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October 3, 2012
Golder Associates hired Reda Mikhail as a geotechnical practice leader in the Pacific Northwest. He has a background in geotechnical and structural engineering and more than 20 years of experience on transportation, waterfront, energy, site development, wastewater and landslide projects, including 15 years in this region. Golder is a global ground engineering and environmental consulting firm, with an office in Redmond.
Rice Fergus Miller promoted Jeremy Southerland and Jennifer Frost to principal, Matt King to senior associate, and Reuben Rios to associate. Southerland is a designer and project manager who focuses on health care and senior living projects. He also sits on the Bremerton design review board. Frost is an interior designer with a focus on hospitality, senior housing and health care. King is an architect and project manager who focuses on health care services. He has spent 20 years working as a builder, designer and project manager. Rios is a technical designer focusing on senior living projects. Bremerton-based Rice Fergus Miller provides architecture, interior design and planning.
Sparling hired Denny Le as an electrical project designer in its Lynnwood headquarters. Le recently graduated with a bachelor's in electrical engineering from Eastern Washington University. He previously was an electronics technician. He is working on Stadium Place in Seattle and two office buildings in Eastern Washington. Sparling is an electrical engineering and technology design firm.
Murray, Smith & Associates hired Wally Hickerson as a senior consultant in the Tri-Cities. He has 40 years of experience as a consultant in the Pacific Northwest, including managing projects for a public agencies, such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Northwest consulting engineering firm provides infrastructure planning, design and construction management.
HDJ Design Group hired Regan Schaller as a survey technician in the Vancouver headquarters. He has more than 11 years of survey experience and is a licensed land surveyor in training. He has a background in project management and survey experience for topographic, construction, as-built and boundary mapping projects. HDJ provides engineering, planning, landscape architecture and survey services.
Bellevue-based Cary Kopczynski & Co. structural engineering firm hired Al Leaverenz as an associate and BIM/CAD manager, Elaine Peng as senior design engineer, Gregg Vernon as senior CAD designer and Allison Tran as administrative assistant. Leaverenz has more than 30 years of experience and returns to CKC after running his own CAD/BIM company. He manages CKC's drafting/production department. Peng has 13 years of experience. She is working on 815 Pine, a 40-story apartment tower in downtown Seattle, and Ameristar, a $500 million gaming resort in Louisiana. Vernon has 23 years of experience in structural drafting, including six years with BIM and Revit. He is working on the Avalon University District project and The Vermont, a 30-story apartment project in Los Angeles. Tran has five years of experience as a special education teacher and a title specialist at a law firm. CKC designs urban buildings and parking structures in the United States and elsewhere.
September 26, 2012
Darren Teal joined SPVV Landscape Architects of Spokane as a landscape architect. Teal obtained his license in 2010, and has eight years of landscape design experience, along with a background in land planning, civil planning, and designing plans for stormwater and erosion control. He is working on redevelopment of Hart Field. SPVV provides landscape architecture and planning.
KPFF Consulting Engineers promoted Sara Roberts to principal. Roberts joined the firm in 1995. She has worked on educational, transit and port facilities, and parking structures. Her projects include the Port of Seattle consolidated rental car facility. KPFF is a civil and structural engineering firm with a number of U.S. offices, including in Seattle.
Hart Crowser hired Pete Heltzel and Kelsey Donahue in the Edmonds office, Max Gummer in Portland, and Suzanne Faubl, Marc Miller, Kerry Hosken, Nimfa Josol and Rebecca Ramsey in Seattle. Heltzel is a fisheries biologist helping the city of Bellevue determine fish populations in urban streams. His clients have included the Corps of Engineers and energy companies. Donahue is a marine biologist supporting habitat work in Cook Inlet in Alaska. Gummer is a geotechnical engineer who previously worked for the Oregon Department of Transportation. He is working on waterfront and roadway projects. Faubl is an environmental engineer who will assist with projects for the US Forest Service and City Light. Hosken is an environmental engineer with experience in wildlife biology. He will support stormwater and remediation projects. Miller is a field geologist who will work on the SR99 bored tunnel in Seattle. Josol is a senior accounting clerk with 22 years of experience. Ramsey is a project assistant with a bachelor's from Hamilton College. Hart Crowser is a Seattle-based environmental and engineering consulting firm.
September 19, 2012
Timothy G. Bretz joined HDJ Design Group as its third principal, filling the vacancy created by Brian Hoppers' retirement. Bretz will be in the Pasco office as an operations principal helping to grow business in eastern Washington. He is a contractor and has 30-plus years of civil engineering and construction experience, including in residential and commercial development, public works, construction management and surveying. He also has experience in project development finance and has been an owner's expert witness.
Jacobs Associates engineering firm promoted Jeremy Johnson in the Seattle office to lead associate. He has 15 years of experience in geotechnical, civil, and environmental engineering. He has done geotechnical and structural engineering analyses for projects that include the Fremont Siphon.
