Jim is currently serving a three-year term on the Seattle Fire Department Fire Code Advisory Board, and is President-Elect of the Seattle Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the AIA Seattle Building Code Committee, National Institute of Building Sciences and the Seattle Building Enclosure Council. He is a Registered Architect and has a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Oklahoma State University.
For more than 30 years, Celeste has worked on a broad range of large, challenging projects and initiatives in, out and around the design and construction industry. She has provided leadership within entrepreneurial startups and in consultation to multinational corporations, practiced and managed projects involving integrated design disciplines including workplace, interior, product and information design, architecture, engineering and planning. At Fair Building Technology, Celeste provides research, analysis and planning services to clients, and supports projects requiring complex information structuring, communication planning and deliverables. She is known for her ability to listen, identify patterns, crystallize a story and develop a coherent roadmap for moving forward.
Celeste also writes and consults on Architecture, Design & Sustainable Living with Robin Avni | Lifestyle Topics, Insights & Trends and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pomegranate Center. She is a member of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) and an alumnus of the Leadership Tomorrow Seattle program. Celeste has a BA, Interior Design from Michigan State University and a Masters in Design (Planning) degree from the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology.