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May 31, 2023

FSi Engineers


FSi Engineers announced the promotion of Jessica Moyer to the position of senior associate. Moyer brings a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Seattle University and 13 years of experience. Since joining FSi in 2014, Moyer has excelled in creating complex mechanical designs and is an integral part of the Boeing team.



Herrera welcomed associate landscape architect Bernie Alonzo to its Bellingham office. Alonzo brings over 25 years of full-service landscape architecture design and management experience with sustainable project planning and design, including site selection, programming, the development of initial concepts and deliverables, budgeting, and the execution of documentation and construction administration. Prior to Herrera, Alonzo worked as a principal landscape architect for GGN (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol), where he managed several multi-million-dollar projects across the western U.S.

Alonzo will partner with Kate Forester to lead Herrera's landscape architecture team.

HBB Landscape Architecture




HBB Landscape Architecture announced the promotion of Michael Walton, ASLA, ISA, and Steve Nowaczyk, ASLA, to principal; and Michelle Biggs, ASLA, CPSI, to senior associate.

Walton, with over 12 years of experience in landscape architecture, brings extensive knowledge of construction methods, horticulture, arboriculture and irrigation design to the team. His work experience includes transportation projects for light rail, roadway corridors, and airports; as well as for college campuses, parks, waterfront and multi-modal trail planning. Most recently, Walton led the landscape design for the Downtown Redmond Link light rail extension in Redmond, the Snohomish Readiness Center in Snohomish, and the R Avenue corridor improvements in Anacortes.

Nowaczyk has been practicing landscape architecture for 16 years. His background in the field spans across the private and public sectors with completed works in private development, public plazas, and transportation infrastructure. Some of Nowaczyk's most recent projects include King County Metro South Annex Base in Tukwila, St. Joseph Medical Center West Tower in Bellingham, and Sound Transit Stride BRT S3 Line that spans through Seattle, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park and Kenmore.

Biggs brings seven years of experience in a diverse range of public and private projects, including parks, trails, streetscapes, schools, multifamily residential and mixed-use developments. As a licensed landscape architect and certified playground safety inspector, Biggs brings technical knowledge of playground safety requirements, inclusive play, and universally accessible design. Recent projects include SoCo Park master plan and Phase 1 improvements in

Covington, Smokey Point Boulevard improvements in Arlington, and the Eastrail Trail connection in Bellevue.



Kelly Irving, PE, has joined Parametrix as a principal consultant in program services. He brings over three decades of experience in the water industry, specializing in wastewater treatment and program and project management.

Irving comes from Jacobs, where he served as a project delivery manager overseeing program and project managers in water, transportation, built environment, and environmental markets. He also served as a senior project manager for large utility clients such as the city of Spokane; city of San Mateo, California; and Salt Lake City.

At Parametrix, Irving joins the corporate management team in support of the company's overall project delivery program and water division.

Perkins & Will




In Seattle, Perkins & Will recently promoted Kelly Schnell and Ryan Ramsey to associate principal, and Brandusa Bularca to senior associate.

Schnell is a project architect with 15 years of experience, primarily in the science and technology sector. She is experienced in space planning, permitting, exterior design and detailing, and construction administration. She worked extensively in South Lake Union on the Troy Block, the Allen Institute, Yale + Harrison, and the University of Washington Medicine Campus phases 2, 3.1 and 3.2. As project architect, Schnell is primarily responsible for the technical documentation and coordination of contract documents, development and maintenance of the BIM model, integration of all building systems, and all sustainability initiatives.

Ramsey is a senior medical planner who has dedicated his career to health care design. He began his commitment to the specialty of medical planning with his master's degree in architecture and health at Clemson University, one of only two such programs in the country. As a medical planner, Ramsey integrates functionality, operational efficiencies, and the client's strategic goals with his proficient knowledge of project delivery, BIM, and health care design.

Bularca is a well-rounded architect with a range of experience at multiple scales including campus master planning, university facilities, interior remodels, lab and office shell and core, multifamily housing, and custom residential design. Bularca also has extensive experience in the design and detailing of building envelope systems.

SCJ Alliance



SCJ Alliance added two new employees to its Lacey office in April: Cristina Haworth and Melissa Oum.

Haworth, AICP, was hired as the Lacey planning manager. Haworth has 11 years of experience leading interdisciplinary teams in planning, designing, and delivering projects for private and public sector clients. Her project work includes light rail expansions in Mountlake Terrace, comprehensive plan updates in Lynnwood and SeaTac, and public engagement programs for many Puget Sound communities. She attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate studies and the University of Pennsylvania for her master's degree in city planning.

Oum has joined SCJ as a senior accountant. She has worked in a variety of accounting roles, accruing over 19 years of experience, much of it in the AEC industry. Oum attended Texas Tech University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in accounting.

