Laila Kinnunen

Development Manager

As a Registered Architect and experienced Project Supervisor, Laila brings a well-rounded, technically advanced perspective to Spectrum. Her ability to creatively problem solve and positively navigate challenges allows Laila to successfully manage projects while building strong working relationships with diverse groups of stakeholders. As a Development Manager, Laila incorporates previous project experience working on a range of project types from high end residential to long term master planning to her current work on complex, detail-oriented projects for Seattle Children’s Hospital. 

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Minor in Visual Art |University of Idaho 
  • Master in Architecture and Urban Design | University of Idaho
  • Associate of Arts in Sculpture | University of Alaska Southeast 

Honors and Involvements

  • Registered Architect | Washington 
  • American Institute of Architects Honor Award 
  • NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association, Public Project of the Year 
  • Associated General Contractors of Washington, Public Works Project
  • Alumni Award for Excellence | University of Idaho
  • Alpha Rho Chi Medal Recipient  

Experience

  • Seattle Children’s Hospital | Multiple Locations & Projects 
  • Pike Place Market Renovation* | Seattle, WA 
  • Bellevue City Hall* | Bellevue, WA 
  • Eugene Schermer Instructional STEM Building* | Grays Harbor College, WA 
  • Seattle City Light Master Plan for Service Centers* | Seattle, WA 
  • Confidential High-Rise Condominium* | Seattle, WA
  • Multiple Confidential High-end Residences and Estates* | Seattle, WA and Sun Valley, ID 

*Projects completed prior to joining Spectrum Development