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A leadership culture is intrinsic to 海角社区 and is a direct outcome of being a 100% employee-owned firm.

There is no glass tower housing 海角社区 executive leadership on the 44th floor. Our sector, discipline, and executive leaders are dispersed across the U.S. to mentor the next generation of employee-owners, counsel clients, and share their design voice in their local communities.

Steven McKay

Steven McKay

Chief Executive Officer Managing Principal
Steven McKay

Steven McKay

AIA, RIBA
Chief Executive Officer Managing Principal
Steven McKay is 海角社区鈥檚 chief executive officer. He leads the firm鈥檚 executive leadership team and is a member of the board of directors. He collaborates with senior leadership to craft the firm's business strategy and elevate 海角社区 design. A native of Scotland, Steven joined 海角社区鈥檚 Seattle office in 1996, and was the firm鈥檚 design leader from 2005 to 2020. He was instrumental in 海角社区 being an early adopter of the 2030 Challenge, and an initial signatory of both the AIA 2030 Commitment and the China Accord. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects; senior fellow and board member of the Design Futures Council; and serves on the Architectural Advisory Council for the Iowa State University College of Design.
John Fuller

John Fuller

Chief Operating Officer Managing Principal
John Fuller

John Fuller

Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
Chief Operating Officer Managing Principal
John Fuller leads 海角社区鈥檚 operations around the globe as chief operating officer. He is a member of the executive leadership team and board of directors. John directs the firm鈥檚 operational resource management, business practices, design tools and processes, and project execution to enable design teams to elevate human experience through design. He collaborates with region, design discipline, client sector, and enterprise leaders to execute the firm鈥檚 business strategy, technical quality, project performance, and operational efficiency. He was previously the firm鈥檚 chief marketing officer and has spent his entire professional career at 海角社区.
Griff Davenport

Griff Davenport

Chair of the Board Managing Principal
Griff Davenport

Griff Davenport

FAIA
Chair of the Board Managing Principal
Griff Davenport is chair of the board of directors and leads the firm鈥檚 growth strategies through both merger and acquisition and organic market expansion. He joined 海角社区 in 1980 and has practiced his entire career with the firm. Under his leadership, the firm has grown from 400 employees in 12 offices to more than 1,600 in over 30 locations around the globe. He is a chair of the AIA Large Firm Round Table and is a member of the Professional Advisory Committee at the University of Nebraska College of Architecture.
Pamela Touschner

Pamela Touschner

California Region Leader Managing Principal
Pamela Touschner

Pamela Touschner

FAIA
California Region Leader Managing Principal
Pamela Touschner is a member of the board of directors and executive leadership team. As California Region Leader she manages offices in Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Sonoma. Pamela is an advocate for the profession, serving on the national AIA Board of Directors and in multiple leadership positions for AIA Los Angeles, AIA Inland Empire, and the AIA California Council. She is active in promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging within the architectural community as a dedicated member of the National Organization of Minority Architects at the national level and with the Southern California NOMA chapter.

Ruairi Barnwell

Smart Buildings Leader Principal

Ruairi Barnwell

HBDP, LEED AP BD+C
Smart Buildings Leader Principal
Ruairi leads the Smart Building practice, which uses high performance design; energy modeling; advanced building simulations; and real performance data to deliver optimal performance for owners and occupants. He pioneered sonrai IAQ by 海角社区, a platform that collects, analyzes, and visualizes building performance data.

