Engineering Variety Is Why We Work Here

See some of the reasons we love coming to work.


YWCA Family Village


St. George School


Mercer Island Residence


Olympic Manor


West Seattle YMCA


KWA Senior Housing


Conover Commons


Port Townsend City Hall


Garfield Courthouse


Bridges Apartments


1310 East Union


Boxcar Apartments


SCC Broadway Edison


Seattle Academy


Roof Anchor Testing


King Street Station


Penrose Hotel


WWU Wilson Library


Harbor Avenue Campus


Opportunity Center


Georgetown / Fran's


Renton Residence


St. Anne Renovation


Broadview Library


Cherberg Building


Federal Way YDC


Angeline Apartments


Clyde Hill Residence


Kolstrand Building


East Mercer Residence


Lummi Nation Housing


Sammamish Residence


Orlean-Gillespe Residence


Innis Arden Residence


Early Learning Center


Town & Country Market


Float Homes


Eleanor Apartments


Suncrest Residence


Cracker Factory


Tanbara Clinic


Pearl on Oyster Bay


Barbo Residence


Counterbalance Lofts


Suquamish Longhouse


Emergency Shelter


Blackbird Apartments


Woodmont Library


Barclay Court


Janus Apartments


Ballard Park


Stadium Silver Cloud


LFP Residence


Orcas Island Treehouse


Plymouth Church


Vineyard Lane


Falck Residence


Des Moines Beach Park


Dogwood Treehouse


Sky3 Place


UW Hall Health


GS Senior Housing


Fire Station 20


Neighborhood House


Clinton Beach Park


Rosehill Community Ctr


Cedar Park House


Fort Worden Building 305


Cycle House


The Garage


Kodis Residence


Fire Station 18


Bryant Residence


Folding Buildings


Park Structures


St. Mary Magdalen


Pioneer Park Place


Shipping Containers


Plath Float Home


Building 115


Wood Block Residence


Mechanical Upgrades




Davidson Residence


Mercer Island Residence


University Audi


Legacy at Pratt Park


Residential Retrofits


Rainier Beach Clinic


Mercer Island Parks


Ferndale Library


Riverside Treehouse


Fire Escape Testing


Kandle Park Pool


Rooftop Brewing


Kavela Apartments


Columbia Library


Seattle Bouldering


Titus Will Toyota


Holy Rosary Church


HealthPoint Clinic


Pike Place Market


Capitol Hill Library


Northern Quest Casino


Climbing Gyms




Panther Lake Elementary


Utility Attachments


Seismic Retrofits


Magnolia Library


Cape Flattery Lighthouse


Legislative Building


Beryl Apartments


Bothell High School


The Luke


North Beach Residence


Veterans Housing


University VW/Audi


ISSI Modular Buildings


The Jefferson


Ellensburg City Hall


Suquamish Museum


Temple De Hirsch Sinai


Barnstorm Project


Hopelink Redmond


Palm Desert Residence


Site Structures


14 Hands Winery


Trace Lofts


Lummi Head Start


Port Ludlow Residence


Treehouse Resort and Spa


Mukilteo City Hall


Sandy River Bird Blind


Novo Apartments


Pickering Barn


MLK Mixed-use


Neskowin Treehouse


Billy Frank Jr Place


Art Installations


Alley 111


Yesler Terrace


Buck Mountain


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

Tony Williamson, 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

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

Rob Galus, 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

"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 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 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

"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

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

Dan Morrow, 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

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

Gary Swenson, 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

"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 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 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 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

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

Joe Dixon, 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

"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

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

Paul Faget, Principal

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

Blaze Bresko, 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

"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