OUA Staff Directory

Rebecca Barnes, FAIA

University Architect and Assistant Vice Provost for Campus & Capital Planning


UW’s University Architect and Assistant Vice Provost for Campus & Capital Planning, Rebecca Barnes is charged with planning and design management of the university’s campuses. She staffs the UW Architectural Commission, and leads the Office of the University Architect team in capital, campus and space planning, and design oversight. Previously, as Director of Strategic Planning for Brown University, Rebecca was involved in developing university/community relationships as Brown’s long-term vision began to focus downtown. She has held senior positions in the public sector including Chief Planner for the City of Boston and Director of Urban Design & Architecture for the “Big Dig” in Boston. She led Seattle’s widely-admired “urban villages” planning initiative in the early-90s that matched infrastructure investments and amenities to growth of the city’s diverse neighborhoods. In Boston, she held several roles on the Big Dig, and contributed to the iconic Zakim Bridge, the family of vent buildings, highway architecture, and the creation of the Rose Kennedy Greenway and Conservancy. She was educated at Brown University, the Boston Architectural College, University of Oregon and as a Harvard Design School Loeb Fellow. Rebecca is an active member of the design community as reflected in her leadership of the early ARCADE magazine, board membership of AIA chapters in Seattle and Boston, GrowSmart RI, and Ear to the Ground Theatre, and an advisor to Seattle Central Waterfront Project.

Lyndsey Cameron, LEED® AP

Principal Architectural Associate & UW Public Arts Coordinator


In her role as Principal Architectural Associate, Lyndsey is the design lead liaison for University buildings, coordinates major capital pre-design projects and manages special projects.  In her other role as the University of Washington Public Arts Coordinator she oversees donated and publicly funded works of art and sculpture for the exterior and major interior spaces of campus.   Prior to working at UW, Lyndsey worked at the firm of Barton Myers Associates Inc. before accepting a position at UCLA as Senior Architectural Associate in the Capital Projects department.  During her fifteen years of working at UCLA and UW she has shepherded a long list of architectural, planning and sustainability projects encompassing a wide range of educational disciplines and building types. Lyndsey has a Masters in Architecture and is LEED certified.

Kristine Kenney, ASLA, LEED® AP

University Landscape Architect


As the University Landscape Architect, Kristine is responsible for facilitating thoughtful stewardship of the campus environment through design and planning leadership, collaboration with process partners throughout the University, and establishment of practices and protocols for each of the University of Washington campuses. Kristine helps to guide projects through the planning and design process, ensuring the resulting improvements align and strengthen the mission and vision of the University while taking into consideration the long-term sustainability of the design from both a functional and maintenance perspective. Prior to joining the University, Kristine worked in the private sector with a specialized focus on university and college planning and landscape improvement projects at numerous institutes around the country. Having worked with a variety of consultants and institutional leaders, she brings a broad perspective and expertise of best practices and strategies.

Diane Machatka

Senior Planner


As a senior planner, Diane leads or supports analyses of physical facility and space needs, and formulates guidelines and recommendations regarding university space management and resource allocation. Prior to working at UW, Diane spent 15 years as the campus space planner at the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, IA, where she was responsible for space programming and allocation, and helped program major capital projects across the full spectrum of academic programs, including health sciences, physical and social sciences, engineering, business, humanities and arts. She was part of the campus classroom governance team for renovation, utilization and development of new teaching and learning spaces. After a flood that closed 22 major campus buildings, she oversaw evacuation of 2.8 million gross square feet; the entire schools of art and music and theater moved into new spaces while the programs continued to operate without significant interruption. Before serving as the campus space planner, she spent 13 years in College of Art and Sciences administration at the University of Iowa, managing space and resource allocation. Diane has an M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Illinois -- Champaign/Urbana. 

Bob Puzauskie

Senior Planner


As a senior planner, Bob helps manage and accomplish the work of the University Architect and the Mission of the University. He has twenty years of planning experience, over thirty years as an architect. His unique set of skills brings big-picture aspirations into focus; long-range goals, to implementable projects. He was a Principle Architectural Associate in the Capital Projects Department of UCLA for a decade. He has worked with Steven Ehrlich and Bob Venturi, Arthur Erickson and Adele Naude Santos. His planning experience includes not only Long Range Development Plans and Design Guidelines for several universities, including UCLA, but also the design and construction of intimate gardens suggested by those larger plans. 

Flip Wood

Administrative Specialist


Flip provides administrative assistance to the Office of the University Architect team - as well as to the Office of Planning & Budgeting at large - managing schedules, planning meetings and orchestrating special events.  He also staffs and supports the University of Washington Architectural Commission and the University Landscape Advisory Committee.  Born and raised in West Texas, Flip Wood earned his BA in Fine Arts and Art History at the University of Texas.  He moved to Seattle in 1991 and for ten years managed a wholesale distributorship of fine art papers before coming to work at the University of Washington, where he has over twelve years of experience in positions as varied as fiscal specialist, grant and contract administrator, and assistant to a health sciences dean.  A gourmet cook in his spare time, Flip tries to bring something of his home entertaining style to office events and meetings and is known for his excellent catering connections.