Scientists investigate that which already is.
Engineers create that which has never been.

Albert Einstein
Leadership

Marjorie Lund, PE, SE, DBIA

Founding Principal

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Peter Opsahl, PE, SE, DBIA

Founding Principal

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Shawn Roberge, PE, SE

Principal

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Owen Bower, PE, SE

Principal

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Tony Mason, PE, SE, DBIA Assoc

Senior Associate

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Jeremiah Bowles, PE, SE

Associate

Marjorie Lund, PE, SE, DBIA

Founding Principal

Marjorie Lund is the founder and managing principal of Lund Opsahl. Her extensive experience in structural engineering  includes more than 40 years of designing and building commercial structures, educational facilities, community centers, recreational facilities, and medical buildings. Dedicated to incorporating sustainable design practices in all of her projects, Marjorie established the Sustainability Committee for the Structural Engineers Association of Washington in 2009 and subsequently published an article on the sustainability of the award winning Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center in Modern Steel Construction magazine. Marjorie has been recognized nationally for her work in the field of structural engineering, most notably receiving the 2009 AISC Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel: Merit Award for Projects $75M and Greater in recognition for her innovative structural applications and cost-saving measures. In 2016, Governor Jay Inslee appointed Marjorie to the Washington State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors. Using the knowledge and experience gleaned from a successful career, she will help guide the Board’s mission to uphold public safety through licensing and policy.  

Peter Opsahl, PE, SE, DBIA

Founding Principal

Founding Principal Peter Opsahl brings more than 37 years of structural engineering and construction administration experience to Lund Opsahl, including multi-family and single-family residential, commercial mixed-use, medical, industrial, and seismic retrofit projects.  His extensive involvement with construction engineering for general contractors has given him a unique perspective and a refined focus toward developing efficient, cost-effective, and constructible structure.  Additionally, his considerable knowledge of sustainable materials, including autoclave-aerated concrete, has contributed to the design and construction of many sustainable structures throughout the Pacific Northwest.  Peter strives to create a collaborative environment on all projects, prioritizing responsiveness and an open communication style that has cultivated many long-term clients and relationships. In the past, Peter has served as President of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington Seattle Chapter and President of the State Board. In the 11 years prior to becoming a principal at Lund Opsahl, he was the owner of PAO Structural Engineering

Shawn Roberge, PE, SE

Principal

Understanding that teamwork is essential to the success of a project, Shawn Roberge is motivated by the opportunity to partner with great collaborators, and seeks out projects with clients that share his respect for the team and its processes.  With more than 15 years of structural engineering experience across a wide range of projects, his work includes single and multifamily residential, commercial structures, renovations, as well as unique structures like artwork, zoos, and aquariums.  In addition to challenging engineering projects, Shawn is focused on the implementation of modern, sustainable materials and design approaches in every project, and is both the Director of Sustainable Design with the firm, and the resident expert on Mass Timber construction.  As Principal, he has assumed responsibility for an array of Human Resources functions, and works within the leadership team to ensure that the company runs smoothly.    

Owen Bower, PE, SE

Principal

Owen's 15 years of experience have distilled the practice of engineering down for him to one essential axiom: structural design is an art form. In seeking to balance the performance demands of the building code, the programming requirements of the architect, the constructability obstacles of the contractor, and the owner’s budget, a great engineer will arrive at an elegant solution that holds these competing interests in equilibrium while delivering exceptional design.  He applies this philosophy across a broad range of project types, including hospitals and healthcare structures, industrial and transit campuses, parking garages, residential additions, seismic retrofits, and construction engineering services.  Owen excels at delivering precise, cost-effective solutions to engineering and construction challenges, and works diligently to deliver the best possible outcome for every project.  As Principal, Owen shares management of the company with the leadership team, and is responsible for organizing and forecasting finances.
"Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Tony Mason, PE, SE, DBIA Assoc

