David Cutler
Expert in innovative urban design, planning and rapid transit
37, Principal

A prolific writer and frequent conference presenter, David Cutler is establishing a name for himself in the fields of architecture, planning and urban design. He specializes in contested urban design projects that include public outreach, rapid transit components, public-private partnerships, form-based codes and mixed funding sources. In 2004, he earned his master of architecture degree in urban design from Harvard. Prior to joining GGLO in 2008, he worked at Moore Ruble Yudell Architects and Planners and Torti Gallas and Partners. He joined GGLO as an associate and is now a principal. He also serves as chair of the Seattle Planning Commission and co-chair of the Seattle Light Rail Review Panel and is on the Seattle 2030 District board of directors.



Ryan Dahle
Advancing use of new modeling technologies within his firm
30, Senior Project Engineer
Lydig Construction
Bellevue, Wash.

Ryan Dahle is helping Lydig Construction adopt and advance new building technologies. He first displayed his abilities as an intern with the company. While attending Brigham Young University in Idaho, Dahle studied building information modeling (BIM). Since joining Lydig, he has become a point person for BIM within the company. Those skills were displayed in his recent work on the 2020 5th Avenue Data Center project, a $70-million conversion of a five-story parking structure into a 10-story data center in downtown Seattle. He managed the implementation of 4D and 5D modeling, augmenting its 3D modeling to identify potential scheduling conflicts and cost issues. He also started utilizing an iPad in the field, exploring the mobile platform and displaying how it can greatly increase efficiency at the job site. Dahle is also active in fundraising for social causes, including the CLIMB to Fight Breast Cancer program for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.