Engineering Variety Is Why We Work Here

See some of the reasons we love coming to work.


Seismic Retrofits


Seattle Bouldering


HealthPoint Clinic


UW Hall Health


MLK Mixed-use


Folding Buildings


Titus Will Toyota


St. George School


KWA Senior Housing


Float Homes


The Garage


Mercer Island Residence


Capitol Hill Library


Bothell High School


University Audi


Kandle Park Pool


Pickering Barn


Kodis Residence


West Seattle YMCA


Fire Station 18


Town & Country Market




Eleanor Apartments


Cycle House


Penrose Hotel


Hopelink Redmond


14 Hands Winery


Stadium Silver Cloud


Dogwood Treehouse


Clinton Beach Park


Kolstrand Building


Climbing Gyms


Cherberg Building


Holy Rosary Church


Early Learning Center


Seattle Academy


YWCA Family Village




Suquamish Longhouse


Olympic Manor


SCC Broadway Edison


Sammamish Residence


Plath Float Home


Des Moines Beach Park


Cedar Park House


Pearl on Oyster Bay


Lummi Nation Housing


Roof Anchor Testing


Buck Mountain


Rosehill Community Ctr


Janus Apartments


St. Mary Magdalen


Mercer Island Parks


Federal Way YDC


North Beach Residence


Mukilteo City Hall


Sandy River Bird Blind


1310 East Union


Bryant Residence


Ferndale Library


Ballard Park


Columbia Library


Ellensburg City Hall


Legacy at Pratt Park


Tanbara Clinic


Fire Station 20


King Street Station


Temple De Hirsch Sinai


Falck Residence


Garfield Courthouse


Riverside Treehouse


Yesler Terrace


Sky3 Place


Orcas Island Treehouse


Neskowin Treehouse


Rainier Beach Clinic


Building 115


Opportunity Center


Conover Commons


Trace Lofts


Boxcar Apartments


Barclay Court


Pike Place Market


Cracker Factory


Suquamish Museum


Lummi Head Start


Rooftop Brewing


Blackbird Apartments


Georgetown / Fran's


Port Ludlow Residence


Cape Flattery Lighthouse


Panther Lake Elementary


East Mercer Residence


Counterbalance Lofts


Neighborhood House


Treehouse Resort and Spa


The Luke


Orlean-Gillespe Residence


Innis Arden Residence


Port Townsend City Hall


LFP Residence


Mercer Island Residence


Plymouth Church


Vineyard Lane


Wood Block Residence


Harbor Avenue Campus


Bridges Apartments


Palm Desert Residence


Legislative Building


Park Structures


ISSI Modular Buildings


Utility Attachments


St. Anne Renovation


Novo Apartments


Barbo Residence


GS Senior Housing


Angeline Apartments


Pioneer Park Place


Mechanical Upgrades


Renton Residence


The Jefferson


Kavela Apartments


Barnstorm Project


Emergency Shelter


Residential Retrofits


Fort Worden Building 305


Magnolia Library


Beryl Apartments


Woodmont Library


Northern Quest Casino


Site Structures


Shipping Containers


WWU Wilson Library


Fire Escape Testing


University VW/Audi


Broadview Library


Veterans Housing


Clyde Hill Residence


Billy Frank Jr Place


Davidson Residence


Art Installations


Suncrest Residence


Alley 111


"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

"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

"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 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

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

Chardie Byrne, Principal

"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 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 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 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

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

Gary Swenson, Principal

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

Blaze Bresko, Principal

"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

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

Paul Faget, 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

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

Dan Morrow, 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’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 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 don't take the stuffed shirt approach to solving problems."

Rob Galus, Principal