Feb 10, 2016
In Seattle, OAC Services hired Matt Moews as a senior project manager and Nancy Lopez as a marketing assistant. In Spokane, it hired Katharyn Getchell as a project controls manager. Moews has over 19 years of experience managing data centers, semiconductor and other mission critical construction projects. He will lead the expansion of Facebook's data center facilities in Prineville, Ore. Lopez will provide marketing support for OAC's offices. She has done marketing for design/consulting firms and holds a bachelor's in business management from San Francisco State University. Getchell has over 30 years of experience in project planning, scheduling, budget and cost controls. She will assist with Central Valley School District projects.
In its Seattle office, PAE hired Michael Kim as a senior associate and electrical project manager, Tom O'Donnell as a senior associate, David Mead as a building performance specialist and Adam Wrzeski as an IT/AV/security designer, and promoted Justin Stenkamp to associate and Daniella Wahler to project manager. Kim has experience in management and in designing systems for LEED projects. He will lead the Seattle office's electrical team. O'Donnell is a mechanical engineer with 20 years of experience designing HVAC systems. He has worked on designs for Amazon and Kaiser Permanente. Wrzeski was hired in June 2015. Mead has experience with building modeling, including energy, bulk airflow, CFD, lighting and envelope. Stenkamp has over 17 years of operation, maintenance, and mechanical design experience and has contributed to LEED projects and two Living Buildings. Wahler has eight years of experience in mechanical systems design and a background in business.
In Redmond, Otak hired Kevin Evans as an engineering designer and water resource analyst, and Adam Isaacson and Matt Cupp as a civil engineering designers. Evans was with the City of Tacoma and is an engineer-in-training. He is working on stormwater analysis and design for Kitsap County. Isaacson has experience in waterfront civil site layout, grading design and marina layout and is an engineer-in-training. He is working on projects for Carnation. Cupp has experience with roadway and pavement design; stormwater and water resource management; and surveying. He is working on Yellowstone Canyon Rim Overlooks and Trails for the National Park Service. Otak is an urban design, architecture, planning and engineering firm, with offices in Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and Abu Dhabi in the UAE.
In Kirkland, The Watershed Co. hired Malia Basset as an environmental planner and Andy Noone as an assistant planner. Basset has over three years of experience, with a background in land use policy, historic preservation and environmental regulatory planning. Noone has four years of experience with restoration plans, fish habitat construction projects, and environmental planning. Watershed provides natural resources assessment, mitigation and restoration design, environmental planning and permitting, arborist and landscape architecture services.
Seattle-based Salus Architecture hired Witold Wituchowski as a project architect. Wituchowski has experience on high-rise office, educational, medical, urban mixed-use, hospitality and commercial projects. He has worked for firms in the U.S. and Europe. Salus plans and designs health care facilities.
Feb 03, 2016
Seattle-based Weber Thompson promoted Brian Steinburg and Myer Harrell to principal, and Jason Hanner, John Stout, Aaron Swain, Skye Bredberg and marketing manager Erin Hatch to associate. Steinburg is a senior project manager in the high-rise design studio. In Seattle, he worked on Cirrus and Premiere on Pine, and is working on 970 Denny. Harrell is the firm's director of sustainability. He is managing a sustainable office building in Fremont where Tableau Software will lease space. Weber Thompson provides architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and community/urban design.
Bellevue-based architecture firm MZA hired Bradley R. Smith as a senior project manager. He has experience on commercial, educational and institutional projects in Bellevue, including the Hyatt Hotel and Lincoln Square. MZA works on mixed-use, office, retail, hospitality, culture and urban planning projects.
In its Seattle office, MG2 promoted Myra Vaughn and David Russell to principal, and Wendy Unzelman to director of accounting. It hired Mark Taylor as an associate principal and Christian Jochman as a senior associate. Vaughn joined the firm in 2012, and was recognized by the ICSC as an emerging leader in the 2013 “20 Under 40” awards. She will continue to develop relationships with retailers. Russell has been with MG2 for five years. He has experience in retail, mixed-use and hospitality markets. Unzelman has been controller for seven years and will now play a more prominent role supporting leadership and project teams as well as assisting the COO in finance and accounting. Taylor will work in the commercial studio. He has spent 20 years working on retail-focused mixed-use and providing design leadership on projects, including internationally. Jochman will work in the retail studio. He has over 18 years of experience, including on department, jewelry and toy store projects around the world. MG2 provides architectural services, planning, interior design, brand strategy and consulting services, with offices also in Irvine, Washington, D.C., and Shanghai.
FSi consulting engineers promoted Kevin Chadwick to principal. Chadwick is a mechanical engineer with experience on industrial buildings and functions. He led design of a robotic spray-coating facility for aircraft wings in Everett, and is leading mechanical design for a new 250,000-square-foot aircraft paint facility in South Carolina. Seattle-based FSi provides mechanical engineering.
In Spokane, Stantec hired Jack Butler as survey manager and associate. He has over 30 years of experience, including nearly 25 in the Northwest. That includes overseeing a staff of 23; serving on the Lake County, Ore., planning commission; and authoring articles for Professional Surveyor Magazine. Stantec provides planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management and project economics.