Alina Prassas, smiling in collared shirt in front of brick wall

Alina Prassas


Alina was drawn to EW by the innovative projects it works on, as well as the belief that quality design is for everyone and can have a positive impact on people and the communities where they live.  She is a graduate of the Masters in Architecture program at the University of Oregon – Portland, where she focused on sustainable urbanism, as well as of the Pomegranate Center’s community facilitation training program.  She also holds a Bachelors in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado – Boulder.

At EW, Alina focuses on community facilities ranging from food banks to health care facilities to group homes to an innovation incubator.

Representative projects include:

  • East Whatcom Regional Resource Center Phase Two
  • Country Doctor Community Health Center (Seattle)
  • Sand Point Group Homes

Alina enjoys hiking, backpacking, board games, time with her dog, and ongoing learning in community and sustainable design.