Senior Associate

Tony possesses more than 19 years of A/E/C experience that includes nine years as a structural engineer and more than nine years in construction.  Prior to engineering, Tony worked as a contractor and ultimately founded his own construction firm in New Orleans. From field inspections to working with challenging clients, his construction experiences helped him to develop a deep understanding of the built environment, and improved his ability to quickly identify risks and exploit construction efficiencies on every project. While pursuing his engineering degree, Tony simultaneously studied art history and took studio classes with a focus on sculpture. His work in wood, bronze, plaster, and mixed media later informed his approach to construction, where he focused his attention on millworks and furniture design and was involved in creating sculpted elements for renowned artists for an Art Expo in 2008. As an engineer, Tony has an eye for architecture, and relishes opportunities to design structure to support unique architectural expressions. He has designed and analyzed of a variety of structures across the public and private sectors, and has served in an investigative capacity on the assessments of many historic masonry structures. 

Jeremiah Bowles, PE, SE

Associate

Jeremiah has more than 13 years of broad experience in civic, commercial, educational, and residential development, with projects spanning multi-family residential and retirement living developments, luxury retail establishments nationwide, custom homes throughout the West Coast, and notable public buildings in the Pacific Northwest.  He consistently pursues a collaborative approach to the creative and efficient use of conventional building materials, and brings enthusiasm to developing unique detailing that facilitates and complements challenging architectural designs.
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Stephen Lau, PE, SE

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Rebecca Rumann, PE

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Mike Augustine, PE, SE

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Kevin Aguilar, PE, SE

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Blake Bergh, PE

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Eric Chin, PE

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Brian Krieger, PE

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Scott Schroeder, EIT

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Garrett Peterson, EIT

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Cindy Liauw, EIT

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Chris Cattron, EIT

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Alissa Capuano, EIT

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Nick Haeg, EIT

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Claire Cyra, EIT

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Diane Genson

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Julie Kerlin

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Jason Parker

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Sam Pelelo-Ray

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Tami Howard

Marketing Manager

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Abrianna Bell-Towne

Administrative Services

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Margaret Clark

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Stephen Lau, PE, SE

Senior Design Engineer

In my eight years at Lund Opsahl, I have found that I love being able to apply math and my imagination to solve a client’s problems. Each project presents a unique opportunity to apply what I know – it keeps my work interesting. When I start a new project, I’m always excited to continue to learn as much as I can from experiencing new design challenges and help make a client’s vision come to life. I work most with construction engineering, small commercial properties, and civic projects.
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I have 5 siblings and have lived in Seattle my whole life.

Rebecca Rumann, PE

Senior Design Engineer

Between my seven+ years in structural engineering (more before that in related fields) and the passion I inherited for constructing buildings from multiple generations of my family, I love playing a part in creating structures, designing how they work, and problem solving during construction. I enjoy the challenge and creativity of finding solutions that balance efficiency, beauty, and constructability. In my time at Lund Opsahl I have been most excited by concrete and wood buildings, and projects retrofitting existing structures.
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When I’m not engineering, I am usually skiing, hiking, backpacking, exploring new places, cooking, enjoying music of all types, and spending good time with friends and family.

Mike Augustine, PE, SE

Senior Design Engineer

Once upon a time I travelled to Berlin, Germany and decided to stay and study engineering. After graduating and working for a time in Germany, I eventually returned home, and have over 14 years of structural engineering experience.  I enjoy bringing stability and balance to the team, and I enjoy finding the most simple solution to the most vexing problems.  Give me complicated industrial steel and multifamily projects, and I will work hard to make the drawings sing.  Although on the outside it appears there is a natural synchronicity between architectural and structural design, I find that it is only through collaborative effort with the entire design team that this can be achieved.  I look forward to future collaboration, and to making the next project a home run!
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I speak German, and brew a pretty decent beer.

