ABKJ is a design services firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington known as the US Global Center. Founded in 1956, we have provided leadership and support for the most challenging and recognizable projects in the Pacific Northwest, across the United States, and around the world for private and public clientele requiring the highest level of capabilites.
ABKJ offers various service verticals such as Architecture, Structural Engineering, Building Information Modeling Solutions (BIM) and Graphic & Web Design. Our third generation of leadership focuses on further growth by pursuing unique design challenges, meeting clients needs, and developing a talented and creative organization.
ABKJ teams continually researchs, develop, collaborate, and apply new technologies to designs enhancing our abilities to present solutions that perform to targeted budgets, schedules, and construction quality requirements. This makes ABKJ a valuable asset to any successful project, development, and construction program.
ABKJ launched the Asia Global Center in Bangalore, India named ABKJ Infrastructure & Design Solutions Pvt Ltd in early 2011. It empowers our firm to streamline US expertise across nations, and perform services on a twenty-four hours production cycle meeting cost and time efficiency goals while maximizing quality. ABKJ US Global Center and Asia Global Center work jointly on all active projects, assuring clients stability of ABKJ team stakeholders throughout which strengthens our firms unique position in the market place.
ABKJ is a minority owned business and maintains OMWBE, DBE, and SCS certifications.
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Sanjay Soli, AIAPresident & Managing Director
Greg Lee, PE, SEVice President & Principal
Yangchen DolkarDirector - Business & Operations
Bharat Soli, PE, SEChairman Emeritus & Sr. Principal
Sanjay Soli, AIA
President & Managing Director
University of California Los Angeles / Masters in Architecture / 2001
University of Washington / Bachelors in Architectural Studies / 1997
Sanjay Soli is President & Managing Director of ABKJ Architects and Engineers, a global A/E firm headquartered in Seattle, with a portal in Bangalore, India. He leads the architectural group in close unison with the engineering departments to maintain a cohesive interdisciplinary team on various types of buildings, bridges, and infrastructure projects for private and public entities. Sanjay is well recognized for his sensibility in designing complex projects with close connections to context. His formal working process, commitment to client goals, and architectural style translates into visually appealing projects that reinforce the importance of interior and exterior environments with iconic imagery. With Sanjay’s quick abilities in conceptualization and defining architectural vocabularies, he participates as a design consultant for other design firms based in Seattle and abroad. Sanjay specializes in medical facilities, mixed-use developments, multi family and single-family residences, and commercial/office interiors.
Sanjay also pursues international projects, providing architectural and engineering services to existing and new clients in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North America. He also extends his passions for architecture to relatively smaller scale projects that focus on designing wellness and care giving environments in residential settings. Within ABKJ, Sanjay has developed a vertical that offers design build services for residential clients seeking unique architecture with attention to detail, materials palette, and implementation Universal Design Principles. The design build services streamlines design intent immediately to the construction site allowing for a seamless process providing construction advisory and management in partnership with the Client. His work has been featured in various publications along the west coast and he has participated at various speaking events and forums that focus on residential wellness environments. He combines his experiences as an architect, project manager, and contractor with his current ABKJ duties to deliver complete design services and project management delivery approaches that meet client objectives and visions. He is a registered architect in the States of Washington and Oregon, and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
Greg Lee, PE, SE
University of Washington / Master of Science, Civil Engineering / 1990
University of Washington / Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering / 1988
After a successful career as a Project Manager and Principal at ABKJ, Greg is appointed for Vice President in US Global Center and Director in ABKJ Asia Global Center. He provides engineering leadership from concept to construction administration and manages the team in ABKJ Infrastructure & Design Solutions, Bangalore, India. Greg has developed ABKJ’s expert value engineering service, delivering clients well-researched and formulated engineering alternatives to make informed decisions pertaining to cost control and schedule management.Greg earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees at the University of Washington, where his thesis concerned the seismic analysis of steel structures. His design experience includes structural steel, reinforced concrete, and prestressed concrete structures.
Director – Business & Operations
Yangchen has joined ABKJ in year 2011 and she is a core member in establishing ABKJ Asia Global Center in Bangalore, India. She reports to Chairman & CEO based in ABKJ headquarter office in Seattle, US. As a Director of Operations, Yangchen is leading & overseeing an overall business operation in India which includes business development, operations, human resources management, financials and all related interest of a company. She ensures all designated professionals & disciplines are functioning at the highest standard of professionalism as per company’s policy and in meeting ABKJ objectives.
Yangchen started her career at ABKJ as HR & Client Relations Manager, based on her good consistency in performance, she was promoted to Operations Manager and now holding Director of Operations since early 2013. Her greatest strength includes networking with people and her ability in fostering relationship with people. She ensures the highest level of service, performance, and professionalism is delivered to our clients. Yangchen strives to recruit the best talent and focused to maintain diverse professional work environment.
Yangchen academic background includes Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management equivalent to Master in Business Administration (MBA), Specialized in Human Resources Management (HRM), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Certification in legal literacy by the National Law School of India (NLSU) and Certification in Economics Honors.
Bharat Soli, PE, SE
Bharat Soli, PE, SE
Sr. Principal, Engineering
With more than 40 years at ABKJ, Soli has had in a hand in most of the firm’s landmark structures. After earning his Master’s degree from the University of Washington, he started his career here as a design engineer. Over the past four decades, Soli has worked in project management, quality assurance, and business development, having established many international client relationships to build our foreign market. As an engineer, he has provided design expertise for high-rise facilities, residential housing and hotels, office towers, medical facilities, laboratories, and renovation projects, many of which have been award-winning.
Other Key Contacts Personnel
Sean Bisnar, PEProject Engineer
Contact information: Sean Bisnar, PE Project Engineer Direct: 206.838.3342 Email: SeanB@abkj.com University of Washington BSCE / 2008 Sean is a Project Engineer providing engineering support
Divya RameshManager - Finance & Accounts
Contact information: Divya Ramesh - Manager - Finance & Accounts Email: DivyaR@abkj.com After working as a consultant for the Asia Global Center in Bangalore, Divya
Harold J. Nesland, Ar, NCARBProgramming Planning and Design Architect
Contact information: Harold J. Nesland, Ar, NCARB Architect, Programming Planning & Design Email: HaroldN@abkj.com Master of Business Administration, Seattle Univeristy, 1983 Bachelor of Architecture, University