Engineering Variety Is Why We Work Here

See some of the reasons we love coming to work.


Building 115


Roof Anchor Testing


Plath Float Home


St. George School


Orcas Island Treehouse


Suquamish Longhouse


Des Moines Beach Park


Broadview Library


Opportunity Center


Kavela Apartments


MLK Mixed-use


Ellensburg City Hall


Temple De Hirsch Sinai


Sandy River Bird Blind


Barclay Court


Clyde Hill Residence


Barbo Residence


Woodmont Library


14 Hands Winery


Columbia Library


Bryant Residence


Orlean-Gillespe Residence


Folding Buildings


Northern Quest Casino


Stadium Silver Cloud


Janus Apartments


Barnstorm Project


Park Structures


Neskowin Treehouse


Falck Residence


Fire Station 20


Kolstrand Building


Suquamish Museum


Yesler Terrace


Town & Country Market


Billy Frank Jr Place


Panther Lake Elementary


Bothell High School


Sky3 Place


Port Ludlow Residence


UW Hall Health


The Luke


Port Townsend City Hall


Magnolia Library


Seattle Bouldering


Seismic Retrofits


University VW/Audi


Clinton Beach Park


Garfield Courthouse


Fire Station 18


Plymouth Church


Mechanical Upgrades


Cedar Park House


Holy Rosary Church


Bridges Apartments


University Audi


Beryl Apartments


Suncrest Residence


King Street Station


East Mercer Residence




St. Mary Magdalen


St. Anne Renovation


Buck Mountain


Pickering Barn


Site Structures


YWCA Family Village


Mercer Island Parks


Cherberg Building


Kandle Park Pool


Harbor Avenue Campus


GS Senior Housing


Renton Residence


Pearl on Oyster Bay


Mukilteo City Hall


Lummi Nation Housing


ISSI Modular Buildings


Treehouse Resort and Spa


The Garage


Davidson Residence


North Beach Residence


Hopelink Redmond


Emergency Shelter


Utility Attachments


Rainier Beach Clinic


Pike Place Market


Boxcar Apartments


Neighborhood House


Angeline Apartments


Residential Retrofits


Lummi Head Start


Legacy at Pratt Park


Federal Way YDC


Float Homes


Early Learning Center


Conover Commons


1310 East Union


KWA Senior Housing


Wood Block Residence


Blackbird Apartments


Kodis Residence


Ferndale Library


The Jefferson


Art Installations


Pioneer Park Place


Trace Lofts


Alley 111


Penrose Hotel


Riverside Treehouse


Dogwood Treehouse


Cracker Factory


Titus Will Toyota


Fort Worden Building 305


Vineyard Lane


WWU Wilson Library


Mercer Island Residence


Ballard Park


Capitol Hill Library


Rooftop Brewing


SCC Broadway Edison


Climbing Gyms


Rosehill Community Ctr


Sammamish Residence


Veterans Housing


Legislative Building




LFP Residence


Georgetown / Fran's


Seattle Academy


Olympic Manor


HealthPoint Clinic


Palm Desert Residence


West Seattle YMCA


Tanbara Clinic


Shipping Containers


Counterbalance Lofts


Novo Apartments


Fire Escape Testing


Cycle House


Eleanor Apartments


Innis Arden Residence


"The creativity inherent in engineering separates the mediocre from the excellent."

Paul Faget, Principal

"I’m given the autonomy to do what I was hired to do: be an engineer and work with great colleagues and clients!"

Robert Henry, SSF Staff

"As a young engineer, SSF is a great place to grow and learn. It is also the definition of work-life balance."

Joanna Klimczak, SSF Staff

"SSF is equitable and truly values the happiness of their employees.  This is evident in the retention rate…people that work here stay here!  We get great bonuses, time and a half for overtime, 401k contributions and pay nothing for health care."

Brian Rittereiser, SSF Staff

"At SSF, the entire team is valued, from support staff to IT to CAD to technical staff. They provide a fun and relaxed atmosphere in which to excel. And almost as important ... who wouldn’t like a dog-friendly office?"

Heidi Maki, SSF Staff

"It is rare to find a company that doesn’t pigeon-hole employees into a certain project type for the sake of 'efficiency'.  SSF promotes diverse work experiences to help employees grow in their careers."

Zane Kanyer, Associate Principal

"SSF is unique in that we compete with both the big and small firms. We are your one-stop shop for structural engineering services. Not many firms can say that."

Brian Richter, SSF Staff

"We don't take the stuffed shirt approach to solving problems."

Rob Galus, Principal

"I like working here because of the great people, great leadership, fun projects, project variety, Tacoma location…great atmosphere. I keep working here for the same reasons. SSF is easy going, but super productive."

Tony Williamson, SSF Staff

"It’s a pleasure working with this clever bunch…"

Joe Dixon, SSF Staff

"SSF hits it out-of-the-park with communication and creative design."

Blaze Bresko, Principal

"Alternate Transportation Supported!  SSF has bike racks and a shower for bicycle commuters!"

Dan Morrow, Principal

"SSF Engineers have a high level of responsibility on projects and are empowered to make important decisions and come up with creative solutions. We are not just plugging and chugging through calculations we’ve done 100 times."

Brian Rittereiser, SSF Staff

"I get paid to do what I love to do, what I believe I have been made to do, for my friends and with my friends.  If that isn’t motivation, I don’t know what is…"

Ryan Reichman, Principal

“I love getting up in the morning to go to a place where I love the people I work with. I am fascinated with the young, smart minds that work here and feel that I learn as much from them as they learn from me; and at the same time privileged to work with those that have been with us for many years. I have often heard that we 'don’t seem like engineers,' well that is just fine with me.  We are 'engineers-for-the-people' - we can work with anyone.”

Dan Say, Principal

"We allow people to be themselves.  I’m proud of the people we have and the work that we do every day."

Chardie Byrne, Principal

"I appreciate the company's community involvement, not only through their radio sponsorships with KUOW and KEXP, but their commitment to AIA, Design In Public, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, SMPS and more."

Heidi Maki, SSF Staff

"I like working here because I have the freedom to explore my ideas. I came here because the opportunities for growth are unparalleled, and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming. I stay here because my coworkers are awesome, you can’t beat the perks and there’s a constant effort by SSF leadership to make things even better. Shareholders wholeheartedly support my volunteer efforts – and I get volunteer PTO!"

Sean King, Associate Principal

"When I was in grad school, I had a few classes with an SSF employee. He and I had similar personalities and he thought I would be a good fit. I love the work and the opportunity to design almost every project type you could imagine, from residential to retrofits to climbing gyms. I've been here since 2004, and am now fortunate enough to be a shareholder. I think he was right!"

Zane Kanyer, Associate Principal

"Here's a quote I saw recently. 'God made structural engineers so architects can have heroes too.' "

Tony Williamson, SSF Staff

"SSF Engineers all work on a variety of wood, steel, masonry and concrete projects.  It is pretty special to get that kind of breadth of experience."

Brian Rittereiser, SSF Staff

"I love the project variety and the people I get to work with. I also love the laid-back work environment and the satisfaction I get from finishing projects – I get to do that a lot here."

Brian Richter, SSF Staff

"I look forward to going to SSF every morning. Our efforts are targeted toward producing the best work product possible for our clients. To do that, we focus on creating a work environment that fosters creativity and happiness among employees. That may mean wearing shorts and a t-shirt to work or bringing your dog. Being as comfortable and happy as we can be allows us to produce the best work possible. I believe this shows in our product."

Brett Mozden, Associate Principal

"We challenge our staff to push their own limits as much as they can."

Gary Swenson, Principal