Kevin Aguilar, PE, SE

Design Engineer

Growing up in Hawaii, the importance of community was greatly instilled in me and I believe I have a responsibility to ensure that it continues to thrive.  As an engineer, I strive to design safe and secure structures so they can properly serve communities and allow them to flourish.  Personally, I enjoy seeing the final building and knowing that all the hard work and efforts between the design team have created a functioning structure.  I love that I get to create these personal landmarks around town and feel as if I am leaving my own personal touch on the evolving landscape.  Prior to my career, I received my BS in Civil Engineering at Seattle University (Go Redhawks!) and my MS in Structural Engineering at the University of Southern California (Fight On!).  Outside of the office, you can find me on the mats collecting bruises doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or dominating some friendly competition over board games.
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The #1 coffee drinker in the office who dreams of competing in The Amazing Race someday.

Blake Bergh, PE

Design Engineer

I view a building as a work of impressionist art: countless components – which on their own are albeit unimpressive – fitted together and relying on one another to form a cohesive masterpiece. I am endlessly fascinated by this concept and feel lucky to be a part of that process as an engineer. I originally pursued structural engineering for the beautiful blend of complex mathematical theory and artful practicality. Only after entering the workforce did I realize my true passion for the profession is fueled by the collaboration between engineers, architects, and contractors to find safe, beautiful, and economical solutions to design and construction challenges. In my opinion, the solution discovered in good company is far more rewarding than one found alone. In summary: my passion for problem solving is rooted in the joy of collaboration. When I am not dual wielding my calculator and steel manual, I enjoy learning obnoxious children’s songs on the guitar for my daughter, going on neighborhood walks with Annie the over-zealous Golden Retriever, planning dream home makeovers with my wife (just knock out that wall!), and forever searching for a cider that is just dry enough, but not too dry.

Eric Chin, PE

Design Engineer

I joined Lund Opsahl in 2020 to continue being a proactive player in keeping the community safe on the seismic prone west coast.  Prior to joining Lund Opsahl, I was a Design Engineer at Tower Engineering Company, where I focused my efforts on essential communication structures and government special-use facilities. My favorite part about being a structural engineer is collaborating with multiple disciplines to develop complex yet structurally solid solutions.
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When I am not keeping busy with engineering, you can find me outdoors enjoying everything the beautiful PNW has to offer.

Brian Krieger, PE

Design Engineer

Originally from the NYC metro area, my wife and I moved out to the Seattle area in 2018 to be closer to family that had moved west years prior. Having spent my early 20’s working in the NY financial industry, I became an engineer to fulfill my desire to be involved in a field that would allow me to build (literally and figuratively) things that would provide a tangible benefit to my community. When I’m not engineering the latest Child Care Center or VA Clinic, I enjoy playing guitar and traveling to exotic locales.

Scott Schroeder, EIT

Design Staff

Growing up my dad was my role model and I wanted to be just like him.  When I watched my dad take a set of construction documents and turn them into a building, I was fascinated, and knew I wanted to gain the knowledge and understanding to do the same.  This led me into the construction industry, where I have had the privilege to work on a diversity of projects from new to existing, public and private. Seeing the road bumps my father encountered while working on a project as a contractor has shaped my approach to projects.  It has helped me gain engineering perspective and the ability to provide efficient solutions to road bumps or unconventional conditions that arise. It brings me the most satisfaction on a project when I am able to provide a solution that marries the priorities of both the design team and the construction team.
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Being from out of state, I consider myself fully assimilated into the PNW culture now that I say “PNW”, brew my own kombucha, ride an electric scooter, and squid fish.

Garrett Peterson, EIT

Design Staff

I have been fortunate to work at Lund Opsahl for the past two years. Before starting my career at Lund Opsahl, I graduated from California Polytechnic State University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. I am passionate about coming up with unique ways to optimize design and streamline the engineering process to create an effective and efficient solution for clients. Each day presents new challenges, and with that comes an opportunity to find new answers. One of my favorite things about a project is getting to know the design team and establishing lasting professional relationships. I find that I can always learn something from others in the industry, and I love to take in new information every day. When I’m not crunching numbers and sketching details, you can find me on any sports court or field you can think of – whether it’s tennis, golf, basketball, or defending my prestigious title of Lund Opsahl Ping Pong Champion.
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I competed nationally at the Spikeball College Championships

Cindy Liauw, EIT

Design Staff

Growing up in Indonesia, every couple of years I would hear in the news about a big earthquake somewhere in the country that destroyed buildings and caused hundreds or even thousands of deaths. I decided to become a structural engineer because I want to make a lasting impact in the world and save lives by helping ensure the buildings people live and work in are safe through natural disasters. I graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018.
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My favorite vegetable is okra.

