About Us

Erickson McGovern designs dependable, beautiful buildings on time and on budget with minimal hassle.

Why EMA Cares

We know that you’re under intense pressure to perform with every project. You need to stay on time and on budget, with a minimum of hassle throughout the process. What’s more, you need a quality building that will stand the test of time and please a wide number of stakeholders for decades. Not an easy situation. EMA understands.

We work with school districts, civic and healthcare organizations, and mixed-use/multi-family housing developers to create reliable, beautiful designs that stand the test of time.

Passionate About Schools

For more than 40 years, our main focus has been designing reliable and dependable K-12 facilities. Our streamlined process will help you come in on time and on budget.

We Stay on Budget

You’ve been entrusted with a budget and your board expects quality for its money. EMA helps you stretch your budget to get the most out of every dollar.

It's All about the People

Over the decades, we’ve developed a process for communicating with all your stakeholders to ensure maximum participation, buy in, and build quality relationships.

Our team

From principals with decades of experience to talented staff with specialized skills, EMA has the personnel to design beautiful, timeless buildings.

Ray Mow

Ray is a hands-on, practical architect and project manager. His designs balance high-quality and commonsense. He leads team members for in-depth evaluations of projects, challenging conditions and critical phasing/staging criteria. Ray has extensive construction administration experience and previously worked as a mechanical contractor and a general contractor.

Jay Peterson

Jay is involved with both daily operations and long-range planning. He facilitates clients and consultants, and has successfully completed numerous projects in Western Washington, including new construction, modernizations and additions. He is experienced in supporting local districts during planning through feasibility studies, preliminary design and community presentations.

Steven Storaasli

As a Principal at EMA for more than 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.

Wade Jensen

Senior Architect

Yifei Lou

Architectural Designer

Cicely Stewart

Architect / Construction Administrator

Tonya Murphy

Office Manager

Sean P. Ragudo


Andrea P. Case

Architectural Designer

Josh Murphy

Production Manager / IT

Bowen Tubbs


Kristin Ericson

Architectural Designer

Jamie Maniatis

CAD / Revit Specialist

Ellie Behzad

Architectural Designer

Paul DeMoncada

Construction Administrator

Cindy Peterson

Financial Manager

Looking for a team that wants to Help you succeed?

EMA wants talented, driven architectural professionals that are dedicated to beautiful, dependable designs. If you’re looking for company that celebrates your contributions as well as success as a team, click the button below.

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