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

Adrienne Woods Iwanski

Adrienne W. Iwanski

Marketing Manager

Agata Fisiak

Designer

Alaena Gavins

Designer

Amal Moussa

Designer

Ana Parke

Senior Associate

Archie Chamness

Associate

Brett Burnette

Senior Associate

Brian Runberg

Brian Runberg

Principal

Charla Burgdorf

Architect

Conor Brown

Architect

Constanza Marcheselli

Principal

Corinne Leo

Designer

Dan Fohn

Designer

Daniel Lee

Associate

Jared Bledsoe

Associate

Jason Tran

Senior Associate

Jennifer Danison

Designer

Jess Seung Yun Yu

Associate

Kelly Carlson

Senior Associate

Larry Flack

Principal

Maksym Matviichuk

Designer

Margaret Knight

Architect

Mathew Lipps

Senior Associate

Melissa Wechsler

Principal

Michele Wang

Principal

Nidhi Vishak

Associate

Nolan Higa

Designer

Pardis Moinzadeh

Designer

Patrick Hogan

Office Manager

Rachel Adams

Associate

Stefanie Dirks

Associate

Stephen Pettis

Designer

Steven Barcikowski

Intern

Sue Sung

Designer

Tyler Peterson

Office Coordinator

Adrienne Woods Iwanski

Adrienne W. Iwanski

Marketing Manager

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Western Washington University
  • Memberships

    • AGC CLC
    • ULI
  • Email

Adrienne W. Iwanski

Marketing Manager

Adrienne (she/her) drives Runberg’s marketing and communications strategy in tandem with senior leadership. She brings nearly eight years of marketing experience working in the local A/E/C industry. She prides herself on her ability to creatively problem solve, which she credits to her journalism background in visual, web and print media. Adrienne strongly believes in the concept of quality over quantity, guiding her meticulous attention to detail.

Agata Fisiak

Designer

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Engineering in Architecture Science and Urban Planning, Warsaw University of Technology
  • Email

Agata Fisiak

Designer

Bio coming soon

Alaena Gavins

Designer

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Minnesota
  • Email

Alaena Gavins

Designer

Bio coming soon

Amal Moussa

Designer

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Bachelors of Science in Architecture, University of Minnesota
  • Email

Amal Moussa

Designer

Bio coming soon

Ana Parke

Senior Associate

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Master of Science in Construction Management, University of Washington
    • Bachelors of Science 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 (she/her) 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.

Archie Chamness

Associate

  • Education

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

Archie Chamness

Associate

Archie (he/him) 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

Brian Runberg

Principal

  • Education

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

    • Licensed in Washington
    • Licensed in Oregon
    • Licensed in California
    • Licensed in Idaho
    • AIA Member
    • NCARB
    • USGBC
  • E-mail

Brian Runberg

Principal

Over his career, Brian Runberg (he/his) 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. In 2021, Brian was named Designer of the Year as part of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s CRE Leadership Awards.

 

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Charla Burgdorf

Architect

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies, University of Washington
  • Registration/Certification

    • Licensed in Washington
    • AIA Member
  • Email

Charla Burgdorf

Architect

Bio coming soon

Conor Brown

Architect

  • Education

    • Certificate of Commercial Real Estate, University of Washington
    • Master of Architecture, NewSchool of Architecture + Design
    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Minnesota
  • Registration/Certification

    • Licensed in Washington
    • Licensed in Oregon
    • Licensed in California
    • Licensed in Wisconsin
    • AIA Member
    • NCARB
    • ULI
  • Email

Conor Brown

Architect

Bio coming soon

Constanza Marcheselli

Principal

  • EDUCATION

    • Master of Architecture, Tulane University
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    • Licensed in California
    • AIA
  • E-mail

Constanza Marcheselli

Principal

Constanza (she/her) has more than 15 years of experience in mixed-use, multifamily housing, and affordable 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.

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Corinne Leo

Designer

Corinne Leo

Designer

Corinne’s (she/her) work is defined by her passion for sustainability and for affordable housing projects. She has an exceptional eye for color and design, as demonstrated by her vivid atmospheric drawings. Corinne marries energy and dedication to her craft, approaching every project that crosses her desk with creativity and enthusiasm.

Dan Fohn

Designer

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Architecture, Iowa State University
    • Bachelor of  Environmental Studies, Iowa State University

     

  • Registration/Certification

    • AIA
    • NCARB
  • Email

Dan Fohn

Designer

Bio coming soon

Daniel Lee

Associate

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Idaho
    • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Idaho
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    • AIA
  • E-mail

Daniel Lee

Associate

Daniel (he/him) brings nine years of experience in multi-family housing and mixed-use projects and currently is project manager on Esterra Park’s Block 2 housing project in the City of Redmond for Capstone Development. He oversees a large team of consultants, guiding the project through the complex entitlement process.  Daniel believes the success of a project is derived from collaborative relationships and a fundamental commitment to quality at all levels in the process. His dedication lies is in finding the best design solution for the project, while carefully balancing the constraints of code, budget, and schedule.

