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  People & Companies

May 24, 2017





Perkins+Will hired Adrian Watson as principal and design director of the Vancouver, B.C., office, Shauna Pringle as project manager in the office's interior design team and Nathan Stolarz as a senior architect. Watson has over 25 years of experience and has been a design leader at global firms. He has worked on civic, commercial, transportation and master planning projects. Pringle is a senior interior designer with over 19 years of experience in corporate and hospitality design. Stolarz has over 11 years of experience on mixed-use, planning, multifamily, commercial and retail projects.

Helix Design Group


Tacoma-based Helix Design Group hired Olivia Marcellay as an interior designer. Marcellay has three years of experience that includes coffee shop projects for Starbucks, and hospitality/hotel work. Helix provides architecture, interior design and graphic design.

COWI North America


COWI North America hired David McCurry as chief project manager for bridges at its U.S. headquarters in Seattle. McCurry has over 18 years of design management on infrastructure projects in the Northwest, and was with HDR. His projects include South Park Bascule Bridge in Seattle. COWI North America is a bridge, tunnel and marine engineering consulting group.

Hart Crowser


Hart Crowser named Brad Hermanson as manager for its environmental and natural resources business unit. Hermanson is a chemical and environmental engineer with over 30 years of experience in cleanup of sites with complex environmental challenges. Hart Crowser is an engineering, science, and consulting firm based in Seattle.

Metrix Engineers



Renton-based Metrix Engineers promoted Melinda Herrin and Eric Nordlund to associate principal. Herrin has managed K-12 projects for Clover Park and Bellevue school districts, and oversees BIM modeling. Nordlund has managed K-12 projects for Highline and Seattle public schools, and handles IT administration. Metrix is a mechanical engineering consulting firm.









In Tacoma, AHBL hired Tyler Watkins and Matt Foster as project engineers and Ryan Givens as a land planning project manager. In Seattle, it hired Meredith Sessions as a landscape project manager and Patty Chen as a landscape designer. In Spokane, AHBL hired Matt Wright as a civil project engineer and Kevin Cash as a landscape architect. In Tri-Cities, it hired Jacob Lawrence as a survey crew member. Watkins holds a bachelor's in civil engineering from Washington State University. He works on industrial warehouses. Foster spent four years in the Air Force and holds a bachelor's in civil engineering from University of Colorado. He works on the Sumner Early Learning Center. Givens has 17 years of experience in planning and urban design, with a focus in redevelopment and project design. He leads master planning for the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe. Sessions has 13 years of experience in the public and private sectors, and works on Azalea Way Centennial Garden. Chen holds a master's in landscape architecture from the University of Washington. She has experience as a research assistant, in graphic design and on projects in Taiwan. She works on Central Pierce County Fire Station 61. Wright has a bachelor's in civil and environmental engineering from the UW and experience in domestic water, transportation, sewer and storm drainage projects. He works on Linwood Elementary School. Cash has over 16 years of experience, and has been a landscape architect and project manager for WSU. He works on Linwood Elementary School. Lawrence is working on the first phase of the Plat of West Village — part of the Badger Mountain South master planned community. AHBL provides civil and structural engineering, landscape architecture, community planning, and land surveying.

May 17, 2017

COWI North America




In Seattle, COWI North America promoted Barbara Moffat to vice president, project management services, and Melissa Philpott to business development and marketing manager for national and design-build projects. Paul Guenther in that office acquired his Alaska civil and structural engineering license. Moffat has 33 years of experience and leads COWI's quality and project management systems in North America. She is managing Seattle's Lander Street Bridge. Philpott has 15 years of local, national and international business development experience. Guenther has 28 years of experience and is Northwest practice lead for the marine division. He is managing the Elliott Bay Seawall project. The global consulting firm provides structural engineering for bridges and retaining walls, marine structures and tunnels.

Jackson|Main Architecture




Jackson|Main Architecture promoted Matthew Laase and Timothy Black in Seattle, and Darren Orender in Kansas City to principal. Laase has 23 years of experience in design team management, consultant coordination and business development for projects, including retail, multifamily and modular. Black has 25 years of experience on projects, including hospitality, retail and medical. Orender helped launch the Kansas City satellite office. He does construction documentation, quality control review and construction coordination for projects, including data centers and housing. JMA provides architecture, master planning, interior design, space planning, building renovation, project feasibility, site evaluations, site utilization studies and comparative analysis reviews.

Berger Partnership







In Seattle, Berger Partnership promoted Andy Mitton and Kelly Rench to principal, Matt Martenson to associate, and Stephanie Woirol and Jason Fristensky to project manager. Anna O'Connell has joined as a project manager. Mitton works on projects of historical significance and ecological benefit. His work includes Snoqualmie Riverwalk Trail. Rench heads up marketing and is the first administration team member to become a principal. Martenson manages Berger's knowledge-sharing capabilities. He is working on the Pike Place Market expansion. Woirol creates graphics, plan drawings, master plans and reports, and landscape architecture. She is working on the 8th and Howell hotel in Seattle. Fristensky has a background in landscape design, digital software and parametric programs. He is working on Station House Lofts in Redmond. O'Connell has worked on multifamily, hospital and higher education projects. She is managing early design phases of the Capitol Hill transit-oriented development. Berger provides landscape architecture and urban design services.



In Portland, Parametrix hired Vicky Smith as a senior consultant for transit services company-wide. Smith has over 25 years of planning, design and construction management experience for light rail. She is working on TriMet's Powell bus garage renovation. Parametrix provides engineering, planning and environmental sciences.

DCI Engineers



In Seattle, DCI Engineers hired Daniel Noh and Hanna Saed as project engineers. Noh is working on gravity designs for reinforced concrete and timber structures, from office to residential. Saed has five years of engineering experience and is supporting residential projects for the structural engineering group. DCI is a civil and structural engineering firm.

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