The BlueLine Group The BlueLine Group

About us

The Blueline difference

From the initial phases of our projects through their completion, we've found that the best metric for success is trust. Trust between Blueline, our clients, and our extensive network of partners and city contacts. And trust forged amongst our colleagues and peers as we pursue our shared goal of elevating the industry and creating enduring structures and spaces. At the end of the day, that's why we're here: to build relationships, enhance communities, and improve lives. That's the Blueline difference.


Civil Engineering

  • Stormwater Management and Design
  • Transportation and Streetscape Design
  • Grading Design
  • ADA Site Compliance
  • Sewer and Water Main Design
  • Low Impact Development Design
  • Construction Administration and Inspections
  • Jurisdictional Permitting Processes

Land Use Planning

  • Project Feasibility Studies and Due Diligence
  • Land Use Analysis
  • Site and Neighborhood Design
  • Community, Land Use, and Open Space Planning
  • Parks and Recreation Planning
  • Land Use Entitlements
  • Identification of the Project's Vision, Timeline, and Development Objectives

Landscape Architecture

  • Master Planning
  • Site Design
  • Planting Plans
  • Irrigation Design
  • Design Guidelines
  • Design of Public Spaces
  • Site Analysis and Environmental Inventory

“Every client we interviewed gave Blueline a perfect rating in communication, something Zweig has never seen before. Blueline has built a very special company.”

Chad Clinehens, President & CEO, Zweig Group

Meet the Principals

At Blueline, the Principals set for themselves the task of always leading by example in all that they do. They enjoy helping each team member realize their full potential, and ensuring that every client's objectives are not only met, but far exceeded.

Brian J. Darrow, PE

Brian J. Darrow, PE

President | CEO

Brian is one of the founding Principals and serves as the President and CEO of the company, providing visionary and strategic leadership. While Brian is best known for his urban infill expertise with hundreds of projects in the cities of Seattle and Kirkland alone, he has recently shifted his focus away from project related work to company operations full-time as Blueline embarks on its latest Strategic Business Plan. Under Brian’s leadership, Blueline has consistently been named as one of the Best Places to Work in several business and industry publications.

Todd Oberg, PE, LEED AP

Todd Oberg, PE, LEED AP


Todd, one of the founding Principals, is known for residential, mixed use, and commercial projects across the Puget Sound area. His ability to build and maintain trusted relationships with local builders and developers, along with his experience navigating in different jurisdictions, has paved the way for our high percentage of repeat and referral clients. Todd is involved in the execution of Blueline’s career development pathway to project management, and manages the project management and planning staff.

Ken Lauzen, PE

Ken Lauzen, PE


Ken joined Blueline in 2004 and was promoted to Principal in 2007. He leads our public works team in projects spanning a wide range of public infrastructure projects. Ken’s operational commitments include leading the company’s recruiting efforts, developing and implementing the employee onboarding program, and managing the engineering, design, and drafting staff. Ken is heavily involved in external marketing efforts, internal communication within the company, and championing the company culture.

“Blueline is a group of thrilled people that really know what they are talking about. They really listen to their clients and have great communications and suggestions.”

Mike Delilla, PE, City of Edmonds