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Oct 21, 2020

Reyes Engineering











Reyes Engineering was on a hiring streak this summer. The electrical engineering company hired 10 people for the Seattle and Portland offices as well as the first employee for its Los Angeles office. It now has a staff of 20. In Seattle, the company hired Byron Fisher as a senior low voltage/telecom specialist and Nick Marquardt as a senior low voltage specialist. In Portland, it hired Adam Ritenour as a senior electrical engineer, Anna-Marie Matalucci as marketing manager, Julie Agrimson as a project assistant/marketing assistant, Navid Sharifi as an electrical engineer and Lorena Ruiz, Salam Elhasan and Spencer Nelson as electrical designers. In Los Angeles, it hired Agapeh Allahverdi as a lighting designer. The company designs electrical systems, architectural lighting and daylighting fire/safety and telecommunications systems. The new hires fill some open positions and build the team for Reyes, which also includes a Honolulu office. The company said it is growing because of planning put into motion in 2014 by its president, Flaviano Reyes, who wanted to slowly grow the company to be resilient in an economic downturn. He has been deliberate with the expansion of service offerings and continued to diversify markets and solidify the company's share of the transportation market. Reyes Engineering also covers education and healthcare facilities.

PCS Structural Solutions



In Tacoma, PCS Structural Solutions promoted Tanner Reijm and Evan Olszko to project manager. Reijm is managing the Chelan County PUD Service Center project, which includes a four-story administration building and seven operations buildings in Wenatchee. He has worked on K-12 projects, including Foster High School, and special projects. Olszko did design and construction administration for buildings at the Chelan County PUD Rock Island Dam and designed industrial and operations buildings for the Chelan County PUD Rocky Reach Dam. He has worked on Sound Transit Tacoma Link and K-12 projects. Both engineers joined PCS in 2016. The 75-person structural engineering firm also has offices in Seattle and Portland.



DOWL hired Ben Hughes as a civil project engineer in its Redmond office. Hughes has over 12 years of design and project management experience. That includes commercial, educational, healthcare and mixed-use development, as well as stormwater management treatment, parking lots, Americans with Disability Act ramps and other elements related to civil design projects. Most recently, he worked for King County reviewing building and construction permits and doing on-site field checks for projects. DOWL is a civil engineering and related professional services firm.

Oct 14, 2020

Cushing Terrell


Cushing Terrell promoted Kara Eberle to associate principal in the Seattle office. Eberle is an architect, project manager and Equity by Design team lead who has been with the firm for nine years. She has served as designer and advisor for clients from the initial design phase through project completion and beyond. Eberle specializes in the retail and commercial markets with a focus on gourmet grocery stores and workplaces for high-tech clients. Cushing Terrell is an architecture, engineering and interior design firm.










In Spokane, CollinsWoerman hired John Eckert as practice leader, Randy Benedict and Owen Turnbull as design architect leaders, Aileen Maeve Link and Manasa Vishwanath as interior designers and Jon Dunne, Justin Traw and Braden Stepp as technical designers. Eckert has experience managing projects in healthcare, recreation, and senior living. He has served in leadership positions on the board of AIA WA Council and AIA Spokane. Benedict has over 42 years of experience in large metropolitan areas as well as midsize communities on a variety of building types and in market sectors that include commercial, healthcare and higher education. Turnbull has over 15 years of experience in Seattle, Portland and Spokane on large-scale commercial, higher education, clinical research and mid- and high-rise mixed-use housing. Link is an interior designer with 10 years of design experience on projects that include student housing, higher education and healthcare in Spokane and in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, Bozeman, Montana and Golden, Colorado. Vishwanath has over 24 years of experience in Spokane, Seattle, California and Idaho in healthcare, higher education, dental and orthodontics, mixed-use and corporate design projects. Dunne has over 20 years of experience in BIM modeling and design. His portfolio includes municipal, industrial, commercial and other specialty projects. He also has two years of field engineering experience. Traw has over five years of experience that includes residential, commercial, and public works projects. He holds a master's degree in architecture from the University of Idaho. Stepp is a 2020 graduate of Washington State University's School of Design + Construction. He is working on higher education and healthcare projects. CollinsWoerman is a Seattle and Spokane-based architecture, interiors, planning and sustainability firm.



Seattle-based McKinstry promoted Megan Owen to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing. In her role on the executive team, Owen will lead efforts that shape McKinstry's market-facing activities. She will focus on expanding its reach and evolving strategies to connect with and serve clients. Owen joined the company more than a decade ago focused on government affairs. She transitioned to support its national energy business where she has focused on creating demand for new products and services. She has experience in the public and private sectors with an emphasis on policy, business development and strategic planning. McKinstry designs, constructs, operates and maintains high-performing buildings.

Oct 07, 2020



Jeff Kreshel joined KPG to lead utilities engineering services from its Seattle office. Kreshel has over 29 years of experience in planning, design, and construction management of water, wastewater, stormwater and other municipal civil engineering projects. He has collaborated with local agencies to develop long-term infrastructure solutions and has worked with over three dozen cities, counties, special purpose districts and other public agencies. Prior to joining KPG, he partnered with many of KPG's other disciplines on a variety of public works infrastructure projects in the Puget Sound region.

PACE Engineers


John Zeman joined PACE Engineers as branch manager of the Wenatchee office. Zeman has 27 years of civil engineering experience and has led the operations and direction of several local and national A/E/C and technology companies. He has overseen facilities, transportation, aviation, mining, ports and maritime, transit, oil and gas and industrial business lines. PACE is a civil and structural engineering, planning and surveying firm with offices also in Kirkland and Everett and in Lake Oswego, Oregon.

Johnston Architects



Seattle-based Johnston Architects hired Jen Kriegel and Jesse Davis as designers. Kriegel holds a bachelor's in English and duel master's degrees in architecture and landscape architecture from the University of Washington as well as a master's in historic and sustainable architecture from New York University. She is working on accessibility upgrades to the Seattle Justice Center and residential renovations. She started working at JA in 2017 as a student intern. Davis holds a master's degree in architecture from the UW and a bachelor's in sociology, philosophy and theology from Point Loma Nazarene University. He is supporting JA with internal Revit library updates, physical model building and digital modeling and video work. He is also designing a detached accessory dwelling unit in Magnolia.

PCS Structural Solutions



PCS Structural Solutions promoted Wes Neeley in Tacoma and Kyle Murdock in Seattle to associate principal. Neeley joined PCS in 2001. He has experience in K-12 and higher education new and renovation projects, including historic renovation. He is working on Webster School in Seattle, Yelm Middle School and Southworth Elementary in Yelm, and master planning for the PeaceHealth hospital system. In the past few years, he's completed the historic Tacoma Paper and Stationary building for UW-Tacoma. Murdock has been with PCS for over 10 years. He primarily manages its healthcare, life science and private development projects. He is managing the Block 95 project at Swedish First Hill and healthcare campus projects across the region. He is a healthcare marketing lead in PCS's Seattle office and participates in business development and project pursuits. PCS is a 75-person, structural engineering firm with offices in Seattle, Tacoma and Portland.

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