Chris Cattron, EIT

Design Staff

On the long summer days in my hometown of St. Charles, Missouri, you could often find me with my nose in a book about archaeology, architecture, and physics, or out exploring old buildings, bridges, wooded areas, and caves. This youthful curiosity and passion to explore continues to motivate me today, but now I’m equipped with a bit more technical knowledge and engineering training than I had as a kid building LEGO towers in the living room. I studied civil/structural engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri (B.S. 2018, M.S. 2019) and began my career with Lund Opsahl in 2021 where I have been enriched by the daily collaboration and exchange of ideas, perspectives, and knowledge amongst the broadly skilled team. I am energized by the challenge of working on projects with unique constraints, getting to investigate existing structures, and applying basic principles creatively to develop efficient engineering solutions. As I grow as an engineer, I look forward to working on projects related to areas of particular interest to me including historic and existing structures, seismic resiliency, sustainable design, as well as gaining competency working with all the major structural materials.
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I broke over 10 bones between the age of 8 and 15. Nowadays my hobbies include biking, cooking, playing games, web design, bouldering, and spending time with my wife and cat exploring the PNW (without breaking any bones).

Alissa Capuano, EIT

Design Staff

I am an Engineer passionate about using collaboration and creative thinking to deliver efficient and effective designs.  I have experience with designing concrete foundation and retaining wall systems, steel structures, and wood structures ranging from single family residential remodels to multi-family new construction apartment buildings.  As a recent 2020 graduate from Seattle University, I am eagerly applying my knowledge, along with learning new things every day, to projects that will have lasting impact to their communities.
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I’d like to think of myself as a self-proclaimed coffee aficionado who uses that energy to snowboard during the winter and paddleboard during the summer

Nick Haeg, EIT

Design Staff

Growing up with a carpenter for a father and a mason for a grandfather, my sister and I saw homes being built throughout our childhood. At the time, we had no idea what they were doing, but that exposure led me to a fascination of construction and structures. Originally from Minnesota, I have been working in steel erection and engineering since 2015. Throughout that time, I have collaborated with a talented team of project managers, superintendents, and ironworkers to bring the ideas of engineers and architects to life. I drove out to the PNW in 2019 to help lead the erection at the newly renovated Climate Pledge Arena, but quickly fell in love with the combination of city and nature that the Seattle area has to offer. I studied Civil Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Duluth where I was able to expand my love of the outdoors and passion for music on the shores of Lake Superior. I’m honored to be a member of this team of accomplished, skilled, and friendly engineers.
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I sang at the Apollo Theater in Harlem with my college vocal jazz group!

Claire Cyra, EIT

Design Staff

To me, civil engineering lays the foundation for a thriving community. It sculpts the way we function, interact with one another, and experience life. I love getting to be a part of that. Working as an engineer, I am inspired by the unique design challenges I get to tackle every day and how each one informs me more about our built environments. One of my favorite projects involved designing an entire house myself—it was the first time I had seen a whole project through from start to finish. Prior to joining the team at Lund Opsahl, I graduated from the University of Washington with my Bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and my Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a focus on Structural.
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I am passionate about traveling and have visited thirty-five different countries. Most recently, I spent three months backpacking through South America.

Diane Genson

Senior BIM Technician

I worked in Title Insurance for 10 years before going back to school to change careers. I chose drafting because I wanted to combine my love of art with a good career with growth opportunity. My favorite thing about working at Lund Opsahl is the variety of project types, which includes everything from schools, zoos, and hospitals, to animal sanctuaries and civic buildings.  I enjoy watching a project come to life as it evolves, and I feel that through our work, we give back to the community.  I have 11 years of experience in drafting, most of it in Structural Engineering. Prior to coming to Lund Opsahl in 2014 I worked in Aerospace Engineering modeling.
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When I’m not managing our production department, I enjoy camping, reading and watching movies.

