FIX is a systems design company founded in 2008 to solve complex urban challenges with place-based solutions. We work with mission-based organizations and investors to magnify their impact. We believe place, including the human interactions it enables, is our strongest platform for positive impact.

If you have a place-based concern or would like to learn how you can participate in impact development, we want to hear from you.

We work with organizations across all sectors who aspire to have positive impact on the growth of our cities and communities, including non-profits, institutions, for-profits, public sector, foundations, and family offices.

Here are some of the organizations we’ve worked with:

  • Forest City Realty Trust
  • Capitol Hill Housing
  • Dunn & Hobbes
  • Seattle Office of Economic Development
  • Urban Re:vision
  • Byrd Barr Place (Centerstone)
  • Sher Partners


  • Brookfield Properties
  • Urban Land Institute YLG
  • Cascade Bicycle Club
  • Black Community Impact Alliance (BCIA)
  • Africatown & Africatown CLT
  • Newland Communities
  • South Africa Airways

Shannon Loew created FIX Impact Development in 2008 with the belief that an integrated approach to development and design-thinking could help organizations use real estate as a platform to create lasting positive social and environmental impact.

Shannon holds a Master of Architecture from Harvard, a BA in sustainable design from Vassar College and professional certificate in filmmaking from NYU. He is a licensed architect and LEED certified. He has worked at IDEO and with leading organizations and designers throughout the US and Europe, solving issues ranging from sustainable strategies for mineral resource extraction in western Africa to equitable development policy for the City of Seattle. Prior to founding FIX, Shannon worked as a consultant in the US and in Africa on automotive, technology, hospitality, adventure travel, and packaged goods. He now lives in Seattle where he has been the Chair of the Seattle Design Commission, an Affiliate Fellow of the UW Runstad Center for Real Estate, and a Big Brother volunteer. He sits on the Leadership Tomorrow Curriculum Committee and loves to be outside biking, skiing, and climbing with friends and family.  Download resume.