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Jan 02, 2013




Sparling hired Andrew Botts and Kan Lee as project designers, electrical engineering in its Lynnwood office. Botts has more than eight years of experience with large security system design, power and lighting systems and water treatment plants. He is working on Seattle-Tacoma International Airport laptop power stations. Lee holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University of Washington. He is working on UW Medical Center operating rooms. Sparling provides electrical engineering, technology and audiovisual consulting, acoustical and lighting design.



Arup's Seattle office hired David Okada as a senior mechanical engineer. He is a sustainability consultant with 10-plus years of experience delivering green buildings, including three LEED platinum certifications, two AIA COTE Top Ten awards and three projects tracking net zero energy performance.

FFA Architecture and Interiors


FFA Architecture and Interiors hired Bethanne Whalen as an interior designer. Whalen has experience on tenant improvements, and programming and space planning projects in the Portland area. She is working on TI and interiors projects. Portland-based FFA provides architecture, planning, historic preservation and interior design.



Sam Yaghmaie joined WHPacific as construction manager in the Bothell office. Yaghmaie has 29 years of experience in geotechnical consulting for water and wastewater facilities and conveyance systems, transportation, transit, tunnels, dams, ports, high-rises, and power facilities. He previously worked at CDM Smith and Harris & Associates.



Floyd|Snider hired Ken Preston as a constructability specialist. Preston has 30-plus years of experience in construction estimating, negotiations, and construction supervision for waterfront development and remediation projects. He will provide constructability consulting services to waterfront landowners, architect/engineering firms and environmental consulting firms as an independent line of business. He will also consult on Floyd|Snider cleanup and redevelopment projects. Preston had worked with General Construction, now Kiewit, since 1976. Floyd|Snider is an engineering and environmental consulting firm.

Professional Service Industries

Professional Service Industries hired Melissa Leone as a project geologist in Mountlake Terrace. Leone holds a bachelor's in geology and geophysics from the University of Missouri–Rolla and a master's in geological sciences from Michigan State University. PSI is an engineering, consulting and testing firm.

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GGLO promoted David Cutler and Kimberly Frank to principal, Alicia Daniels Uhlig to principal/director of sustainable design, Ted Panton to design director/senior associate, Lauren Kuester to director of business development, Hal Eden, Marieke Lacasse, Wendy Lamb and Steve Nordlund to senior associate and Bria Greer, Brandon J. Kelly, Kelley LeBlanc, Wonsik Lee, Jennifer Ross and Winnie So to associate. Cutler leads GGLO’s planning and urban design team. His work includes Seattle Housing Authority’s Yesler Terrace development master plan. Frank joined GGLO more than 15 years ago as an interior designer. She has worked on multifamily, hospitality, commercial, retail, senior living and higher education projects. She is working on Ava University District. Uhlig is an architect with more than 15 years of experience. She has worked on projects seeking advanced levels of sustainability, including the Capitol Hill EcoDistrict. Panton has a background in design and management of community-based urban mixed-use projects, with a focus on resolving environmental and entitlement issues. Kuester joined GGLO in 2008. She will lead marketing and business development and help execute the strategic plan. Eden has worked on a variety of projects, and has an interest in accessibility, adaptive re-use, and art integration. He is working on AMLI Ballard Jacobsen. Lacasse has more than 15 years of experience designing parks, streetscapes, gardens and community places. She is working on the Yesler Terrace master plan. Lamb has been project architect and project manager on multifamily, mixed-use, and senior living projects. Her work includes Atria Valley View in Walnut Creek, Calif. Nordlund has experience in residential, hospitality/restaurant, retail, military, civic, and educational projects. He is project architect for the Via6 apartment complex in Seattle. Greer is working on AMLI South Lake Union Bargreen and Alley 111 in Bellevue. Kelly has designed for higher education, student housing, condos, commercial, retail, office, and health care. His projects include Garfield North. LeBlanc has more than 12 years of experience in multifamily, hospitality, affordable housing and senior housing. She is working on Tacoma Housing Authority’s Hillside Terrace. Lee has a background in multifamily, mixed-use, and large-scale urban developments, and is working on Via6. Ross joined GGLO in 2004, and has been involved in retail, hospitality, senior housing, multifamily and mixed-use projects. She is working on Hillside Terrace. So joined GGLO 12 years ago and has worked on multifamily, senior living and mixed-use developments. Her projects include AMLI Ballard Jacobsen.

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