950 Pacific Avenue, Suite 450
Tacoma, WA 98402-4499

p. 253-572-4903
e. info@innovaarchitects.com






INNOVA is the leading firm for commercial structures in the Pacific Northwest with its headquarters in Tacoma, WA. In the past 48 months our work includes 974,690 SF of buildings built, 90.85 acres developed, and 152 acres master planned. INNOVA has constructed commercial warehouses, manufacturing plants and distribution centers, As a full-service, multi-disciplinary architecture and engineering (A-E) firm we provide deep market sector insights and expertise which includes proactive master planning, highly responsive on all land-use and zoning matters, LEED leadership, interior design and space planning, as well as project and management services. We work in close partnership with all of the major stakeholders in the development process in a collaborative manner which ensures timely progression from start to finish. We provide exceptional service, profitable results, and extensive experience in LEED in maintaining natural and environmental harmony through LEED.

For more information contact Brian Ludwig or Paul McCormick. Call us today 253-572-4903.


INNOVA Architects was first founded in 2010 by CEO Paul McCormick and in 2011 incorporated as INNOVA Architects Inc. The vision for INNOVA has always been to be a full service design firm providing architecture, civil and structural engineering, planning and design.

Paul McCormick PE, SE, Founder & CEO - Forms INNOVA Architects in 2010
Prior to forming INNOVA Architects, Paul McCormick was CEO and Owner of a prominent engineering consulting firm in Tacoma named AHBL Inc. Under Paul's leadership AHBL grew from having a staff of 30 people to employing over 150 professional designers, planners, landscape architects, surveyors, and engineers, generating over 20 million dollars annually in revenues and providing services on half a million dollars of construction projects annually. In 2007 Paul sold his AHBL ownership in order to form INNOVA Architects. Today, Paul continues to set vision for the future of the firm that includes INNOVA Architects and ORB Architects, a division of INNOVA.

James Tsang AIA, NCARB - INNOVA Architects, President, Joined 2011
James C. Tsang AIA began his architectural practice in Tacoma in 1979 as Harris, Reed Litzenberger and Tsang. In 1985, Jim formed a 65-person practice as The Tsang Partnership with offices in Tacoma and Seattle. He relinquished his interest in The Tsang Partnership in 1999 to BCRA architects. In 2011 Jim joined INNOVA Architects as President and today is involved in establishing the vision for the firm, providing leadership to establish INNOVA Architects as a prominent Architectural Design Firm in the region.

Brian Ludwig, Director of Industrial Development - Joined INNOVA Architects in 2011
Brian Ludwig has worked with INNOVA's CEO Paul McCormick for over 15 years on many projects, specializing in site planning of distribution centers and tenant improvements for industrial developments. Brian manages all aspects of the project, including site master planning and overseeing structural and civil engineering issues, as well as coordinating with subcontractors, permitting agencies, and design consultants. At INNOVA, with Paul McCormick PE SE as Senior Project Engineer, Brian has led the design and construction of over 2.5 million square feet of building, hundreds of millions of dollars in project costs, and thousands of master planned acres. Brian is LEED certified.

Dale Yeager, Director of Planning - Joined INNOVA Architects in 2015
INNOVA Architects added Dale Yeager to its highly qualified team of professionals as Director of Planning. Prior to joining INNOVA Architects, Dale Yeager was Principal and founder of Yeager Associates, Land Use & Planning. Dale has 30 years of Public Sector and Private Sector experience as a land-use planner, specializing in shoreline permitting and SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act) and NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) in the State of Washington. Her previous public sector experience includes SEPA Official and Shoreline Planner for the City of Tacoma, SEPA officer and Land Use Planner for Pierce County, and Comprehensive Planner for Thurston Regional Planning in Olympia. Her private sector experience includes Senior Project Planner at AHBL Engineering in Tacoma.