Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by SCJ AllianceWhat started as three people in Thurston County is now more than 90 across the state and into Colorado. Two engineers and a planner have turned their breakaway team into a full-scale, multidisciplinary firm in just 12 years.In July, SCJ Alliance welcomed Studio Cascade, an award-winning, community planning and design firm in Spokane and increased their range even further.“Studio Cascade is highly regarded for their comprehensive plans, subarea plans, and master plans, adding greater depth to our planning group,” SCJ co-founder Jean Carr said.“This is a tremendous opportunity for our firms, our clients, and our employees,” she continued. “We both share a commitment to client relationships and quality work, treasure our employees, and value collaboration across disciplines.”Bill Grimes founded Studio Cascade in 1992. He shares, “Joining our firms provides an opportunity to grow and achieve more together than we could alone. We also have great alignment on our culture and approach to projects, which is so important.”Some of Studio Cascade’s high-visibility projects include the Lacey Depot District Subarea Plan, Council Bluffs Arts and Culture District Plan, Bainbridge Island Waterfront Park and City Dock Master Plan, San Juan County Vision Assessment, and the award-winning Port Angeles Waterfront Transportation Improvement Project.SCJ specializes in environmental and urban planning, civil engineering, transportation planning and design, landscape architecture, and public outreach. The privately-held, majority women-owned firm has been nationally recognized multiple times for growth, award-winning projects, and as a great place to work.In addition to Lacey and Spokane, SCJ has offices in Centralia, Seattle, Ballard, Vancouver, and Wenatchee, Wash. and another in Boulder, Colo.