West Board Members
Position: Local Business Representative
Term expires: April 4, 2015
A long time resident of Queen Anne, and professional working in the South Lake Union neighborhood – areas covered by the Queen Anne Board – Mindy is a Senior Associate and Project Manager with Weber Thompson, where she has worked since 1999. Before moving to Seattle, Mindy served on the Telluride, Colorado Historic and Architectural Review Commission where she helped write Telluride’s “Design Guidelines." She has been Weber Thompson’s representative to the Master Builders of King County since 2002 and remains active in preservation issues through Historic Seattle and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Mindy is a graduate of the University Of Oregon School Of Architecture where she was awarded a travel scholarship to Croatia.
Position: Community Representative
Term expires: April 4, 2014
Jill has 29 years of experience in creating commercial and multifamily residential developments with companies such as Stratford, Triad, Intracorp and as an architect for firms such as DKA, RTKL and Callison. She has strong communication skills, excellent analytical abilities, and a thorough knowledge of what it takes to meet challenging urban issues. She builds consensus among stakeholders so we can work towards meeting common goals. As an Architect, Developer and LEED Accredited Professional she makes environmentally sensible solutions a real priority. She served on DPD’s ad hoc committee to determine how to best incorporate greener building standards into density incentives as part of the rezoning of Seattle’s downtown. She worked closely with the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association to effectively organize city council, mayoral, and Sound Transit committee support to meet their goal to have the light rail station located on the 12th Ave NE corridor. For the last 4 years, she has participated with the International Sustainable Solutions to travel to other cities with developers and City planners, council members, and transportation staff to experience and bring back ideas to improve Seattle’s sustainability as a world class city. She has a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science from MIT.
Position: Design Professional Representative
Term expires: April 4, 2015
Katie works in planning and urban design at VIA Architecture in Seattle. She has Masters degrees in both architecture and urban planning from the University of Washington. She is described by colleagues as bringing a breadth of design and planning expertise to the Seattle scene from having experienced living and working in urban environments as diverse as Copenhagen and Shanghai. Her professional focus to date has been on public projects, an essential part of which is citizen engagement and public participation. Katie is co-president of the Uptown Alliance and is an active volunteer member of the Uptown Alliance Urban Design Framework Committee. She has also served as co-chair of the AIA Seattle Historic Resources Committee. She is a five-year resident of the Queen Anne/ Uptown Neighborhood.
Position: Development Representative
Term expires: April 4, 2015
Boyd has 17 years of experience working both as a designer and real estate developer, most of those years spent in Seattle. He is a principal at Nicholson Kovalchick Architects and has previously worked at the firm of Weber+Thompson. Representing a variety of clients, he has appeared before various Seattle Design Review Boards on numerous occasions. Boyd also has ample experience as a real estate developer, working on a variety of projects in Seattle and elsewhere. Besides working for Alder Development and Western Front Development in Seattle, he has done work for Levy Design Partners and City Core Development in San Francisco. Boyd graduated with a degree in Architecture from Washington University in Saint Louis, is a licensed architect in the State of Washington and a LEED accredited professional. He was one of the founders of the Hillman City Neighborhood Alliance and past chair of the Southeast District Council. Currently he resides on Capitol Hill, is a member of AIA, Seattle, the Urban Land Institute, the Native Plant Society and the Cascade Bicycle Club.
Janet currently works at Innovate Washington and previously had her own management consulting firm, Accent Consulting. She comes to that work from a strong background in Arts Administration as well as marketing and sustainability and a career that has seen firsthand experience in private, governmental and non-profit organizations. A native of the UK, she worked as Marketing Director of the architectural firm NBBJ in Los Angeles and Marketing and Global Sustainability Task Force Coordinator for the global engineering firm ARUP, also in Los Angeles. In 2004, she moved to Seattle where she has worked as Marketing Director for EDAW, an international design, planning and environmental consulting firm. In June 2006, Janet came to work for the City of Seattle’s Green Building program, and from there went on to direct the AIA Seattle’s program to infuse a progressive stance on sustainability issues throughout its membership. From there she went on to become Director of Marketing and Communications for Sellen Sustainability, prior to founding her own consulting firm in May 2012. Janet is a Board member of Arcade, the pre-eminent journal for the contemporary Northwest design community, and devotes much of her time to maintaining ties with Seattle’s diverse arts scene. She resides in Seattle’s Queen Anne neighborhood.
Magdalena Hogness is a practicing landscape architectural staff professional at Berger Partnership. She is a member of the AIA Practice and Ethics Committee and holds a Master of Architecture and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Washington.
She is passionate about design which facilitates the interaction between individuals and place and supports community needs. Her professional work combines her interests for ecology, collaborative research, and community design.
April 3, 2013