Leadership

Fish Mackay Architects is led by a team of highly-experienced professionals, providing consistent leadership on projects for their entire duration, from conceptual design to occupancy.  We believe that the success of a project depends on careful focus on team, schedule, and budget in order to fully realize a project’s goals and overall vision.

Donald K. Mackay, AIA – Principal

Over his past 40 years of architectural practice, Don has programmed, designed, constructed, and managed a vast variety of new, repair and renovation projects.  Don believes that leadership doesn’t end at the interview stage, preferring instead to use his experience and insight to lead teams from inception through project completion. Don’s years of architectural practice give him a thorough understanding of the budget constraints, design issues, and building systems needed to assure successful projects.  His expertise in sustainable design has allowed his last three projects to achieve LEED Certified, LEED Silver and LEED Gold.

Don is a Seattle native with an undergraduate architectural degree from the University of Washington and a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado.

Bryan D. Fish, AIA, LEED AP – Principal

In his 23 years of practice, Bryan has worked on a broad range of architectural and urban design project types, including mixed-use, single-family, multi-family, student housing, hospitals, and commercial buildings.  Bryan takes a hands-on approach in his role as design leader, collaborating with clients to create buildings that enhance the urban environment while meeting the owner’s goals.  He has worked closely with clients to engage neighborhood groups, design review boards, and local jurisdictions to meet community needs and gain entitlements.  As a LEED-Accredited Professional, Bryan is committed to identifying sustainable building opportunities early in the design process, and believes sustainability should be celebrated rather than simply accommodated.

Bryan is an Illinois native with a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  A summer job documenting historic bridges at Mount Rainier National Park brought him to the Pacific Northwest in 1992.

Erin Noelle Parker, Registered Architect – Senior Associate

Erin is a second generation Architect who combines her highly-developed design skills with technical expertise and strong project management ability.  She has performed essential design, production, and management roles on several projects, from multi-family projects with several hundred dwelling units, to small renovations.  Her holistic approach to practice, combined with proven leadership ability, guides her as she leads teams toward successful outcomes.

Erin grew up in Seattle and Bainbridge Island and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon.  She has been practicing architecture since internships while in High School.

Kirk Nelson - Associate

Practicing architecture for ten years, Kirk has worked on a wide range of project types and sizes, from small tenant improvements to a Campus Master Plan.  Kirk’s goal for every project is to listen to the client’s needs, focusing on the essential elements of a successful project.

A Seattle-area native, Kirk attended the University of Oregon’s Robert D. Clark Honors College, where he received a Bachelor of Architecture in 2004.

Audrey Gomez – Associate

With ten years of experience, Audrey has worked on a variety of building types as well as in industry software applications, including Revit.  Audrey’s design sensibility, combined with her technical knowledge. allows her to thoroughly develop and document building designs.

Originally from Tacoma, Audrey received a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from the University of Washington in 2002, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon in 2004.