WHPacific hired Gail Hedden as human resources business partner, supporting employees in the Alaska and Oregon offices. She has more than 18 years of experience in human resources in industries that include software, retail and civil engineering and in venture capital. WHPacific provides architecture, building engineering, land development, landscape architecture, surveying, scanning and water resources.
The Blueline Group hired Katy Mitrofanov as a planning coordinator. Mitrofanov has more than five years of planning experience on residential, commercial, and public works projects. Blueline provides civil engineering and land use planning.
Scott Ward joined Jensen Maritime Consultants as a naval architect in the new office in New Orleans. He has experience in design review, project management and operations, and previously worked at American Bureau of Shipping. Jensen is headquartered in Seattle.
September 12, 2012
Otak promoted Kevin Timmins and Doug Sarkkinen to principal. The following were promoted to associate: Mark Shelby, Windi Shapley, Jack Seeds, Keith Buisman, Ian Fabik, Sadie Reiter, Will Lawrence, Alejandra Gonzales and Niko Vujevic. Timmins is a senior water resources engineer with 13 years at the firm. He has been project manager on public projects in Oregon and Washington, including the East Lents floodplain restoration in Portland. Sarkkinen is a senior structural engineer. He has 24-plus years of experience that includes concrete structures and bridges, among them two pedestrian suspension bridges in Olympic National Park. He is also a forensic and expert witness. Shelby is a landscape architect and urban designer. He has 20-plus years of experience that includes streetscape and park design, multifamily and senior housing, master planning, hotel planning and commercial development. Shapley is a project engineer with 12 years of experience that includes design and permitting, and project management. Seeds is a project surveyor with more than 18 years of land surveying experience. Buisman is a civil engineer with nine years of experience, including on master planned residential communities, mixed-use and multifamily projects, and infrastructure planning. Fabik is a project engineer with nine years of engineering experience with an emphasis on design and construction document preparation for transportation projects. Reiter is an engineering technician who has 20-plus years of experience and does CAD management and prepares construction documents. Lawrence is a land surveyor who provides field survey and technical support. Gonzales is an architect with seven years of experience in architectural design, construction documentation and project management. Vujevic is an urban planner with four years in management and seven years in planning, including several large-scale master planning projects. Gonzales and Vujevic work in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The other people promoted work in Washington and Oregon. Otak provides engineering, urban design, architecture and planning.
KPFF Consulting Engineers promoted Adrian Ciolko to associate. Ciolko joined the civil/structural group in 2011 to launch the Chicago office, which assesses the safety and vulnerability of transportation structures and facilities. Previously, he led a bridge consulting unit and a structural engineering lab for CTL. KPFF is a civil and structural engineering firm with offices in Washington and elsewhere.
September 5, 2012
The Blueline Group hired Randy LaMere as a CAD designer. LaMere has more than 30 years of experience on single-family, commercial and public works projects. Blueline provides civil engineering and land development consulting in the Pacific Northwest.
Otak promoted Lori McFarland, Kevin O'Brien, Lamoine Eiler and Anthony Gallacher to senior associate. McFarland is a senior project manager and engineer in the Kirkland office. She has 27 years of experience, and recently worked on the SE Southworth Drive bridge replacement for Kitsap County. O'Brien is a senior wildlife biologist in Kirkland. He holds a Ph.D. in ecology and has 21 years of experience in ecology, zoology and wildlife biology. He is working on watershed analyses for Shelton and Everett. Eiler is an architect and urban designer in the Lake Oswego, Ore., office. He has 31 years of experience, and has worked on master plans for three communities in Abu Dhabi. Gallacher is a chartered engineer and contracts arbitrator in the Abu Dhabi office. He has 23 years of construction experience, supervising building and civil engineering for projects in the Middle East and the United Kingdom. He is project director for the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal project. Otak is an engineering, urban design, architecture and planning firm.
CG Engineering in Edmonds hired Amber Maechler as marketing/business development manager. Maechler has nearly a decade of experience in marketing management and creative services. She will market the firm's structural and civil engineering services.
GeoEngineers hired Hamilton Puangnak as a geotechnical engineer and Jacquelyn Weber as front desk coordinator in its Redmond office. It also hired Adam Wright as a biologist and Li Wang as a hydrogeologist in Tacoma, and Tyrone Ward and Bret Magdasy as GIS analysts in Seattle and Tacoma. GeoEngineers is an earth science, engineering and technology consulting firm headquartered in Seattle.
Paul Schlenger joined Confluence Environmental Co. as a senior fisheries biologist. His background is in marine nearshore environment, functional habitat assessment and habitat restoration, and he was a project manager for the Puget Sound Nearshore Ecosystem restoration. He is working on Puget Sound nearshore assessments. Confluence provides project management for natural resources projects.