Jim Bourey oversees the operations of the Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) which includes working alongside hundreds of dedicated volunteers to deliver relevant educational programming to the general public.
Bourey, a Seattle resident, was trained professionally as an Architect and Urban Planner receiving master’s degrees in both Architecture and Urban Design from Washington University as well as a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University. For most of his career, Bourey worked as a City and County Manager in locations throughout the country. He also served as the Director of the Office for Planning in the City of Seattle many years ago. His background includes significant private sector experience as well as a consultant and author, having written three books and over 50 articles.
Gwen supports the Seattle Architecture Foundation with programming that educates and inspires the public. She has previously worked in high schools both locally and internationally, initially as science and math teacher and later developing college and career programs for innovative schools. Gwen received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and her Master of Arts in Teaching from Empire State College. She enjoys collaborating with individuals and organizations to find creative ways to engage the public.
Grace is currently a second-year master’s student in the University of Washington Museology Program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Arizona and has spent the last six years working across a diverse range of museum departments, including positions in curation, development, collections management, visitor services, community engagement, public programs and even security. She also brings an educational lens to her work, having previously supported student learning in university libraries and as a foreign language teaching assistant at the high school level in Brittany, France. At SAF, Grace supports the organization’s communications and marketing, development, and public tours efforts. She enjoys the administrative and logistical side of non-profit work to help organizations fulfill their missions.