Nov 08, 2017
In Seattle, DLR Group hired Emily Diedrich as a structural engineer, Leonard Ruff as an architect, Christopher Treanor in administration, and Brittany Coudriet, Niyati Gandhi and Bethanie Jones as designers. Stuart Rothenberger joins as global higher education leader to expand the higher education practice. He is in the Washington, D.C. office, but will relocate to Denver. DLR provides architecture, engineering, interiors, planning and building optimization.
Fehr & Peers promoted Aaron Gooze to associate, Carmen Kwan to senior engineer and Peter Nguyen to senior technician in Seattle. Gooze has led transportation data analysis, specifically in transit planning, non-motorized accessibility and multimodal transportation operations. Kwan has experience in traffic operations microsimulation and travel demand forecasting, and leads the training program in Seattle. Nguyen uses graphic design and GIS on projects that include spatial analysis with a focus on cartographic design. Fehr & Peers is a multimodal transportation planning and engineering consulting firm.
In Seattle, BHC Consultants hired Lauren Miller as a staff engineer. Miller holds a bachelor's in environmental engineering from California Polytechnic, and was a BHC intern. The engineer-in-training will work on municipal water, wastewater and solid waste engineering projects. BHC is a municipal services consulting firm.
Beth Chandler and Jacob Besagno have become partners in Hermanson Co. of Kent. Chandler is marketing director and on the sales, marketing and strategic planning team. She has 33 years of A/E/C experience, 19 with Hermanson. Besagno is business development manager for Owner Direct Solutions: preventative maintenance/service, energy services, owner-direct construction and test and balance and chiller maintenance services. Hermanson provides mechanical construction, design-build engineering and service/maintenance.
Landau Associates promoted Sean Gertz to senior staff EIT, Evelyn Ives to senior project engineer and Allison Bergseng to senior engineer in Edmonds, Jennifer Wynkoop to principal in Tacoma, Daniel Simpson to senior engineer in Olympia, Shane Kostka to senior staff GIT in Spokane and James Raspen to senior project engineer in Portland. Gertz provides geotechnical and construction monitoring, and has experience in geotechnical exploration, settlement design, landslide analysis and retaining walls. Ives has five years of environmental consulting experience focused on toxic cleanups. Bergseng supports environmental and civil engineering projects, and specializes in stormwater and wastewater conveyance and treatment and NPDES permitting. Wynkoop, a senior project manager, leads the vapor intrusion and indoor air assessment practice. She has a background in environmental assessment and remediation, natural resources, and environmental permitting and manages the firm's largest project — a contaminated groundwater investigation and cleanup in the Seattle area. Simpson does geotechnical field investigations, provides design and seismic response analysis of geotechnical structures, and tests geo-materials. Kostka provides field support for environmental site investigations, operates and maintains treatment systems, and monitors groundwater, surface water, soil and soil vapor. Raspen prepares regulatory compliance and engineering documents and has managed stormwater permit compliance for facilities. Edmonds-based Landau provides geotechnical and environmental engineering, environmental site management, and permitting and compliance services.
Transportation Solutions, a Redmond transportation engineering and planning firm, hired Jeff Elekes as director of municipal services. His experience includes 20 years with the city of Lynnwood and 12 in the private sector. His skills allow TSI to now offer pavement management systems, capital projects strategic planning, administration and design, municipal and infrastructure financing, public involvement and state/federal grant application.
Irvine, California-based Ingram Micro ITAD, a provider of IT asset disposition (ITAD), onsite data destruction and e-waste recycling services, is expanding into new markets and has opened a satellite facility at 2108 B St., N.W., Suite 120, in Auburn to serve clients in Seattle, Portland, Spokane and the Pacific Northwest. Ingram Micro ITAD was formerly CloudBlue.
Zymergen, a molecular technology company based in Emeryville, California, is expanding in Seattle with a new office at 1624 Fourth Ave. Zymergen has employed a small team here since late 2015, and plans to continue hiring here. It was founded four years ago and now has more than 350 employees in two offices. The 4,770-square-foot Seattle office has six employees, with space for another 30. The firm said it focuses on improving the performance of materials and discovering new molecular products for everything from agriculture to pharmaceuticals.