With EMA since 1987
41 total years of experience


Steven Storaasli

AIA – Managing Principal

As a Principal at EMA for over 20 years, Steve remains dedicated to the health of the firm, bringing fresh ideas and enthusiasm to every project. He provides project oversight and quality control; following all phases of a project, from early planning through warranty and beyond. He is an active listener and is part of the design team and planning committee.

He guides and mentors the design staff and plays a critical role in communicating with the client. Steve approaches work assignments through problem solving and design. He is skilled at translating the needs, desires and program goals of clients into successful built facilities. Steve successfully manages in-house design teams to ensure high quality, smooth workflow and strict deadlines are met with professionalism and creativity.

Recent Projects

Mountain View Elementary School Replacement, Shelton School District
Emerald Hills Elementary School Replacement, Sumner School District
Mary Lyon Elementary School Replacement, Tacoma Public Schools
Keithley Middle School Bldg 600, Franklin Pierce School District
Pierce County Skills Center Phase 2B, Bethel School District
Chimacum High School Gym, Modernization, Chimacum School District
Foss High School, Modernization, Tacoma Public Schools
Riverview Learning Center, Riverview School District


Registered Architect, Washington
BCA Certification with OSPI

Education / Training

Washington State University, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Bachelor of Architecture


American Institute of Architects (AIA)
Association for Learning Environments
Tacoma / Pierce County Chamber, South County Chamber Branch
Mid County Leadership Team