Jim Blake

Senior BIM Technician

I've been a drafter for almost 20 years now, and I have always appreciated working in built environments that have a positive impact on the community.  At Lund Opsahl, I love working with my fellow team members to produce designs that are efficient and simple to construct.  And although I enjoy complex models and detailing, my favorite aspect of each project is developing an understanding of the Client and how they envision using the space.

Julie Kerlin

BIM Technician

I am excited to be a new member of the Lund Opsahl team! After years of working as a veterinary technician, I decided to pursue a career that suited my interest and educational background in studio art and become a drafter. I really enjoy working for a company where I can apply my visual skills and attention to detail. It is rewarding to know that my work contributes to the development of various projects that benefit our clients and the community.
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When I am not working, I enjoy painting, yoga, and cuddling with my cat.

Jason Parker

BIM Technician

I have been in commercial construction for over 20 years.  When I started in this industry, we were still using blueprints!  What interested me was the adaption of 3D modelling and computational data to produce better more accurate designs.  Day to day, I love seeing construction methods and learning something new.  While my background is a majority of mechanical trades, 3D modelling aspects are what drove me to really enjoy my job.  I have lived the entire changeover from pen and paper to laser scanners and digital media.
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My hobbies include anything motorsport.  I have a Mitsubishi Evolution IX I’ve owned 15 years now that’s a full road racing car which I participate in closed course circuit racing and hillclimbs, and have been involved in everything from dirt bikes to drag racing and everything in between!

Sam Pelelo-Ray

BIM Technician

I’m a recent addition to the Lund Opsahl team, fresh from the Midwest. I went to the University of Northern Iowa for Theater and Kirkwood Community College for Architectural Technologies, working in construction and home design before landing in engineering. While at Kirkwood, I took home the 2015 Distinguished Student award and won 2nd Place in the SkillsUSA National Competition for Architectural Drafting. I’ve spent the last 7+ years working Structural, Civil, & MEP design, as well as learning the ins and outs of zoning codes and building codes. I love that I have found a career that lets me utilize both my creative and my analytical skills.
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I have many hobbies, interests, and passions, including watercolors, bass guitar, disability advocacy, prehistoric research, stand-up comedy, environmentalism, linguistics, aircraft, etc., that keep me from getting too good at any of them. It helps keep me relatable!

Tami Howard

Marketing Manager

A Washington native, I have been involved in marketing, strategic planning, and business development for more years than I’d like to reveal, with 20 years in the built environment. I have a penchant for working with staff and team partners who share a passion for excellence and collaborative relationships, and it’s extremely rewarding to work with professionals who consistently deliver beautiful, impactful projects.  
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A graduate of Seattle Pacific University and a post-grad student of SPU and the UW (go Dawgs!), I love to spend time with my family, garden, and explore the world.

Abrianna Bell-Towne

Administrative Services

I am the Office Administrator at Lund Opsahl. My favorite parts of my job are the parts where I am doing something for the people in our office, things like planning events and fun activities, ordering supplies and snacks that I know people like, or coordinating our benefits. But I also do a lot of bookkeeping and manage our Accounts Receivable so I get to talk to a lot of different people everyday which I really enjoy!
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I grew up on a ranch and bottle raised a couple of baby llamas who still treat me like their mom when I visit.

Margaret Clark

Administrative Services

One important thing to know about me is that an anonymous source was once quoted as saying “I have never seen her eat a bagel but I would not rule out the possibility.” Growing up I spent winters with my parents in Anchorage Alaska and summers with my extended family in Redmond. I went to school in central Texas where I was an award winning creative writer, and I escaped in 2019 with a degree and a half and a  fiancé.
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My hair has been in every conceivable style except the mohawk, my favorite hockey team is the Flyers, and in my free time I like to hang out with my cousins and my best friend, Catherine the Cat.

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