Linnea Kahlke

Linnea graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Architectural Science in 2012 and from NAIT with an Architectural Technology Diploma in 2007.  She has experience in both small design/build shops and a historical architectural firm. As an employee of SAinc for the past year and the owner/operator of a small residential firm, Linnea loves to create functional and energy efficient spaces that work harmoniously with aesthetics. 

​Enthusiastic about the outdoors, Linnea is often found chasing her rambunctious toddler while carrying her cuddly infant.


The Studio Team

Outside of work SAinc believes in giving back to the community.  Many of our staff members are engaged in organizations through local volunteering and positions held on boards including the Alberta Association of Architects, Historic Places Advisory Committee and Lethbridge Society of Independent Dance Artists.


Dennis Shigematsu

Dennis earned his Bachelor’s in Accounting degree at the University of Calgary, then earned his CMA designation a few years later. He currently serves as SAinc’s accountant and project manager. Dennis’s sense of adventure takes him to places such as Timbuktu, Antarctica, and Kyrgyzstan, giving public slideshow presentations following each trip.


Dr. Lewis Songer

Lewis is SAinc’s in-house architectural acoustician. Lewis studied acoustics while getting his doctorate at the University of Missouri at Kansas City and continuing his fascination with the subject, taught acoustics at the university level for many years. Lewis is a musician, performer, artist, and composer whose compositions have been premiered across the U.S. and in Europe.


Vicki Pietras

Vicki graduated from Lethbridge College’s Interior Design program. She joined SAinc in 2013 and has become a critical member of the team.  She has a detailed approach and sharp eye which make for beautiful and pragmatic solutions.  She is a LEED Green Associate and has obtained her NCIDQ certification. Proudly from Saskatchewan she loves all things green.


Elizabeth Songer

Elizabeth is a modernist at heart. Her designs have a feeling of simplicity about them with an intriguing level of detail.  She takes pride in creating the best design possible within a client’s budget while translating needs into personalized space.
After receiving a degree in Art History from Smith College, Elizabeth worked with a team of contractors specializing in historic restoration. Her construction experience continued overseas in Zaire where she built potable water structures as a Peace Corps volunteer.  
She earned a Master’s in Architecture from Rice University.  Her architecture experience includes college and university housing and theatres, both historic and new, as well as residential and professional buildings.