Jul 29, 2015
In its Seattle office, DCI Engineers hired Sam Amador as a structural CAD designer, Angela Ansell as a human resources assistant, James Campbell as a staff accountant, Yuting Ci as a staff engineer, Bradley Geyer as a structural project engineer, Kittrina Oliver as a civil project engineer and Maggie Whaley as a marketing coordinator. Amador has returned to DCI, where he previously worked on the 929 Office Tower in Bellevue. He has 13 years of structural drafting experience, and was a project manager at Hunter Structural in Charlotte, N.C. Ansell oversees hiring activities, employee benefits and administrative work. She assisted the HR staff at the University of Washington for five years and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for two years. Campbell briefly did auditing at DCI in 2008. He is doing billing, payroll support, FAR compliance, and account work as DCI becomes involved in more government projects. Ci was a DCI intern and is working on the Crosby Capitol Hill mixed-use building. Geyer interned at Sound Structures in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. He contributes to a tenant improvement project for Canyon Park in Bothell. Oliver has over nine years of engineering experience that includes working for David Evans and Associates. She supports the 4.6 acre Bellevue International Plaza project. Whaley does proposals, website content and social media. She has a combined five years of marketing experience at radio station 94.1 KMPS and at HDR. DCI is a civil and structural engineering firm.
FCS Group hired Scott Bash as president. Bash is the second president since the firm was established in 1988. He has 30 years of business experience in the engineering industry. He has been vice president of business systems and technology for CH2M, asset management practice leader at HDR, and vice president at Brown & Caldwell. FCS is a financial consulting firm that works with the public sector.
In its Seattle headquarters, Studio 216 hired Aidan Doyle and Sheena Garcia as senior creative leads. It also hired Liz O'Carroll as its new director of business development in the San Francisco office. Doyle worked at Kallmann McKinnell & Wood in Boston, and with Foster and Partners in London on Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California, with Safdie Architects in Boston, and most recently with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in Seattle. Garcia was with DBOX, SHoP Architects and Bernard Tschumi Architects as a lead visualizer for design projects and marketing campaigns. O'Carroll was vice president of marketing for nine years for Jones Lang Lasalle's Northwest region. She will work on client partnerships in the California market.
HOK's Seattle studio hired Julia Payne Cooper as a workplace strategist. She has over 10 years of strategic planning experience and 25 years of design experience. She will be involved in client visioning, strategic planning, workplace transformation and change management and communication for her projects. She worked at Callison in Seattle before spending 10 years overseas working for Geyer and DOW and four years in Washington D.C., Portland and Seattle with ZGF Architects.
SAGE Architectural Alliance hired Tom Larsen and Kim Anh Tran-Dinh as an intern architects. Larsen has experience in senior and affordable housing and a background as a metal fabricator, project manager, estimator and designer. Tran-Dinh has experience in senior and affordable housing and non-profit center, garden and park projects. The Seattle architectural firm focuses on senior and multifamily affordable housing.
SCJ Alliance hired Thera Black as transportation planning manager. Since 2000, Black has been a senior planner at the Thurston Regional Planning Council, managing the regional transportation work program. She lectures about transportation policy, planning and public process, and is active with the national Transportation Research Board. SCJ provides transportation planning and design, civil engineering, landscape architecture and land use/environmental planning.
Jul 22, 2015
Seattle structural engineering firm Lund Opsahl hired Diane Genson as a CAD/BIM technician, Carole Elrod as office manager, Owen Bower and Shawn Roberge as structural engineers, and Katie Blaesser and Chase Steigers as engineers. Genson was with Boeing and has a degree in computer drafting and design. Elrod has over 20 years of experience in office management and was with ORB Architects. Bower was with PCS Structural Solutions and has nine years of experience. He is managing a renovation at The Evergreen State College. Roberge has 10 years of experience and was with MLA Engineering. He is managing a wine project in Walla Walla. Blaesser has four years of experience that includes working at KPFF Consulting Engineers. With Lund Opsahl, she has worked on a hotel. Steigers interned with Lund Opsahl and graduated from the University of Washington this summer.
Integrus Architecture hired Ernesto Ruiz as an intern architect in Spokane. Ruiz holds a bachelor's in interior design and a master's in architecture from University of Idaho. He is working in the justice group. Integrus provides architectural, structural engineering, interior design and security design services.
Yost Grube Hall Architecture hired Brandon Crain as a staff architect, Leslie Maynard as a human resources generalist and office manager, Allison Miller as a design team member and Crystal Sanderson as a project architect. Crain has eight years of experience in New York, Phoenix, Seattle and Portland. Maynard has over 25 years of experience in the industry, and is a member of Society for Design Administration. Miller holds a bachelor of architecture degree from Virginia Tech and worked for a firm in Virginia. Sanderson has 13 years of experience in Northern California, including education, health care and community projects. Portland-based Yost Grube Hall provides planning, architecture and interior design services.
Candela, a Stantec company, hired Megan Sudol as a lighting designer in Lynnwood. Sudol has over two years of experience and will assist in lighting design, documentation and reviewing code, and quality assurance compliance. Her work includes Bexell Hall and McNary Dining at Oregon State University. She was with an architectural lighting manufacturer.
PCS Structural Solutions hired Jeremiah Bowles as an engineer. Bowles has seven years of experience and is working on Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School for Tumwater School District.