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May 04, 2016

DCI Engineers



In Seattle, DCI Engineers promoted Scott D. Erickson to principal and Mark Seiser to associate principal. Erickson joined the firm in 2009 and has worked on high-rise residential, hotel and office projects on the West Coast. His current work includes the 1001 Broadway apartment tower in Seattle. Seiser has worked in drafting at the firm since 1996. He oversees 42 CAD designers supporting projects and guides CAD managers. DCI is a civil and structural engineering firm, with offices also in Spokane, Portland, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Austin and Anchorage.

NAC Architecture



In Seattle, NAC Architecture hired Amy Shuster and Bingram Lai as designers. Shuster has 19 years of architectural experience on education, commercial, residential, winery and transit projects. She was with Coates Design Architects on Bainbridge Island, doing housing and commercial work including Island Gateway: an office, retail and museum project. She is working on Enumclaw High School. Lai has over 13 years of design, document production and construction management experience. He was with S.M. Stemper Architects working on educational facilities. He is working on Bennett Elementary School in Bellevue. NAC provides planning, design, engineering and capital facilities consulting services.

Landau Associates






In Edmonds, Landau Associates hired Jeovani Huerta-Avila as an assistant scientist and Nick Navarre as a staff engineer-in-training. In Tacoma, it hired Raquel Burlotos as a staff engineer-in-training. In Portland, the firm hired Jennifer Nielsen as a project coordinator and Tayler Wells as an assistant scientist. Huerta-Avila holds a bachelor's in environmental sciences and resource management from the University of Washington and will assist with environmental remediation and groundwater monitoring projects. Navarre has a master's in environmental engineering and a bachelor's in civil and environmental engineering from Penn State University. He will assist the environmental remediation group. Burlotos has bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from Villanova University. She will assist with environmental, stormwater and civil engineering projects. Nielsen has 24 years of experience with architecture and engineering firms, and a background in business development, marketing and technical editing. She will be responsible for administrative, financial, editing and quality control functions on projects. Wells holds a bachelor's in environmental science from Sacramento State University. He will assist the environmental group on remediation sites. Edmonds-based Landau provides geotechnical and environmental engineering, remediation, and permitting and compliance services.

R. W. Thorpe & Associates



Mercer Island-based R. W. Thorpe & Associates hired Greg Stuart as a senior associate for land use planning/economics/litigation and promoted Tom Walker to project manager. Stuart has over 30 years of experience in land use and sector planning, urban design, growth management, policy and code regulatory development, and expert testimony with Stuart & Associates in Fort Myers, Florida. Walker has over six years of landscape architecture and project management experience, and has been with R. W. Thorpe for over a year.



Adnan Ahmed joined Stantec's Lynnwood office as information communication technology project manager. Ahmed has over 14 years of experience as an ICT infrastructure specialist, including in the Middle East. He works on health care, data center, airport, high-rise and industrial projects. He was with the city of Toronto and has worked in Stantec's Toronto office. Stantec does consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management and project economics.



Torger Erickson joined WHPacific's Seattle office as director of transportation. Erickson has 28 years of transportation, civil and structural engineering experience. He has worked on transportation projects and other civil infrastructure facilities in the U.S. His projects include Sound Transit's Lynnwood Link Extension. WHPacific works on transportation, water resources, environment, development, facilities and energy projects.




Trinity|ERD, a building envelope consulting firm, promoted Darbi Krumpos and Jennifer Stephan to senior project manager. Krumpos is a project manager in the Seattle office, assisting clients on building envelope projects. She will now oversee project managers in Seattle and coordinate closely with the Honolulu office. She was hired almost 21 years ago. Stephan is a project manager in the Honolulu office, and manages that staff. She was hired in 2010, and transferred from the Seattle office in 2011.

Apr 27, 2016

NAC Architecture






In Seattle, NAC Architecture promoted Brian Love and Melissa Holland to senior associate, and Chan Cheang to associate. In Spokane, NAC promoted Trish Buzan to principal, Brooke Hanley, Kelly Hendrickson and Ryan Palmquist to senior associate, and Nathan Hauber to associate. Love has over 10 years of experience as an architect. He is working on Hazel Wolf K-8 School in Seattle and the Vera Project, a music and arts space at Seattle Center, to create modular seating. Holland is an architect who has been with the firm 11 years. She is working on Renton Middle School. Cheang is an architect with experience overseas. He is working on Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie.




Buzan is technology director. She worked on integrating technology and connections among offices during mergers. Hanley is an architect who is working on North Central High School in Spokane. Hendrickson is an interior designer, with projects that include Salk Middle School in Spokane. Palmquist is a designer who is working on the Looff Carrousel in Spokane. Hauber is an electrical engineer, with projects that include University District Health Clinic in Spokane. NAC provides planning, design, engineering and capital facilities consulting services.







In Seattle, Glumac promoted Michael Aliaga to mechanical supervisor and associate, and Dana Troy to associate, and hired Adam Bernardo as a mechanical designer, Yitian (Tim) Zhu as an energy analyst and Elena Velkov as a marketing specialist. Marianna Jacobsen-Gruenwald transferred from Glumac's San Francisco office to Seattle. Aliaga was hired 10 years ago and oversees five engineers. He focuses on commercial, hospitality and institutional projects. Troy was hired nine years ago, and has worked as a mechanical engineer and energy analyst. He works on commercial and educational projects, including for University of Washington.


Bernardo has a background in hospitality and restaurant projects in the U.S., China and Australia. Zhu will support clients on energy programs and LEED certification. His clients have included Starbucks and Marriott. Velkov has a bachelor's in journalism from University of Florida, and a background in green building and clean energy policy. Jacobsen-Gruenwald has over 20 years of experience as a CAD/production manager. She specializes in electrical work, environmental codes and commercial projects. Glumac provides mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering, building commissioning, building modeling, lighting design, technology integration, building energy optimization, and LEED and LBC certification consulting.

BHC Consultants


Kenneth Gray of BHC Consultants received his Washington engineering license. Gray has six years of experience in civil engineering and construction of wastewater projects. He is providing construction services for the city of Everson. BHC is a municipal services consulting firm.

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