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  People & Companies

Jun 20, 2018

University Mechanical Contractors


Sandy Chapin joined Mukilteo-based University Mechanical Contractors as marketing and communications manager. Chapin has nearly 17 years of experience in the Seattle AEC industry. That includes developing brand-appropriate communications and thought leadership collateral, managing strategic marketing and communications initiatives, and writing proposals, firm qualifications, speaking abstracts and award submittals. UMC provides high performance mechanical building infrastructure.








In Seattle, Mithun promoted Lana Lisitsa and Lynn McBride to partner, and Casey Huang, Dorothy Faris, Elizabeth Gordon and Heidi Oien to principal. Lisitsa is a project manager with 21 years of experience on education, commercial, hospitality and historic preservation projects. She was hired in 2008, and managed projects that include Weyerhaeuser headquarters at 200 Occidental and renovation of the Paul Thiry-designed 1101 Second Avenue. McBride joined the firm 21 years ago and has managed design projects that include Mesa Nueva, Nuevo West and Nuevo East student housing at the University of California, San Diego. She also is on the firm's human resources team and board of directors. Huang has done planning and design of affordable and workforce housing, and mission-based projects in her 24 years with Mithun. That work includes Hirabayashi Place and Anthem on 12th in Seattle. Faris is a landscape architect whose work has included the University of Washington Terry and Maple halls in Seattle, and the mixed-use Heartline and Press Blocks in Portland. Gordon has led the design of corporate workplaces for Fortune 100 companies in the Silicon Valley and the Northwest. She has experience in the workplace, cultural, hospitality, science, higher education and health care sectors. Oien has 20 years of experience as an architect and urban designer. She has led projects that catalyze neighborhoods, including Heartline and Press Blocks, and urban design for the Edison-Eastlake Choice Neighborhood in Phoenix.



Engineering and professional services consultancy WSP USA named Chris Thomas a senior vice president and government market head responsible for growing business in federal, state and local markets and working with government agencies. WSP provides engineering to government clients for hospitals, labs, offices, courthouses and military facilities. Thomas will be based in Seattle. He was a senior vice president with CH2M.





In Seattle, McKinstry promoted Mark Jonson to vice president and general manager of construction, Michael Frank to vice president of design and engineering, and Brian Antonsen to vice president of mechanical construction for Washington. Jonson will lead construction teams in multiple regions. He was hired in 1994, and most recently was vice president, Western Washington region. Frank will oversee engineering teams in the Northwest. He has been with the firm for two decades, and was director of engineering for Western Washington and Oregon projects. Antonsen will oversee mechanical construction projects in Washington. He joined the firm in 2003 and was director of mechanical construction, Washington. McKinstry is a national design, build, operate and maintain firm.

Meng Analysis



Seattle-based Meng Analysis hired Matt Lersch as construction and cost manager, and Cam Iseri as an engineering technician. Lersch has over 20 years of experience, with roles that include cost estimating, project management, owner representation, litigation support and construction defect investigation. He will manage cost analysis services, and serve on condition assessment, value engineering studies and constructability reviews. Iseri has a mechanical engineering background and will support the commissioning and condition assessment teams. Meng provides quality and cost performance consulting.

Tres West Engineers



Tacoma-based Tres West Engineers hired Walid Baki as a mechanical construction inspector, Anthony Hernandez as an electrical designer and Shauna Rubin as office manager and executive assistant. Baki has 34 years of experience in mechanical systems services and will lead efforts on the Port of Seattle's international arrivals facility. Hernandez has 10 years of experience specializing in K-12 and higher education facilities. Rubin has over 20 years of accounting and office management experience, and will lead administration and support executive operations. Tres West provides engineering and construction management services for mechanical, electrical, plumbing and communications systems.

Jun 13, 2018

Schemata Workshop


Seattle-based Schemata Workshop promoted Marijana Cvencek to associate, and said staff member Sarah Haase has become a licensed architect. Cvencek won AIA Seattle's 2017 Young Architect Award. She has experience in multifamily construction and leads the Architecture in Schools program in the AIA Diversity Roundtable. Schemata provides architectural and urban design services.



Glosten, a Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy, appointed Morgan Fanberg as president. Fanberg succeeds John Springer III, and is the sixth president since the firm's founding in 1958. He will set the direction for Glosten, which he joined two decades ago. He led the marine engineering group, and was instrumental in expanding mechanical capabilities and developing the electrical engineering group. Under Springer's leadership, Glosten supported projects that included the refit of R/V Revelle for Scripps Institution of Oceanography and design of the M/V Guemes replacement ferry for Skagit County.

OAC Services










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Andrew Johnson

In Olympia, OAC Services hired Anjanet Collins as an assistant project manager. In Seattle, it hired Kaelin Sell as a marketing assistant, Morgan Woods as a project coordinator, Kathleen DesRosier as a senior project coordinator, Alec Weintraub as a senior project manager, Ashley Johnson as the operations coordinator, Kevin Smith, Carly Parkins and Claire Mueller as project engineers, and Drew Graham and Andrew Johnson as project managers. Collins will work on K-12 projects and construction management. She has nearly a decade of project coordination and management experience. Sell has two years of experience and will support marketing, public relations, business development and advertising. Woods has six years of experience. She is responsible for administration and organization skills for the construction management team and will support high-tech, corporate, municipal and hospitality clients. DesRosier has 20 years of experience and will provide administrative and organizational support for high-tech and corporate projects. Weintraub is on the education team. He has over 20 years of experience serving public and private clients and will work on Lake Washington School District projects. Ashley Johnson will help with administrative and organizational needs. Her 10 years of experience includes event planning, customer support, outreach and administration. Smith has three years of engineering and design experience. He will support corporate and high tech projects. Parkins has nearly five years of experience, and is on the education team. She will support Lake Washington School District projects. Mueller has over 10 years of experience and will work on high-tech and corporate projects. Graham, an engineer, will oversee a biomedical office project. He has over 10 years of experience and will contribute to the construction management team. Andrew Johnson is on the education team. He has four years of experience and will lead Lake Washington School District projects.

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