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Sep 21, 2016

Salas O'Brien




In Seattle, Salas O'Brien promoted Brenda Ross to vice president, and Karoline Derse and Nancy Wilcox to associate vice president. Ross, a senior architect, has been with the firm for over eight years, helping it develop relationships with data center clients in the U.S. and Canada. Derse is an architect who joined the firm 12 years ago and has brought in several key clients. Wilcox was hired 12 years ago. She is an interior designer and has brought in new clients.

Helix Design Group




Tacoma-based Helix Design Group hired Jessica Cody as an interior designer, Diane Severin as an architect and Trish Andrews as an administrative assistant. Cody has over four years of experience on residential interior design and furniture for corporate, health care, education and hospitality clients. Severin has over 24 years of experience, with work on labs, surgery centers, emergency departments, inpatient nursing floors, medical clinics and offices, and military projects. Andrews has over five years of experience in the architecture field. She will help with archiving, construction administration and specification documents. Helix provides architecture, interior design and graphic design.

Landau Associates







In Edmonds, Landau Associates promoted Kristi Schultz to data specialist, Steven Quarterman to senior associate, Devan Brandt to staff GIT, Celene Blair to senior staff GIT and Evelyn Ives to project EIT. In Seattle, it promoted Mark Brunner to associate. Schultz manages environmental data and coordinates with labs, develops quality assurance plans and provides data validation. Quarterman provides local, state and federal permitting and compliance support for projects. Brandt does construction oversight, geotechnical exploration and environmental monitoring. Blair does soil, groundwater and sediment investigations. Ives does environmental investigations and cleanups, and provides regulatory and permitting support to industrial clients. Brunner works with industrial and public clients on environmental permitting, documentation and compliance. Landau Associates offers geotechnical and environmental engineering, remediation, and permitting and compliance services.





In Redmond, Otak hired Chad Oxford as a senior civil engineer and project manager, and Gwyneth Perry and Allison Nichols as engineering designers and water resource analysts. Oxford has 18 years of experience in rail and civil engineering design, utility design, program management, project controls, cost estimating, contract administration and construction management. He is working on a parking study for the University of Washington-Bothell campus. Perry has two years of public sector experience, with a background in hydrology and water resources. An engineering-in-training, she is working on retrofitting LID stormwater facilities in Burien. Nichols' experience includes stream restoration, hydraulic and environmental engineering, transportation design, hydrology, soil and fluid mechanics, stormwater management and geospatial data applications. An engineer-in-training, she is working on transportation improvements for Burien and Community Transit. Otak provides urban design, architecture, planning and engineering.

Sep 14, 2016

Hart Crowser



Seattle-based Hart Crowser named David Winter chief executive officer and Jeff Wagner chief operating officer. In 26 years with the firm, Winter has led expansions and acquisitions. As a senior engineer, he has managed geotechnical and environmental projects in the U.S., Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America, from a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi to Seattle buildings. Wagner will manage day-to-day operations and oversee core business units. In his 33 years at Hart Crowser, he has been responsible for geotechnical design of hundreds of projects, including Bellevue Square, instrumentation for the SR-99 tunnel, and reclamation of abandoned mines. Hart Crowser is an engineering, science and consulting firm.

Gustafson Guthrie Nichol




Seattle landscape architecture firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichol hired Tiffany Megumi Gerdes, Rikerrious Geter and Ernest Haines as design interns. Gerdes holds a bachelor's in studio art and art history from Wesleyan University, and is pursuing a master's in landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Geter is a LEED green associate and graduate of the University of Georgia College of Environment and Design. Haines is working on his master of landscape architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he plans to pursue a concurrent degree in master of design. GGN's internships are open to landscape architecture and architecture students or recent graduates. For information, go to www.ggnltd.com/info/.

Landau Associates





In Tacoma, Landau Associates promoted Ben Lee to senior project engineer in training. In Olympia, it promoted Beth Roberts to data specialist. In Spokane, the firm promoted Ryan Reich to senior project geologist. In Portland, it promoted Colette Gaona to senior scientist. Lee provides groundwater flow modeling, well design and rehabilitation, and hydrogeologic field work. Roberts manages environmental data using EQuIS software. Reich has over 12 years of experience in environmental consulting on site assessments for public and private clients. Gaona has eight years of experience in environmental consulting with a focus on remediation and source investigations. Edmonds-based Landau Associates provides geotechnical and environmental engineering, remediation, and permitting and compliance services.

SCJ Alliance



SCJ Alliance hired Lauren Galante as a landscape designer and Grace Bergman as a landscape architect in the Seattle landscape architecture studio, known as Project Groundwork. Galante has three years of experience in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, including work on Spokane's Huntington Park. Bergman has 11 years of experience, with projects that include restoration plans for Washington state parks. SCJ also has offices in Vancouver, Lacey, Wenatchee and Denver.

OAC Services




OAC Services promoted Glen Lyons to project engineer and Stacy Shewell and Tansy Hansen to senior project manager. Lyons has over 13 years of construction industry experience, with skills in document control, contract management, design review, AutoCAD, SEPA, permitting and process improvement. Shewell provides project management and support services for clients. She managed facilities for the city of Spokane, overseeing maintenance, operations, and capital facilities planning and procurement. Hansen has over a decade of industry experience working on K-12 construction projects.



Mark Parrott joined Stantec's Fairbanks office as a senior mechanical engineer. He has over 12 years of in-state experience, including on commercial and public buildings, utilities and power plant support systems. At Stantec, he focuses on military and utility projects, and has worked on projects for the city of Homer. Stantec provides engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management and project economics.

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