BRADLEY KHOURI, PRINCIPAL
Bradley Khouri, AIA, is the Principal and founder of b9 architects inc. in Seattle, Washington. Bradley has served on the Board of Directors of AIA Seattle and Design in Public as well as on the Seattle Planning Commission. Bradley teaches Architectural Design studios part-time at the University of Washington, College of Built Environments and serves on juries regularly. Bradley has lectured on topics including the relationship between BIM and small practice, density and housing, material sourcing and sustainability as well as community development and social connectivity in b9's work.
Bradley received his Master of Architecture at Harvard University in 1996 and B.A. at Washington University in 1992.
Outside of b9, Bradley spends time with family and friends, advocating for critical urban design issues and skiing whenever there is enough powder.
TOM COLE, DESIGNER
Tom earned his Master of Architecture at the University of Washington and his Bachelor of Arts in English and Music at the University of Rochester. Tom has over 4 years of experience in residential design working on single family, multi-family, and mixed-use projects in Seattle. Recent projects include the 45 + Woodlawn Apartments and Fremont Townhomes.
Tom is an avid bike tourist, having completed a cross-country tour of the U.S. as well as tours of Europe and Vancouver Island. When he's not designing, you can find him spending time with his one-year old son who happily tolerates his guitar playing.
LISA HEALY, DESIGNER
Lisa received her Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies at the University of Washington in 2012 and has over 4 years of experience working in the profession. Lisa is interested in the interaction between architecture and people, how art and function shape perception.
Lisa enjoys working with her hands in any way that she can including print making, sewing, gardening, and car restoration. Lisa is a Seattle native currently living in New York.
BRIAN JOHNSON, ARCHITECT
Brian received his Master of Architecture at University of Illinois and Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies at Washington State University. Brian has over 8 years of experience and is licensed in the State of Washington.
Brian loves living in Seattle because the city is constantly provoking and challenging him to change, no other place has done that for him.
MANUEL CASTANEDA, ARCHITECT
Manuel received his Master of Architecture at the Pratt Institute in New York City. Manuel has 4 years of experience and recently completed and received licensure in the State of Washington.
Manuel is interested in contemporary design problems where architecture, technology, and nature intersect. He recently moved to Seattle and is enjoying exploring the city.
JOSH CAREL, ARCHITECT
Josh received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma and his Master of Architecture from the University of Washington. He has over four years of experience working in architecture firms in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Washington State. His architectural interests include investigating the future sustainability of cities and regions at the scales of policy, zoning and infrastructure. Josh believes that are positive potentials for architecture in the utilization of digital design tools and hopes to explore those on future projects.
Outside of work, Josh enjoys trail running, Ultimate Frisbee and weekend camping trips.
ANGELA YANG, DESIGNER
Angela holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University GSAPP and Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from the University of Washington. Recently, she has served as studio instructor at the UW at the undergraduate level. Angela is particularly interested in the balance between people and the spaces they inhabit as well as innovative architectural strategies in an urban setting.
Outside of work, Angela enjoys traveling near and far and taking full advantage of living in both the Pacific Northwest and the City.
JEFF GLAD, DESIGNER
Jeff recently received his Master of Architecture degree at Washington University in Saint Louis as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree from the University of Florida. Jeff is interested in the link between community and architecture especially in relation to residential and urban design.
In his free time you could find Jeff participating multiple outdoor activities in and around Seattle.
VIVIAN STASI, DESIGNER
Vivian Stasi holds a diploma in Architectural Engineering from the NTUA School of Architecture and attended the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis as a Fulbright Grantee, where she received the Masters of Architecture and won the Frederick Widmann Prize, the School's highest distinction for academic achievement and design ability.
Vivian's design explorations focus on the formal permutations created when architecture and landscape merge together and is particularly interested in Seattle's distinctive topography that offers many challenging project sites. Outside b9, she enjoys exploring the city and its outdoors activities.
SAGHAR BEHINAEEN, DESIGNER
Saghar received Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies at the University of Washington in 2015 and also Bachelor of Computer Science at the university of BIHE from Iran in 2010. Saghar is interested in connection between art and science and the way it effects of people’s life.
Saghar also likes to travel to different countries and get familiar with their cultures. In her free time she likes to go hiking and do outdoor activities.
DAVID ALEMAN, DESIGNER
David was born in Venezuela and raised between Venezuela and Puerto Rico. He received his Bachelor degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. Prior to join b9, David worked a free-lance designer in different architecture studios in the island and also as manager in the hospitality industry with Marriott international. Over the past year, he has been interested in Latin American architecture and its development, mainly in the sense of enhancing the city and the community.
Being new to Seattle, David sets out to explore the city and get to know more people.
HARRY GOMEZ, DESIGNER
Harry received his Bachelor degree in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. His interest is in designing elements that convey the message of simplicity through basic geometric forms, simple materials and the use natural light to reveal simple and clean spaces.
In his free time, you might find him navigating the city on two wheels or doing multiple outdoor activities with his family.
CLAIRE MCDERMOTT, DESIGNER
Claire received her Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Recently, Claire completed a postgraduate internship at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, working in their interdisciplinary design studio on exhibition and graphic design projects. Claire is interested in the intersections between architecture, art, and craft.
In her free time, Claire enjoys pursuing other creative activities such as throwing pottery, woodworking, and sketching. New to the Pacific Northwest, Claire is excited to take advantage of both the city and all the outdoor activities it has to offer.
MICHAEL FROM, ADMINISTRATIVE LEAD
With four years experience running the day to day processes of small businesses, Michael has come to b9 architects to help its team of designers and architects get back to what they do best. After completing a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Washington, Michael managed organizations, and teams in both commercial and tech sectors. Now, he is enjoying learning the ins-and-outs of urban design projects.
In his spare time, Michael is a writer, improviser, and actor performing in Seattle’s independent theater scene.