Design Commission (SDC) is pleased to announce the appointment
of five new members who will start their terms this month,
and the reappointment of two members who will continue to
serve for another two years.
The new membersselected from a highly competitive pool
of more than 40 candidates, appointed by the Mayor, and confirmed
by City Councilinclude:
- Sheri Olson, FAIA, architect. A practicing architect
and journalist, Olsons design career in Boston, New
York City and California focused on civic and commercial
projects. But she is perhaps best known for her design criticism
work, having earned a national reputation as the NW contributing
editor for Architectural Record and also, until recently,
as the architecture columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
- Darrell Vange, member-at-large. Vange is a commercial
developer and president of Ravenhurst Development in Seattle
with extensive experience in transit-oriented development
and large-scale urban development projects.
- Anindita Mitra, urban planner. Trained as an architect
in India before studying planning at graduate school in
the United States, Mitras experience has included
major urban design projects in Kansas City and Seattle.
She was employed for five years at LMN Architects before
starting her own design and planning firm a few years ago.
- Karen Kiest, landscape architect. A registered
Washington landscape architect now in private practice,
Kiest previously was a principal at Murase Associates in
Seattle and also worked at Wallace Roberts Todd in San Francisco.
- Hannah McIntosh, participant in the Citys
Get Engaged program (a special one-year appointment
to a young member). Currently employed at Foster, Pepper
Shefelman in marketing, McIntosh studied urban cultural
development and philosophy in Belgium before returning to
Seattle last year.
In addition, Nic Rossouw (engineer) and David Spiker
(architect) were both reappointed as members for additional
two-year terms. Spiker was also reappointed as chair of the
commission. Complete biographies will be posted on SDCs
Visit the Seattle Design Commission website
to view design commissioner biographies, a guide
to community involvement, summaries of recent
project reviews, meeting agendas and minutes,
the Seattle Design Commission Handbook, as well
as background information on the commission.
For more information, please contact:
Design Commission Coord.
(206) 233-7911 firstname.lastname@example.org