Freiheit & Ho Architects, a Kirkland commercial architecture and interior design firm, hired Chelsea Merkel as Architectural Designer, Pam Kwan as Interior Designer, and Matt Grinnell as Permit and Entitlement Coordinator last month.
Merkel is a recent graduate of Washington State University and holds a Master of Architecture. Upon graduating, Chelsea moved back to the Seattle area and joined Freiheit & Ho where she is working on various commercial and tenant improvement projects.
Kwan is a graduate of British Columbia Institute of Technology and holds an Associate in Interior Design. Kwan gained international experience working in Hong Kong and Canada, and eventually moved to the U.S. to pursue a career in interior design. She is currently working on several medical and dental office tenant improvements.
Grinnell is a recent graduate of Washington State University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Operations. He will research permitting requirements, prepare permit documents, and track permits to approval.