About SABA

SABArchitects was formed in 2003 by Steve Erickson, Arthur Furukawa, and Bob Vizenor. Having worked together at several different architectural firms for the previous 10 years, Steve, Arthur, and Bob recognized their compatible and complementary skill sets and decided to create their own firm. Over the past 14 years SABA has grown from the three founders into a mid-sized firm of 20 highly skilled professional staff.  

At SABA we are passionate about creating architectural design solutions that meet our clients’ complex functional needs while also providing them with comfortable and inspiring work environments. SABA specializes in the design of research and technology laboratories, commercial office space, childcare centers, and healthcare facilities. Despite the differences in these project types, our fundamental approach to design is the same: we listen to our clients, understand their needs, and marshal our skills to craft design solutions that exceed their expectations. Realizing the important role that physical surroundings play in an individual’s health and happiness, we also strive to provide the best possible working environment for our own employees.

Our Team

Steve Erickson


Arthur Furukawa


Bob Vizenor


Blair Sorlie

Chris Buchanan

Chris Goad

Emily Lucey

Guy Maluda

Herbert Baker

Igor Gorolyuk

Kaia Thoreson

Kat Tugadi

Kate Vincent

Laura Taylor

Mike Ruark

Nell Sanger

Nell Studio


Peggy Dermody

Rachel Dyer

Robin Dalton

Robin Dalton Design

Shaun Danielson

Sherif Sugiyama

Stephen Wood

Job Openings

Senior Project Manager - Healthcare

Full Time
7-18 years experience

The Position:  Senior Project Manager for Healthcare Clients

  • To lead significant firm projects as the prime client contact and internal team leader.
  • Opportunity to work on a wide variety of healthcare project types and sizes
  • In charge of steering and delegating tasks to SABA’s internal project team
  • In charge of drafting and assembling consultant contracts
  • In charge of financial performance of project
  • Actively participate in mentoring younger staff
  • Participate in marketing efforts to pursue projects in their area of expertis
  • Potential for some west coast travel.

Qualification and Experience:

  • M-Arch or B-Arch degree
  • 7 – 18 years of professional experience in architecture
  • 5 years minimum experience in healthcare projects
  • Licensed Architect in Washington, other western states a plus
  • Working knowledge of Design Guidelines and Joint Commission Standards
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to plan work and monitor project performance
  • A collaborative nature and a desire to see all team members succeed
  • Ability to manage one larger project or several small to medium sized ones.
  • Shell & core experience a plus

Architect in Training - Biotech Lab & Healthcare

Full Time
2 - 5 years experience

The Position:  Project Support for Biotech R&D Lab and Healthcare Clients

  • Great opportunity to learn Lab and Healthcare Planning skills.  This is the perfect position for those closet science and technical nerds
  • Ideal position to learn the full range of professional skills required for licensure
  • Opportunity to work on a wide variety of project types or focus on a specific one
  • Work directly with firm principals
  • Attend design and construction meetings
  • Assist with conceptualizing and developing project designs
  • Work as part of a team to produce documents for permit and construction
  • Actively participate in construction administration
  • Potential to participate in marketing efforts
  • Potential for some west coast travel

Qualifications and Experience:

  • M-Arch or B-Arch degree
  • 2-5 years professional experience in architecture
  • Adept with AutoCAD & Revit
  • Motivated self-starter with good organizational skills
  • An open mind, an enthusiastic outlook, and a team player
  • An interest in science and technology