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Dec 17, 2014

Cary Kopczynski & Co.









Cary Kopczynski & Co. promoted Matt Hopper to managing principal, Illinois, Bill Liang to assistant BIM manager and Pam Beltz to office administrator. It hired Nicolas Rodrigues as managing principal, California, Brian Nielsen and Koren Britt as senior design engineers, Ben Tarassoli as a design engineer and Adriana Torres as an administrative assistant. Hopper is managing principal in Chicago. He has 13 years of structural engineering experience, eight with CKC, and is working on 1001 West Chicago: two apartment towers on a retail podium in Chicago. Liang has 19 years of CAD/BIM experience, four with CKC. He will focus on BIM quality control. He is working on the Lincoln Square expansion in Bellevue. Beltz has been with the firm since 2007 and has 25 years of administrative experience. She also assists with project coordination and manages purchasing. Rodrigues is managing principal of the San Francisco office, where he leads the structural engineering team. He has nearly 15 years of experience worldwide, including high rises in the United Arab Emirates. He is working on 1200 South Figueroa: two 35-story residential towers in Los Angeles. Nielsen has 10 years of experience and is working on 245 Columbine, a seven-story hotel in Denver. Britt has 11 years of experience and is working on Potala Tower, a 440-foot residential project in Seattle. Tarassoli is a civil engineering graduate of the University of Washington. He is supporting project managers on the Yakama Nation Legends Casino/Hotel Expansion in Toppenish. Torres has five years of experience and assists the office administrator and project managers. CKC is a Bellevue-based structural engineering firm with offices in San Francisco and Chicago.





In Seattle, Mackenzie hired Kim Doyle as a project manager, Crystal Torres as a land use planner and Jordan Roberts as an architectural designer. Doyle is an interior designer specializing in civic, corporate and federal projects. She has 15 years in the industry. Torres assists in land-use planning and due diligence. She holds a bachelor's in sustainability and the built environment, and a master's in urban and regional planning from the University of Florida. Roberts holds a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining the firm, he helped design a campsite master plan and a visitor pavilion for Joshua Tree National Park. Mackenzie provides architecture and interior design; structural, civil and traffic engineering; land use and transportation planning; and landscape architecture.

Pace Engineers


Pace Engineers hired Scott Sherrow as a senior principal engineer. Sherrow's experience includes management and design for commercial projects, subdivisions, roadways, water systems, and storm and sewer systems. Pace is a civil and structural engineering, planning, and surveying firm with offices in Kirkland, Wenatchee and Lake Oswego.

a|r|c Architects



a|r|c Architects hired Coreen Becia and Matthew Philbrook as architectural designers. Becia holds a master's in architecture from the University of Idaho and worked in Seattle for a year before joining a|r|c. She is working on the Kirkland and Redmond city halls. Philbrook graduated with a master's in architecture from the University of Oregon, and is working on Dawson's Place Child Advocacy Center in Everett.

BHC Consultants


BHC Consultants hired Jeffrey Gibson as a principal engineer for electrical engineering. Gibson has 25 years of experience on water and wastewater treatment plants and pump stations, commercial buildings, airport terminals, education projects, manufacturing plants, and high tech facilities. BHC is a municipal services consulting firm with offices in Seattle and Tacoma.

Coffman Engineers

Coffman Engineers hired Gary Engleson and Rick Farrington as senior commissioning managers in Seattle. They have over four decades of collective commissioning and engineering experience, and worked at an international firm with projects in the U.S. and overseas. Coffman provides engineering services including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, process piping, instrumentation and controls, and corrosion control engineering and project management, commissioning and land survey services.

Soundview Consultants

Soundview Consultants hired Parshuram Acharya as a wetlands specialist and Bronte Hopkins as a staff scientist in Gig Harbor. Parshuram has a background in wetland delineation, plant ecology and taxonomy, vegetation and forest resource inventories, biological assessments, wetland restoration, and mitigation planning. Bronte has experience in wildlife surveys, administration and marketing, and community outreach and education.

Dec 10, 2014

Walker Macy


Walker Macy promoted Hanna (Baker) Richards-James to director of marketing. Richards-James will lead marketing and business development for the Portland and Seattle offices. She is LEED accredited, and has 14 years of experience and a master's in organizational leadership. She joined the firm in 2013.







In the Lynnwood office, Sparling hired Adam Bettcher and Kathleen Gray as acousticians, Laurie Miyatake as a senior project accountant, Ehab Habib as an information technology specialist and Kelsi Seidlitz as a CAD/Revit specialist. Bettcher has four years of experience in architectural acoustics, noise control, testing and analysis, and has worked for architecture firms. He is working on the Bainbridge Island Arts Network Visual Arts Facility. Gray's background includes audio measurements/analysis and architectural acoustics. She is working on schools for Pacific Charter School Development in Tacoma and Puyallup. Miyatake has over 13 years of experience in accounting, 10 in the AEC industry. She was with Stantec in Bellevue. Habib has more than six years of experience as a systems support specialist. Seidlitz has four years of engineering and technical experience. Sparling is an electrical, technology, audiovisual, acoustical and lighting design firm.

Hart Crowser



Chris Poulsen, an environmental remediation engineer in Hart Crowser's Portland office, has been promoted to principal and Lorne Arnold, a geotechnical engineer, has rejoined the Seattle office. Poulsen has spent much of his career leading the design of remediation projects in the Northwest. He recently consulted with Ecology on the Custom Plywood Mill cleanup. Arnold previously interned at Hart Crowser. He holds a master's in civil engineering from the University of Washington. He will support the Lincoln Square expansion in Bellevue. Hart Crowser is an environmental and engineering firm based in Seattle.

Sazan Group




Sazan Group hired Robert Eastman as an associate principal, Eric Roberts as an electrical engineer and Nick Miller as a mechanical designer. Eastman leads the technology services division and has 28 years of experience. He has worked on health care, education, commercial office, mixed use, and other projects. Roberts holds an electrical engineering bachelor's from Seattle University. He has five years of experience on electrical engineering projects for biopharmaceutical firms. Miller holds a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Seattle University. Sazan provides mechanical, electrical, and data/telecomm engineering, commissioning and owner representation services, with offices in Seattle and Portland.

Dull Olson Weekes-IBI Group


Jeremy Theodore joined DOWA-IBI Group's Seattle office as a senior architect/education practice lead. Theodore is an architect with a master's degree in structural engineering. He has over 20 years of experience in K-12 and higher education.



EHS-International hired Fred Luck as a civil engineer. Luck has more than 20 years of experience and specializes in compliance and remediation of contaminated soil and underground tanks. The Bellevue-based firm provides environmental consulting and engineering, hazardous materials, industrial hygiene, construction management, and indoor air quality consulting.



Jessica Danielson joined NAC|Architecture as marketing coordinator. She has two years of experience, most recently as marketing director at Pinnacle Physical Therapy in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. At NAC, she prepares proposals, statements of qualifications, interview presentation materials and award submittals. NAC provides planning, design, engineering and capital facilities consulting services.

Trindera Engineering


Trindera Engineering, an electrical and control systems engineering and consulting firm, hired Philip Roice as a project engineer in Spokane. Roice holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering from Idaho State University.

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