Engineering Variety Is Why We Work Here

See some of the reasons we love coming to work.


Suncrest Residence


Suquamish Longhouse


Palm Desert Residence


SCC Broadway Edison


University Audi


Pioneer Park Place


Columbia Library


Cedar Park House


Georgetown / Fran's


Barclay Court


University VW/Audi


Lummi Nation Housing


Town & Country Market


Novo Apartments


Ellensburg City Hall


Temple De Hirsch Sinai


Veterans Housing


Fire Station 18


Neighborhood House


Float Homes


Sammamish Residence


Rosehill Community Ctr


Vineyard Lane


Eleanor Apartments


Des Moines Beach Park


Port Ludlow Residence


Cracker Factory


Panther Lake Elementary


Bothell High School


Shipping Containers


Lummi Head Start


Mukilteo City Hall


Tanbara Clinic


North Beach Residence


Treehouse Resort and Spa


HealthPoint Clinic


Orcas Island Treehouse


Rooftop Brewing


Bridges Apartments


St. Mary Magdalen


Innis Arden Residence


Trace Lofts


The Jefferson


Seattle Bouldering


Plymouth Church


GS Senior Housing


Fire Station 20


King Street Station


WWU Wilson Library


Dogwood Treehouse


14 Hands Winery


Counterbalance Lofts


Neskowin Treehouse


Legacy at Pratt Park


Garfield Courthouse


Emergency Shelter


Sky3 Place


Pearl on Oyster Bay


Folding Buildings


ISSI Modular Buildings


Climbing Gyms


Clyde Hill Residence


Janus Apartments


Kolstrand Building


Hopelink Redmond


Federal Way YDC


Plath Float Home


Ballard Park


KWA Senior Housing


Building 115


Barbo Residence


Conover Commons


Blackbird Apartments


Holy Rosary Church


UW Hall Health


The Luke


Park Structures


Kandle Park Pool


Aloft / Element


Sandy River Bird Blind


Falck Residence


Riverside Treehouse


Mercer Island Residence


Clinton Beach Park


Art Installations


Ferndale Library


Yesler Terrace


Opportunity Center


Titus Will Toyota


Kavela Apartments


Beryl Apartments


LFP Residence


Orlean-Gillespe Residence


Suquamish Museum


Alley 111


St. Anne Renovation


MLK Mixed-use


Northern Quest Casino


Port Townsend City Hall


SPU DWW Center


Fort Worden Building 305


Woodmont Library


Bryant Residence


Utility Attachments


Pike Place Market


Olympic Manor


Stadium Silver Cloud


9th Space


Seismic Retrofits


YWCA Family Village


Cape Flattery Lighthouse


Boxcar Apartments




Seattle Academy


Renton Residence


Early Learning Center


Capitol Hill Library


1310 East Union


Penrose Hotel


St. George School


Fire Escape Testing




Burke + Union


Pickering Barn


Kodis Residence


Billy Frank Jr Place


Residential Retrofits


Fire Station 22


Broadview Library


Mercer Island Parks


Cycle House


Mechanical Upgrades


Rainier Beach Clinic


The Garage


East Mercer Residence


Buck Mountain


Barnstorm Project


Wood Block Residence


Angeline Apartments


Legislative Building


Mercer Island Residence


Cherberg Building


Magnolia Library


Davidson Residence


Roof Anchor Testing


West Seattle YMCA


Harbor Avenue Campus


Site Structures


"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

"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

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

Gary Swenson, Principal

"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

Blaze Bresko, Principal

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

Paul Faget, 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

"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

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

Dan Morrow, Principal

"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

"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’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

"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

“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

"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

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

Tony Williamson, SSF Staff

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

Joe Dixon, 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

"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

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

Rob Galus, Principal