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Sep 02, 2015




Mackenzie promoted Michael Chen and Nabil Kausal-Hayes to senior associates in its Seattle office. Chen is branch manager, and brings 16 years of experience to the land-use planning department. He has worked on The Salvation Army Family Store in Seattle and Kelsey Creek Center in Bellevue. Kausal-Hayes is an engineer whose projects include Buckley Fire Station and Bonney Lake Justice Center. Mackenzie is a West Coast provider of architecture and interior design; structural, civil and traffic engineering; land use and transportation planning; and landscape architecture.

Environmental Science Associates



Environmental Science Associates hired Curtis LaPierre and Michael O'Brien as landscape architects in Seattle and Portland, respectively. They will work on restoration and development projects in western states. LaPierre has 31 years of experience in landscape architecture and urban design, and recently completed a master plan for Edith Moulton Park in Kirkland. O'Brien has over 25 years of experience that includes streetscapes, community trails, parks and stormwater facilities. He has worked on Hawthorne Park in Clackamas County. ESA is a West Coast-based environmental science and planning firm.










EHS-International promoted Herb Brod to technical manager, Derica Escamilla to hazardous materials manager, and Nadir Khan, Brett Racine and Rory Peterson to project managers. The firm hired Andrew Wells and Byron Wenning as industrial hygiene project assistants, and Erin Cafferty as a staff scientist. Seattle based EHS provides environmental consulting and engineering, hazardous materials management, industrial hygiene, construction management and indoor air quality consulting.

Aug 26, 2015

Cary Kopczynski & Co.




Cary Kopczynski & Co. promoted Andy Tu to project manager/associate, Elaine Peng and Jason Thome to senior design engineer/associate, Joel Kipple and Jerry Lee to senior design engineer, and Jacob Lanquin to senior BIM modeler. The firm hired Richard Hawksworth and Stephanie Vincent as design engineers, Allison Tran as a human resources specialist, and Natalie Sika as an administrative assistant. Tu has 13 years of structural engineering experience. He has designed residential towers and mixed-use projects, and is working on Tower 12, a 34-story residential building near Pike Place Market. Peng has 16 years of structural engineering experience. She is working on Lincoln Square in Bellevue. Thome has 10 years of structural engineering experience, and is working on the 440-foot Kinects Tower in the Denny Triangle. Kipple has nine years of structural engineering experience, and is working on Lincoln Square's retail podium. Lee has six years of structural engineering experience, and is working on 1200 South Figueroa, a project in Los Angeles. Lanquin has 15 years of experience in CAD and BIM drafting, and is working on Spring District Apartments in Bellevue. Hawksworth has nine years of experience in structural engineering, and is working on 970 Denny, a 440-foot residential tower in South Lake Union. Vincent was an engineering intern at CKC. She is working on Kinects Tower. Tran manages recruiting and employee relations. Sika assists the office administrator and project managers. CKC is a structural engineering firm with offices in Bellevue, San Francisco and Chicago.

Wood Harbinger


Bill States will retire Sept. 11 as a corporate vice president and industrial systems market leader at Wood Harbinger after 40 years in the engineering industry. States' career in mechanical engineering began at Fluor Corp. as a piping designer. He joined Wood Harbinger in 2003 as a principal. He has worked on projects in the aviation, higher education, health care, municipal and military sectors, and helped get industrial systems projects. In retirement, States plans to do woodworking, hunt and travel to Jamaica.

HDJ Design Group




HDJ Design Group hired Michael Barta as a civil engineer in the Vancouver office. In the Walla Walla office, it hired Alexander Matarazzo as a land surveyor and Kimberly Selph as a civil engineering designer. Barta worked for Bussard Williams in Bend on commercial, housing, roadway and utility projects. Matarazzo will move to the Pasco office in fall. He was with MacKay Sposito for almost 15 years in the Tri-Cities. Selph worked at Adams County Public Works as an engineering technician. She holds a degree in civil engineering from Washington State University. Vancouver-based HDJ provides civil engineering, planning, land surveying and landscape architecture.

The Watershed Co.


The Watershed Co. promoted Amber Raynsford to landscape architect. Raynsford has 10 years of experience. Since 2012, she has been with Watershed, which provides natural resources assessment, mitigation and restoration design, environmental planning and permitting, arborist and landscape architecture services.

Soundview Consultants

Soundview Consultants hired Mike Shaw as an associate principal. Shaw has a background in marine construction, water quality and environmental policy. His projects include the SR520 floating bridge. Soundview is an environmental planning and land use consulting firm.

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