SEAN HEGSTAD

SEAN HEGSTAD

Founder | LEED AP | Architect

EDUCATION/QULIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Architecture, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI 1997

Washington State – Architecture License 2001

LEED Accredited Professional 2009

NCARB Certificate 2012

Lead Architect and founder of Haven Design Workshop

Haven Design Workshop is the culmination of years of inspiration and aspiration for Sean.

“Building my own home has allowed me to better understand the way space affects those who live within the design, how important sticking to a budget is, and how smart choices in design directly affect the final cost of construction.

“This has also helped me listen better to the client’s needs, especially getting all parties to provide feedback on their design,” says Sean. “Good design is about taking the client’s desires and creating something that exceeds their dreams — within their budget.”

BRENDA ZIRKELBACH

BRENDA ZIRKELBACH

Architect

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

Masters of Architecture, Montana State University, 2010

Washington State – Architecture License 2022

EXPERIENCE

Brenda received her Master’s in Architecture from Montana State University in 2010, after which she started a farm to better understand our food systems.

Since joining the Haven team in 2014 she has since proved an invaluable member of the team with her attention to detail and thirst for building code.

HOBBIES

When not thinking about how design can improve the quality of life for all, she likes biking, yoga, and food. Kristin’s trying to get her into mountain biking.

AMY MATHER

AMY MATHER

Permit Technician

EDUCATION

Academy of Art University, Interior Architecture & Design

QUALIFICATIONS

Amy joined Haven in early 2014. She has a knack for multi-tasking, something she’s picked up as a mother of 4 spirited boys. Her tenacity for detail and a deep understanding of zoning regulations make her critical to the success of every project.

EXPERIENCE

Haven Design Workshop, Permitting Tech, 2014 – Present
250+ Residential, Commercial, Multi-family & Mixed-use permits completed
Permitted projects in multiple counties, including Whatcom,Skagit, Snohomish, Cowlitz, and Kitsap Counties
Municipal permitted projects in:
City of Bellingham
City of Lynden
City of Ferndale
City of Nooksack
City of Blaine
City of Lake Stevens

HOBBIES

Amy enjoys drawing, painting, and landscape design

Douglas Greene

Douglas Greene

Design Technician

EDUCATION

University of Oregon, Masters of Architecture, 2019

University of Minnesota, Bachelor of Architecture, 2017

Skills

Douglas’ main focus is at the design development phase. He produces 3d drawings to give clients a real feel for their projects. He also develops the necessary construction documents.

Hobbies

When not at work he enjoys hiking, painting, and snowboarding.

Kristin Miller-Nelson

Kristin Miller-Nelson

Architect

EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Bachelor of Architecture 2020

DIS, Copenhagen, Denmark

Architecture and Furniture Design, 2018-19

SKILLS

Kristin is passionate about improving sustainability in design and collaborating with our architects, clients and consultants to create drawing sets.

She has a background in digital fabrication and a propensity for doing research and representing it with unique graphics.

HOBBIES

Kristin enjoys mountain biking, skiing, and rock climbing.