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.
MANUEL CASTANEDA, ARCHITECT
With seven years in the industry, Manuel has taken his previous experience and leveraged it for success in his four years at b9 architects. As a Team Leader, Manuel has developed working relationships with our clients, led our efforts in Commercial work, and explored the code of municipalities surrounding the City of Seattle.
With a Master in Architecture from Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, Manuel enjoys the outdoors by hiking and biking around the Pacific Northwest.
JOSH CAREL, ARCHITECT
With three and a half years working in Oklahoma and New Mexico on a number of project types, Josh adds varied work experience to 2+ years at b9 architects. As a LEED Green Associate he approaches every project with sustainability as a priority.
In addition to receiving a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington, Josh has also taught construction systems at the UW. Outside of the office, he enjoys making music and playing Ultimate Frisbee.
ANGELA YANG, DESIGNER
Having started at b9 architects part-time in 2014, Angela finally came to the office full-time at the end of 2016. While also leading b9’s marketing effort, Angela teaches as a part-time studio instructor at the University of Washington’s Department of Architecture since 2017, and is building expertise in Single Family Residential and Apartment design.
With a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and Bachelor in Architectural Studies from the University of Washington, Angela continues to find inspiration from traveling and urban living.
HARRY GOMEZ, DESIGNER
With four years experience working in different architecture studios, Harry has experience with a variety of project types, including residential, hospitality, corporate offices, and commercial. After receiving a Bachelor in Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Harry is pursuing licensure in the State of Washington.
His design aesthetic includes 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 exploring the city or doing outdoor activities with his family.
CLAIRE MCDERMOTT, DESIGNER
Claire began at b9 architects in June, 2017. Coming from a graduate intern position in exhibition design at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Claire is quickly becoming comfortable in residential design in the City of Seattle.
She has a Bachelor Degree in Architectural studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is interested in woodworking, pottery and furniture design.
ALDEN MACKEY, DESIGNER
With three years of professional experience in the architectural field, Alden brought his interest in the integration of craft and fabrication processes in design to b9 architects as its newest employee. Having achieved the Henry Adams Award and Medal for excellence in the architectural field while getting his Master of Architecture at the University of Washington, he is perfectly suited to add his design expertise to our growing firm.
Outside of work, Alden enjoys sailing and working on small-scale design and fabrication projects.
MICHAEL FROM, ADMINISTRATIVE LEAD
Michael is the Administrative Lead for b9 architects. Bringing experience in operations for tech sector start-up, and years as a writer and social media coordinator for an entertainment website, he provides a unique lens to supporting the staff, organizing daily operations, and sustaining our marketing efforts.
He has a Bachelor Degree from the University of Washington and is a performer and improviser in Seattle’s fringe theater scene.