Alex Shkerich, PLA

Alex Shkerich is a principal and founding partner of Communita Atelier. He is both a skilled manager and thoughtful practitioner. In addition to being an experienced and accomplished designer, Alex contributes a highly-refined technical expertise to all Communita Atelier’s work -- ensuring creative, sound, and constructible solutions to complex design challenges. His acumen for detail carries over to an intuitive, thoughtful approach to integrated, large-scale site design and implementation.

Lara Normand, PLA, LEED AP

Lara Normand is a graduate of the MLA program at the University of Washington. Lara’s professional work has encompassed urban streetscape design, specialized healthcare facility gardens, rooftop terraces and residential site planning and design. She has in-depth knowledge of and appreciation for plants and soil technology. Outside the office, she dedicates her time to volunteering, hiking, and rowing with Mt. Baker Crew.

Mellyana Kumala, LEED AP

Mellyana Kumala earned her BLA in Indonesia and her MLA in Germany. Her love of travel and experiencing new cultures informs her thoughtful approach to place-making and creative responses to social aspects of design. With extensive experience designing community plans and site designs, Mellyana brings a holistic vision that brings people, site conditions, and ecological considerations to the forefront. She is also proficient in creating precise and efficient project documentation that cleanly communicates designs.

The Communita | Atelier team misses Lisa’s warm smile and good cheer.

Feb 26, 1959 – December 26, 2020