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  People & Companies

Oct 17, 2018

SRG Partnership






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In Seattle, SRG Partnership hired Rosemarie Buchanan as an associate and strategist, and Michael Canales and Kristopher Chan as designers. In Portland, SRG hired Carl Hampson as a principal, Cheryl Wunder as a senior associate and director of people and culture, David Webb as an associate and senior project manager, Kirill Ryadchenko as BIM manager, Peyton Hill as a front desk receptionist, and Jennah Byrd, Qiqi De Graaff and Amy Santimauro as designers. Buchanan has two decades of experience in marketing, media relations and content development for architecture firms. At SRG, she will do marketing, business development and public relations. Canales has experience managing commercial projects. He holds a master of architecture from the University of New Mexico and a bachelor's in architecture from Kent State University. Chan has a bachelor's in architectural studies and a master of architecture from the University of Washington. Hampson has nearly three decades of experience, including at regional design firms. His work has earned two National AIA design awards. Wunder has spent nearly two decades working to improve the employee experience and firm culture at companies, from energy management organizations to health care nonprofits. Webb has nearly three decades of experience managing projects, from private developments to large-scale institutional work. Ryadchenko has eight years of experience as a designer at firms in Los Angeles and Boston, including a background in BIM production and management, and VR and 3D printing. Hill has a bachelor's from Lewis & Clark College, where she was an admissions fellow, planning special events and coordinating visits for prospective students. Byrd has a master of architecture from the University of Oregon and a bachelor's in architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design. Her research focused on the use of mass timber and the integration of thermodynamics in architectural design. De Graaff works in the interiors team. She has done interior design and branding for national sports facilities, and has a bachelor's in architectural studies from the University of Missouri. Santimauro has a bachelor's in architectural studies from the University of Missouri and a master of architecture from the University of Oregon. At UO, she won an AIA 2018 COTE Top Ten for Students Award for a project entitled “Fabricating Wellness.” SRG provides programming, planning, architecture and interior design.

Farallon Consulting


Farallon Consulting hired Craig Recob as chief financial officer. Recob has held CFO and senior finance roles at technology and financial services companies. He will oversee financial planning and analysis, business operations, accounting, and administrative functions. He succeeds Tim Zier, who is retiring after six years of guiding Farallon through exceptional growth, and a transition to an employee-owned company. Zier will continue to be on the board of directors.

DLR Group

In Seattle, DLR Group hired, Robert Lawson (structural engineering), Irina Susorova (building performance), Crissy Tomaselli (business development) and Alex Hochstetler and Jamie Ohls (architecture). DLR provides architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization.

Art Anderson

Bremerton-based Art Anderson hired Rose Manansala and Greg Cordero as CAD designers. They will work in the production division of the multidisciplinary engineering services company, and be responsible for design efforts in its marine and facility divisions. Cordero has a background in marine design, specifically naval ships.

Oct 10, 2018



Jerry McDevitt joined global architecture, design and planning firm CallisonRTKL as a vice president in the Seattle office. McDevitt is a leader in senior living and special needs housing. CallisonRTKL said he works on creating vibrant, hospitality-inspired and sustainable communities for these rapidly expanding populations, a growing and increasingly sophisticated market.



Goran Sparrman joined infrastructure firm HNTB as business development officer and vice president. Bellevue-based Sparrman is responsible for expanding HNTB's footprint in the region and supporting infrastructure clients. He has over three decades of experience, most recently as interim director of Seattle Department of Transportation, where he led transportation infrastructure projects. The engineer also was Bellevue director of transportation and held traffic management leadership roles with Portland and Sacramento.

Berger Partnership




Seattle-based Berger Partnership hired Byron George and Jiaxi Guo as landscape designers and Julie Matthews as a project manager. George has three years of professional and volunteer experience. He holds a master of landscape architecture from the University of Georgia and a bachelor's from Seattle University. He is working on the Microsoft Campus refresh in Redmond. Guo has a landscape background from China and the U.S. She holds master of landscape architecture degrees from the University of Washington and Tonji University in China, and a bachelor of landscape architecture from Beijing Forestry University in China. She is working on Swedish Cherry Hill Medical Office Building. Matthews has graphic and computer rendering skills, and is a landscape architect. She has experience on projects that include adaptive reuse of historic sites and campus design. She is working on the Downtown Redmond Link Extension. Berger is a landscape architectural and urban design firm.

Confluence Environmental


Confluence Environmental Co. hired Eric Doye as a senior aquatic ecologist in Seattle. Doye has 21 years of experience analyzing environmental impacts to fish and other aquatic organisms in freshwater, estuarine and marine environments. He focuses on habitat protection, and habitat restoration and design projects. Confluence delivers natural resource and capital improvement projects.

Johnston Architects




Seattle-based Johnston Architects hired architects Mona Zellers as an associate, and Jack Chaffin and Scheer Chan as principals. Zellers has a decade of experience working on commercial, academic and cultural projects, including the recently completed Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences' Cardinal Union Building. Chaffin has over 20 years of experience in the design and planning of projects, including more than 12 years of design technology research and development. Chan has over 20 years of experience with a focus on higher education, high performance buildings and sustainable renovation. He has worked on college campuses in Washington.

OAC Services


OAC Services hired Tom Nault as chief operating officer to oversee operations, human resources, marketing, public relations, business development and information technologies teams, and help the firm continue to expand and move into new markets. He has a background in high-tech and building companies, and was a business advisor to the leadership of OAC, a project/construction management and forensic architecture/engineering firm.



In Bellevue, Stantec hired Jim McPherson as a senior project manager for transportation. The civil engineer has 30 years of experience, most recently with Jacobs, where he specialized in large infrastructure projects, such as the Sea-Tac airport renovation. In the Puget Sound region, Stantec provides engineering and design services for buildings, transportation, water, waterpower and dams, and environmental projects.



In Seattle, McKinstry hired Brad Liljequist as zero-energy program manager to work on grid-optimal building design, photovoltaics and other renewable energy technologies, and contribute to projects, such as the zero-energy Catalyst Building. He previously directed the Zero Energy Program at the International Living Future Institute, and directed development of zHome, the first multifamily zero energy community in the U.S.

Stepherson & Assoc. Communications



Seattle-based Stepherson & Associates Communications hired Michelle Huynh and Peter Kitchen as associates. Huynh is leading outreach on projects for King County and Lower Duwamish Waterway Group, a partnership of the city of Seattle, King County, the Port of Seattle and Boeing. She has 10 years of communications and community engagement experience. Kitchen is leading outreach on projects for Seattle City Light, Seattle Department of Transportation and King County Wastewater Treatment Division. He has six years of communications and public relations experience. Stepherson provides outreach and communications.

Art Anderson

Art Anderson, a Bremerton multidisciplinary engineering services firm, hired Herb Gabales as a project manager in its facility division. He has decades of architecture, cost estimation and planning experience for design and construction projects, and has worked in the federal, commercial and industrial markets.

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