Patrick Barrett

Theatrical Design Leader Senior Associate

Patrick Barrett

ASTC
Theatrical Design Leader Senior Associate
Patrick leads theater design for the firm by planning spaces and designing systems for the arts to support a wide range of performances. He and his team focus on how patrons will interact with the building, and how performers and technicians can ultimately use the space.
海角社区 Principal and Civil Engineering Leader lana bayless, PE

Lana Bayless

Civil Engineering Leader Principal
海角社区 Principal and Civil Engineering Leader lana bayless, PE

Lana Bayless

PE
Civil Engineering Leader Principal
Lana leads 海角社区鈥檚 civil engineering team. An accomplished engineer and site planner, she is an expert in site selection, evaluation, and planning. With a dual education in architecture and engineering, she mentors civil engineers about integrated design from a multidisciplinary point of view.
William Carney

William Carney

Design Technology Leader Principal
William Carney

William Carney

Design Technology Leader Principal
William leads the Design Technology Research team within Research & Development to propel design innovation and project delivery. He researches and directs the testing and evaluation of emerging design technologies and workflows to advance the firms鈥 integrated design process.

Brian Arial

Global Mixed-Use Leader Senior Principal

Brian Arial

AIA
Global Mixed-Use Leader Senior Principal
Brian leads our global Mixed-Use sector. He collaborates with developers, real estate brands, and city officials to reimagine retail, housing, and office as equitable mixed-use developments to reenergize urban environments. For more than 30 years, he has led teams in the U.S., Dubai, and Shanghai.
Don Barnum

Don Barnum

Global Sports Leader Principal
Don Barnum

Don Barnum

AIA
Global Sports Leader Principal
Don leads our Sports sector. He was named a Power Player by Sports Business Journal for his influence in the industry and is one of the most respected sports architects in the country. He excels in leading professional and collegiate clients through the design process to elevate the athlete and fan experience.
Dan Clevenger

Dan Clevenger

Global Cultural+Performing Arts Leader Principal
Dan Clevenger

Dan Clevenger

AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Global Cultural+Performing Arts Leader Principal
Dan brings an attitude of discovery and innovation to his leadership and projects. His clients include the University of Nevada Reno, Heard Museum, and SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center. Dan has served as an educator at Arizona State University and sits on the Western Museums Association board of directors.
Jim French

Jim French

Global K-12 Education Leader Senior Principal
Jim French

Jim French

FAIA
Global K-12 Education Leader Senior Principal
Jim leads our Global K-12 Education sector. As one of the most respected K-12 designers in the United States, his vision is to empower learners through a forward-looking, research-informed design focus that delivers transformational opportunity for students, teachers, and ultimately communities.

Lihong Qiu

Lihong Qiu

Asia Region Leader Principal
Lihong Qiu

Lihong Qiu

Class 1 Registered Architect, Professor Level-Architect ASC Fellow
Asia Region Leader Principal
Lihong directs all 海角社区 operations in Asia. He joined the firm in 2013 to establish the Shanghai office. He is responsible for growing 海角社区鈥檚 presence with developers and commercial, cultural, and education clients in China.
Pamela Touschner

Pamela Touschner

California Region Leader Managing Principal
Pamela Touschner

Pamela Touschner

FAIA
California Region Leader Managing Principal
Pamela Touschner is a member of the board of directors and executive leadership team. As California Region Leader she manages offices in Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, and Sonoma. Pamela is an advocate for the profession, serving on the national AIA Board of Directors and in multiple leadership positions for AIA Los Angeles, AIA Inland Empire, and the AIA California Council. She is active in promoting diversity, inclusion, and belonging within the architectural community as a dedicated member of the National Organization of Minority Architects at the national level and with the Southern California NOMA chapter.
Jamal Salem

Jamal Salem

Middle East Region Director Principal
Jamal Salem

Jamal Salem

Middle East Region Director Principal
Jamal is responsible for design and client services throughout the Middle East, leading operations from the 海角社区 Dubai office. He has practiced extensively in the Middle East, leading the successful delivery of high-profile projects in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. 聽
Curtis Johnson

Curtis Johnson

Central Region Leader Senior Principal
Curtis Johnson

Curtis Johnson

AIA, LEED AP
Central Region Leader Senior Principal
Curtis leads firm operations, client services, and staff development for our offices in Des Moines, Iowa; and Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska. His design work impacts thousands of students and teachers every day in schools throughout the Midwest, guiding school districts through project development.

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