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Oct 07, 2015

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol














Seattle-based Gustafson Guthrie Nichol hired Meg Herndon as an associate, Jasmine Aryana as a project manager, Aria Goodman as a graphic designer, and Michael Benson, Kristelle Boulos, Peter Malandra, Philip Syvertsen, Joan Walbert and Sara Zewde as designers. Also, Mary Lange and Laurel Li joined the landscape architecture firm as design interns and Caitlin Jorgensen and Adrienne Leach as administrators. GGN's work includes CityCenterDC, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus and Seattle's Pike-Pine Renaissance streetscape plan.

BHC Consultants


In its Seattle office, Talia Tittelfitz rejoined BHC Consultants after working as a watershed coordinator for the Wabash River Enhancement Corp. in Indiana. At BHC from 2007 to 2013, Tittelfitz worked on long-range plans, codes and GIS analyses, including the Kelso downtown plan. BHC is a municipal services consulting firm, with an office also in Tacoma.

Zervas Architects


Karin Bostanci joined Zervas Architects in Bellingham as an interior designer. Bostanci was with an architecture firm in New York City. She holds a bachelor's in urban design and architecture studies from New York University and a master's in interior design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. At Zervas, she is working on the Blaine Primary School addition. Zervas is an architectural and interior design firm.


Carole Kassir-Garcia and Keysha Stark have rejoined CollinsWoerman as senior interior designers for workplace, mixed-use and health care projects. The hires are part of an expansion of the firm's interior design department. Kassir-Garcia has over 25 years of experience designing workplace, health care, and public space interiors. Stark has over 14 years of experience designing workplace and public space interiors. Seattle-based CollinsWoerman is an architecture, design and planning firm.

Shannon & Wilson

Shannon & Wilson hired Axel Nitschke, Ph.D., as vice president and director of operations for underground services in its new office in Tysons Corner, Virginia. His hiring will help the Seattle-based geotechnical and engineering company widen its national underground services portfolio. Nitschke has 20 years of industry experience, including on road, rail and utility tunnel projects for civil infrastructure as well as mining clients.

The Blueline Group

The Blueline Group hired Steve Moore as a CAD drafter. Moore has over 20 years of CAD experience, including water distribution, oil field design, subdivisions, schools, playfields, parks and commercial developments. Blueline provides civil engineering consulting.

Sep 30, 2015

NAC Architecture









In its Seattle office, NAC Architecture hired Liz Katz as a project architect, Jordyn Prince as a marketing coordinator, Kyle West and Trent Best as electrical engineers, and Iris Yuhui Xu, Brandon McLaughlin, Chris Schwalbe and Grace Soejanto as architectural designers. Katz has experience in education and multifamily projects, with four years at Stantec Architecture in Houston, Texas, and three years at Long Architect in Beaumont, Texas. She is working on Black Diamond Elementary School. Prince holds a bachelor's in advertising and multimedia from the University of Oregon. She has experience in marketing and design for education and health care. West holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University of Washington—Bothell and was a research engineer. Best has over ten years of experience in BIM modeling and electrical engineering. He was a nuclear electrician for the Navy and worked for Blu Homes. Xu holds a bachelor's in architecture from the University of Hong Kong and a master's in architecture from Harvard University, Graduate School of Design. She is working on the Enumclaw High School modernization. McLaughlin was with Klai Juba Wald Architects in Las Vegas. He is working on the Enumclaw High project. Schwalbe holds a bachelor's in environmental design and a master's of architecture from Montana State University. He was with Ensitio Design and is working on Bennett Elementary School. Soejanto holds a bachelor's in architectural studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She interned with W Office in Indonesia, and is working on Black Diamond Elementary. NAC provides planning, design, engineering, and capital facilities consulting services, with offices in the western U.S.




Mahlum named JoAnn Hindmarsh Wilcox associate principal and PJ Bauser an associate. Wilcox is design lead for the education studio. She was responsible for Wilkes Elementary School, which won a 2014 National AIA Committee on Architecture for Education Design Excellence Award. Bauser has been with the firm for eight years and is in its health care studio. He worked on the Peace Island Medical Center on San Juan Island.

Sazan Group



In its Seattle office, Sazan Group hired Robert Hamilton as a senior mechanical engineer and project manager and Mike Rayburn as a senior project manager. Hamilton has over 30 years of mechanical engineering and multidiscipline project management experience. Rayburn has over 30 years of experience in the industry and has managed multi-disciplinary projects. Sazan provides mechanical, electrical and fire protection engineering, technology systems consulting, commissioning, and owner representation services, with an office also in Portland.

DEI Electrical Consultants


Ben Helms, an electrical engineer with DEI Electrical Consultants in Spokane Valley, earned his engineer license in Washington and California. He is working on the Eastern Washington University Campus security master plan. DEI provides engineering, design, management and installation of electrical systems.

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