Shannon Mitchell-Kowski has been hired as a senior associate in the Seattle office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.


In her new position, Ms. Mitchell-Kowski will lead the lighting department in the buildings practice, which provides interior, façade and landscape lighting, daylighting, energy efficient lighting, lighting controls, and more. Some of the firm’s recent projects include Amazon’s Seattle headquarters, 400 Fairview, and Federal Center South Building 1202.

Ms. Mitchell-Kowski has over 19 years of varied lighting industry experience. Her recent project experience includes lighting design for Waterfront Seattle, a two mile public park, roadway, and cycle track; four new buildings at the Seattle Multimodal Terminal; and design for residence halls and a student activity center at the University of Washington. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, she was most recently a Senior Lighting Designer with a Seattle lighting design firm.

“Shannon’s creative design sense and technical proficiency have resulted in numerous award winning projects,” said Tom Marseille, senior vice president and managing director for the firm’s Seattle buildings group. “We are thrilled to have her leading our Seattle lighting practice.”

Ms. Mitchell-Kowski received the 2015 Edwin F. Guth Memorial Award for Interior Lighting Design, the Energy and Environmental Design Award, and the Lighting Control Innovation Award from the Seattle Section and the Northwest Region of the IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) for her work on LMN Architects offices in Seattle.

Ms. Mitchell-Kowski studied communications at Bowling Green State University. Her professional affiliations include Associate membership within the International Association of Lighting Designers and membership in the Illuminating Engineering Society.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 36,700 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has numerous openings in engineering, technical and managerial positions across the United States. Job descriptions, locations and benefits are posted on the firm’s careers site.