal teams to deliver a thorough and thoughtful product. Rachel weaves design with theory and technical precision and enjoys working on projects that use sustainability to create rich living environments.

Stefanie Dirks

Associate

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Cincinnati – DAAP
    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Cincinnati – DAAP
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    LEED AP BD+C

  • E-mail

Stefanie Dirks

Associate

Stefanie’s experience involves various project types ranging from high end residential to historic renovation. Her passion is creating useful and beautiful spaces.

Sue Sung

Designer

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies, University of Washington
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    LEED Green Associate

  • E-mail

Sue Sung

Designer

Sue specializes in creating visual design narratives. She is interested in creating sustainable, walkable, and fine-grained urban experiences.

Susan Busch

Senior Associate

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    Licensed in Washington State

    AIA

     

  • E-mail

Susan Busch

Senior Associate

Susan brings in-depth experience to her role as project manager, having worked on housing projects ranging from small suburban remodels to urban high-rises. She believes that each project deserves good design, regardless of its scale or complexity. Susan’s creative management and adaptive leadership help guide teams in all phases of the design and construction process. With each project, she strives to ensure that the aspirations of each constituent — client, neighbor, contractor, and resident — are acknowledged and incorporated into the design.