What can SCJ do for you?

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There’s nothing simple about transforming undeveloped land into a completed project. It takes vision, tenacity, and commitment. Let’s make your vision a reality.

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There are many ways to move people and goods. Our transportation planners and engineers thrive on those unique opportunities. They’re wicked smart and creative to boot!

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Developing the big picture requires expert knowledge of the pieces. In the beginning the solution may not be clear, but with careful assembly of those pieces, the answer reveals itself.

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Landscape Architecture

Great design enhances your experience where you live, work and play. Let us transform your environment with right-sized solutions customized for your site.

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Cable-Propelled Transit

In steep terrain and dense urban settings, the use of cable-propelled transit (think gondolas!) is on the rise. SCJ is leading the way with this efficient, cost-effective solution.


Who We Are

SCJ’s mission is to serve our clients, communities and each other with creativity, knowledge, insight and perspective.

We are a 100% employee-owned company specializing in civil engineering, transportation planning & design, environmental & urban planning, landscape architecture & design, and public outreach.

We work collaboratively with public and private clients throughout the western United States to . . .

Anticipate emerging needs and priorities
Envision projects that enhance communities
Create designs that bring the vision to life


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Intercity Transit has used local companies throughout the Pattison Base Renovation and Rehabilitation project…Stantec, the project architect, specializes in transit facility design worldwide and Lacey’s SCJ Alliance is an engineering subconsultant. When completed, the building will meet or exceed LEED environmental design standards.
Jan 4 | ThurstonTalk
The urban gondola has come a long way in the last decade. Steven Dale, a principal with SCJ Alliance, which provides consulting for gondola projects around the world, said gondolas can overcome challenges that other transit systems cannot. “Gondolas are clearly going to be useful in situations where there are clear topographical challenges – rivers, […]
Aerial trams took off like wildfire in South America after Medellín, Colombia, built its system in 2004, and enthusiasm is rising in the U.S., says Steven Dale, principal of SCJ Alliance, an engineering and design consultancy that specializes in cable car systems.
Nov 19 | Axios
As Californians, the couple who entered Spokane’s Liberty Ciderworks taproom one Sunday afternoon were well-versed in the nuances of wine. However, since they were visiting Washington, the largest apple-growing region in the United States, they decided to try cider. As owner and founder Rick Hastings began explaining the breadth and range of flavor profiles within cidermaking, they […]
Nov 16 | SpokaneTalk
SCJ Alliance, a landscape architect firm based in Lacey, WA, designed the circular pattern to represent the center of campus at Washington’s Centralia Junior College. The idea was to mimic a bike wheel and rough compass points to reflect how the campus serves as the halfway point between Seattle and Portland during the STP (Seattle […]


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