Jason Tran promoted to Senior Associate

We are pleased to announce that Jason Tran, AIA, has been promoted to senior associate.

Tran has broad experience in multifamily residential properties, having worked on projects ranging from low-income housing to luxury high-rises. As a senior associate, he will be responsible for moving projects from the initial design phases through construction.

“Whether you’re an architect, client, consultant or contractor, Jason is the type of architect you want on your team. He’s a creative thinker who draws on his experience to develop resilient and innovative design solutions, seeking out the best way to solve a problem or tackle a new task,” said Runberg principal Melissa Wechsler. “It is his motivation to improve not just the ‘what,’ but the ‘how,’ that distinguishes him from others and makes him a natural leader at Runberg. He is inspired by the process and always looks for ways to make the team stronger and the drawings more complete.”

Tran is skilled at promoting new ideas and solutions at every phase of the design process. Since starting with Runberg as a summer intern in 2014, he has been promoted to several positions – first to a designer, then to associate in 2017.

He is currently working as project architect on the 771-unit Grand Street Commons project for Lake Union Partners and Mount Baker Housing. The three-block project in Judkins Park represents a unique partnership with both market-rate and affordable-housing developers.

“The Grand Street Commons project has had this wonderful marriage of scale, design, and synergy with the owner groups from the beginning,” Tran said. “It has been a pleasure developing the ideas of the project in tandem with all parties, and I think it will serve as a great addition to the neighborhood.”

His previous project experience with Runberg includes work on Hobson Place, Tony Lee, An Lạc, and Cascade Blocks.

“It is difficult to choose a ‘favorite’ project I’ve worked on for Runberg,” Tran said. “Each Runberg project that I’ve had the privilege of working on provided a strong design foundation that allowed the projects to evolve into successful buildings. Lessons learned were always brought over to the next project, further strengthening how to approach each design problem.”

Tran enjoys anything design related, from developing building concepts, drawing details, or building furniture in his spare time.

“The built environment is essential to the human condition, meaning that experiencing the built environment is core to what it means to be human,” Tran said. “It is fulfilling to be a part of enriching that experience and ensuring it remains a key part of living life wonderfully.”

Tran holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington, and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.