Partners

Jason F. McLennan
CEO

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Considered one of the world’s most influential individuals in the field of architecture and green building movement today, Jason is a highly sought out designer, consultant and thought leader around the planet.  He is the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize (the planet’s top prize for socially responsible design).  He has been called the ‘Steve Jobs’ of the green building industry, a “World Changer” by GreenBiz magazine and has been selected as the Award of Excellence winner for Engineering News Record- one of the only individuals in the architecture profession to have won the award in its 52-year history.

McLennan is the creator of the Living Building Challenge – the most stringent and progressive green building program in existence, as well as a primary author of the WELL Building Standard, which is sweeping the globe.  He is the author of six books on Sustainability and Design – used by thousands of practitioners each year, including the Philosophy of Sustainable Design, which is considered the ‘bible’ for green building’ – and is both an Ashoka Fellow and Senior Fellow of the Design Future’s Council.  He has been selected by Yes! Magazine as one of ‘15 people shaping the world’ and works closely with world leaders, Fortune 500 companies, leading NGO’s, major universities, celebrities and influential development companies –all in the pursuit of a world that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative. He serves as the Chairman of the International Living Future Institute and is the CEO of McLennan Design – his own architectural and planning practice designing some of the world’s most advanced green buildings.  McLennan’s work has been published in dozens of journals, magazines and newspapers around the world.

Dale Duncan AIA LEED AP
Managing Partner

Dale has a reputation for being the kind of project manager that isn’t finished until a project succeeds. Clients and designers alike know Dale as the responsive, go-to person who keeps the project on track. No matter what role he plays on the design team – and he can play many – his passion for good work, sustainability, and his commitment to quality turn concepts into reality.

Dale has been responsible for project management, materials selection, consultant coordination, supervision of construction-document production, and construction administration for major projects in Kansas City and surrounding communities.

Dale was an adjunct lecturer at the University of Kansas, and in 2016, he served as the President of the AIA-Kansas City chapter (over 1,000 members). He is a LEED accredited professional, registered in Kansas, Oklahoma, Washington, Connecticut, and British Columbia, and holds CSI and NCARB memberships. Dale is Chairman of the Board of the Spencer C. Duncan Make it Count Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not for profit corporation.

Staff

Brad Benke

Brad is an architect at McLennan Design with a passion for creating a zero-carbon built environment. He brings a broad range of experience to the firm from high-end custom residential to large scale commercial and cultural works.  On every project Brad strives to elevate teams to go beyond industry standards through intense collaboration and integrated design. He also leads life cycle assessment research and project based studies to reduce the embodied energy of projects and develop LCA standards for the firm.  Brad is a LEED accredited professional, a former Co-chair of AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment, and an active contributor to the University of Washington’s Carbon Leadership Forum.

Galen Carlson

Galen Carlson is a young designer with a passion for innovative, mission-based design and a deep belief in the value of transformative relationships. His work is driven by a desire to push the envelope of design, technologically, ecologically, and relationally. A native Northwesterner, his love of the mountainous Pacific landscape serves as a constant source of inspiration for his work and home life. Galen holds a Master of Architecture degree with a specialization in Urban Design from the University of Oregon, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Washington.

Joshua M Fisher

Spanning a wide range of project types, Joshua leads McLennan Design’s creative media design efforts from the Bainbridge Island, Washington studio. His experience in architecture, design, art, and community activism has been a shaping factor in the evolution of the McLennan Design visual brand since its inception. Joshua uses this experience to tailor bespoke creative media efforts for the firm’s varied regenerative design clients.

Highly collaborative and team-oriented, Joshua brings each project to life with a fresh perspective and a compelling vision of how a regeneratively designed future might look. As a founding member of the McLennan Design team, Joshua has been contributing his unique artistic sensibility for five years as Director of Creative Media to projects spanning North America, Latin America, Asia and Australia. These projects have included a diverse range of master planning, urban design, hospitality, commercial and residential.

Joshua’s approach leverages best available technologies and the visual arts to communicate design aspirations through content creation that elevates projects’ potential and clients’ expectations. In his work, deep-green design integration happens at each stage of the process, from feasibility to concept design to marketing.

At home in the Pacific Northwest, Joshua takes inspiration from art, design, the outdoors, and skateboarding, and shares his love of life with his wife and two little boys.

Blake Gallagher, AIA LEED AP BD+C

Blake Gallagher is a project designer with McLennan Design. He holds a Masters in Architecture from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Pulling inspiration from his passion for the natural sciences, he takes a holistic approach to understand a project’s transformative and sustainable potential. Blake’s work to date is based upon a design process that is strongly rooted in the consilience of knowledge and science. He has had a pivotal role in designing and delivering a wide range of project types and scales spanning the globe. He sees today’s explosion of accessible data and information as an explicit design tool, striving to leverage cutting edge digital technologies as a means to encourage a more rapid, iterative, and intelligent design process.

Kristina Avramovic Oldani

Kristina is a storyteller who believes in the importance of words and the power of well appointed language to create change. Her work grows from a deep reverence and gratitude for wild places and the experiences to be had there. In return, she uses her words to urge people to consider their integral part in a natural world, and, when its protection and stewardship is threatened, demand change. Kristina grounds herself through daily forest walks and her other creative loves: ceramics and woodworking. She comes to the Northwest via the Midwest, where she was born and raised, and graduated from Loyola University Chicago with a degree in Art History and Ceramics.

Allision Pericich, AIA

Allison Pericich is a designer with McLennan Design. A native of the Midwest, she holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Kansas. Allison’s interest in architecture stems from a passion for travel, history, people, and place. She believes in the design process and the power of dialogue as a mechanism for change. An avid supporter of multi-modal transportation, Allison is driven by a desire to design cities that promote health, connection to nature, and community.

Phaedra SvecAIA, LEED AP BD + C 

Phaedra is an architect, regenerative systems planner and Director of Regenerative Design with McLennan Design.  With over 20 years of experience in the sustainable design movement, she has served as chief sustainability trouble maker on many award-winning, high-performance projects.  A master at interrupting traditional process, she creates opportunities to infuse Biomimicry and regenerative design and development processes into an integrated design process.  Phaedra’s approach to regenerative design and development is holistic, systems-based, inspired by living systems and deeply personal.  She believes that regenerative design is not a new set of standards or best practices to comply with, but rather a way of coming to a project with a mind intent on discovering and improving the on-going vitality of a place and its living systems.  

Bonnie Tabb

Bonnie Tabb brings her joyful exuberance for life and helpful nature to the role of Office Manager and Executive Assistant to McLennan Design.  Finding delight in a similar role at the International Living Future Institute, Bonnie embraces the philosophies of design and sustainability that the McLennan team embodies. A native Washingtonian and an advocate for pedestrian commuting, Bonnie enjoys starting each day immersed in the vitality of nature juxtaposed with the built environment, during her walk to work. The daughter of a machinist, and the mother of a dancer and a teacher, she understands the power of craft, and the beauty of art and expression.

Jason Wilkinson, AIA LEED AP BD+C

Jason is a Project Architect with McLennan Design and brings 15 years of sustainable design experience on a variety of project types, including higher education, healthcare, commercial and civic projects. He is skilled at balancing his passion for advancing sustainability with humor, a positive outlook and careful listening. Jason has a collaborative team attitude and a commitment to delivering high quality results that emphasize practical solutions, he has been an active volunteer in his community providing pro-bono design services. His past experiences provide a foundation for his role at MD, moving sustainable design forward to new levels of integration and effectiveness.

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