About us

Changing the way we "do" workplace.
Celeste and Helen have been collaborating professionally for almost 20 years. In 2010 they began a conversation that led, ultimately, to the launch of Epicycled, founded on a deeply held belief that the way we "do" workplace today isn't working. With 40 years experience each in design, construction and related fields, matching passions circular, sustainable and systematized approaches, Helen and Celeste are committed to developing new ways to support agility and flexibility in the built environment.
Helen Brown
Co-founder & co-CEO

Helen is a seasoned leader in commercial real estate, architecture and design, with deep expertise in technology, health care and aviation sectors. Known for her dedication to accountability, inclusiveness and transparent communication, Helen has held key management roles at large architectural and design firms, including Teague, Nbbj, Collins Woerman and Callison. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary team building to trusted client advisor and executive level financial responsibility, she has successfully led projects for clients including Boeing, Microsoft, The Rock Group and Group Health. Helen tackles challenges from strategic through tactical delivery, yielding actionable insights in the built environment. 


Helen has been a guest speaker in Applied Ethnography for Design Thinking at Northeastern University’s Seattle Campus and a 2013 Northern Pacific Chapter IIDA Honoree. She is a licensed Architect registered in the state of Colorado, with a BAED, Architecture and BA in Archeology/ Anthropology from the University of Washington, with additional undergraduate work in Anthropology at The Colorado College.




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Celeste Tell
Co-founder & co-CEO

An interdisciplinary strategist, planner, designer and entrepreneur, Celeste operates at the intersection between the built environment, strategy and innovation. She has held leadership roles as both end-user and consultant on technically and organizationally complex, challenging projects for clients in the public, private and philanthropy sectors including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, City & County of Honolulu, Seattle Public Utilities, T-Mobile and Dendreon. With equal parts left and right brain, Celeste is known for her ability to quickly identify patterns, crystallize a story and develop a coherent roadmap for moving forward.


Celeste is a member of the case4space national workplace consortium that published the award-winning book “Change Your Space, Change Your Culture,” and has been a guest speaker on workplace issues at the Environmental Design Research Association and University of Washington Master's in Real Estate program.  She has a Masters in Design (Planning) degree from the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology and a BA, Interior Design from Michigan State University.


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