East Board Members
|Dawn is an architect with her own architectural practice, Bushnaq Studio, which focuses on renovation and adaptive reuse. Prior to that, she worked at BjarkoSerra Architects and Runberg Architecture Group. She has experience on a wide range of project types, including adaptive reuse of historic structures, multifamily projects of various scales, commercial and non-profit tenant improvements, and single family residences. Through her volunteer activities, she focuses on related interests including the collaborative development of vibrant public spaces. She volunteers as a Public Space Ranger with the Pomegranate Center, assisting with the design and construction of community gathering places. She holds a Master of Architecture from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies from Yale University.|
Ric works as a Project Manager for Preservation Green Lab, which is a non-profit that specializes in building reuse and retrofit. His current efforts include study of sustainability efforts and technologies that provide the most benefit over time. Ric has a Master in Urban Planning from the University of Washington and previously worked as a developer and green building consultant. Ric is a resident of Capitol Hill.
Natalie works in a design and development firm, OneBuild. Previously she worked in architecture firms in Shanghai, South Carolina, Nashville and New York. She holds Masters degrees from the University of Washington in both Architecture and Real Estate Development. Natalie grew up in Nashville and speaks Spanish fluently. Under a grant from Vanderbilt University, she taught a youth photography course for six months for inner city youth documenting their lives in Nashville’s most dangerous housing projects. In Seattle, Natalie volunteered her time with the mosaic garden at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, as well as a construction project with Helping Link working with Vietnamese immigrants. Natalie resides in Capitol Hill.
|Tina holds a PhD degree in architectural history from Yale University and pursued a career as the CEO/Executive Director of museums across the country, including the Oakland Museum, the Cocoran Gallery and College of Art in Washington DC, and the Norton Museum of Art in Florida. Most recently she served as CEO and Director at the EMP here in Seattle. At all of those museums she presented exhibitions related to architecture and urban design in the United States. Cristina has also been directly involved in the design and building process of two museum buildings, a library and two office buildings. While at EMP she spearheaded the greening of the iconic Frank Gehry building, saving considerable amounts of electricity and water. Cristina served on the Design Review Board for the City of San Luis Obispo, California during one of its greatest growth spurts and has held other numerous board positions over the years, including the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Florida Association of Museums, American Arts Alliance, and the Pilchuck School of Glass among others. Cristina resides in the First Hill neighborhood.|
|Semi-retired, Chip taught high school for 31 years. Before teaching, he was an early volunteer with the Peace Corps in India and spent three years with the US Army in Viet Nam and Europe as a combat infantry officer. For the past eleven years, he has lived in the Pike-Pine neighborhood, participating in the Pike Pine Urban Neighborhood Council, the Capitol Hill Community Council and the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce. He has been involved with design issues in South Lake Union, Cal Anderson Park and the Broadway Light Rail station.|
April 3, 2013