Southeast Board Members
Sam has over 30 years of experience as an architect. He began his professional career working at NBBJ’s interior architecture division His responsibilities advanced when he moved to McKinley Architects to play an instrumental role on project teams designing high-rise office buildings in downtown Seattle and Bellevue, Washington. Sam then joined Streeter and Associates, where he became a principal in that firm and focused on public sector projects. Sam is currently working with his long time colleague Alex Rolluda, at the firm of Rolluda Architects. Sam’s expertise lies in the design and management of large-scale projects for such clients as the Port of Seattle, University of Washington, City of Seattle, King County METRO, and the Seattle School District. Examples from Sam’s project portfolio include: Rainier Beach Library, Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center at Rainier Beach High School, Squire Park Plaza, the new Ethnic Cultural Center at the University of Washington, Jose Calugas Apartments at High Point, Washington Mutual Tower, and King Street Intermodal Transportation Center Study. He has volunteered for the AIA Seattle /University of Washington “Messages from Young Leaders” mentoring program and is a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). He is a graduate of the University of Washington with an undergraduate degree (BA) in environmental design and a graduate degree (MA) in Architecture.
For the past 15 years, Tony has owned and operated Case Design & Project Management. He has been particularly active in developing green residential projects along the light rail corridor and within the station Urban Village Boundary areas in Southeast Seattle. As a member of the Rainier Chamber of Commerce, he is familiar with many of the planning goals and initiatives in Southeast Seattle. He has created innovative and profitable partnerships to realize award-winning single and multi-family projects in the Rainier Valley area of Seattle and is a regionally-recognized leader in sustainable design, use of low-impact design approaches, appropriate technologies, recycled and low-toxicity materials. He began his architectural practice as a private investor in residential projects in the Madison Park and Capitol Hill neighborhoods of Seattle. His work has been published in Pacific Magazine, Northwest Home & Garden, and Seattle Times. He’s been a studio juror and part-time lecturer at the UW School of Architecture. He holds a MA Architecture (honors) and a Design Firm Leadership and Management Certificate from the University of Washington, and a B.A. in Economics from Lewis and Clark College.
Amoreena is principal at Strata Architects, which specializes in commercial tenant improvements, as well as residential design from multi-family remodels to new apartments and townhouses. Amoreena founded Strata in 2006, and she previously worked for Hewitt Architects and Pyatok Architects. She is an advocate for sustainable urban design on the neighborhood level, volunteering with community groups such as the Cascade Neighborhood Council, Belltown P-Patch, and Sustainable Seattle. She led her Beacon Hill neighborhood in working with Sound Transit to mitigate unanticipated impacts from Central Link light rail. Amoreena holds a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Idaho and a Masters in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.
|Ben moved to Columbia City in 2009, with an appreciation for the design of the redevelopment around the Link light rail station and the neighborhood's diversity. Ben works for the Washington State Ferries coordinating the schedules for all routes, from Point Defiance to the San Juan Islands. He has an Urban Studies & Planning degree from the University of California at San Diego. Ben previously served on the City of Seattle's Pedestrian Advisory Board (“Ped Board”), and has been active in neighborhood issues since moving to Seattle in 2003. Ben lives in the Rainier Vista area of Columbia City with his partner Jeff and dog Tango.|
|Stephen is a principal at Olson Kundig Architects, specializing in museum, cultural, and public institution projects. He served as the managing principal for the Wing Luke Asian Museum, as project architect for renovations to St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Seattle Asian Art Museum, and is the managing principal for the future visitor center at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Stephen is a resident of Beacon Hill and is a LEED Accredited Professional and Certified Sustainable Building Advisor. He holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley, a law degree from the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law, and a BA from the University of California, Irvine.|
April 3, 2013