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Oct 18, 2017



In Seattle, Mackenzie hired Steve Harmon as principal of architecture in charge of market and project delivery strategies. Harmon was vice president of CallisonRTKL's commercial and residential business sector. He has 37 years of experience in hospitality, mixed-use, residential and retail projects, including the Macy's Building renovation in Seattle. Mackenzie provides architecture and interior design; structural, civil and traffic engineering; land use and transportation planning; and landscape architecture.

DCI Engineers




In Seattle, DCI Engineers hired Sean Augustino, Kyle Loria and Kyle Montzheimer as project engineers. Augustino has four years of experience in A/E/C design and construction administration. He is working on the Seven Seas Building in Seattle. Loria holds a bachelor's in structural engineering from the University of California San Diego, and interned at DCI's San Diego office. He is working on the 145th Avenue Apartments in Shoreline. Montzheimer has a bachelor's in civil engineering from Washington State University. He is designing modular projects in Washington, Colorado and California. DCI is a civil and structural engineering firm.

Freiheit & Ho Architects






In Kirkland, Freiheit & Ho Architects hired Julia Oddonetto and Kelly Brainerd as interior designers, and Angel Monzon, Jayson Laporga and Jenna Storey as architectural designers. Oddonetto holds a bachelor's in interior design from Northern Arizona University. She is working on 80th Ave Professional Building for RGM Commercial Real Estate. Brainerd holds a bachelor's in interior architecture from the University of Oregon. She is working on a dermatology clinic expansion with Miller Family Dermatology. Monzon holds a bachelor's in architecture from the University of Idaho, and works on office tenant improvements and exterior color scheme studies. Laporga has over six years of experience in architecture. His projects include Kin-On Assisted Living & Adult Family Home. Storey holds a master's in architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology. She is working on an urban shopping village in Puyallup. Freiheit & Ho provides commercial architecture and interior design.

NAC Architecture




In Spokane, NAC Architecture hired Landon DeFelice and Andrew Parker as architectural designers, Vitaliy Grechikhin as an electrical drafter and Don Potts as an IT support team member. DeFelice has a bachelor's and a master's in architecture from the University of Idaho. He is working on the Spokane Community College Main Building renovation. Parker has a bachelor's in environmental design from Montana State University and a master's in architecture from the University of Houston. He is working on Quincy Recreation Center. Grechikhin holds an associate degree in architectural technology from Spokane Community College. He is working on the Spokane Behavioral Hospital. Potts worked at Microsoft for 15 years and held other technology positions. He is assisting with help desk requests, IT purchase requests and related administrative tasks. NAC provides planning, design, engineering, and capital facilities consulting.



Stantec hired Ryan Cooper in Anchorage as an associate and environmental scientist, focusing on transportation, oil and gas, and hydroelectric projects in the Northwest. Cooper has over a decade of experience, most recently with an Alaska Native Regional Corp. In the Puget Sound region, Stantec provides engineering and specialty design services for buildings, transportation, water, waterpower and dams, and environmental services projects.

OAC Services


OAC Services hired Todd Smith as a project manager in the construction management group in Spokane. Smith has over 15 years of experience as a project and construction manager on public and private projects.

Oct 11, 2017

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol





In Seattle, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol promoted Bryn Kepler to associate and David Malda to principal. Also Madeleine Aronson and Ekin Arin joined the firm as design interns in Seattle and Washington, D.C., respectively. Kepler is working on the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. Malda's work includes the winning proposal for the Union Square National Mall competition in Washington, D.C. Aronson has a background in cultural anthropology and multimedia art. She is pursuing a master in landscape architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design. Arin holds a bachelor's in architecture from the University of Virginia. GGN is a Seattle-based landscape architecture firm.

Bernardo|Wills Architects


David Hipp, an associate principal of Spokane-based Bernardo|Wills Architects, earned the Designated Design-Build Professional certification from the Design-Build Institute of America. The firm provides architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and master planning.




Seattle-based Hainline hired Yong Lee Dunbar as director of K-12 construction services and Jim Beaver as marketing coordinator. Dunbar was a project manager at K-12 design firms. Beaver has over 10 years of A/E/C marketing experience. He will help expand the construction services reach and promote Hainline, which provides project management, construction management, scheduling and project controls services.

FFA Architecture and Interiors








Portland-based FFA Architecture and Interiors promoted Joe Zody, Richard Grace and Ian Gelbrich to associate partner, Brenda Katz and Edward Running to senior associate and Laura Roark and Christine Rumi to associate. Zody was hired in 2013 after owning a firm in the Midwest for 15 years. He leads multifamily and senior living projects. Grace returned to FFA in 2015. He leads workplace, retail and planning projects. Gelbrich was hired in 2015 and works on libraries and municipal facilities. Katz was hired 12 years ago. She works on commercial, workplace, public and higher education projects. Running was hired in 2016. He works on multifamily, resort and recreation, and workplace projects. His work includes rehab of Western Oregon University's Natural Sciences Building. Roark was hired in 2006, and has managed school and commercial projects. She is managing the expansion of Beaverton School District's transportation and maintenance facility. Rumi was hired in 2015, has worked on higher education and public projects, and is managing renovation of SmartPark's 10th and Yamhill parking garage and retail shops. FFA provides architecture, planning and interior design.

Hermanson Co.


Kent-based Hermanson Co. promoted Steve Otis to VDC supervisor to manage and lead its BIM, MEP and detailing services. The engineer has worked for mechanical contractors on new construction and renovation projects. Hermanson provides mechanical construction, design-build engineering and service/maintenance.

Miller Hayashi Architects


Laura Maman has become a partner in Seattle-based Miller Hayashi Architects. Maman, a principal, has been with the firm for 10 years and represents it on the UW Integrated Design Lab's advisory board and the UW Department of Architecture professional advisory council.

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