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Bassetti Promotions

June 29, 2021

Bassetti Architects is proud to announce the following promotions:


Susan Conway

Susan Conway has been promoted to the level of Senior Associate. She is recognized for her leadership within the firm and her success delivering projects and building lasting client relationships. Ms. Conway has over 18 years of experience successfully managing and delivering large and small projects, including K-12 education, religious, and civic institutions. She is currently working on numerous projects including St Thomas School Campus Completion in Medina, Hazen High School and Lindbergh High School in Renton, and a series of privately funded pre-school locations

Alan Dodson AIA, LEED AP has been promoted to the level of Senior Associate. Mr. Dodson has over 24 years of experience successfully designing and delivering a wide range of projects across a variety of scales and market sectors, including K-12 education, civic and cultural institutions, and higher education. Alan is currently working on the River Ridge High School Modernization, and has recently completed the design of the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics Renovation and Addition project.


Debora Ashland AIA, LEED AP BD+C has been promoted to the level of Associate. Ms. Ashland has demonstrated a strong dedication to her work, excellent communication and project leadership skills, exceptional professionalism, integrity, and an engaging and positive attitude toward her projects. She is a key team member as project manager for the Rainier Beach HS project in collaboration with MoodyNolan Architects, while also managing multiple small works projects with the Shoreline School District. Debora will continue her strategic focus as a leader on K-12 projects and on Bassetti’s internal staff training program.

Carrie Gerstenberger WELL AP, CSI, CDT, CCS has been promoted to the level of Associate. Ms. Gerstenburger recently achieved the certification of Certified Construction Specifier (CCS). She is a valued member of the firm, demonstrating strong leadership in ensuring project teams conduct an ongoing dialog during the preparation of integrated drawings and specifications. She is a strong researcher and continues to teach and develop staff understanding of building specifications. Carrie is currently working on several projects including Benson Polytechnic High School for Portland Public Schools and River Ridge High School for North Thurston Public Schools.

Connie Zheng AIA has been promoted to the level of Associate. Ms. Zheng is a versatile architect with technical knowledge beyond her years and an eye for design to match. As an Associate, Connie will take on more team leadership responsibilities and continue to pursue her exemplary work serving our clients. She is also an integral member of Bassetti’s internal EDI workgroup. Connie is currently working on the construction administration of Thomas Jefferson High School for the Federal Way School District.

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