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Feb 03, 2016

Weber Thompson








Seattle-based Weber Thompson promoted Brian Steinburg and Myer Harrell to principal, and Jason Hanner, John Stout, Aaron Swain, Skye Bredberg and marketing manager Erin Hatch to associate. Steinburg is a senior project manager in the high-rise design studio. In Seattle, he worked on Cirrus and Premiere on Pine, and is working on 970 Denny. Harrell is the firm's director of sustainability. He is managing a sustainable office building in Fremont where Tableau Software will lease space. Weber Thompson provides architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and community/urban design.



Bellevue-based architecture firm MZA hired Bradley R. Smith as a senior project manager. He has experience on commercial, educational and institutional projects in Bellevue, including the Hyatt Hotel and Lincoln Square. MZA works on mixed-use, office, retail, hospitality, culture and urban planning projects.







In its Seattle office, MG2 promoted Myra Vaughn and David Russell to principal, and Wendy Unzelman to director of accounting. It hired Mark Taylor as an associate principal and Christian Jochman as a senior associate. Vaughn joined the firm in 2012, and was recognized by the ICSC as an emerging leader in the 2013 “20 Under 40” awards. She will continue to develop relationships with retailers. Russell has been with MG2 for five years. He has experience in retail, mixed-use and hospitality markets. Unzelman has been controller for seven years and will now play a more prominent role supporting leadership and project teams as well as assisting the COO in finance and accounting. Taylor will work in the commercial studio. He has spent 20 years working on retail-focused mixed-use and providing design leadership on projects, including internationally. Jochman will work in the retail studio. He has over 18 years of experience, including on department, jewelry and toy store projects around the world. MG2 provides architectural services, planning, interior design, brand strategy and consulting services, with offices also in Irvine, Washington, D.C., and Shanghai.

FSi consulting engineers


FSi consulting engineers promoted Kevin Chadwick to principal. Chadwick is a mechanical engineer with experience on industrial buildings and functions. He led design of a robotic spray-coating facility for aircraft wings in Everett, and is leading mechanical design for a new 250,000-square-foot aircraft paint facility in South Carolina. Seattle-based FSi provides mechanical engineering.



In Spokane, Stantec hired Jack Butler as survey manager and associate. He has over 30 years of experience, including nearly 25 in the Northwest. That includes overseeing a staff of 23; serving on the Lake County, Ore., planning commission; and authoring articles for Professional Surveyor Magazine. Stantec provides planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management and project economics.

Jan 27, 2016

Sage Architectural Alliance





Sage Architectural Alliance hired Stacey Bender as principal and director of interior design, Jeremy Southerland as a principal, Renard Mun as director of design and Ellen Kume as an intern architect. Bender has been in the field for over 18 years. She has led interior design for award-winning projects and been published in Interior Design, Modern Healthcare and Contract magazines. Southerland has over 18 years of experience that includes planning and designing over 2 million square feet of senior housing. He has presented at the Living Future Un-Conference. Mun was a designer at Starbucks. His experience also includes medical facilities, schools and mixed-use buildings. Kume holds a bachelor's in architectural design from the University of Washington, and has graphic and production skills. She will work on housing projects.

Herrera Environmental Consultants


In Bellingham, Herrera Environmental Consultants hired Colleen Mitchell as a civil engineer. She has 10 years of experience focused on LID stormwater management. Her experience includes water systems for Bullitt Center in Seattle. The Bellingham office opened in early 2015 and is led by Chris Webb, who has been a civil engineer for over 20 years in the city.

Rice Fergus Miller


Greg Belding is now a majority shareholder at Bremerton-based Rice Fergus Miller, joining Steve Rice, Dave Fergus and Mike Miller as a partner in leading the firm. Belding was hired 25 years ago and leads community-based human service projects. He led design for the LEED platinum Rice Fergus Miller office and studio. The firm provides architecture, interior design and planning.

West Consultants







Salem, Oregon-based West Consultants hired Luciana Cunha, Ph.D., as a senior engineer, Eric Mork as a staff engineer, J. Paul Rinehimer, Ph.D., as a senior hydraulic engineering staff member, Lyman Petersen as a hydrologist/scientist, Mikell Warms as a hydraulic and hydrologic engineering staff member, and Ben Cary and Jon Viducich as hydraulic engineering staff members. Cunha and Mork work in Folsom, Rinehimer in Bellevue, Petersen in Vancouver, Warms in Portland, Cary in Salem and Viducich in San Diego. Cunha was with The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey focused on green infrastructure to minimize urban floods and combined sewage overflows. Mork is a water resources professional who holds a master's in civil and environmental engineering from University of California, Davis. Rinehimer has 10 years of experience in research and modeling of hydrodynamics, hydrology, groundwater and sediment transport. At West, he has worked on an FLO-2D zero-rise analysis in Snoqualmie River's floodway for a high school remodel. Petersen has a background in stream gaging, water quality monitoring, collecting hydrological and meteorological data, and delineating and surveying landslides, channel migration zones and floodplains. Warms holds a master's in civil and environmental engineering from Colorado State University. He specializes in hydrologic and hydraulic processes, collecting and analyzing hydrologic data, and Geographic Information Systems. Cary has a bachelor's in civil engineering from Gonzaga University in Spokane. Viducich has a master's in water resources engineering from Oregon State University. West Consultants is a water resources engineering firm with offices in Washington, Oregon, California and Arizona.

AKS Engineering & Forestry


AKS Engineering & Forestry hired Andrea Aberle as a natural resources specialist. She will lead the Vancouver office in expanding this specialty, assisted by the Tualatin, Oregon, office. Aberle has 16 years of industry experience. AKS provides civil engineering, land use planning, land/hydrographic surveying, landscape architecture and forest engineering, arborist and natural resources services. It also has a Salem-Keizer, Oregon, office.

Elliott Bay Design Group


In the Seattle office, Elliott Bay Design Group hired Will Ayers as chief electrical engineer. He has over a decade of experience in marine electrical engineering, which includes use of USCG and class society rules, and electrical drawing development with a focus on passenger vessels. EBDG provides naval architecture, marine engineering and production support services, with offices also in New Orleans and Ketchikan.

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