Steven Christian, LEED GA
Julia is a designer and artist. Her widespread interests find their intersection in the field of cutting-edge, sustainable design and architecture. Growing up in Seattle, Julia developed a deep respect for the natural world and a sense of personal responsibility for its stewardship. She received her BA at Wesleyan University, studying Architecture through the Studio Art and Art History programs. Since graduating, she has lived in Seattle and Portland and worked in model-building, fabrication, and design/build. Through her explorations in art and hands-on construction, she continues to question how our experience of space can change our perceptions of it. She is a firm believer in the power of design to improve quality of life.
Joshua M Fisher
Joshua Fisher is a designer, visual artist, and founding member of McLennan Design. His recent work includes a diverse spectrum of deep-green regenerative design projects with McLennan Design and the International Living Future Institute. In both his professional work and personal design studies, he seeks ways in which technology and the visual arts can be used as tools to create a vision of life that is more beautiful, more whimsical, and more interconnected with nature through the design of the built environment. Active in his community to cultivate projects that seek to enhance livability and enjoyment, he has served as a Kitsap County Arts Board member and on city committees to share experiences from abroad locally in support of a more art filled, pedestrian focused, and nature thriving communities. How we leverage our knowledge and technical expertise of design and building to create places to live, work, and play, in a way that is inspiring, beautiful, and thriving alongside nature is a driving motivator for him.
Blake Gallagher, AIA LEED AP BD+C
Phaedra Svec, AIA, 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.