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Our firm combines the talent of highly experienced partners and project managers—with diverse backgrounds in architecture, civil engineering, economics, urban planning and business management—supported by a top quality administrative staff.

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Ethan Bernau Partner / Senior Project Manager

Since joining SOJ in 2004, Ethan has successfully delivered a wide array of capital projects for public agencies and community-based organizations, including several K-12 schools, sports and entertainment venues, community centers, urban parks, public safety facilities and municipal buildings. With a collaborative management style and a drive to improve local communities, his recent projects include the ongoing modernization of Lumen Field and the new Tukwila Justice Center. His experience also includes managing construction of the Ingraham High School Addition/Modernization, 17-acre campus for Robert Eagle Staff Middle School and Cascadia Elementary School, Olympic Hills Elementary School, ShoWare Center Arena, Seattle Joint Training Facility, Duwamish River Habitat Restoration Project, and strategic planning and design management for the Seattle Central Waterfront Program. Ethan graduated from Yale University and received a Master of Urban Planning degree from the University of Washington. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and serves on the Seattle Sports Commission.

A native of Massachusetts and 20+ year resident of Seattle, Ethan enjoys spending time on the beautiful waters of Puget Sound and traveling with his family. Most weekends he can be found watching his kids play soccer regardless of the weather.