By: eknuth

BCRA welcomes nine new employees

SEATTLE, Washington – June 26, 2017 – To meet the needs of clients and upcoming projects, BCRA has hired nine new employees. BCRA is eager to integrate this new talent throughout the firm.

Al Gabay, AIA, NCARB, hired as a Senior Associate Architect, brings extensive experience in large-scale destination resorts and smaller scale boutique hotels, commercial office, and mixed-use/multifamily projects. Al joins BCRA from IA Interior Architects and will be working out of BCRA’s Seattle office.

Angelique Penaflor joins BCRA’s Seattle office as an Associate, where her unique skill-set will augment BCRA’s administrative support team. Angelique’s strength is in identifying and implementing efficiencies. She is looking forward to working collaboratively with all design teams across the firm.  

Jana Simison, AIA, LEED AP, a graduate of Rice University, was hired as an Associate Architect. She is excited to partner with BCRA’s recreation and school clients to deliver community-focused projects.

Mary Bisenius rejoins BCRA as an environmental graphic designer. After a stint with IA Architects working for corporate and retail clients, Mary brings her experience and creativity to clients across all the markets that BCRA serves.

Laura Durgerian, RLA, is a landscape architect and is currently pursuing a dual Masters of Landscape Architecture and Masters of Urban Planning.

Another addition to the landscape architecture team is Jessi Marquardt, who will be based out of the Tacoma office.

Jared Milne recently graduated from Washington State University and joins the firm as an architectural associate. Jared will be based out of the Seattle office.

Savannah Linders, EIT, joined BCRA as a Civil Engineering Associate. A graduate of Washington State University, Savannah has participated in various aspects of engineering design, including both civil and structural engineering, with a focus on public works.

About BCRA - BCRA is an 85-person architecture and engineering firm specializing in education, government, healthcare, hospitality, parks and recreation, residential, and retail projects. With offices in Seattle and Tacoma, BCRA offers Architecture, Interior Spaces, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Land Use Planning, and Landscape Architecture. For more information please visit


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