Our Team.

Together, creating and making your vision come true.

Mike Cina

After graduation from Washington State University in 1977, earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Mike has complied a very diverse portfolio of projects. Mike is most noted in three areas of architecture: church design, land use and project development. From his church experience, he developed Tentmakers, whose mission is “growing healthy churches” by helping congregations…

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Bill Parretta

Bill holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Washington State University. With more than 40 years of architectural experience, Bill’s work includes a variety of projects ranging from healthcare, retail, industrial, and commercial projects. He is involved in all project phases from design through to construction administration. Bill enjoys playing tennis, trips to the Oregon…

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John Manuel

Since graduating from WSU in 1986 with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, John has worked with various architectural firms in the Tacoma area and in London, England. He has been with AustinCina since 1991. Both his professional and travelling experiences have shaped his sensitive design approach.

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Neitha Wilkey

After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from WSU in 1988, Neitha has worked in the South Puget Sound area. She brings well thought out design & detailing and excellent communication skills. Neitha has contributed to her community and profession through volunteering with the Chamber of Commerce, Junior League to Tacoma, and currently as…

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Sarah Werner

After graduating with Honours, from Humber College’s Architectural Technology program, Sarah has gathered experience in her native country, Canada, and Washington State. With over 13 years in the architectural field, she brings a wealth of knowledge in land use, land development, and jurisdictional regulations. Additionally, Sarah is working to realize her lifelong dream of becoming…

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Marina Tyurina

Marina graduated from the Technical University in Vladivostok, Russia, with a Master’s Degree in Architecture. In Tokyo, Japan, she developed her design & business skills, and in Russia she managed her own company creating unique interiors and experimenting on various projects. After moving to Washington, Marina worked in residential architectural design, structural engineering, and custom…

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Linda Shoemaker

Linda has been a dedicated and loyal member of the AustinCina team for over 11 years. Her ability to be flexible, organized, and accessible enables her to handle the daily operations of the office as well as maintain all financial and HR matters. She is a “people person” who organizes fun events for the staff…

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Galadriel, Lady of Lorien

Lady, the 4-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, is a part-time greeter as AustinCina Architects. She can occasionally be found offering enthusiastic greetings to clients, consultants, and fellow employees. While not working, Lady enjoys long walks on the beach, playing fetch, and cuddling with her humans.

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