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Berger Partnership, a Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Firm, is Thrilled to Announce a Promotion and Introduce New Hire and Summer Intern

Jen Montressor is promoted to Project Manager, and we welcome Maren McBride to the team as a Project Manager and Xingyue Huang as our summer intern.


Jen Montressor, Project Manager
Jen joined the firm as a design staff member in 2015 and was promoted to project manager for her dedication, professional growth and contributions to the firm.  Her work includes diverse projects such as the South Sound 911 Center in Tacoma, Alaska Airlines Headquarters, Mt. Baker Apartments and multiple residential projects in Seattle. Jen’s firm leadership in race and social justice advocacy and the JUST certification process makes her an invaluable team member. JUST certification is like a nutrition label for socially just and equitable organizations created by the International Living Futures Institute. She is currently serving as a Design Review Board member for the City of Seattle’s West District and holds a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Puget Sound.

Maren McBride, Project Manager

Maren joined the firm in May as a project manager and is currently working on the Microsoft Campus Renovation project. She brings nine years of experience in landscape architecture, urban design and planning with projects ranging from urban public space, streetscapes and neighborhood schools, to large-scale community master planning, transit infrastructure and mobility, regional stormwater strategies, parks/open space and design guidelines. She currently serves on the Landscape Architecture Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee, the Washington ASLA Board of Directors and is a Mentor with ACE Seattle. Maren has a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture with a Minor in Community and Regional Development from the University of California, Davis and studied Urban Design at the Danish Institute of Study in Copenhagen, DK.

Xingyue Huang, Summer Intern

Xingyue is a second-year student of landscape architecture at the Harvard School of Design with an interdisciplinary background in architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. While at Harvard, she is researching infrastructure and its relationship to plant material. The focus of her summer internship is addressing global warming and establishing resilient, region wide urban environments that are prepared for and respond to sea level rise and climate change.  Xingyue holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Landscape Architecture from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, and studied as an exchange student at the University of Technology Sydney in Sydney, Australia.

Berger Partnership is a full spectrum landscape architectural and urban design firm of 24 landscape architects, and technical and administrative personnel providing collaborative and ecologically responsive design services from our NEW office at 1927 Post Alley, Suite #2, Seattle, WA  98101.