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March 5, 2014
Sparling promoted Ian Cotton, Christopher Andersen, Raejean Ferriolo and Kate Thongkham to project managers in electrical engineering. Cotton is in the Lynnwood office and the others are in San Diego. Cotton has seven years of experience in electrical design in health care, hospitality, mixed-use, educational and corporate projects. He is working on the Troy Block and Hill7 developments in Seattle. Andersen has nine years of experience designing medical, commercial and performance venue projects. He is responsible for low and medium voltage power systems, site distribution, fire detection, security systems and lighting and is working on projects at Loma Linda University. Ferriolo has six years of experience in the design of power distribution, fire alarm and security systems for facilities. She is working on Chapman University Health Science Center. Thongkham has more than nine years of experience designing systems for commercial, health care, educational, and civic facilities. She is working on projects for Loma Linda University Medical Center. Sparling provides services in electrical, technology, audiovisual, acoustical and lighting design.
Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group hired Jim Towers as a senior naval architect and marine engineer. Towers previously worked for the firm. He has 30-plus years of experience in production engineering and management, shipyard estimating and budget control, CAD design, repair yard engineering and management, and in design and construction of offshore and passenger vessels, with a focus on aluminum structures. The firm provides naval architecture, marine engineering and production support services, with offices also in New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska.
Tres West Engineers of Tacoma promoted Scott Felton and David Henning to associate. Felton is an electrical engineer who began his career in 2006 and has worked on international and domestic projects. He has experience in electrical distribution modeling and analysis design software. Henning has been with the firm since 1993. He has a background in conceptual design and construction administration for power distribution, lighting, fire alarm, security and telecommunications systems. Tres West provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing and telecom-low voltage engineering.
In its Seattle office, IA Interior Architects hired Kim Munizza as design director and Christopher Larson as project director. Munizza has a background in public and private sector projects and will work with commercial clients in the Puget Sound region. Larson has more than 40 years of design experience in the corporate market. The San Francisco-based global architectural firm focuses on interiors and workplace strategies.
CollinsWoerman, an architecture, design and planning firm, hired architects Kristopher Paulson and James B. Tippett as project managers. Paulson has more than 18 years of experience leading integrated project teams in health care, retail, and hospitality project design. Recently he has focused on health care design and will lead small teams and manage client accounts at CollinsWoerman. Tippett has managed assignments with a focus on domestic and international commercial, retail, and mixed-use projects. He will support the firm's large scale growing commercial market sector.
February 26, 2014
The Glosten Associates, a Seattle-based engineering consultancy, promoted Benjamin Ackers, Morgan Fanberg and Matthew Miller to principal. Ackers specializes in naval architecture and leads the firm's ocean engineering and analysis group. He is technology development manager for the PelaStar foundation system for floating offshore wind turbines. Fanberg designs marine mechanical and electrical systems. He leads the marine engineering group. Miller leads the naval architecture group and has a background in regulatory issues. He has 20 years of experience in the marine industry and eight with the U.S. Coast Guard.
Lund Opsahl, a Seattle structural engineering firm, hired Adam Slivers as an associate and Rebecca Rumann as an engineer. Slivers has done commercial and institutional work and recently worked with Sound Transit on light rail. He previously was with KPFF. Rumann graduated from the University of Washington's civil and environmental engineering program in 2012. She does project management and GIS and CAD work.
Hart Crowser appointed Tim Blackwood and Ken Wightman to its board of directors. Blackwood, a principal geotechnical engineer in the Portland office, was the founder of Pacific Geotechnical, which Hart Crowser acquired in 2011. He has 20 years of experience and has focused increasingly on geotechnical hazards, sustainable design, and work in the Pacific Islands. The company said his appointment reflects its commitment to sustainable practices and geographic growth. Wightman is chairman emeritus at David Evans Enterprises, the parent company of David Evans and Associates. He was CEO for six of his 27 years there. He has a background in long-range strategy and management of growth in new markets. Hart Crowser is an environmental and engineering consulting firm headquartered in Seattle.
