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Feb 15, 2017



Gensler Seattle promoted project manager Case Creal to senior associate. Creal is an architect leading several West Coast projects with citizenM Hotels, and managing Crescent Heights' project at 1901 Minor Ave. in Seattle. He also leads the Seattle office's design management group.












In Seattle, GGLO promoted Jon Hall to principal, Kelley LeBlanc, Judd Eddy, Christine Harrington and George Valdez to senior associate, Randa Morgan, Steve Kane, Scott Schreffler and Jessie Templeton to associate, and Alfredo Africa to information systems manager. In Los Angeles, it promoted Gerhard Mayer to principal and Amy Hartwell to senior associate. Hall has been a leader in affordable housing, quality management and sustainable design, with work on housing, hospitality and retail. LeBlanc is a project architect with over 16 years of experience on multifamily, mixed-use, hospitality and affordable housing. Eddy has project management experience on mixed-use, office, residential high-rise, retail center, hotel, tenant improvement, retail improvement and industrial projects. He has worked domestically and abroad, including in the Middle East. Harrington has been a project manager and lead landscape architect, working on parks, civic spaces, campuses, urban infill and spaces with public art. In Seattle, she is working on Civic Square, a high-rise, mixed-use project.



Valdez has over 19 years of experience in multifamily, commercial, higher education, office and retail projects, and has worked on architecture and interior design. Morgan has bachelor's in applied human sciences in construction management and interior architecture from Colorado State University. She has completed projects in Aspen, Colorado; Portland and Seattle. Kane has over 20 years of experience. He has worked on office, lab and health care projects. Schreffler is an architect with 25 years of industry experience. He works on multifamily and mixed-use. Templeton has worked on multifamily, cohousing and single-family projects. Africa joined GGLO as a systems administrator and has been in the A/E/C industry for over 20 years, starting as a draftsman. Mayer joined GGLO in November. He has led his own firm, and worked for Gensler and Frank Gehry. He was chair of Los Angeles AIA's Urban Design Committee and has worked on projects in America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Hartwell has project management experience with multifamily, mixed-use and rehab projects.

Berk Consulting



Seattle-based Berk Consulting promoted Lisa Grueter to principal and Jeff Arango to associate principal. Grueter has over two decades of land use planning and project management experience. Arango has over 15 years of land use planning and urban design experience, including as director of community planning for Langley. Berk provides strategy, planning, and policy development services; financial and economic analysis; and facilitation, design and communications.

Feb 08, 2017

Johnston Architects



Seattle-based Johnston Architects hired Kameron Selby as an architectural intern and Harmony Cooper as a designer. Selby will do drafting and modeling for housing projects. He is pursuing a master's in architecture and a master's in landscape architecture from the University of Washington. Cooper has over seven years of experience in retail, commercial and residential design. He is working on mixed-use and housing projects.

Jensen Hughes Power Services


Jensen Hughes Power Services Group hired Jeff Julius as director of risk and safety in the Seattle area. Julius has 30 years of experience in probabilistic safety, risk and reliability assessments for nuclear plants and non-nuclear systems. He will provide risk assessments to the nuclear industry in the U.S. and abroad. He was director and office manager of Curtiss-Wright Seattle's office. Jensen Hughes is a specialty engineering consulting services firm.

SoundEarth Strategies


Seattle-based SoundEarth Strategies hired Laura Wolfe as an associate planner. Wolfe has over 10 years of experience with the National Environmental Policy Act for federal, state and local transportation and land development projects, and environmental reviews for developers.

Sazan Environmental Services


Sazan Environmental Services of Seattle hired Sean Doyle as a commissioning professional. He has over 30 years of HVAC industry experience, including 11 as a commissioning specialist. He has worked on projects for Peninsula College and Microsoft. Sazan provides MEP systems commissioning, building performance optimization, energy audits, HVAC Test-Adjust-Balance and construction services.

Bruce Dees & Associates



Bruce Dees & Associates, a Tacoma-based landscape architecture firm, hired Erin Meinershagen as graphic designer/marketing assistant, and promoted landscape architect Derrick Eberle to associate. Eberle is a project manager who focuses on restoration, trail and athletic facility design.

Harper Houf Peterson Righellis



Portland-based Harper Houf Peterson Righellis hired Kent Snyder and Ivy Watson as natural resource scientists in Vancouver. Snyder has a Ph.D. and 28 years of environmental consulting and resource management experience. He has worked on infrastructure design and construction in the Northwest. Watson has eight years of environmental consulting and natural resource management experience. She has done natural resource assessments and sensitive species surveys. The firm's staff includes civil and structural engineers, land use planners, landscape architects, surveyors, and natural resources and environmental scientists.

Bernardo|Wills Architects



Spokane-based Bernardo|Wills Architects hired Steven C. Fitzgerald as a senior architectural technician and Lesa A. Webb as an interior designer. Fitzgerald is working on The River House Apartments, a senior community in Spokane Valley. He was a residential designer in Reno. Webb is working on the Washington State Department of Transportation North Central Region Administration Facility in Wenatchee. She was with ALSC Architects. Bernardo|Wills provides architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and master planning.

Aspect Consulting





In Yakima, Aspect Consulting hired John Knutson as a principal water resources engineer, Bill Rice as a senior water resources scientist, Erik Pruneda as a project water resources engineer, and Will Guyton as a senior staff water resources technician. Knutson has over 23 years of experience leading stormwater, floodplain and ecosystem restoration projects. Rice has 20 years of experience providing water quality, hydrology and environmental chemistry capabilities for water resources projects. Pruneda has over nine years of experience specializing in water and natural resource planning and engineering. Guyton has over 17 years of experience supporting hydrology, hydraulics, floodplain management and stormwater projects. Clients have included WSDOT; the cities of Spokane and Tumwater; and Stevens and Yakima counties.

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