Feb 13, 2019
In Bellevue, Mike Wongkaew, Ph.D., joined HNTB Corp. as national tunnel practice lead-Northwest and associate vice president. He oversees tunneling on Sound Transit West Seattle and Ballard Link extension projects. His experience in structural and tunnel engineering and project management includes designing the first single-pass steel fiber reinforced precast concrete segmental tunnel lining in the U.S. for Portland's East Side CSO tunnel; leading design for 22 route miles of high-speed train tunnel in California; and providing technical oversight for the SR99 bored tunnel in Seattle. HNTB is an infrastructure firm.
In Seattle, Bassetti Architects promoted Judy Yeoh to associate principal. In Portland, it promoted Joe Echeverri to principal. Yeoh has worked on complex buildings and has a background in production, detailing, specifications and quality control. Echeverri leads the Portland office and has played a key role in its growth. His recent projects include Roosevelt, Tigard and Tualatin high schools and Five Oaks Middle School. He is leading design on the renovation and additions at Benson High School.
Seattle-based Hewitt promoted John Reynders to associate and hired Hans Fagerlund, Laura Graden-Cotts and Jasmine McNeil as architecture staff. Reynders is in the mixed-use and residential architecture studio where he has contributed to design for Mama Tower (1516 Second Ave.), 5th & Roy and Asian Plaza mixed-use developments, plus design of the Clean Energy Technology Center in Snohomish County. Fagerlund is an associate and project manager with 19 years of experience on multi-family, mixed-use residential projects, as well as adaptive re-use, hospitality, commercial and higher education. He is managing design development for the 222 Dexter condo tower. Graden-Cotts has a master in architecture from the University of Idaho and five years of experience. She is managing architecture construction administration for Northgate and Roosevelt light rail stations. McNeil is a Virginia Tech University graduate. She is assisting with architecture construction administration for two stations on Northgate Link. Hewitt provides architecture, landscape architecture and urban design.
In Seattle, Jackson | Main Architecture promoted architects Steven Bohlman and Dan Rasmusson and interior designer Adrianne Martin to associate. They will help grow the company, and lead initiatives on culture, sustainability and technology. Jackson | Main provides architecture, master planning and interior design.
Hayden, Idaho-based Allwest Testing & Engineering hired Taryn Perry as vice president of business operations. Perry will oversee accounting, human resources, information technology and business development. She was with Trindera Engineering for nearly 13 years.
Peter Wurden-Foster of the Bellingham office of BHC Consultants received a Washington engineering license. He has five years of civil engineering experience on stormwater, sewer, water and fish passage projects. BHC is a municipal services consulting firm.
Feb 06, 2019
Toronto-headquartered IBI Group hired Gregory Wharton as studio lead for a new commercial-residential mixed-use architecture practice in Seattle. He has over 25 years of experience in Seattle, nationally and internationally as a designer and planner for mixed-use projects including high-rise, mid-rise, apartments, condos, hotels, offices and retail centers. IBI Group has 2,800 employees and more than 60 offices worldwide.
Seattle-based Magnusson Klemencic Associates promoted Farshad Berahman, Sean Clifton and Danya Mohr to principal. Berahman has a Ph.D. and 20 years of design and structural engineering experience managing projects up to 11.8 million square feet. As leader of the high-rise structures technical specialist team, he has advanced MKA's tall building design with wind and seismic engineering advancements, including new forms of damping systems within tall towers for more efficient motion control. Clifton is a member of the residential and hotel specialist group and the high-rise and concrete technical specialist teams. He has experience internationally in residential, hospitality and mixed-use developments up to 4 million square feet, and high-rises up to 100 stories. Mohr is in the retail/mixed-use specialist group with experience in retail, mixed-use, and hospitality markets globally. He was educated as an architectural engineer and has designed boutique retail as well as multi-tower, mixed-use developments. MKA provides structural and civil engineering worldwide.
Seattle-based Floyd|Snider promoted Megan King to associate principal. The environmental engineer and senior project manager has 15 years of experience in upland and in-water hazardous waste remediation, project management and facilitation. She has worked on environmental cleanup and restoration projects in the Northwest for ports, municipalities, industries and developers.
In Kirkland, Blueline hired Eric Jensen as planning manager, Gloria Contreras as an engineer/construction inspector on public works projects and Eric J. Rivera as an engineering drafter. Jensen most recently was in capital infrastructure project management for King County's Community Development Block Grant program and has been principal planner for the cities of Duvall, Carnation and Millwood. He will lead land use planning, permitting and grant management for Blueline. Contreras has a master's in civil engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and was a project engineer with Gary Merlino Construction. Rivera has been in the civil engineering field for 20 years in California, including on a survey crew for Rodman, and as a designer and CAD manager for Yamabe & Horn Engineering. Blueline provides civil engineering, land use planning and landscape architecture.
In Federal Way, ESM Consulting Engineers promoted Trevor Stiff to vice president, Zack Lennon to director of survey, John Everett to director of planning and Clark Kunitsugu to principal. Stiff has been at ESM since 2001 and is director of engineering. Lennon has 20 years of experience in land surveying and has taken over the overall management of the firm's survey operations. Everett has 20 years of experience in land planning, real estate and development. Kunitsugu leads ESM's residential services with over a decade of experience in engineering, design and entitlement of residential projects. He works with builders and developers in the Puget Sound region. ESM provides civil engineering, land planning, surveying, landscape architecture and GIS services.