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January 2, 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 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 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.
December 26, 2012
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.
December 19, 2012
DCI Engineers civil and structural consulting firm promoted four engineers in the Seattle office: Phillip Johnson to associate, Paul Rogness to associate principal, and Daniel Yeager and Justin Bettner to senior project managers. Amy Pugh was promoted to director of marketing. Johnson has 9.5 years of structural engineering experience with mixed-use, residential and office projects. Rogness has 13 years of structural engineering experience with multifamily, hospitality, office tower and mixed-use buildings. His works includes the W Hotel in Hollywood, Calif. Yeager has seven years of structural engineering experience, including residential, office, mixed-use, industrial and parking structures. His work includes the 20-story Alto Apartments in Seattle. Bettner has nine years of structural engineering experience with multi-use buildings, retail, hospitals and steel-trussed conveyor systems. His work includes the Northwest Hospital cardiac expansion in Seattle. Pugh joined DCI in 2006 as a marketing coordinator and was promoted to marketing manager three years later. She has received awards for marketing campaigns. DCI also has offices in Oregon, California and Texas.
Reid Middleton, an Everett-based civil and structural engineering, planning and surveying firm, promoted Suzanne Brendle and Katy Brawner to project engineer and Lance Lum to senior engineer in the structural projects group. It hired Leah Curulla as marketing coordinator, and named Erika Welborn a technical editor. Brendle works on civic, aviation, military and educational projects. She was on the Whatcom Middle School team. Brawner focuses on the aviation, civic, health care and military sectors. She worked on the new Delta Sky Club at Sea-Tac. Lum has been a civil and structural engineer with the firm for 12 years and now heads the Hawaii operations. He has experience on new and rehabbed structures, and has focused on federal and military markets. Curulla has nine years in A/E marketing. She previously worked with Sparling/Candela. Welborn, the firm's marketing coordinator for eight years, is now a technical editor who reviews specifications and technical papers.
BHC Consultants, a local engineering, planning and code compliance consulting firm, hired Jim Gross as a senior engineer for water and wastewater municipal engineering. Gross has more than 20 years of civil and environmental experience ranging from planning to design of water distribution and wastewater treatment projects. He is project manager for North Perry Avenue Water District near Bremerton.
Kennedy/Jenks Consultants hired David Williams as senior construction manager in the Pacific Northwest and Terry Parks as Northwest railroad remediation manager. Williams has more than 25 years of experience managing water and wastewater construction projects. He also has a background in constructability reviews for design-bid-build and design-build projects. Parks has 20-plus years of experience providing environmental services in the Northwest, including at rail yards and fueling facilities, service stations and bulk fuel facilities, former explosive plants, aerospace facilities and military bases. Kennedy/Jenks provides engineering and science consulting services.
December 12, 2012
Seattle-based Callison promoted human resources manager Jorge Hughes to firmwide director of human resources. He will oversee talent management, and employee development and engagement. Hughes joined Callison in 2008 as a senior HR generalist in the Dallas office and became HR manager for Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Mexico in 2011. Previously, he held human resource positions at Veritude in Texas and Operagua O.P.D.M. in Mexico. He has an M.B.A. from the University of Dallas. Callison has offices in the U.S. and abroad.
Hart Crowser hired Mike Wert as a senior fisheries biologist in the Edmonds office, and Brenton Cook as a geotechnical engineer and Nick Galvin as an environmental scientist in the Seattle office. Wert manages water, energy and transportation infrastructure projects and commercial developments in the Northwest. His projects have included the Tacoma Narrows Bridge NEPA environmental impact statement. Cook worked on projects for Boeing, Union Pacific Railroad, Puget Sound Energy and WSDOT. He will support commercial development, waterfront and transportation/infrastructure projects. Galvin was an environmental remediation intern with Boeing. He will support environmental remediation projects. Hart Crowser is an environmental and engineering consulting firm based in Seattle.
Arnold Levin joined IA Interior Architects as managing director, workplace strategies. In this new position, Levin will focus on workplace strategies, design and change management solutions. He will support IA's offices globally. He was principal and workplace strategy director at NBBJ, and has held leadership roles at Gensler, Mancini Duffy, and Swanke, Hayden, Connell.
WHPacific hired Robert Berman as executive director of sales and marketing, Brad Chastain as vice president of natural resources and energy, Mark Burson as safety officer and Lucy Boyd as executive assistant. The firm promoted Hal Keever to chief operations officer, Tom Jones to operations manager for the Portland office and Lynn Iaquinta to operations manager for the Salem office. Berman has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and business development for corporations, and is a motivational speaker and trainer. Chastain is the former president of Sivuniq. He and other staff members of Sivuniq merged with WHPacific Oct. 1. Burson was the health and safety representative with Sivuniq. Boyd is an accounting specialist and a former employee of NANA, parent company of Sivuniq. Keever has 30 years in management at WHPacific. He has overseen Northwest operations and managed private and public projects. Jones has 30-plus years of management, planning and design experience, including urban development. Iaquinta has more than 25 years of major project experience, leading design-build projects and providing leadership in bridge engineering. WHPacific provides architecture, engineering, energy, environmental, land development, landscape architecture, surveying and water resources services.
December 5, 2012
Ridolfi, an environmental engineering and scientific consulting firm, hired Jeremy Andrews as a civil engineer. His background is in engineering, habitat restoration, and water resource design and management in the Puget Sound region. Seattle-based Ridolfi provides environmental cleanup, habitat restoration, energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental chemistry and solid waste management.
NK Architects hired Chris Lyon and Sarah Lowe as project architects. Lyon has 14 years of experience with multifamily, office and civic buildings in the U.S. and China. He was involved in designing Redmond City Hall and master planning for the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Lowe will assist in the firm's transition to Revit software. She has a design role in a number of NK's projects and an interest in passive house design, and the Green Globes assessment and rating system. NK Architects focuses on residential and commercial buildings. It provides feasibility, design, development and historic consulting services.
Seattle-based Jensen Maritime Consultants hired Lauren Gulkus as senior administrator in the New Orleans office. Gulkus also supports Jensen's sales and marketing. She previously worked at Toxic Litigation Groups. The naval architecture and marine engineering firm said it plans to hire up to 10 more people in New Orleans.
Otak hired Cheyenne Covington and Jeff Wilson as a senior water resource engineer and water resource analyst, respectively, in the Kirkland office. Covington has experience in stormwater design and low impact development techniques. He is working on the Overlake Regional Detention Facility for Redmond. Wilson worked as a staff scientist for Gravity Consulting and a water quality scientist for Integral Consulting in Seattle, and was a hydrologic science technician for the U.S. Forest Service. Otak is an urban design, architecture, planning and engineering firm.
Degenkolb Engineers promoted Cale Ash to associate principal and engineering manager and David Gonzalez to group director and principal in its Seattle office. Ash joined the firm in 2003. His experience includes seismic evaluation and health care, higher education and historic preservation projects. He is president of the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup and a board member of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington. Gonzalez joined the firm in 2000. His experience includes seismic evaluation and upgrade projects in the higher education, health care and the public sector. He also does forensic consulting and litigation support. Degenkolb specializes in the design and seismic strengthening of buildings and lifeline systems.
November 28, 2012
ESM Consulting Engineers hired Zack Lennon as survey manager in the main office in Federal Way. Lennon spent eight years with CLC Associates, three as survey department manager in Spokane. He has been based in the Northwest for most of his career. ESM provides civil engineering, surveying, planning, GIS, mobile data collection and landscape architecture.