May 18, 2022
Caron Architecture hired two new team members, Kin Leung and Matthew Stock. Leung brings 20 years of architectural experience, with a specialty in hotel and residential designs to the firm. Matthew Stock joined Caron Architecture earlier this year as a designer. He brings five years of experience designing a variety of project types across the US, in both the public and private sectors. He is currently assisting the team with a diverse range of project types.
Mahlum promoted three team members in its Seattle office and five in its Portland office. At the Seattle office, Erica Hildebrand has been elevated to the role of director of brand and communications, Jesse Walton has been elevated to the role of associate principal and Marijana Misic to associate.
With almost 30 years of professional experience, Hildebrand collaborates to create successful storytelling surrounding brand repositioning, leads complex project and award submissions, and spearheads all Mahlum's digital communication and media. In her role as director of brand and communications, she works with the firm's owners in furthering the firm's vision and increasing brand awareness both internally and externally. Hildebrand is also an active member of Mahlum's Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Continuing Education Committee. With more than 20 years of experience with educational clients, Walton is passionate about creating sustainable, healthy spaces for learners of all ages. As project architect and energy efficiency specialist he works closely with design teams and district staff to maximize efficiency, and thermal comfort. An early adopter of BIM, he is an office-wide leader in Revit documentation, building envelope design, and energy code compliance. Walton holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is a registered architect in the state of Washington, a LEED-Accredited Professional, Certified Passive House Consultant, and serves on the National AIA 2030 Working Group.
Misic has 16 years of architectural experience. Her focus at Mahlum has been on higher education facilities, specifically student housing, working on projects such as the redevelopment of Husky Village at University of Washington Bothell. Misic received the AIA Seattle Young Architect Award in 2017 and is an active member of the AIA Diversity Roundtable. She is currently involved with DRT's collaboration with Sawhorse Revolution through mentoring youth about architecture, and stewarding youth envisioned designs towards built projects. In 2021, she was appointed to serve on the AIA Seattle Board of Directors and is also directly involved with the AIA Seattle's Membership Steering Committee. She received her BA in Architecture at the University of Washington and is a registered architect in Washington.
At the Portland office, Kim Olson has been elevated to the role of principal and Bryan Hollar, Janet Foz Jacobs, Jeff Goldblatt and Tim Meyers have been elevated to associate. Joining Mahlum in 2013, Olson brings more than 19 years of experience in the field of architecture. Olson has served on various boards and committees for the American Institute of Architects. She currently is Chair of AIAO's Legislative Affairs Committee. She earned a Master of Architecture from Tulane University and is a registered architect in Oregon.
Hollar has nearly ten years of professional experience working on K-12 and Higher Ed learning environments. He has served as project architect and designer on numerous complex renovation projects, including his alma mater, Canby High School. Outside of Mahlum, Hollar is committed to professional mentoring. He volunteered for the Architects in Schools program serving elementary school students for three years, is serving as a Team Leader for the ACE Mentor Program serving high school students for the third year and has been involved with the University of Oregon Mentoring Circles program that connects architecture students to working professionals.
Foz Jacobs has over 20 years of architectural experience including healthcare, educational, and residential, with design and documentation for healthcare and educational facilities as a personal focus. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Washington and is a registered architect in Washington. Goldblatt has nine years of architectural design experience and technical expertise with a focus on educational and student housing facilities in college and university settings. He most recently completed the design and documentation of Mahlum's New Portland Studio Renovation, which is Portland's first Living Building Challenge petal certified project. He has been a leader in Mahlum's Commitment to Community initiative leadership. He has also worked pro bono with Impact NW and is active in raising funds for other local, non-profit organizations. Goldblatt earned his Bachelor of Architecture from University of Oregon and is a registered architect in the state of Oregon. He received his Living Future Accreditation in 2021.
Meyers has over ten years of architectural experience exploring the crossroads of user experience and computational design. Meyers has pioneered programs internally to provide quick online resources to Mahlum staff. His design toolkits virtually guide architects and designers on how to effectively use programs and resources. Meyers received his Master of Architecture from the Kansas State University and is a registered architect in Missouri.
The Riley Group has hired three new staff geologists: David Stariha, Jaycob Davies and Sierra Kindley. Stariah brings over seven years of experience in the geotechnical engineering field. Stariha earned his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies while attending Pacific Lutheran University. He is currently transitioning to RGI's environmental department where he will perform field work and project support. Stariha's work will include soil and groundwater environmental sampling, onsite drilling and remedial investigation oversight.
