BLRB Architects recently hired seven new team members to continue the high level of service the firm provides its clients throughout the region.
Jamie Sandburg is a talented architectural designer who brings significant experience with public facility design and sustainable design features. She is a graduate of Washington State University’s Architecture program, earning Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture degrees. Her recent experience includes the design of a LEED Platinum Community Center for the Tacoma Housing Authority’s new housing project in the Hilltop neighborhood.
Nickolas Watkins joined BLRB as an Intern Architect, bringing recent experience on a variety of public and private projects throughout the northwest. Nickolas graduated from the University of Idaho’s Architecture program, earning Master of Architecture and Bachelor of
Science in Architecture degrees.
His recent experience include the
Clackamas Town Center Remodel and Expansion, the Google Campus Phase II
Core and Shell project in Kirkland and Banks Middle School in Banks,
Elizabeth Stonecypher has joined BLRB as an Intern Architect, bringing
specialized experience in the development of architectural graphics. She
is a graduate of the University of Idaho, earning Master of
Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture degrees. Elizabeth
recently worked in Beijing, China, as a designer and architect working
primarily on the city’s subway entrances.
Kourtney Strong joins BLRB’s Portland office as a Project Manager,
bringing more than a decade of experience in the design of public and
private facilities. Kourtney is a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute in Troy, New York, where she earned dual degrees in
Architecture and Building Sciences. Her recent experience includes a
variety of commercial, industrial, retail and institutional
types throughout Oregon.
As one of three new team members in the firm’s Bend office, Aiden
Humphrey joined BLRB with significant sustainable design experience and
training. A graduate of University of Oregon’s Master in Architecture
program, Aiden studied sustainable practices at an advanced level with
professor G.Z. Brown, an internationally recognized energy expert. Aiden
has designed numerous residential, commercial, educational and medical
Also joining the firm’s Bend office is RJ Johnson, a project manager and
architect with more than 20 years experience serving public and private
clients throughout the region. A graduate of the University of Idaho’s
Architecture program, RJ has specialized expertise in sustainable design
practices developed while working on a variety of commercial,
educational, residential and municipal projects.
Dustin Locke is another of the firm’s new Bend hires, with specialized
expertise in environmental and community-based architecture. A recent
graduate of the University of Oregon’s architecture program, Dustin has
interned at two distinguished Northwest firms and served in the United
States Navy as an Avionic Electronics Technician.