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Jan 18, 2017




In Redmond, Otak hired Doug Beyerlein as a senior water resource engineer and hydrologist, and Joe Brascher as a senior hydrologist. Beyerlein has over 40 years of experience and has taught stormwater modeling to engineers, planners and reviewers. He is working on the N.E. 40th Street Stormwater Trunk Extension for Redmond. Brascher has over 20 years of experience in hydrologic modeling, stormwater management and software development. His work includes French Creek Fish Passage for Snohomish County. Otak is an urban design, architecture, planning and engineering firm.

PCS Structural Solutions







In Seattle, PCS Structural Solutions hired Jon Thorpe as a design engineer. In Tacoma, it hired Alissa Coupe, Evan Olszko, Abigail Messegee and Tanner Reijm as design engineers and John Gaul as the information technology and systems administrator. Thorpe holds a bachelor's in civil engineering from Gonzaga University. He is working on Swedish First Hill Medical Center. Coupe holds a bachelor's in civil engineering from Washington State University. She is working on Highline Community College Building 26. Olszko has bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from WSU. He is working on East Division Elementary School in Mount Vernon. Messegee holds a bachelor's in civil engineering from the University of Idaho. Her projects include Tehaleh Elementary School in Sumner. Reijm has a master's in civil engineering from WSU and is working on Bridgewood Rivers Assisted Living Facility. Gaul has 16 years of experience in IT. He manages IT vendors, as well as manages, upgrades and installs equipment and software.

McGranahan Architects








Tacoma-based McGranahan Architects hired Kim Fong and Jessica Archer as project architects, Scott Waytashek as a construction administrator, Jinger Hendricks as a graphic designer, and Shona Bose, Leah Engelhardt and Heidi Buchberger as project designers. Fong is assisting with Highland Middle School for Bellevue School District. Archer is on the Glacier Middle School team for White River School District. Waytashek is providing construction administration on the Environmental Learning Center for Tacoma Public Schools. Hendricks is assisting on environmental graphics for Tacoma Community College Health and Wellness Center. Bose is assisting on Pleasant Glade Elementary School for North Thurston Public Schools. Engelhardt is assisting with Highland Middle School. Buchberger is supporting the Redmond Ridge Middle School team for Lake Washington School District.

Jan 11, 2017

NK Architects




In Seattle, NK Architects hired Justin Lawless, Briana Peretti and Suzi Davison as staff architects. Lawless has over four years of experience with low-income, multifamily projects and historic renovations. Peretti has two years of experience designing high-end houses and five years assisting with houses and townhouse communities. Davison was an NK intern. She supports project teams with production work, including graphic design, architectural drawing sets and floor plans. She also assists marketing with graphics.

Bassetti Architects


Kristian Kicinski, an associate principal at Bassetti Architects, earned the Well Accredited Professional credential through the International Well Building Institute, and the LEED for Building Design + Construction credential from the U.S. Green Building Council. Well focuses on the health and wellness of people in buildings, and LEED BD+C on holistic green buildings.

Miller Hayashi Architects



Seattle-based Miller Hayashi Architects hired Mariela Fernandez and Matthew Denner to its design staff. Fernandez holds a master of architecture degree from Tulane University and a degree in architecture from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso in Chile. She has worked on K-12 projects in New Orleans. Denner holds a master of architecture degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. He was a craftsman, fabricator and residential designer in the Detroit area prior to working on civic and educational projects in Seattle. Miller Hayashi provides planning and design services.



Tim McCormack joined RPS' environmental risk group's Seattle office as regional vice president of Pacific NW operations. McCormack has over 25 years of experience providing environmental management and consulting. He will advise clients on environmental investigation and remediation, due diligence, contaminant hydrogeology, environmental compliance, impaired asset management and sustainable property development.

ESM Consulting Engineers


ESM Consulting Engineers hired Pete Gonzales as a senior project manager at its Federal Way headquarters. Gonzales has over 34 years of civil engineering experience, including most recently 11 years as owner of Pyramid Engineering. He will work on public and private land development projects.

Aspect Consulting








In Seattle, Aspect Consulting hired Curtis Nickerson as a senior associate environmental scientist, Heidi Wachter as an associate water resources scientist, James Packman and Bryan Berkompas as senior hydrologists, Brad Kwasnowski as a project environmental scientist, Brian Hite as a staff water resources engineer and Rebecca Powell as staff water resources specialist. Nickerson leads municipal water quality programs, including storm response monitoring, NPDES compliance, and using statistical approaches to manage drainage systems. Wachter has 21 years of experience in surface water studies and Clean Water Act compliance. Packman has a background in forest hydrology and statistics, and 21 years of experience on local source control, storm drain sediments and environmental compliance audits. Berkompas does flow and water quality monitoring, with over 15 years of experience in the Puget Sound region. Kwasnowski has managed and implemented stormwater monitoring projects for over a decade. Hite performs stormwater and surface water monitoring, and data analysis and management for NPDES compliance projects. Powell focuses on stormwater monitoring, including support for toxicity and stormwater sediments projects. Aspect provides environmental, geotechnical, water resource and GIS services in the Northwest and Western U.S.

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