Engineering Variety Is Why We Work Here

See some of the reasons we love coming to work.


Kandle Park Pool


Mercer Island Residence


Plymouth Church


Bothell High School


Kolstrand Building


Titus Will Toyota


Lummi Nation Housing


Bryant Residence


Wood Block Residence


Rosehill Community Ctr


Panther Lake Elementary


Fire Station 18


14 Hands Winery


Angeline Apartments


Seattle Academy


Temple De Hirsch Sinai


Tanbara Clinic


Barclay Court


Suquamish Longhouse


Holy Rosary Church


Federal Way YDC


Pickering Barn


UW Hall Health


Cracker Factory


Climbing Gyms


Pioneer Park Place


Conover Commons


Float Homes


Park Structures


Cycle House


Plath Float Home


Town & Country Market


Cherberg Building


Hopelink Redmond


Trace Lofts


Shipping Containers


Residential Retrofits


Broadview Library


Mukilteo City Hall


Garfield Courthouse


The Garage


1310 East Union


Boxcar Apartments


Cedar Park House


Dogwood Treehouse


East Mercer Residence


Clinton Beach Park


Neskowin Treehouse




Building 115


Olympic Manor


Clyde Hill Residence


Billy Frank Jr Place


Seismic Retrofits


The Luke


Fire Escape Testing


ISSI Modular Buildings


Rooftop Brewing


Port Ludlow Residence


Kodis Residence


Early Learning Center


Eleanor Apartments


Magnolia Library


Bridges Apartments


Orcas Island Treehouse


Palm Desert Residence


KWA Senior Housing


Legacy at Pratt Park


MLK Mixed-use


Penrose Hotel


St. Mary Magdalen


Stadium Silver Cloud


Beryl Apartments


Buck Mountain


West Seattle YMCA


Treehouse Resort and Spa


Suquamish Museum


Davidson Residence


Sky3 Place


Yesler Terrace


Pike Place Market


Counterbalance Lofts


SCC Broadway Edison


Neighborhood House


St. George School


Blackbird Apartments


Ellensburg City Hall


Folding Buildings


Barbo Residence


Site Structures


University VW/Audi


Fort Worden Building 305


Emergency Shelter


Northern Quest Casino


King Street Station


North Beach Residence


Falck Residence


Orlean-Gillespe Residence


Harbor Avenue Campus


Opportunity Center


Mercer Island Parks


Ferndale Library


Innis Arden Residence


YWCA Family Village


Kavela Apartments


GS Senior Housing


Capitol Hill Library


Alley 111


St. Anne Renovation


Vineyard Lane


Cape Flattery Lighthouse


Veterans Housing


Legislative Building


WWU Wilson Library


Mercer Island Residence


Riverside Treehouse


Columbia Library


Mechanical Upgrades


Port Townsend City Hall


Fire Station 20


Art Installations


Barnstorm Project


Janus Apartments


Sandy River Bird Blind


LFP Residence




Renton Residence


Georgetown / Fran's


Pearl on Oyster Bay


Novo Apartments


Lummi Head Start


Roof Anchor Testing


HealthPoint Clinic


Des Moines Beach Park


The Jefferson


Suncrest Residence


Rainier Beach Clinic


Sammamish Residence


Seattle Bouldering


Woodmont Library


University Audi


Ballard Park


Utility Attachments


"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

"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

"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

"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

"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

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

Tony Williamson, 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

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

Rob Galus, 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

"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

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

Paul Faget, 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

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

Gary Swenson, 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

"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

"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 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 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

"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

"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 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