Sunny Dongyue Zhang
“Start a project by unlearning and don’t let preconception hinder the possibility, because our worst enemy is the known unknown.”
Joining Mahlum in 2017, Sunny helps project teams advance innovative and unique solutions for PreK-12 educational facilities. She holds a deep passion for keeping children safe by leading the effort to select healthy building materials with little to no toxic ingredients.
Sunny was a lead team member in the creation of a master plan framework for The Northwest School in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, and she deftly resolved technical details during construction at Seattle Girls’ School new south Seattle campus.
She also leads Mahlum’s involvement with an internship program where she mentors high school students who are interested in a career in architecture.
Sunny has a Master of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from University of Minnesota. She is a registered architect in Washington.