Jun 14, 2017
In Seattle, OAC Services hired Jon Shepherd as a senior project manager, Kurt Williams as a staff engineer, Grace Wong as an architect/engineer and Chris Priest as a marketing coordinator. Shepherd is in construction management. He has over 20 years of experience in high-rise multifamily mixed-use, office, school and TI projects. Williams is in the building enclosure/forensic architecture and engineering group. He has over 11 years of experience in building construction and aerospace. He does construction defect analysis, damage assessments and structural repair design. Wong is in the BE/FAE group. With over 11 years of experience, she does forensic investigation, assessment and repair design of existing structures. Priest has over 10 years of experience in marketing writing and coordination services for architectural, engineering, planning, survey and construction management companies.
In Seattle, Ankrom Moisan Architects promoted to associate Lauren Jones, Wendy Lamb, Katie McGough, Frances Nelson and Joe O'Toole in the architecture department, Amanda Morono and Rachel Osborne in the interiors department and Bridget Carson, Cate Chase, Nadia Tan and Phuong Truong in the firm services department. Carson is a BIM specialist and Chase is a marketing coordinator. Tan is an office coordinator and Truong is a construction administration specialist. Ankrom Moisan provides architectural, interior design, urban design and branding services, with offices also in Portland and San Francisco.
Gautam Pillay is the new vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school at Western Washington University. He replaces retiring Dean Kathleen Kitto. Pillay is associate vice president for research and sponsored programs at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and has a degree in chemical engineering. He also worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland.
Steve Hooper, founder of Kigo Asian Kitchen, said his company has a new partner: Seattle chef Ethan Stowell. Stowell is helping re-vamp the menu in Kigo's four local locations. Hooper worked in tech finance before getting into the restaurant business. Stowell and his wife and business partner, Angela, have 15 restaurants in Seattle. Kigo also has a restaurant in Boston.
Jun 13, 2017
The Seattle office of BNBuilders added Tony Castillo as project executive and Josh McGaffey as project manager. Castillo most recently worked at Lease Crutcher Lewis, but previously worked for BNBuilders' Bay Area office. He has worked on projects for technology companies such as Apple, Mozilla, Github and Tableau. McGaffey is experienced with healthcare, education and life science projects. He is working in the Special Projects group.
In Seattle, Jimale Technical Services moved from South Lake Union to Belltown. The company says the move will allow it to expand its project controls and construction management consulting services. The new address is: 2505 Third Ave., Suite 300 A, Seattle, WA 98121.
Jason Wilson, the chef-owner of Miller’s Guild, will open a new restaurant, The Lakehouse, and a cocktail bar called Civility & Unrest on Thursday in the W Bellevue hotel, which is part of Lincoln Square’s expansion in The Bellevue Collection. The Lakehouse design was inspired by the area’s early settlements, lake homes and small farms. Civility & Unrest is at street level below The Lakehouse, and was designed as a modern speakeasy. Both are owned by Wilson, and run by him and his El Gaucho Hospitality partners. Wilson will provide room service for W Bellevue, and services for the luxury apartments above W Bellevue and Lincoln Square South.
HomeStreet Bank of Seattle will acquire a branch in El Cajon, California, from Opus Bank of Irvine, California, including $28 million in deposits. The branch is east San Diego County and near an office of the bank’s partner Kaiser Permanente. If the deal is approved, HomeStreet will have four branches in San Diego County and 16 in Southern California.