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Jun 29, 2016

Weber Thompson


Weber Thompson promoted Bernadette Rubio to interior design principal. Rubio will lead a team of ten interior designers, space planners and other professionals in the interior design studio, which works on residential, commercial, hospitality and retail projects. Carrie Smith stepped down as interior design principal at the firm, where she and Rubio built the interior design team. Rubio has 20 years of experience in interior and architectural design. Her work has included Pike Motorworks, a 259-unit mixed-use apartment project in Seattle.

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol

dos Remedios






At its Seattle headquarters, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol landscape architecture firm hired Ashley Ludwig and Katherine Liss as associates and Alex McCay as a designer, and promoted Laurel Li to designer and Cheryl dos Remedios to marketing and communications senior associate. The firm also hired Wolfgang Umana as administrator of its Washington, D.C. workspace. Ludwig practiced landscape architecture for several years New York. She is a project leader for the India Basin Shoreline Park and Long Beach Civic Center projects in California. Liss spent seven years in New York practicing landscape architecture. She is leading projects in the U.S. McCay holds a master's in landscape architecture from Pennsylvania State University. Umana holds a degree in environmental science and public policy from George Mason University.

Runberg Architecture Group


Seattle-based Runberg Architecture Group promoted Melissa Wechsler to partner. She joins founder Brian Runberg and Michele Wang in that role. The firm said Wechsler's design vision and project management experience have helped it in designing high-performing mixed-use buildings. She is collaborating with Graphite Design Group on two residential towers above Google's future offices in South Lake Union. Previously, she was with Borrelli + Partners in Miami.





In Seattle, Hewitt hired Tracy Stendal as a project architect, Rachel Miller as a landscape architect and Nathan Leverson to the architecture staff. Stendal has over 10 years of mid-rise and commercial architecture experience. She was a project architect with CallisonRTKL. Miller has nearly a decade of landscape architecture and urban design experience and was a landscape designer for Integrated Site Design. She is designing projects in South Lake Union. Leverson holds a bachelor's degree in architectural design from the University of Washington, and is on Hewitt’s architecture team. The firm provides architecture, landscape architecture and urban design.

FSi consulting engineers




Seattle-based FSi consulting engineers hired Daimian Bingham, Michael Kledzik and Chris Hallock as mechanical engineers. Bingham specializes in energy modeling, life cycle cost analysis and HVAC airside design, and is working on projects for King County and Boeing. Kledzik is an energy manager with 10 years of experience in energy audits and upgrades. He is working on Washington State Ferries' Mukilteo and Colman Dock Ferry Terminal replacement projects. Hallock specializes in cooling, sound attenuation, and plumbing systems for projects that range from department stores to data centers. He is doing work at Sea-Tac airport. FSi provides mechanical engineering.



Adam Bettcher of Stantec earned his Washington architectural license. He is an acoustician in the Lynnwood office. Stantec provides engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management and project economics.

Jun 22, 2016

SRG Partnership





SRG Partnership promoted Aaron Pleskac, Keasa Jones, Bjorn Clouten and Steve Simpson to principal. Pleskac and Jones work in Seattle, and Clouten and Simpson in Portland. Pleskac has been a project manager and project architect since 2002. He is working on the expansion of Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. Jones is the designer for Seattle's North Precinct Police Station. Her clients have included Washington State University and Everett Community College. Clouten has 20 years of experience in project management, including higher education and civic projects. He has managed the Oregon State Capitol renovation. Simpson has designed projects for over 27 years, including higher education, libraries, museums and cultural. He is the primary designer on the Multnomah County Courthouse.

Hoshide Wanzer Architects



Seattle-based Hoshide Wanzer Architects promoted William J. Scales to principal and hired Sean Wilson as an intern. Scales joined the firm 13 years ago and has worked on residential, higher education, civic and retail projects. Wilson holds a bachelor's in architecture from UNC Charlotte and a master of architecture degree from Georgia Tech. He has steel fabrication and residential design experience.

The Watershed Co.

Bill Way





Nancy Way

The Watershed Co. of Kirkland promoted Hugh Mortensen to president and Dan Nickel to vice president, and Jennifer Creveling and Kenny Booth joined the board of directors. This completes a decade-long transition between co-founders of the 34-year-old environmental consulting firm and the second generation of ownership. Co-founder Bill Way will remain in an advisory capacity and co-founder Nancy Way is retiring. Mortensen is a senior ecologist and wetland scientist. He manages the natural resource practice, with work for cities and Snohomish County Airport. Nickel is an environmental engineer who manages environmental planning, including critical areas ordinances, habitat plans, shoreline plans, infrastructure permitting and shoreline restoration. He has led 40 shoreline master program updates. Creveling is a senior wetland/wildlife biologist. She manages projects with Puget Sound Energy and Sound Transit, providing critical areas assessment, mitigation planning and permitting. Senior planner Booth leads private development and infrastructure permitting, including public works and transportation projects for jurisdictions and engineering firms. Bill Way is a wetland scientist who started Watershed to design stream restorations when the field was in its infancy. Since then, wetland work, planning, permitting and landscape architecture have been added. Nancy Way is a marketer who has helped direct and grow the company.



Brook Jacksha joined civil engineering firm Pacland|Bellevue as an owner and principal. Jacksha has 18 years of civil engineering experience with a focus on campus projects and development in cities. He has worked on over 200 projects, including the University of Washington Husky Stadium renovation and the planned Seattle Sonics Sodo Arena. He will work on projects in cities.




Parametrix hired Matthew Collins as a senior consultant in Seattle, and Patrick Forza as a senior engineer in Puyallup. Collins has over 25 years of experience in construction and program management as a project owner, contractor and project manager, including work on the Elliott Bay Seawall. He will work on transportation, water/wastewater, environmental restoration and public facility projects. Forza has over 24 years of experience in transportation design and construction. His work includes Interstate-5 Mounts Road to Thorne Lane Corridor Improvements. Parametrix provides services in transportation, natural resources, community building, water solutions, and environmental engineering and science.

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