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Jan 17, 2018



Seattle-based MG2 hired Mona Lee Locke as vice president of strategy and business development. The former journalist and first lady of Washington State has worked in the public, private and government sectors. Her skills include strategic planning, brand strategy and marketing/communication. As part of her job, she will oversee the marketing team. MG2 provides architecture, planning, interior design, brand strategy and consulting.

Runberg Architecture Group



Seattle-based Runberg Architecture Group hired Archie Chamness as a project manager and Charles Lorell as a designer. Chamness has over 12 years of experience in design and construction, with multifamily garden style apartments, adaptive reuse and mixed-use. Lorell holds a bachelor of architecture degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an associate in interior design from Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC. Runberg specializes in mixed-use, housing and adaptive reuse projects.

PCS Structural Solutions









In Seattle, PCS Structural Solutions hired Mike Augustine as a project manager and Mona Karimzadeh and Hanna Park as design engineers. In Tacoma, it hired, Dan Tappel as a project manager, Martin Cortez as a project engineer and Jacob Baker, Jared Dragovich and Connor Pierce as design engineers. Augustine has 12 years of experience in the design and construction industry. He is working on Park at Elk Grove memory care facility in California. Karimzadeh has a master's in structural engineering from Washington State University, and is working on Eckstein Middle School in Seattle. Park holds bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from George Washington University. Her projects include Green Dot High School in Seattle. Tappel has over seven years of industry experience. He is working on Madison Elementary School in Mount Vernon. Cortez has four years of experience in the A/E/C industry and is working on Sumner High School in Sumner. Baker has bachelor's and master's degrees in civil engineering from WSU. He is working on Webster Elementary School. Dragovich holds a bachelor's in civil engineering from WSU and a master's in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. He is working on Mead Elementary School in Sammamish. Pierce has two years of industry experience. He is working on the Eastside Street multifamily development in Olympia. PCS is a structural engineering firm, with an office also in Portland.

Trico Cos.


Trico Cos. hired Peter Johnson as a project engineer. Johnson was project lead on research and development industrial processes, managing design, fabrication and testing of these systems for application in the Third World. He has a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Washington State University.

Jan 10, 2018

HBB Landscape Architecture




Seattle-based HBB Landscape Architecture expanded its ownership team with Rachel Dotson, Merit Oviir and Monica Thompson, who join president Juliet Vong in leading the firm. Dotson has experience on parks and recreation, civic, mixed-use, education and military projects. Oviir designs parks and public spaces, streetscapes, trails and multimodal transit corridors. Thompson works on waterfront, parks and recreation, education and transportation projects. HBB has 15 landscape architects, urban designers and planners.

Meng Analysis


Seattle-based Meng Analysis hired Timothy Buckley as a principal. Buckley will lead value engineering and constructability studies, and do facility condition assessments. He has done educational, commercial, civic and government projects in his 27-year career. He received the 2012 Jeanie Sue Brown Award, AIA Washington Council's highest honor. Meng provides quality and cost performance consulting.

Swenson Say Faget








Structural engineering firm Swenson Say Faget hired Tim Mealy as a senior project manager, Scott Wible, Jordan Jones and Annie Monagle as staff engineers, and Scott Brown, Jason Black and Ponce Capati as senior CAD technicians. Mealy, Wible, Brown and Black work in Seattle and Jones, Monagle and Capati are in Tacoma. Mealy has 20 years of experience. He is working on the River Run apartment building in North Bend. Wible's work includes multifamily, commercial and retail TIs, hospitality and houses. Jones is a St. Martin's University graduate and is working on Puyallup Avenue apartments in Tacoma. Monagle graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2014 and is working on The Verdant multifamily project in Kirkland. Brown has 13 years of experience that includes the 4th Street mixed-use project in Bremerton. Black has 23 years of experience and is working on Seattle Public Utilities Drainage and Waste Water Warehouse renovation. Capati has been a CAD technician for 22 years, and is working on The Inn at Cannon Beach.

SCJ Alliance


SCJ Alliance hired landscape architect Keith Jankovsky to its SCJ Studio in Seattle. He has worked on park, residential, resort hotel, senior living and master planned community projects. SCJ is a multidisciplinary consulting firm.



In Redmond, Otak hired Brad Shinn as corporate director of business development and marketing company-wide. Shinn has over 20 years of experience that includes project manager with a public involvement firm and roles in A&E firms. Otak provides engineering, architecture, urban design, planning and project management.

Architects West

Van Wormer

Architects West hired Julie Van Wormer as client development and marketing manager. She will do business development and relationship management in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon and oversee marketing, communications and public relations for the firm. She has over 20 years of experience in business development and marketing for architects and engineers, including five at Architects West. The firm provides architecture, landscape architecture/land planning and interior design.

Farallon Consulting


In Portland, Farallon Consulting hired Chris Moody as a principal geologist. Moody has 23 years of environmental consulting experience, including as project manager or lead project geologist for remedial investigations/feasibility studies, sediment investigations and environmental studies.

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