 

Jared Bledsoe

Associate

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
    • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    • LEED AP
  • EMAIL

Jared Bledsoe

Associate

Jared (he/him) is a creative and critical thinker with 10 years of interdisciplinary experience in the fields of architecture, design, and construction. He has a background in a wide range of project types and has an eye for detail through all phases of design and construction. Jared is passionate about delivering tailored, collaborative, and holistic solutions that enhance our built environment, communities, and inspire people.

 

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Jason Tran

Senior Associate

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Washington
    • Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    • Licensed in Illinois
    • Licensed in Washington
    • AIA
  • E-mail

Jason Tran

Senior Associate

Jason (he/him) has broad experience in multifamily residential properties, having worked on projects ranging from low-incoming housing to luxury high-rises. Innovation is a driving theme in Jason’s work, and he strives to promote new ideas and solutions at every phase of the design process. Jason enjoys anything design related, whether it be developing building concepts, drawing details, or building furniture. He continues to hone his design voice through experimentation, dissecting the built environment, and by tinkering with anything he comes across.

Related: Jason Tran promoted to Senior Associate

Jennifer Danison

Designer

  • Education

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

Jennifer Danison

Designer

Jennifer (she/her) 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
  • Registration/Certification

    • NCARB
    • ULI
  • E-mail

Jess Seung Yun Yu

Associate

Jessica (she/her) 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 (she/her) 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.

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.

 

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Maksym Matviichuk

Designer

  • Education

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

  • E-mail

Maksym Matviichuk

Designer

Bio coming soon

Margaret Knight

Architect

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University
  • Registration/Certification

    • Licensed in Washington State
    • AIA
  • Email

Margaret Knight

Architect

Bio coming soon

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
    • AIA
    • 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
    • AIA Member
    • NCARB
    • LEED AP
  • E-mail

Melissa Wechsler

Principal

Melissa (she/her) 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 and Google/Lakefront Apartments with Graphite Design Group. Melissa is a frequent guest critic at the University of Washington’s Department of Architecture.

 

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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 (she/her) has more than 20 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 Runberg, 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 their goals for the project, including the specific needs of senior housing, homeless housing, student and family housing. She has served as a volunteer member of the City of Seattle Southeast Design Review Board and is an occasional guest critic at the University of Washington Department of Architecture.

Michele was named a 2019 Housing Hero by the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI). LIHI Executive Director Sharon Lee said Michele’s “design sensibility has resulted in wonderful places for our residents to live and thrive.”

 

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Nidhi Vishak

Associate

  • Education

    • Master of Advanced Architectural Studies, University of Southern California
    • Graduate Buildings Science, University of Southern California
    • Bachelors of Architecture, SRM University, Chennai, India
  • REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

    • Licensed in Washington
    • Licensed in India, Council of Architecture
    • LEED AP BD+C
    • AIA Member
  • Email

    NidhiV@runberg.com

Nidhi Vishak

Associate

Nidhi (she/her) is an enthusiastic designer who strongly believes that good design should be informed by the community and its environmental circumstances. She comes with experience working in India and enjoys being part of a diverse and challenging environment that contributes to a rewarding design. Nidhi’s background includes multi-family projects and  high-rise towers.

 

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Nolan Higa

Designer

  • Education

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

Nolan Higa

Designer

Bio coming soon

Pardis Moinzadeh

Designer

  • Education

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

Pardis Moinzadeh

Designer

Pardis (she/her) 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 Manager

  • Education

    • Bachelors of Theater Studies, University of Northern Colorado
  • Memberships

    • SDA Board Director
    • SHRM
  • E-mail

Patrick Hogan

Office Manager

Patrick (he/his) joined Runberg in 2017. With his natural leadership and managerial sense, he is a natural at office management. He currently leads the development and implementation of firm policies and procedures; manages and oversees the administration of HR policies, programs, and practices within the firm; and maintains accounts payable, receivables and monthly billing.

Rachel Adams

Associate

  • Education

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

    • Licensed in Washington State
    • AIA Member
    • LEED AP BD+C
    • NCARB
    • CPHC
  • E-mail

Rachel Adams

Associate

Rachel (she/her) 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.

 

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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 (she/her) experience involves various project types ranging from high end residential to historic renovation. Her passion is creating useful and beautiful spaces.

Stephen Pettis

Designer

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture, University of Michigan
    • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, University of Florida
  • Email

Stephen Pettis

Designer

Bio coming soon

Steven Barcikowski

Intern

  • Education

    • Master of Architecture candidate, University of Washington
    • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, San Francisco State University
  • Email

Steven Barcikowski

Intern

Bio coming soon

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.

Tyler Peterson

Office Coordinator

  • Education

    • Master of Fine Arts, Oregon College of Art and Craft & Pacific Northwest College of Art
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Email

Tyler Peterson

Office Coordinator

Tyler’s (he/him) customer service background includes several years of customer education and event coordination, lending itself to his various office and project coordination duties at Runberg. As a lifelong learner, he strives to learn something new with every project so he can be a resource to help those around him succeed.