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Ethan Bernau Partner/ Senior Project Manager

Since joining SOJ in 2004, Ethan has managed the design and construction of numerous complex development projects for public agencies. He is currently managing the construction of two new elementary schools and one new middle school for Seattle Public Schools. His project management portfolio includes the City of Kent’s ShoWare Center arena, the SCORE Justice Center in south King County, and three capital projects for the City of Seattle: the Seattle Joint Training Facility for firefighters and utility workers, the Duwamish River Habitat Restoration Project, and planning and design for the Seattle Central Waterfront Project. Ethan graduated from Yale University and received a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Washington. He is a LEED Accredited Professional.

A native of Massachusetts, Ethan enjoys traveling and exploring the built environment with his family. He can often be found coaching and playing soccer with his kids and spending time on the beautiful waters of the Pacific Northwest.