Apr 14, 2021
Jack Wiggins retired from Seattle-based Quantum Consulting Engineers at the end of 2020. Wiggins was one of four people who founded the structural engineering company in 2002. He has worked on a variety of project types, including structural design of The Perkins School in Seattle, Everett Community College Health and Fitness Center in Everett, Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Federal Way Public Schools Service Center in Federal Way and the University of Washington Horticultural Center, Merrill Hall in Seattle. In a statement Wiggins said “Along with my partners past and present, we have built a remarkable company that has focused on high-quality structural engineering for our wonderful clients and design colleagues.”
In Seattle, Cushing Terrell promoted Amanda Herzberg to associate. Herzberg is the communication and brand strategy manager at the firm. She is a strategic communicator with experience building brands and executing marketing campaigns. She helps shape content strategies and digital marketing to create branded experiences. Additionally, she's led efforts to communicate more effectively internally and better utilize the firm's communications platforms. Cushing Terrell is an architecture, engineering and interior design firm.
Seattle-based Olson Kundig hired Greg Rogers as director of visualization and Shari Roberts as director of human resources, a newly created role. Rogers will lead firmwide implementation of visualization techniques, strategies and processes, shaping internal and external representation of Olson Kundig's work. He was head of visualization for WeWork and founded Reo Creative, where he helped businesses optimize and automate visualization processes, improve output and manage assets. He has over 11 years of visualization experience, including for architecture and design firms. Roberts will work with firm leaders and the existing human resources team to develop HR strategies and processes. She will focus on staff talent, and supporting and finding efficiencies across processes, spanning compensation, benefits, recruiting, staffing, employee relations, performance reviews, coaching and development. She has over 20 years of experience in human resources programming. Most recently, she was the director of people and culture for an asset management firm. Olson Kundig provides architecture, landscape architecture and interior design.
Seattle-based Cone Architecture promoted Emily Morgan to associate, Michelle LaLonde and Weicheng Li to project manager and John Shea to project captain. Also, Cone hired Najela Shamah as marketing manager, Myesha Clayton as office administrator and Angela Van Duzen, Brittney Cook, Ray Gontarz and Jacob Jordan as project designers. Morgan has six years of multifamily, mixed use and tenant improvement experience. She is leading work on mixed use apartment projects, a 16-unit townhome project and the Green Lake SPUD tenant improvement. Lalonde has over five years of multifamily and commercial project experience and is leading work on 10 low- to mid-rise projects in the Seattle area. Li has over four years of multifamily experience and continues work on the Dockside Apartments in Green Lake. Shea has five years of multifamily experience and is working on several Seattle and Tacoma mid-rise apartment projects. Cone provides architecture and planning.
Apr 07, 2021
Renee Boone joined Seattle-based Heliotrope Architects to continue her role as a project manager and expand into the firm's leadership. She has led residential and hospitality projects and is now leading two house projects in north Seattle and Cle Elum. Boone has practiced architecture for 26 years with experience in houses and luxury hospitality. She has worked for Olson Kundig, The Miller Hull Partnership, Cutler Anderson Architects and Lane Williams Architects.
Sarah Long joined Seattle-based goCstudio as an architectural associate. She has worked at Olson Kundig in Seattle and a Boston architectural firm as well as in environmental conservation. At goCstudio, she is working on houses in Seattle, Eastern Washington, the San Juan Islands and Bend, Oregon, as well as two new restaurants and a winery addition. She holds a master's in architecture from the University of Washington and a bachelor's in architectural studies from Tufts University.
Lavina Wadhwani is now a principal at Bellevue-based Veer Architecture. She will oversee Revit standards and keep the office updated with Building and Accessibility Code standards. She will join senior principal Kent Smutny in developing and diversifying the company's architectural portfolio. Wadhwani is an architect with over 20 years of experience in multifamily and office building projects. Her work on the LEED Silver-certified 123-4th Apartments in Olympia was recognized with an invitation to speak at the AIA Symposium organized by the Committee of the Environment. She was a project manager at Veer, HDL+T and Baylis Architects.
The Watershed Co. hired Heather Rogers as a planner/geomorphologist, Devin Melville as an environmental planner, and said Grayson Morris has become a licensed landscape architect. Rogers has seven years of experience and will support the team with natural resource assessment, planning, research and permitting. Melville is an environmental planner with four years of experience. She assists the firm in developing technical documents for environmental plans and policies, permitting and natural resource mitigation planning. Morris is a landscape architect and SITES Accredited Professional. He is also a member of the Landscape Architecture Professional Advisory Council at the University of Washington. His design experience ranges from large-scale industrial ecological systems to urban parks and streetscapes. Watershed provides natural resources assessment, mitigation and restoration design, environmental planning and permitting, stormwater monitoring, arborist and landscape architecture services
Portland, Oregon-based LRS Architects said it has become the largest women-owned architecture and interior design firm in the Pacific Northwest with the recent addition of Janice Sanada and Michelle Startt to the majority ownership group. Sanada is managing principal and leads the senior living studio. She joined LRS in 2003 and was named principal in 2013. Startt is managing principal. She joined LRS in 1999 and was named principal 2014. She is principal of the interiors department and the office + workplace studio, where she guides designers through projects in the commercial and public market sectors.