Seattle Local Business News & Data – Architecture & Engineering

November 30, 2022

Johnston Architects





Johnston Architects has hired Lena Baker As an assistant and interior designer, Sierra Bursary And the Jake Wall As project engineers, and Jay Johnson As an architect and project manager.

Baker, NCIDQ has 15 years of experience in the interior design industry with a focus on creative workplace, multi-family, mixed-use and senior housing projects. A graduate of Colorado State University with a BA in Interior Design, Baker’s past projects include tenant improvements for Coffman Engineers, Verathon, and Microsoft; In addition to interior design for Leeward, a mixed-use residential development in South Lake Union, and Murano Senior Living, a high-rise on First Hill. Joining JA as a partner, Baker is currently focused on tenant improvements for civic clients, including renovations to Sammamish City Hall and Edmonds Library.

Borsari, AIA has a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Master’s degree in Architecture and Civil Construction Management from Washington University in St. Louis. Borsari brings experience to multi-family developments, single-family homes, and hospitality projects, with an emphasis on sustainability. Her past projects include mid- and high-rise projects in downtown Seattle and the Belltown and South Lake Union neighborhoods. A registered architect, Borsari is currently serving as the Construction Management Project Engineer for the new Redmond Senior & Community Center in Redmond, Washington, a 56,000 SF facility being designed in collaboration with Opsis Architecture of Portland.

Woll, AIA joined JA as an intern in 2021 before graduating with a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Washington this year. Wall worked for nearly five years in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area on a diverse mix of project types after earning his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota. A recently licensed JA Woll Architect is currently designing several single family homes and supporting efforts at the Redmond Senior & Community Centre. He also applies his expertise in visualization technology to streamline the company’s presentation process and give it a cohesive aesthetic across all types of projects.

Johnson, AIA, NCARB, holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Washington and has spent 18 years designing civic and community projects throughout the Puget Sound region, including the education, mass transit, and performing arts sectors. Some of his notable past projects include Rose Hill Middle School in Redmond, as well as multiple projects for Sound Transit Link Light Rail extensions, including Northgate, Rainier, Lynnwood City Center and University District Stations. Johnson serves as project manager for JA’s Seattle Center On-Call contract, which includes improvements to the Seattle Repertory Theater, Fisher Pavilion, Vera Project, and Mercer Parking Garage on the Seattle Center campus.

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