MAKERS is an award-winning architectural, urban design, and planning firm providing services to clients throughout the Pacific Northwest and the United States. Founded in 1972, the firm provides a client-oriented approach stressing attention to project requirements, design quality, and budget. Our specialties include urban design, community planning, and facility planning. MAKERS is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE).
Emphasizing implementation through effective action, MAKERS addresses the fundamental community, economic, social equity, functional, and design challenges inherent in each project. The name MAKERS – coming from a root word meaning “to bring together, to combine parts, to compose, to cause, and to construct” – distills this philosophy.
Our Key Practice Areas
Our plans achieve results because we seek to balance the complex issues that come with every project. We offer professional services to clients of all sizes. From local community design guidelines to large-scale master plans for U.S. Navy bases, we look at our plans and projects through a social equity lens, offer creative and effective facilitation and staff/public engagement, and include an implementation strategy tailored to the unique needs of our projects and clients.
Federal Facility Planning
Installation and Area Development Plans
Strategic Facilities Plans
Site Selection, Space Needs, and Facility Programming
Site and Campus Master Plans
Port and Waterfront Master Plans
Community + Regional Planning
Neighborhood, Subarea, and Corridor Plans
Downtown and Town Center Plans
Regional and Environmental Plans
Urban Design + Architecture
Design Guidelines and Regulations
The heart of MAKERS is our creative and talented staff. We’re also proud of the fact that our partners do not sit on the sidelines and merely supervise. They have active, hands-on project involvement from beginning to end.
- Linda Ashby, LEED AP BD+CAssociate 1 - Planner/Designer
- Beth BatchelderAssociate 1 - Facility Planner / Landscape Designer
- Scott Bonjukian, AICPAssociate 2 - Planner/Urban Designer
- Erica BushAssociate 2 - Urban Designer
- Ian Crozier, AICP, LEED Green AssociateAssociate 1 - Planner
- Travis Curry, AICPAssociate 2 - Planner
- Anne D’MuraMarketing Coordinator
- James DuBois, AICP, LEED Green AssociateAssociate 2 - Planner
- Andy Fenstermacher, AICP, LEED APSenior Associate - Planner
- Jena GerryAssociate 1 - Planner
- Carter GraydonIT Systems Engineer
- Rachel MillerSenior Associate – Planner/Urban Designer
- Annegret Nautsch, LEED Green AssociateAssociate 2 - Planner
- Conor Ott, AICPAssociate 2 - Planner
- Ralaine Parton, LEED Green AssociateAssociate 1 - Architectural Designer
- Paolo PelagioAssociate 1 - Designer
- Cecilia Roussel, AIA, LEED AP BD+CSenior Associate - Architect
- Katy Saunders, PLAAssociate 2 - Landscape Architect
- Jon SchaferAssociate 1 - Planner/GIS Analyst
- Jenna Silcott, AICPSenior Associate - Planner
- Rishabh UkilAssociate 1 - Facilities Planner/Landscape Designer
- Gretchen Van BodegomAccountant/Business Administrator
- Cyndi WilderMarketing and Human Resources Director
- Yifan XingArchitect/Urban Designer
- Dylan YamashitaAssociate 1 - Landscape Designer
MAKERS is a proud contributor to the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC). Click below to download articles written or co-authored by MAKERS staff, or to view on the MRSC website. Articles are organized by year of publication.
Author: John Owen
An in-depth look at the practice of urban design from its fundamental principles to its use in addressing current challenges.
Author: Bob Bengford
A case study in integrating form-based and street graphic approaches into the sign code update for the City of Lacey.
Author: Bob Bengford
An examination of planned unit developments in the real world.
Author: Bob Bengford
A study on usable open space in new multifamily development as a regulatory strategy for creating compatible and livable infill development.
Authors: John Owen, Rachel Miller
An examination of achieving compatibility between new multistory development and existing smaller-scale neighborhoods.
Case studies on hybrid form-based codes in the Northwest.
John Owen, Gregory Easton (Property Counselors)
What does it take to support a neighborhood business district around which to focus a walkable, cohesive community?