Recognition & Expertise
AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, Board Member 2022-23
“My passion for architecture comes from believing that beautiful, high functioning environments uplift the human spirit and inspire those within to be their best selves. It is deeply humbling to be entrusted with a community’s resources to create inspiring places to learn.”
The desire to create meaningful public spaces is a constant in Rebecca’s career. A leading Pacific Northwest education facility planner and designer for nearly 30 years, she creates progressive preschool to high school learning environments that support student belonging and wellness, strengthen neighborhoods and are good stewards of resources. Her professional investigations inform a design approach that responds to each unique community – through integrating places that support a variety of learning styles, are adaptable to future needs, and provide the performance expectations that respond to our changing climate.
Growing up surrounded by those seeking to reinvent environments, she was inspired to pursue a profession in design and construction – integrating those personalized details that make spaces inspiring and successful. She utilizes her degrees in architecture and business to lead clients, the practice, and industry to continually innovate.
Able to address both aesthetic and technical components of a design challenge, Rebecca’s ability spans master planning and conceptual design through technical document production and construction administration of schools utilizing a variety of delivery methods. Her curiosity and grasp of the big picture ignites the critical connections that bring a client’s vision to reality. This diverse experience honed the communication and coordination skills necessary to engage with a variety of experts and to translate that complexity for different audiences. She has successfully navigated phased construction situations where students remained on site during construction. An increasingly critical component of school design, Rebecca’s care and concern in creating learning environments includes the elements that cultivate safety and community in our schools.