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Bassetti Promotions

January 28, 2021

Bassetti Architects is proud to announce the following promotions:


Deepa Bharatkumar Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, CDT has been promoted to Senior Associate. Deepa has over 20 years of experience designing and delivering large, complex projects with the last 4 years dedicated to our K-12 work. Deepa brings her broad technical expertise and her excellent project management skills to every project. As a Senior Associate, Deepa will continue to grow at Bassetti as a respected leader and mentor for her peers. She is currently working with the Vancouver Public Schools, managing several projects under construction.


Elaine Danielson LEED Green Associate has been promoted to Senior Associate. During her 6-year tenure at Bassetti, Elaine’s leadership has evolved her role as an experiential graphic designer into a broad reaching role deeply integrated into project design and marketing. Her immense creativity has enhanced our designs and brought long-lasting personalization to our buildings.


Mark Smedley AIA, LEED AP BD+C has been promoted to Senior Associate. Mark has over 35 years of experience successfully designing and delivering a wide range of large and complex projects across a variety of market sectors, including K-12 education, civic and cultural institutions, senior housing, and hospitality. Mark is currently working on the Highline High School Replacement, Freeway Park, and River Ridge High School modernization projects.


Karen Blonden has been promoted to Associate. Karen has played an integral role in assisting firm leadership in navigating the uncertainties of the current economy. She is instrumental in supporting the team-oriented and collaborative work culture that is integral to the firm’s success. As Controller of the firm, Karen will continue her focus on the firm’s financial performance, business practices and strategic growth.

Congratulations Elaine, Karen, Deepa, and Mark!

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