In 2013, Core Design hired Gina R. Brooks and Sheri H. Murata as project engineers, Andrew Hastings and Valerie M. Gooding as design engineers, Preston J. Longoni as an engineer-in-training, Bob Nix as a project planner, Kristi M. Park as a landscape designer, Michielle Marine as a survey technician, and Bob West as a project surveyor. Brooks previously was with Core for 12 years as a design engineer and will work on land development projects. Murata has a background in storm drainage design. Hastings and Gooding will support project engineers. Longoni is a recent graduate of University of Portland. Nix previously was with Core for almost 2 years and is working on single-family projects. Park has worked on landscape exhibits, including one for the Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Counsel. Marine specializes in condo surveys. West was with Core for 8 years. He has experience as a regional survey manager for a national construction firm and will work on residential projects. Core Design is a civil engineering, planning, surveying, landscape architecture and urban design firm.
February 19, 2014
In Portland, ZGF Architects promoted to principal Chris Flint Chatto, Kristin Crain, Ellen Gyllstrom, Toby Hasselgren, Solvei Neiger, Doug Sams, Bob Snyder, David Staczek and Peter van der Meulen. Chatto has 12 years of experience on projects and specializes in high-performance buildings. His recent work includes Fifth + Columbia Tower in Seattle. Crain has 15-plus years of experience in marketing, business development and public relations in architecture and design. She is director of marketing for ZGF's Portland office and has worked for Google and Nike. Gyllstrom has been with ZGF for 22 years, supporting its managing partner, serving as liaison for partner and management communication, coordinating corporate donations, planning events, and managing administrative staff. Hasselgren has 18 years of design experience that includes higher education, corporate and health care projects. Neiger has 25 years of experience on institutional and health care projects, including Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland. Sams has been an architect for more than 30 years, working in the health care, institutional, commercial and aviation sectors. Snyder has 23 years of experience as an architect and project manager on projects that include corporate, industrial, hotel, housing, health care, research, higher eduction and sports. Staczek has 21 years of experience that includes office buildings, corporate interiors, retail spaces, pedestrian bridges, health care facilities, U.S. embassies and multimodal centers. Van der Meulen is an architect with 34 years of experience in designing academic, research, commercial and government projects, including work for the U.S. State Department.
EHS Design hired Charles Fritzemeier as a senior architect and project manager, and Jeffrey Brajcich as an intern architect. Fritzemeier has experience in public and private projects, and a background in anthropology. He has also spent much of his career in marketing and business development, and will continue to do that at EHS. Brajcich has five-plus years of experience that includes using BIM. EHS is a Seattle-based interior design and architecture firm.
Theresa Turpin joined SCJ Alliance as a senior planner. Turpin has a background in permitting and regulatory compliance with SEPA, NEPA, FHWA and HUD, and has worked on wetlands and shorelines. SCJ provides engineering, design, transportation and planning consulting.
February 12, 2014
In Seattle, ZGF Architects promoted to principal Mark Gesinger, Anita Rossen, Taka Soga, Tobin Thompson and Tim Williams. Gesinger is a senior health care designer with 21 years of experience and clients that include Seattle Children's and The Everett Clinic. Rossen is a senior interior designer with 15 years of experience on projects ranging from workplaces to health care and clients that have included Providence Health & Services and Seattle Children's. Soga has 22 years of experience including master plans for Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and design of a life sciences building for BioMed Realty Trust in Seattle.
Thompson has 18 years of experience on large-scale projects such as Stadium Place and Providence Alaska Medical Center. Williams has more than 20 years of experience leading design and construction. His projects include the King Street Station renovation and the UW's Molecular Engineering & Sciences Building.
Studio Meng Strazzara hired Tom Eng and Lukas Shu as project architects and Kris Feliciano, John Cuhel, Rachel Schad and Nick Stuckey as architectural interns. Eng has more than 20 years of architectural experience, including managing health care, civic, performing arts, residential, corporate, retail and educational projects. He previously was with Callison where he worked on Westlake Center and Biometropolis in Mexico City. Now he is working on Cedar Park Elementary School. Shu has nearly 20 years of experience, specializing in schools, universities and colleges. He previously was with NAC|Architecture where he worked on Carl Sandburg Elementary School in Kirkland and Snohomish High School. He is developing procurement documents for Sound Transit. Feliciano has been an assistant designer on housing projects at Vonsaal Design/Build in Napa, Calif. She is working on Trek Apartments in Auburn. Cuhel previously worked at Main Vue Homes in Seattle on housing and was an architectural planner and surveyor at COR Space Planning in Bend, Ore. He is working on a new lunch room for Green Lake Elementary School. Schad was a project coordinator with Sound Transit supporting the architecture and public art division in development of the North Link light rail station. She is working on a mixed-use project on Ballinger Way in Shoreline. Stuckey was on the commissioning services team of Meng Analysis (a sister firm to Studio Meng Strazzara) producing reports for K-12 and government facilities. He working on a new kindergarten at the Woodinville High School site.
