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  People & Companies

Mar 14, 2018

Weinstein A+U


Seattle-based Weinstein A+U promoted architect Matthew Zinski to associate. Zinski has worked on education, multifamily and specialized residential projects. He is working on a 67-unit apartment project on Beacon Hill for Pacific Housing NW. Weinstein A+U provides architectural and urban design services.






Mahlum promoted Alyssa Leeviraphan and Rene Berndt to associate principal, and Andy Drissell and Rodrigo (Rod) Meira to associate. Leeviraphan is a project manager who has spent 15 years with Mahlum working on educational facilities in the Northwest. Berndt joined the firm in 2006. He designs educational projects and has shared research through publications, conference presentations and university lectures. Drissell was hired 2015 and is a project architect for health care and K-12 projects and has written about supporting circadian rhythm through proper lighting for Medical Construction & Design magazine. Meira was hired 11 years ago, and has primarily focused on K-12 projects, including Cascadia Elementary School, Robert Eagle Staff Middle School and Licton Springs K-8 for Seattle Public Schools, where a shared educational campus for the three schools replaced an outdated facility. Leeviraphan and Berndt are in Portland. Meira and Drissell are in Seattle.

Travis, Fitzmaurice & Associates





Consulting electrical engineering firm Travis, Fitzmaurice & Associates of Seattle promoted Aprille Balangue to principal and Kate Hanson to drafter, and it hired Brian Oh as a designer and Keenan Uriu as a drafter. Balangue joined the firm 10 years ago and has been project manager on education, community and civic projects, including Seattle Fire Station 32. Hanson is assisting in the drafting department. Oh has a bachelor's in electrical engineering from the University of Washington. Among his projects is Assumption St. Bridget School in Seattle. Uriu is assisting in the drafting department.

Elliott Bay Design Group


In Seattle, Eric Coleman joined Elliott Bay Design Group as a naval architect. Coleman has six years of marine experience, emphasizing preliminary and detail design work of aluminum and steel vessels. He has worked on commercial vessels and charter yachts. EBDG provides naval architecture, marine engineering and production support services.

ESM Consulting Engineers



In Federal Way, ESM Consulting Engineers promoted Trevor Stiff to director of engineering and Clark Kunitsugu to associate. Stiff joined ESM 16 years ago as a design engineer and eventually became a principal engineer. Kunitsugu was hired eight years ago. He has project management skills and a client-oriented attitude. ESM provides civil engineering, surveying, land use planning, GIS, and landscape architecture.

ALSC Architects



ALSC Architects of Spokane hired Becky Blankenship as a project manager and Carla Lancaster as an administrative assistant. Blankenship has over 20 years of experience in civil engineering, architecture, and construction. She is working on banking and credit union projects. Lancaster has over 25 years in the industry. She is providing office and administrative support for architectural and interior design staff. ALSC provides planning and design services.

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In Seattle, GGLO promoted Tiina Ritval, Don Vehige, Jennifer McDougall Watt and Blake Williams to senior associate, and Robert Wright, Justin Schwartzhoff, Nancy Linne, Bron Heintz, Sean Cahalin, Carissa Franks, Sam Beadel and Lauren King to associate. Ritval has worked in many project roles, from technical detailing to a lead design on the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center in Pullman. Her other work includes Center Steps in Seattle. Vehige has led planning and urban design in the western U.S. and Canada. His work includes the Yesler Terrace Redevelopment Master Plan and Greenbridge redevelopment. McDougall Watt is an architect with over 20 years of experience on mixed-use and residential projects with a focus on affordable and workforce housing, senior living and housing for special needs populations. Her projects include Aegis West Seattle. Williams has worked on multifamily, high-rise, house, campus, master plan and mixed-use urban design, and collaborated with artists on custom installations. Wright has over two decades of experience on multifamily and mixed-use mid- and high-rise projects in the Northwest, including Sparc Apartments in Bellevue. Schwartzhoff has contributed to sustainable projects. He is a member of the AIA 2030 Roundtable, and works with the USGBC on the GreenBuild Special Working Group. Linne works on multifamily and mixed-use, with projects that include The Danforth on First Hill. Heintz has a master's in architecture from the University of New Mexico and has done whole building LCA/carbon capture research. Cahalin advocates for the use of parametric tools and computational design. His projects include the Elson S. Floyd Cultural Center. Franks has experience in mid-rise multifamily in South Lake Union and high-rise, mixed-use towers in Seattle. Beadel has experience on house, community college remodel and hospitality projects. She now works on multifamily, with projects that include The Carter on the Park in Redmond. King is a leader on the interior design team. She has worked on multifamily and hospitality projects, including The Junction in Bothell.





In Redmond, Otak hired Connor Reid and Emily Maggio as engineering designers in the transportation and infrastructure services group, and Alexandra Garner as a senior marketing coordinator. Reid has a bachelor's in civil engineering from Gonzaga University. The engineer-in-training is working on Seattle City Light's Georgetown Steam Plant Access Road. Maggio has a bachelor's in civil engineering from the University of Wisconsin and is an engineer-in-training. She is working on National Park Service projects. Garner has 16 years of experience in marketing and business development for local A/E firms. She is responsible for proposals, promotional materials, press releases, trade shows and maintaining the CRM database. Otak is an engineering, architecture, urban design, planning and project management firm.

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