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
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.
BA Architecture Studies, University of Washington
Master of Architecture, with Urban Design Certificate, University of Washington
Laurie Allison Wilson
Laurie Allison Wilson is a principal architect with 30 years of experience. She offers design and technical expertise in a broad range of residential and commercial projects. In 2010, she founded the Cities for All Project, a design consortium focused on innovations in green technology and affordability. Laurie has presented her research around the connections between African architecture and African-American culture to numerous organizations in Seattle.
Bachelor of Architecture, Cornell University
Omnia Ibrahim, Associate and Architectural Designer has 7 years of experience in Architecture and Regional Planning, and a rich background in Art and Urban Design. With dual master’s degrees in Architecture and Regional Planning, as well as a Certificate of Metropolitan Design, she is experienced in complex mixed-use housing, commercial, institutional and recreational projects. She has facilitated many community visioning workshops and has collaborated with government, non-profits and private developers on Transit-Oriented Design projects. She has specific interest in inclusive designs – bringing culture and diversity to community projects.
Master of Architecture, University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Architecture, Helwan University (Egypt)
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