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October 10, 2012
Seattle structural engineering firm Swenson Say Faget rehired Bart Blans. He worked for the firm from 1999 to 2006 until he joined Arup and worked in Istanbul and Amsterdam. Blans has more than 20 years of engineering and project management experience with historic buildings, hospitality, mixed-use, office and housing. He is working on Alley 111, a Bellevue apartment project that H+dlT Collaborative is designing for Skanska USA.
Runberg Architecture Group of Seattle promoted Melissa Wechsler to principal. Wechsler is project manager of Vulcan Real Estate's StackHouse Apartments in South Lake Union and managed The Chloe Apartments, a Barrientos mixed-use project on Capitol Hill. She has more than 11 years of experience on projects, including historic remodels, housing, mixed-use, and civic buildings. Runberg specializes in urban mixed-use and adaptive reuse projects.
The board of directors of Kirkland-based Freiheit & Ho Architects elected David Hills to executive vice president as part of a leadership transition plan. Founder Dick Freiheit remains president and continues to guide day-to-day activities. Freiheit & Ho said it has had growth of 75 percent over the past three years. Hills has been with the firm for 26 years, and will continue to lead projects and support client relationships while assuming greater leadership responsibilities. Larry Ho, the firm's founder and outgoing vice president, will remain as a design principal.
Sclater Partners Architects added Robert Martin to the design team. Martin has 20 years of retail, residential and health care experience. He is working on the Lincoln Square expansion in Bellevue. Seattle-based Sclater provides design and planning.
GeoEngineers hired Spencer Allison as a marketing coordinator in the Portland office. He was previously a marketing coordinator for Coffman Engineers in Spokane. GeoEngineers is an earth science, engineering and technology consulting firm based in Seattle.
Melissa Nordquist joined DeForest Architects. Nordquist is an architect with more than 15 years of experience, focusing on custom homes and mixed-use buildings. She holds degrees from Williams College and Harvard Graduate School of Design, and worked for firms in Boston, Houston and San Francisco.
Scott Roux was appointed vice president of U.S. operations for Buckland & Taylor as part the bridge engineering company's plan for growth. The North Vancouver, B.C.-based firm works with clients worldwide and has a Seattle office. It is owned by the Danish company Cowi Group.
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.