Last week Project Manager Chris Davidson was down in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona working on our newest project there, The Willa. Featuring a pool deck, juice bar, and a mix of apartments, townhomes and creative offices, The Willa is a new mixed-use building of the vibrant Central Arts District. Check out the project page for more information.
Today, Studio Meng Strazzara announces the recent addition of transit expert Debora Ashland to the team. In her roll as Director and Project Architect, Ashland will be leading a number of the firm’s public projects. Studio Meng Strazzara is a Seattle-based architecture and design firm specializing in transportation, infrastructure, K-12 and higher education and commercial projects.
Formerly Director of Architecture and Art with Sound Transit, Ashland brings to her new role the ability to lead multi-million dollar public projects and to coordinate and manage large, complex teams. She also brings experience in construction and knowledge of alternative public procurements such as general contractor/construction management (GCCM) and Design-Build (DB).
Ashland comes to Studio Meng Strazzara after 18 years at Sound Transit, the last six as Director of Architecture and Art. While at Sound Transit, Ashland oversaw more than $2.5 billion of architecture-related transportation work. Prior to her tenure at Sound Transit, she was employed at the Edmonds School District Capital Projects Office supporting a facilities improvement bond.
Ashland is a registered Architect in Washington State, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED Accredited Professional for Building Design and Construction. Ashland received her Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University and is a Seattle native.
Our recently completed project, Dunn Motors Apartments, is getting lots of attention for it’s focus on preservation! The use of materials that blend the new portion with it’s historic base is a different take on the “facade easement” program. Read more about it in the articles below!