Brett Santhuff, AIA, LEED AP

Senior Project Architect

As a Project Architect, I have the pleasure of bridging the realm of design and documentation—working with others in the team to bring the concept to reality and determine how best to document the project. Working with consultants, product manufacturers, and a team in production—I facilitate and contribute to problem solving.

An office culture of collaboration with those that share interest in design and improving community is rewarding for me. The added value is that there is a genuine concern for each other, interest in socializing, and opportunities to get to know each other beyond that of a traditional workplace. Our culture benefits from a long-standing commitment to Tacoma, built contributions to cityscape, and an office location that provides great connections to the city.

I serve on the City of Tacoma Planning Commission as well as the Pierce County Landmarks and Historic Preservation Commission. This has given me a greater consideration of the impact of our projects in broader terms—both in terms of area of geographical influence and on generations of people. One of the mantras in historic preservation is “This Place Matters.” I strive to do work that people will care about and that will matter in their lives.


Master of Architecture, University of Oregon
Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies, University of Washington