The SSA office environment is a welcoming, collaborative, and dynamic workspace. We are dedicated to providing a professional, fun, and rewarding work environment for our team.
SSA is located on the Ship Canal in Fremont. We enjoy celebrating our warmer days with a cook-out and refreshment as boats, pedestrians and cyclists pass. We invite everyone to join us during the summer for BBQ Wednesdays and during the winter with Happy Hour Hunt around Seattle. We have a reputation for our two annual parties, “The Communist Party” (As a salute to the Statue of Lenin in Fremont), and our “Solstice Day Parade Party”.
We offer competitive salaries, full benefits, ownership and bonuses, ample vacation time, and, our annual company vacation when we travel the world together with our families and friends. SSA believes in work hard, play hard, and we endeavor to celebrate our passion for design, the great city we live in, and our relationships with the people around us, each day. Come, join us!
BILL STEWART, INCE, REFP / Managing Partner
Bill’s brings the innovation and solution-based thinking to each project meeting. With a fresh insight to new ideas, 20 years of experience, he challenges each project to award winning design. His knowledge of design concepts, construction detailing, material solutions, and conductivity to find a new way of solving an old problem is enhanced by his spirit and process of collaboration.
ALAN BURT, PE, INCE / Partner & Acoustical & AV Systems Consultant
Alan will support your project with innovative and practical designs that achieve the project goals in a cost-effective manner. Working within the project schedule, he will work with the team in establishing design criteria for the project and incorporating solutions with the project team.
JOHN C. KEIFFER, INCE / Partner, Acoustical Consultant
John comes to the acoustics community with over 15 years of experience. With his expertise and background he can provide the analytical process and practical detail necessary to develop solutions to support your project.
DAWN NELSEN, CSI, CDT / Administrative Manager, Partner
As Specifications Writer, Project Manager, and Office Manager, Dawn’s energies need to be both focused and flexible. She performs a multitude of varied duties for the firm to keep things running smoothly on a daily basis. Creative thinking and problem solving play an important role in Dawn’s approach to all of her work.
STEVE HEDBACK / Consultant
Steve was born and raised in Minnesota, and strives to bring the quiet environment often found in the great plains and lakes to cities and neighborhoods alike. Steve is eager to broaden his acoustical repertoire of design and construction practices to ensure that every project he is a part of sounds and performs its best.
EVAN STEWART / Technician
Evan began interning at SSA in June of 2014. His time at SSA has given him an appreciation for communication, personal integrity and accountability, and hard, disciplined work. To each new project Evan brings energy and enthusiasm as he continues to learn and develop his knowledge of acoustics. Evan is expected to finish a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University in the Fall of 2016.
JOEL ESSELSTROM / Consultant
With Joel's combined 8 years of experience in architectural acoustics, acoustical contracting, and installation, he approaches his clients' projects with an in-depth understanding of the cost, performance, and executability of an acoustic design solution. His background in architecture imparts a heightened aesthetic awareness that allows him and his clients to collaborate with a more simpatico vision for the project.
LANCE C. ARMSTRONG / Technician
Lance comes to SSA with a background in Business and IT. A jack of all trades with a keen eye toward detail, he will work tirelessly to ensure that all aspects of your project are met.