Partner, Principal, Architect
Valerie Thiel, AIA, LEED AP, Certified Passive House Consultant, with a background in both architecture and structural engineering, is the founding principal of SAGE Architectural Alliance. She has over 30 years of architectural experience and 20 years in the field of senior and special needs housing. Valerie is a regional leader in cutting-edge innovations for senior lifestyles and a passionate advocate for affordable senior housing. A frequent speaker at Washington Health Care Association, LeadingAge, and Housing Washington Conferences, she has spoken on the topics of sustainable design best practices, innovations in senior housing, design for social connection, and creating the intergenerational urban village.
Master of Architecture and Master of Structural Engineering, MIT
Bachelor of Science in Structural Engineering, University of Washington
Partner, Principal, Architect
Larry Sinnott, AIA, LEED AP, architect and principal (CFO, CTO), is our lead on sustainable design and product selection. He has experience in mixed-use, multi-family and single-family design. His strong interest in urban design led him to work as an activist in the Sound Transit station location at Roosevelt and the SR 520 Montlake/western approach design. Larry also has a background in commercial and residential construction.
Master of Architecture 1999, with Urban Design Certificate, University of Washington
BA Architecture Studies 1996, University of Washington
Washington Architecture License
Junjie brings strong communication skills and a sense of creative delight to all her projects, ranging from small renovations to large new construction. Junjie enjoys the workshop design process, and her graphic skills infuse the process with fun and inspiration. She coordinates with people well in all aspects of ideas and work, from initial design to construction administration. Junjie has passion for learning new skills and methods in daily work.
Master of Architecture 2019, University of Washington
BS Civil Engineering 2016, China University of Mining and Technology – Beijing
Architectural Designer, Project Manager
Gayle brings attention to detail and strong communication skills to all her projects, from interior renovations to new construction. She designs for the human experience: appropriate room geometry and materials, social and sound experiences, lighting, visual connection and indoor-outdoor connection. Her project type interests include; mixed-use residential, healthcare, infrastructure and commercial buildings.
Master of Architecture 2020, with concentration in Sustainable Systems & Design, University of Washington
PhD Linguistics, Ohio State University
With a keen eye for detail and a passion for innovative design solutions, Annie has successfully contributed to a variety of residential and commercial projects. Annie’s expertise lies in translating client visions into functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces, showcasing a blend of creativity and technical proficiency. Her commitment to sustainable and user-centric design reflects a dedication to shaping environments that harmonize with both nature and human needs
Master of Architecture 2023, University of Washington
BA Architecture Studies 2021, with Biomimicry Certificate, Arizona State University
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