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May 15, 2024







Architecture firm Mahlum announced the following promotions. In the Portland office, Alyssa Leeviraphan has been promoted to principal and Jason Manson and Jeremy Rear have been elevated to associate principal. In the Seattle office, Jessi Lapano and Nicki Reckziegel have been promoted to associate.

Leeviraphan received a Bachelor of Architecture from Oklahoma State University. She is a registered architect in Oregon and is a LEED Accredited Professional. Leeviraphan has more than 25 years of architectural experience working on numerous educational facilities throughout the Pacific Northwest. She is the leader of Mahlum's Best Practices Group and a leading member of the firm's Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Continuing Education Committee.

She has been with the firm for 22 years and in that time has been involved in all markets. During her early years, she focused primarily on healthcare projects and shifted to education projects in the early 2000s. Leeviraphan has worked with the Forest Grove, Beaverton, Hillsboro, and Eugene School Districts. Her projects include the Grant High School Modernization with Portland Public Schools and the current Portland Public Schools' Cleveland High School Modernization.

Manson graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Architecture and is a registered architect in Oregon and a LEED Accredited Professional. He joined Mahlum in 2010 as a practicing architect.

Over time his role evolved to focus on helping the firm select and use the technology and tools needed to do its work, and eventually to manage all IT at Mahlum. He is responsible for BIM management and implementation, coordinating standards and workflows, and developing content for teams working in Revit. Additionally, he's in charge of technology support and training for Mahlum and orchestrates all areas of digital practice for the firm. He is also a leader in the firm's Best Practices Committee.

Rear holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon. He is a registered architect in Oregon, and former director at the International CPTED Association. He has 27 years of architectural experience and is committed to innovating higher education learning and student living design.

His projects include Taphòytha' Hall at Umpqua Community College. Rear has also worked on projects with Oregon State University and Pacific University. Over his career, he has worked on a variety of project types and his portfolio of work illustrates a wide range of experience. Rear is a proponent of evolving Crime Prevention in Environmental Design (CPTED) practice and collaborates with global partners on progressive research for safe, healthy, and inclusive environments.

Lapano received her Master of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a registered architect in the State of Washington.

Lapano has over 10 years of architectural experience, and designs with healthy materials to support occupant wellness. She is a leader in Mahlum's healthcare market. She is an active member of Mahlum's Project Sustainability Leads, Interiors/Healthy Materials Initiative, and Construction Administration Group and advocates for high sustainability standards throughout her projects.

Lapano played an integral role as project architect for Northwest Kidney Center's largest clinic, the Northwest Kidney Center of Seattle – Yesler Terrace. This new state-of-the-art dialysis facility achieved LEED Gold standards and delivers life-changing care to its patients. Other notable projects include her work with Viewlands Elementary School (Seattle Public Schools), Orcas Island K-12 Campus Renovation, Firgrove Elementary School (Puyallup School District), and the Madrona K-8 School (Edmonds School District).

Reckziegel received her Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture from McGill University and is the recipient of the 2014 Canada Council Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners. She is a registered architect in the State of Washington.

Reckziegel joined Mahlum two years ago and has ten years of architectural experience, seven of which were spent working in Rwanda. Her work is aimed at engaging stakeholders in an inclusive design process and translating organizations' unique missions into impact-driven designs. Projects include the new French American School of Puget Sound where she draws from her experience as a student of French curriculum across Canada to guide her design leadership.

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