Dec 06, 2017
Bremerton-based Rice Fergus Miller hired Jerry McDevitt as a design lead for the senior housing, health care and hospitality team; Roger Long as a senior project designer in the health care, housing and community studios; Angie Tomisser as an interior designer in the community and hospitality studios; and Lisa Covell as a computer technician. McDevitt has a background in senior living projects, and built a practice over the last few decades in the Northwest. Long has over 20 years of experience in markets that include health care and multifamily housing. Tomisser has over 12 years of experience, including work on education, mixed-use and office projects. Covell had a career in the Navy. RFM provides architecture, interior design, planning and visualization.
In Bellevue, Osborn Consulting hired Anne Seethoff as a senior project engineer, and Shannon Gray and Isaac Fournier as project engineers. Seethoff has over 30 years of experience in civil and stormwater design. Gray's experience is in roadway drainage, stormwater design, green stormwater infrastructure and stream restoration. Fournier has experience in fish barrier removal and habitat restorations.
In Seattle, Stantec promoted Sarah Dreger to discipline lead of digital practice for its buildings practice across the company. Dreger has over 20 years of technology and development experience. She will focus on employees' technology needs and support infrastructure and operations, business applications, BIM, development, content management and work sharing. In the Puget Sound region, Stantec provides engineering and design services for buildings, transportation, water, waterpower and dams, and environmental services projects.
In Portland, SRG Partnership hired Eric Ridenour as a senior associate and campus planner; Kevin Chavez as an architectural staff member, Jordan Iseler as marketing manager, Lina Lim as a receptionist, and Lucy Downs as accounting and payroll coordinator. Also, it promoted Sam Stadler to senior associate and Nicolai Kruger to associate. Ridenour is an architect who works with universities and colleges on long-range planning and campus design. He is working on a facilities master plan for Portland Community College. Chavez had a two-year internship and holds a master of architecture degree from Portland State University. He is working on preliminary design ideas for a high-rise building at 4th & Montgomery. Iseler has a bachelor's in architecture from Clemson University, and was interim director for the American Institute of Architects in Columbus, Ohio. She is responsible for project pursuits, research and strategy. Lim is a University of Oregon graduate who worked in health care for five years. Besides being a receptionist, Lim supports the accounting team. Downs will handle payroll and human resources duties, and supports accounting functions. She has 23 years of experience and an education in business/accounting and health care administration. Stadler has been at SRG 12 years, with a focus on higher education and health care projects. He just completed project management for Karl Miller Center at Portland State University. Kruger has 13 years of architectural experience. At SRG, she has worked on the Knight Cancer Research Building. Prior to joining the firm, she worked on large-scale commercial projects in Asia. SRG provides programming, planning, architecture and interior design, with an office also in Seattle.
Pride Industries of Roseville, California, has been awarded a multi-year janitorial contract at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Pride is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides facilities and manufacturing services to business and government while creating jobs for people with disabilities. Sea-Tac has more than 45 million passengers a year and is the ninth busiest U.S. airport. Pride will partner with Evergreen Building Services to operate in the Central Terminal, Concourse C, Concourse D and North Satellite. Pride employs more than 5,600 people.
Dec 05, 2017
Jim Kelly will retire as 4Culture's executive director in March. 4Culture is King County's cultural funding-arm, an independent public agency supporting arts, heritage, preservation and public art, serving Seattle and 38 municipalities. During Kelly's tenure, over $130 million has been distributed to 2,800 individuals and groups. He was hired in 1993 to King County Arts Commission and became director of the Office of Cultural Resources in 1999. It became an independent public agency in 2001 and later renamed 4Culture. 4Culture's board will conduct a search for Kelly's replacement.
New Century Theatre Company is closing at the end of the year. It was founded in 2007. For the past three seasons, NCTC has been a resident company at 12th Avenue Arts on Capitol Hill. NCTC said the decision follows the departure of several longtime members to pursue other opportunities. Despite the challenge of running on a lean budget and with a tiny staff, NCTC said it is debt free.
Scott Bursell joined Hermanson Co. as senior project manager in the Corporate Group. Bursell has nearly 40 years of experience in mechanical construction, where he managed plumbing, mechanical, hydronic and HVAC contracts for large private and public projects. He began as a welder and boiler installer for a small company in Wyoming.