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Feb 22, 2017

Weber Thompson








Seattle-based Weber Thompson promoted to senior associate architects Austin Besse, Carey Dagliano Holmes, Cody Lodi and Jeff Dobbs, interior designer Rachael Bauer and marketing manager Erin Hatch. It promoted interior designer Joanna Luddy to associate. Besse has worked on residential and hospitality projects, and sustainability. Holmes helped lead efforts to design a tiny house for the Low Income Housing Institute to house a homeless family. She also is on the Southeast Design Review Board. Lodi works in the office and mid-rise design studios, and advocates for leveraging BIM and virtual reality. Dobbs has done project management, quality assurance, technical documentation and construction administration, and has a background in building envelope issues. Bauer advocates for accessible design. She worked with a fixture manufacturer to design an accessible roll-in shower for multifamily units. She also worked on Raven Terrace, an affordable housing project in Seattle. Hatch is involved in community outreach, marketing and business development. She is director of marketing for the Seattle chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services. Luddy is a member of Healthy Materials Collaborative and organized a panel on the topic at the 2016 Seattle Design Festival. Weber Thompson provides architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and community/urban design.

DCI Engineers


In Seattle, DCI Engineers hired Brennen Herron as a CAD designer for the structural engineering department. Herron has nine years of AutoCAD experience, knows Revit, and is trained in mechanical and architectural drafting. He is working on office, residential, commercial, hospitality and tenant improvement projects. DCI is a civil and structural engineering firm

Caron Architecture


Seattle-based Caron Architecture hired Aaron Blaha as a designer. Blaha has over two years of experience on retail, commercial and mixed-use projects. He is working on 2121 5th Avenue, a 16-story mixed-use project in Seattle. Caron provides pre-development/master planning, architecture, interior design and space planning.






In Seattle, COWI hired Sherry Leigh as business development and marketing manager. COWI bridge engineers Kali Dickerson, Jimmy Chen and Aaron Pettis transferred to Seattle from the New York, Oakland and Vancouver, B.C., offices, respectively. Leigh has nearly 30 years of experience in business development for transportation. Dickerson has four years of experience and is working on Totem Lake Pedestrian Bridge in Kirkland. Chen is working on Brooklyn Navy Yard Pier C and Izmir Bay Crossing Tunnel. Pettis has nine years of experience and is working on the Ohio River Crossing South of Wellsburg to Brilliant project. COWI is a global firm providing structural engineering for bridges and retaining walls, marine structures and tunnels.




Floyd|Snider promoted Jessi Massingale to principal and Stephen Bentsen to associate principal. Massingale is a civil/environmental engineer and oceanographer working on marine and upland remediation and redevelopment projects. She is managing work in Tacoma, Olympia, Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. Bentsen is a civil/environmental engineer who specializes in stormwater regulatory compliance and treatment, marine/waterfront sediment and uplands remediation, and construction management. He is managing projects in Seattle, Tacoma and Bellingham.

Feb 15, 2017



Gensler Seattle promoted project manager Case Creal to senior associate. Creal is an architect leading several West Coast projects with citizenM Hotels, and managing Crescent Heights' project at 1901 Minor Ave. in Seattle. He also leads the Seattle office's design management group.












In Seattle, GGLO promoted Jon Hall to principal, Kelley LeBlanc, Judd Eddy, Christine Harrington and George Valdez to senior associate, Randa Morgan, Steve Kane, Scott Schreffler and Jessie Templeton to associate, and Alfredo Africa to information systems manager. In Los Angeles, it promoted Gerhard Mayer to principal and Amy Hartwell to senior associate. Hall has been a leader in affordable housing, quality management and sustainable design, with work on housing, hospitality and retail. LeBlanc is a project architect with over 16 years of experience on multifamily, mixed-use, hospitality and affordable housing. Eddy has project management experience on mixed-use, office, residential high-rise, retail center, hotel, tenant improvement, retail improvement and industrial projects. He has worked domestically and abroad, including in the Middle East. Harrington has been a project manager and lead landscape architect, working on parks, civic spaces, campuses, urban infill and spaces with public art. In Seattle, she is working on Civic Square, a high-rise, mixed-use project.



Valdez has over 19 years of experience in multifamily, commercial, higher education, office and retail projects, and has worked on architecture and interior design. Morgan has bachelor's in applied human sciences in construction management and interior architecture from Colorado State University. She has completed projects in Aspen, Colorado; Portland and Seattle. Kane has over 20 years of experience. He has worked on office, lab and health care projects. Schreffler is an architect with 25 years of industry experience. He works on multifamily and mixed-use. Templeton has worked on multifamily, cohousing and single-family projects. Africa joined GGLO as a systems administrator and has been in the A/E/C industry for over 20 years, starting as a draftsman. Mayer joined GGLO in November. He has led his own firm, and worked for Gensler and Frank Gehry. He was chair of Los Angeles AIA's Urban Design Committee and has worked on projects in America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Hartwell has project management experience with multifamily, mixed-use and rehab projects.

Berk Consulting



Seattle-based Berk Consulting promoted Lisa Grueter to principal and Jeff Arango to associate principal. Grueter has over two decades of land use planning and project management experience. Arango has over 15 years of land use planning and urban design experience, including as director of community planning for Langley. Berk provides strategy, planning, and policy development services; financial and economic analysis; and facilitation, design and communications.

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