Our team

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Charles F. Davis, AIA

Principal and Founding Partner

An architect with a background in education, interpretation, and exhibit planning and design, Charles is also an engaging public speaker and workshop facilitator.

Charles received a Masters of Education from Michigan State University, focusing on the education processes that occur in parks, museums, and zoos through interpretation, programs, and exhibits. Over ten years of museum work experience provides Charles with significant hands-on experience planning, developing, and designing interpretive programs and exhibits in a variety of settings.

In addition, Charles holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Washington. With this architectural understanding, Mr. Davis enriches the EDX Exhibits team with his understanding of building structures, lighting, and mechanical systems.

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Michael Fiegenschuh, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Principal

With over twenty years of experience as an architect, Michael brings a unique perspective to his role as a Principal at EDX. His deep affinity for museums and interpretive centers is driven by a love of storytelling and understanding our place in the world. His skill as a project manager and designer allows him to bring together a diverse team to make a project vision a reality, while his passion for sustainable design helps create solutions that harmonize with their surrounding environment.

In addition to his architectural background, Michael completed the Museum Studies Certificate program at the University of Washington to further his knowledge and understanding of the museum field. He is a frequent public speaker and has presented at conferences for the Western Museums Association and the American Alliance of Museums, among others.

Michael currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Western Museum Association, as well as the Environment and Climate Network of the American Alliance of Museums.

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Julie Nathon Sayigh

Principal
Graphic and Exhibit Designer
NAI Certified Interpretive Planner

Principal Julie Sayigh has been part of the EDX team since 2006. As the firm’s graphic design director, she ensures that graphic elements are a thoughtful expression of exhibit forms and concepts. Julie also plays a project leadership role that encompasses exhibit development and description, exhibit design, and project management. An NAI-certified interpretive planner and skilled facilitator, Julie leads interpretive planning projects, community meetings, and project presentations—innovating new and creative ways to get people talking and ideas flowing. At EDX, Julie feels lucky to be able to combine her holistic thinking, passion for visual and experiential storytelling, love of wild places, and perpetual curiosity.

Julie’s professional background includes graphic design at a New York branding agency and a Washington, DC exhibit design firm, as well as Peace Corps volunteer service (Zambia). Julie is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Human-Centered Design and Engineering at the University of Washington.

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Sherry L. Smith

Principal
Content and Exhibit Developer

Sherry is an exhibit developer and writer. She has over 20 years of experience crafting stories and designing experiences in children's museums, national parks, zoos, gardens, and cultural and natural history museums. The power and beauty of a well-told story are always her goals.

Since joining EDX in 2007, Sherry has worked collaboratively with clients to develop and design exhibits that inspire visitors. She leads workshops, manages project schedules, shepherds design from concepts through construction, and writes exhibits, too!

One of her favorite parts about working at EDX is exploring nature. That can mean paddling across Lake Union to the office with co-workers or canoeing the Rio Grande scanning for javelinas!

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Beth Gibson

Designer

Birgit Soderlund

Designer/Drafter

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Sandra Jadwiszczok

Designer/Drafter

Mica Low

Design Assistant

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Maryann Callaghan

Accounting