May 24, 2023

BHC Consultants






Local engineering, planning, and code compliance consulting firm BHC Consultants, LLC has announced the following leadership changes. After serving as president of BHC since June 2017, Ronald Dorn, PE, has stepped down, and the board of directors has appointed James (Jim) Gross, PE, PMP, former executive vice president and director of engineering, as the new president as of January 2023.

Dorn stepped down from the board of directors in May 2023, and will continue to manage projects through the end of 2023. Dorn has more than 40 years of engineering experience managing, planning, and designing a wide variety of municipal utility projects. He has served on the company board for fourteen years and was previously the director of engineering for the company. Gross has more than 30 years of civil and environmental engineering consulting experience, primarily in drinking water and wastewater planning, design and construction support.

Cameron Ochiltree, PE a senior engineer with BHC for seven years has been named executive vice president and promoted to director of engineering. Ochiltree has 25 years of experience working as a principal, project manager, and lead engineer primarily on wastewater collection, conveyance, and treatment system facilities through planning, permitting, design, and construction. Ochiltree will lead an engineering department with more than 45 engineers specializing in drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, solid waste, structural, and electrical engineering.

William (Willie) Hill, CBO, ACO will be retiring at the end of 2023 after serving as the manager of building code and construction compliance at BHC for 14 years.

Shane Daugherty, AIA, NCARB has been appointed as the new manager of building code and construction compliance as of January 2023. Daugherty is a licensed architect with more than 20 years of experience in commercial, hospital, and residential projects through all stages from planning to completion. His background includes architectural and construction project management, and the Factory Assembled Structures (FAS) program at Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Daugherty will lead a building code and construction compliance group that includes eight in-house certified building inspectors able to address all aspects of building code compliance.





van Zee


Herrera has welcomed five new employees based out of Washington and Wyoming: Jimmy Esteban, Erynne van Zee, Cameron Sloan, Nikki VandePutte and Julia McInerney.

Esteban is a civil engineer with four years of experience designing transportation systems, green stormwater infrastructure, and storm drainage systems across the Pacific Northwest. He has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Seattle University and will be based out of the firm's Seattle office.

Van Zee is an environmental engineer and landscape designer with a background in technical design and analysis, community engagement/co-design strategies, interdisciplinary research, and integrated water resources design and planning. She has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Washington. She will be based out of Herrera's Seattle office.

Sloan is an environmental scientist based out of Herrera's Wyoming office. He comes to Herrera from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality where he worked as a Natural Resource Analyst, overseeing the environmental compliance of mining operations across the state. Sloan has a Bachelor of Science in Energy Resource Management and Development from the University of Wyoming.

VandePutte is an environmental technician based out of Herrera's Seattle office. She has experience working on restoration projects, identifying salmonoid, native plant, and invasive species, and conducting field research. VandePutte is a graduate of Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, Freshwater and Terrestrial Ecology Emphasis.

McInerney is a HR generalist based out of Herrera's Seattle office. She comes to Herrera from Synapse Product Development where she worked as an HR and recruiting coordinator. McInerney has experience with employee onboarding, recruiting, interview processes, and database management. She is a graduate of Florida State University with a bachelor's degree in International Affairs.

Opsis Architecture




Opsis Architecture announced new leadership promotions within the firm and new staff.

Chris Roberts, AIA, was promoted to Opsis principal. Roberts has 19 years of experience at Opsis and more than 27 years in the architectural profession. He brings a depth of expertise in architectural design and project management to the sports, recreation and higher education projects he is a part of. His skills and expertise have been honed from work on projects ranging in size and complexity from the award winning, long span mass timber Idaho Central Credit Union Arena at the University of Idaho to performing arts centers, libraries, and recreation centers throughout the pacific northwest.

Erica Dunn, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP, was promoted to the role of associate principal. Dunn joined Opsis in September 2022. She brings more than 19 years of experience in architecture with the last 12 years dedicated to zero energy projects. Dunn is a recognized leader in sustainable design, and was recently honored as one of eight new Fellows in the New Building Institute's Senior Fellows program.

Conor Wood, AIA, has joined Opsis as a designer and construction administration specialist with 12 years of architectural, interior design and project management experience from a diverse set of project types. His previous work encompasses residential, commercial office, hospitality, retail, laboratory, and higher education buildings.



Engineering consulting firm Perteet Inc. has welcomed Erik Martin as the director of its South Sound operations. Martin brings more than 17 years at Pierce and Lewis Counties, most recently in the role of Lewis County manager. He has also worked in consulting as an engineer, project manager, and principal.

Martin has expertise in a diverse range of areas, including transportation, planning and environmental projects, basin-wide flooding solutions, community development, and infrastructure improvements. This move will expand Perteet's multidisciplinary services to all of southwestern Washington.

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