Apr 19, 2017
Seattle-based Johnston Architects promoted David Fuchs and Amber French to associate. They have worked on single-family, mixed-use and commercial projects. Fuchs is project manager for Shared Roof and Rainier Central mixed-use projects in Seattle. French is project architect for Maple Leaf Flats in Seattle and Our Home in Portland. Johnston provides architectural, interior design and planning services.
Seattle-based LMN Architects promoted Brianna Holan, Jessica Miller and Todd Schwisow to principal. It promoted Missy Eby, Chris Eidt, Cameron Irwin, Vanessa Ly, Erik Perka, Aya Sakurai, Jennifer Tamblin and Mark Tumiski to associate. Holan is a planner with experience in urban infrastructure and a focus on active, civic-oriented places. She is working on the SR 520 Montlake Lid and Land Bridge. Miller's work includes design and project management, and ranges from education buildings to transit designs. She is working on the Washington State Convention Center expansion. Schwisow's projects include Sound Transit North Link University Station. He is overseeing construction administration on Carver Hall renovations at Western Washington University. Eby is an interior designer whose projects include 8th & Howell Hotel Tower under construction in Seattle. Eidt played a key role on several projects, and is working on the Health Sciences Building at Central Washington University. Irwin has done public and private projects, and is working on Washington State Convention Center's expansion and co-development. Ly's projects include the 800 Columbia tower in Seattle. She also helped pursue the Seattle Aquarium expansion, recently awarded to LMN. Perka's work includes Foster School of Business at the University of Washington and the North Link University Station. Sakurai is an interior designer who worked on the Greater Columbus Convention Center expansion and is leading the WSCC interiors team. Tamblin has done high-rise residential and civic work. She is working on the Asian Art Museum renovation and expansion, and helped win the Seattle Aquarium expansion. Tumiski has worked on complex projects, including two design-build projects for the University of California, Irvine. He is working on a 1,000-foot-high tower at Fourth and Columbia in Seattle.
Seattle-based Tiscareno Associates hired Kira Dietrich as an architectural designer and promoted David Reddish to associate principal. Dietrich holds a bachelors of architecture from the University of Oregon. She will work on mixed-use and multifamily projects. Reddish will work on multifamily, mixed-use, commercial, cultural and institutional projects. Tiscareno is an architecture and urban design firm.
Kirkland Arts Center said Kelly Dylla has been named executive director. She was VP of education and community engagement for Seattle Symphony from 2012 to 2015, and also worked at Pacific Symphony.
Milpitas, California-based RealWear is opening an office in Vancouver to sell the HMT-1, a voice-driven, hands-free, head-mounted tablet for industrial workers. The device is designed for technicians and engineers in field service, equipment inspection, maintenance and manufacturing.
Apr 18, 2017
Fife City Council has appointed Lisa McClellan to a vacant council seat. She will serve until a successor is selected and confirmed in either the 2017 primary or general election. McClellan has been on Fife's Planning Commission since 2016, and was on the Fife Parks & Recreation Advisory Board from 2014 to 2016.
Douang Nonthaveth joins HomeStreet as a commercial lending officer in the Kent Commercial Lending Branch. He will be responsible for expanding relationships for business loans, deposits and cash management products. Nonthaveth started at Columbia Bank, and spent five years working for GBC International Bank with a focus in export and commercial real estate financing.
The Seattle office of Lease Crutcher Lewis promoted Eric Holzer and Brandon Van Slyke to project managers; and hired Brian Sandstrom as project manager, Morgan Engelhardt as BIM detailer, and Jim Luebeck, Racquel Jensen, Tyler Thornton and Thomas Hackett as project engineers. Holzer has been with Lewis since 2006. He holds a bachelor's degree in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Washington. Van Slyke started in construction in 2008 and joined Lewis in 2014. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the State University of New York in Geneseo. Sandstrom, a LEED Green Associate, has five years of construction experience and holds a bachelor's degree in construction management from the UW. Engelhardt has interned with Lewis since 2016. She holds a certificate in BIM from VDCI and an associate's degree from Pima Community College. Luebeck earned an associate's degree in construction management at Pierce College. He has over 30 years of concrete and marine construction experience. Jensen holds a bachelor's degree in construction management from Washington State University. Thornton earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from WSU. Hackett started in construction in 2010 and earned a bachelor's degree in construction management at WSU.
Bellevue-based Quadrant Homes promoted Bonnie Geers to senior vice president of community development and Jeff Miller to director of acquisitions and multi-family development. Geers has been with Quadrant for nearly 18 years. In her new role, she is leading teams dealing with land acquisitions, land development, construction, government and public affairs. Miller has over five years of experience and has spearheaded land acquisitions for multiple future Quadrant communities.
Firestone Building Products Co. acquired Seattle-based Gaco Western, a provider of silicone roofing systems, waterproofing, spray foam insulation and other building products. The deal, which closed April 3, includes all assets and operations held by Gaco, including its Wisconsin manufacturing facility. Indianapolis-based Firestone says it will be business as usual at Gaco.