2016-2017 Board of Directors
Congratulations to these nine accomplished AIA Seattle members and allied professionals who have been elected to return or fill open seats on the Board of Directors for the term beginning September 1, 2016.
Read their bios below and you can learn more about these outstanding nominees on their “I am AIA” pages (hyperlinked via their names).
Sidney Scarboro AIA – President Elect
One of the original Principals who founded Gensler’s Seattle office, Sidney has played a significant role in growing and shaping one of the top design practices in the Pacific Northwest. Sidney describes herself as “a design integrator.” Across the span of her 32-year career, this role has clarified her focus on project delivery for clients. Each design assignment she leads and manages exemplifies the integration of design and technical expertise. Sidney translates the diverse needs and personalities of her clients into built environments that promote success for their organizations. She was an integral part of the Seattle 2015 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit committee, promoting sponsorships for the event. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from WSU, with a Minor in Fine Arts. Sidney currently sits on the WSU Advisory Board for the School of Architecture.
Dan Miles AIA – Treasurer
Daniel L. Miles AIA is an exceptional project leader with a rare combination of management, communication, and design skills. He joined Bassetti Architects in 2010 and quickly rose to the role of Principal in 2013. Dan received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1983. Since that time, he has acquired extensive experience in the planning, design, and construction of major public and private educational facilities, religious institutions, historic buildings, and golf course facilities and clubhouses. Dan is passionate about historic architecture. He is currently Principal Architect on renovations to Bishop Blanchet High School, Kennedy Catholic Athletic Field Improvements, Villa Academy alterations, and leading Bassetti’s portion of a collaboration with another architectural firm on a confidential project. In his free time, Dan enjoys camping with his family, riding his bicycle, playing golf and hiking in the mountains.
J. Irons AIA – Director
Grounded by nearly 20 years in architecture and landscape design, J. offers deep insight into efficient and successful project delivery, the transformative power of design, and the immense importance of ecological balance. To this J. adds successful organizational management and an ability to leverage strategic vision to achieve change, relevance, and success. J. has had the great fortune to contribute to a great number of design teams, and most recently to the amazing boards and staff at AIA Seattle and Design in Public. J.’s aspiration is to leverage successful organizational management and an ability to leverage strategic vision to achieve change, relevance, and success.
Marisa Hagney Assoc. AIA – Director
Marisa graduated with her B.S. in Architectural Studies from Washington State University. Project management and big-picture thinking while working in the Facilities + Engineering Department at EMP Museum contribute to Marisa’s enthusiasm to be a part of the Living Building Challenge Team at the International Living Future Institute. Co-chairing the AIA Urban Design Forum keeps Marisa enlightened by its members and at the forefront of Seattle current design events and trends.
Rick Mohler AIA – Director
Rick is a principal of Mohler + Ghillino Architects and an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington where he teaches design and serves as the Graduate Program Coordinator. His work with his own firm, other firms and independent collaborations has been recognized internationally through winning competition entries, design awards programs and publications. Rick is interested in innovations in housing and urban design and he pursues these issues through teaching, practice and research. His own house has been nationally recognized for housing innovation and he explores issues related to urban design, transit oriented development, housing and land use policy through ongoing design studios at the UW. He is a founding co-chair of the Seattle AIA Future Shack Program, a member of the AIA Seattle Public Policy Board and a 2016 Affiliate Fellow of the Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies at the University of Washington.
Myer Harrell AIA – Director
Myer’s work as a Principal / Director of Sustainability at Weber Thompson is primarily in urban mid-rise, mixed-use multifamily and commercial office projects with ambitious environmental goals. He was named the AIA Seattle Young Architect 2011, and has been active in the local community through volunteer work on various boards and committees. In recent years he has co-instructed architecture studios at the UW College of Built Environments. Nationally, he is engaged with the US Green Building Council as a member of the Greenbuild Program Working Group. Myer was a member of the design team for the award-winning Eco-Laboratory, which won the national USGBC 2008 Natural Talent Design Competition, and was included in the Cooper Hewitt’s 2010 Design Triennial Exhibit. Myer received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree with Philosophy citation at the University of Maryland in 2002, and a Master in Architecture degree at the University of Washington in 2005.
Peggy Heim AIA – Advocate Director
Peggy is a project manager at Nicholson Kovalchick Architects with over 10 years of architecture experience. Her previous design projects range in type including market rate and affordable housing, cohousing, community, senior, and commercial projects for clients in the public and private sectors such as Sound Transit, King County Housing Authority, and the Salvation Army. She believes deeply in Passive House as a viable solution to create healthy, energy-efficient living environments. After earning her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Minnesota and Masters of Architecture from the University of Washington, Peggy worked for firms in her native Minnesota and Seattle including Schemata Workshop as a Senior Architect.
Charlie Hafenbrack – Affiliate Director
Charlie grew up on a holly farm in Kelso, Washington and graduated from WSU with degrees in Business and Agricultural Economics. He started his career in agriculture, serving the brewing industry domestically and internationally then entered the construction industry, joining Sellen Construction in 1989, serving as VP of Marketing. Charlie joined GLY in 2002 as Director of Business Development. His board and executive committee experience includes NAIOP, Urban Land Institute, WSU College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resource Sciences and Bellevue Downtown Association. Charlie recently served on Independent Salary Commission for City of Issaquah and joined advisory group for WSU School of Design and Construction Landscape Architecture program. Charlie has also served on the planning committee for King County Library Service Foundation Literary Lions Gala fundraiser.
Guy Michaelson ASLA – Affiliate Director
Guy has a passion for shaping the places that support an increasingly dense and rich urban environs, be it spaces in the heart of our cities, or the parks and natural areas that offer escape and revitalization. He relished the process of working with people, allaying their fears and helping them see and be excited for the possibilities of “what could be”! His work includes Seattle’s Magnuson Park, Redmond’s Central Connector, the cross Kirkland Corridor and is currently leading a 60 million dollar reimaging of Spokane’s Riverfront Park! His passion for place and community reaches beyond the office, where he’s given long winded tours and served on the board of the Seattle Architecture Foundation for over 15 years, and working with students ranging from his children’s schools to the UW and WSU Landscape architecture programs. When not at work, you’re likely to find him exploring places new and exciting with his family!