Peter Soles joined The Glosten Associates as a marine consultant supporting ocean engineering and marine logistics projects. Soles has worked on marine projects in the Northwest and Alaska for 13 years as a tug operator and marine operations manager for local companies. Seattle-based Glosten provides naval architecture, ocean engineering, marine engineering and program management.
Victor L. Salemann joined Transportation Solutions as a principal. Salemann is an engineer with 30 years of experience in consulting, from comprehensive planning to construction management. He has a background in growth management planning, transportation impact fees, complete streets, and roundabouts, including Five Corners Roundabout in Edmonds. The Redmond-based firm provides transportation engineering and planning.
WHPacific hired Spencer “Spence” Nickel in Denver to lead expansion of landscape architecture services in Colorado, with a focus on campus master plans and outdoor environments. Nickel is a landscape architect with 27 years of experience, focusing on higher education. WHPacific provides transportation, water/environment, development/facilities, energy, construction/project management, and surveying and scanning services.
Cary Kopczynski & Co. hired Dan Yeager as a project manager, Lindsey Jones as a junior engineer, Vlada Bordewick as an administrative assistant and Mari Wada as marketing coordinator. Yeager has eight years of engineering experience, including four as a project manager. He is working on the Lincoln Square expansion in Bellevue with an office tower, luxury hotel/condo tower, 127,000 square feet of retail and underground parking. Jones is a recent University of Washington graduate who is working on The Steele Creek Apartments in Denver. Bordewick has seven years of communications experience, and assists in office administration, project support and documents. Wada has five years of marketing and graphic design experience, and will help manage marketing. CKC is a Bellevue-based structural engineering firm.
Hart Crowser hired Chris de la Torre as a geotechnical engineer and Dan Knapp as a geologist in Seattle. It also hired Anthony Chavez as a geologist in Portland and Maria Sandercock as a biologist in Edmonds. De la Torre holds a master's in civil/geotechnical engineering from the University of Washington and was a geotechnical intern at Hart Crowser. He worked on King Street Station. Knapp holds a master's in geophysics from Utah State University, and will support the Spring District project. Chavez is a geologist with 12 years of experience. He recently did several environmental site assessments. Sandercock holds a dual master's in environmental and forest services, and urban planning from the UW. She is working on mining and waterfront projects. Hart Crowser is an environmental and engineering consulting firm headquartered in Seattle, with offices also in Vancouver and Anchorage.
February 5, 2014
In Lynnwood, Sparling hired Aaron Anderson, Kellen Davis, Drew Neskow and Tomas Martinez as electrical project designers, Crystal Berig as studio coordinator and Mika Abera as project accountant. Anderson has more than 10 years of experience working on electrical power systems, including six for the Navy. He is now working on projects at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Davis been an electrician on Navy submarines for six years and holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University of Washington. He is working on projects at Naval Hospital Bremerton.
Neskow has five years of experience in power and lighting systems, arc flash coordination studies, Revit and CAD design, LEED certifications, energy sustainability, and lightning protection, and a background in military and health care sectors. He is working on the UW Medical Center Montlake Tower Phase II expansion. Martinez has experience designing electrical power systems using AutoCAD and Revit. He holds an electrical engineering degree from the UW, and is working on tenant improvements at Washington State Convention Center. Berig has 10-plus years of administrative experience and works with a Sparling electrical studio. Abera has 15 years of experience in accounting. Sparling is an electrical, technology, audiovisual, acoustical and lighting design firm with offices also in Portland and San Diego.
SCJ Alliance promoted Brandon Johnson to civil group manager. He has a decade of experience in site civil engineering and transportation design, particularly in roadway engineering, drainage, sanitary sewer and water system design. SCJ is a consulting firm specializing in engineering, design, transportation and planning. It has more than 40 employees.