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.
Master of Architecture, with Urban Design Certificate, University of Washington
BA Architecture Studies, University of Washington
Master of Architecture 2019, University of Washington
BS Civil Engineering 2016, China University of Mining and Technology – Beijing
2020 AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship
Master of Architecture, University of Washington
School of Architecture, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art – Copenhagen
BA Psychology, UC San Diego
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