Davies earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology while attending Western Washington University. His previous experience includes providing onsite geotechnical construction monitoring, and reporting in detail the soil and stormwater conditions to clients. He is currently supporting RGI's environmental department by performing project research and support for phase I environmental site assessment reports, field activities and drilling oversight for phase II environmental subsurface investigations.
Kindley earned her Bachelor of Arts in Geology and Environmental Studies while attending Augustana College, and her Master of Environmental Management from the Water Resources Management Program at Duke University. At RGI, she supports the environmental department by conducting agency file reviews and research, site-specific historical assessments, and report preparation and documentation for phase I environmental site assessments and phase II subsurface investigations.
May 11, 2022
Coughlin Porter Lundeen announced the promotion of three team members. Will Andres has been promoted to civil project manager. Andres is a project leader and liaison for educational, commercial, and healthcare clients. He has previous experience with foundation design-build and powerline infrastructure projects across North America and building infrastructure for the commercial and education markets.
Laura Lindeman is now a structural project manager. Lindeman uses analytical and design skills to provide effective and appropriate solutions for unique aspects of each project, from new construction to the seismic upgrade of historic buildings. In support of the firm's commitment to the SE2050 Challenge, Lindeman manages the assessment and calculation of the embodied carbon footprint for current projects and is responsible for setting future reduction goals.
William Stone has also been promoted to structural project manager. Hailing from New Zealand, William brings unique experiences and knowledge to his Pacific Northwest clients, equally proficient in completing one of the largest high schools in the state as he is in the full transformation of a historic boutique hotel in downtown Seattle. His areas of specialization — education facilities and a passion for mass timber structures— have merged into two projects where CLT and DLT complement the district's vision for a cleaner, sustainable future, yet fit within budget and schedule restraints.
Bryan Kardos has rejoined Parametrix as a senior construction manager based in Seattle. He has 29 years of industry experience in public works inspection, quality assurance, zoning administration, plan reviews and planning meetings, landscape design, and construction. Kardos comes to Parametrix most recently from O'Neill Service Group where he served as lead construction inspector. He was previously with Parametrix in 2013. His project experience includes overseeing bridges, roundabouts, construction of community parks, community centers, subdivision infrastructure installations, roadways, streetscapes, and water treatment plants. At Parametrix, he will provide construction management services in support the Washington State Department of Transportation's SR 520 project.
Perteet announced that Denise Cieri has joined its board of directors. Until two years ago, when she began a consulting firm, Cieri worked for WSDOT as a program administrator on some of the state's most significant projects, including SR 520 Bridge Replacement, Alaskan Way Viaduct, and I-405 Express Toll Lanes. She is a University of Washington graduate and a champion of public infrastructure and its role in our community.
Perteet is a 100% employee-owned, multidisciplinary engineering firm focused on enhancing the quality of life in Washington by solving transportation and infrastructure challenges that make our communities function more efficiently, safer and better.
Integrus Architecture announced the advancement of five team members to senior associate and six to associate. TJ Hoving, SEGD (experiential graphic designer), Megan Onley, NCIDQ, IIDA (interior designer), Brian Rezentes, AIA, NCARB (project architect), Anton Toth, RA (project architect) and Sara Wilder, AIA, LEED AP (project manager) have been promoted to senior associate.
Jason Bond, AIA (project architect), Tina Campanella (business development specialist), Steve Lee, MBA, CMP (director of information technology), Erik Peterson, RA (project architect), Brian Piippo, AIA, NCARB (senior project manager) and Bridgette Tinsley (architectural associate) have been promoted to associate.
Angela Gelfer joined RGI's team as a project geologist in the company's geotechnical department. She brings over six years of experience supporting geotechnical engineering projects, performing water rights work, hydrogeologic studies and construction monitoring. Gelfer earned her Bachelor of Science in Geology while attending Western Washington University, and her Master of Environmental Science from the Hydrology and Water Securities Program at the University of Oklahoma.
Jessica Babb joined RGI's team as a project geologist in the environmental department. She brings approximately seven years of professional experience. Most of her career has focused on completing environmental phase I site assessments and due diligence investigations, as well as the management and oversight of remediation of soil and groundwater for local gas stations and dry cleaners. Babb earned her Bachelor of Science in Geology while attending Western Washington University.