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Apr 22, 2015

DLR Group


Mark Ludtka joined DLR Group's Seattle office to lead the workplace studio in the Northwest. Ludtka has over 30 years of planning and design experience in the U.S., Mexico and the Middle East. His portfolio includes design for Microsoft and Boeing. Ludtka has done hospitality, mixed-use, office and retail design for clients that include Touchstone. Examples of his local work are US Bank Centre and West 8th. Ludtka is also a member of DLR's national workplace team, which works with developers and national brands in the U.S. and internationally. DLR provides architecture, engineering, planning, interior design and building optimization from offices in the U.S. and China.

Integrus Architecture








In its Spokane office, Integrus Architecture hired Robert Browning as an engineering technician, Jeff McGuire as a project engineer, Dan Newell as a project manager, Linda Noble as a project office assistant and Robert Grant, Cassandra Lang and Tim Leinonen as intern architects. Browning is working in the structural group on government projects. He will graduate from Spokane Community College in June with an associate degree in architectural technology. McGuire works with the justice, government and K-12 groups. Newell has 38 years of experience in architecture and construction, and is working with the government group. Noble helps coordinate construction administration for government projects. Grant spent six years in Las Vegas working on resort casinos and hospitality projects, with a focus on BIM training and management. He is working with the government group as is Lang, who holds a bachelor's and master's in architecture from Washington State University. Leinonen has a background with graphics and illustration, and is working with the government and justice groups. He holds a bachelor's in architecture from Lawrence Tech and a master's of architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver. Integrus provides architectural, planning, interior design, structural engineering and security design services.

Trindera Engineering


Trindera Engineering hired Mark Cranston as a project engineer in its Spokane office. He has over 30 years of experience in industrial machine design, most recently as a senior electrical designer at FLSmidth. Trindera is an electrical and control systems engineering and consulting firm, with an office also in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.






AHBL promoted David Follansbee, Wayne Carlson and Todd Sawin to principal, and Drew McEachern and Ken Leland to associate principal. Follansbee joined the firm in 1998, and has helped it get school district, higher education and municipal work. Carlson was hired in 1994, and has worked with cities and counties to integrate sustainable stormwater practices into codes and standards. Sawin was hired in 2006 and works on K-12, federal and residential projects. McEachern was hired in 1997, and has worked on a range of projects. Leland joined AHBL in 1998. His work has included historic preservation and design/build projects. Carlson is in the Seattle office, Follansbee, Sawin and McEachern are in Tacoma, and Leland works in both offices. AHBL provides civil and structural engineering, community planning, landscape architecture and land surveying, with offices also in Spokane and the Tri-Cities.

The Watershed Company


The Watershed Company hired Lucas Vannice as a landscape designer/ISA-certified arborist. Vannice holds a bachelor's in landscape architecture from Washington State University and was a landscape designer and estimator at a landscape maintenance company. Watershed provides natural resources assessment, mitigation and restoration design, environmental planning and permitting, and landscape architecture services.

Apr 15, 2015

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson


Bohlin Cywinski Jackson promoted Patreese Martin to associate principal. Martin joins Robert Miller and Ray Calabro in leading the Seattle office. She has residential and institutional experience, and is a design and management adviser to project teams and intern architects.






Mithun promoted Ken Boyd to principal, and Elizabeth Gordon, Dottie Faris and Dakota Keene to associate principal. Boyd has been with the firm for 23 years as project manager and senior project architect, with work that includes the Perot Family Offices in Dallas, Silicon Valley workplaces, and high rise mixed-use and transit oriented development. Gordon is a senior interior designer who has led the design of Silicon Valley workplaces, and corporate and cultural projects in Seattle and nationally. Faris is a landscape architect, and project manager and project designer whose work includes the University of Washington's Lander, Terry and Maple halls, and Block 136 in Portland. Keene is a landscape architect who has led the site design of projects that include Tulalip Administration Building and Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard.

ELM Environments





In the Seattle office, architecture and design firm ELM Environments hired Yi Liu as an associate landscape architect. In the Jacksonville office, ELM hired Jenna Toffaletti as an associate architect, Mark Klone as a landscape architect and Belinda Barrett as an office administrator. Liu is was born and raised in China. She holds a bachelor of landscape architecture from Tongji University and a master of landscape architecture from Louisiana State University. She is working on San Diego Africa Rocks and Big Rock Park. Toffaletti spent four years at an architecture firm in Baltimore, and worked in commercial and residential real estate. Klone has eight years of experience on projects, such as parks and recreation, golf course planning, community planning, urban design, landscape architecture and graphic design. Barrett does administrative work. ELM Environments is a division of Jacksonville-based ELM.

(Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct Yi Liu's title to reflect that she is not yet a registered landscape architect.)

Elliott Bay Design Group




In its New Orleans office, Elliott Bay Design Group hired David Kaysen as a senior naval architect and Trygve Reid and Rex Sutherlin as marine engineers. Kaysen has over 25 years of naval architecture experience, including work with the Navy, Coast Guard, NOAA and commercial ships. Reid has nearly two decades of experience in naval architecture and marine engineering, and a background in IT systems and computer software. Sutherlin has experience with commercial and military shipboard systems design. EBDG provides naval architecture, marine engineering and production support services, with offices also in Seattle and Ketchikan.

Sazan Environmental Services


Sazan Environmental Services hired Keith Bickford as a commissioning engineer. Bickford has over 15 years of engineering, project management and construction management experience. Sazan Environmental Services is an affiliate of Sazan Group, which provides systems commissioning and retro-commissioning, performance optimization, and test-adjust-balance services.


Floyd|Snider hired Tessa Gardner-Brown as a senior environmental planner, working in permitting, permit compliance and policy analysis. She has eight years of experience in environmental planning, including on the SR-520 bridge and Elliott Bay Seawall.

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