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  People & Companies

Nov 22, 2017



Arup appointed Joshua Yacknowitz Seattle Group Leader, a job held by Cormac Deavy, who is moving to the United Kingdom as Arup's Buildings West Leader. Yacknowitz will work to increase prime agency work with local clients based on his experience as Arup's Americas Region Science & Industry Business Leader. His work includes manufacturing facilities for Procter & Gamble. Arup provides planning, engineering, design and consulting services.



In Bellevue, Julie Hampden joined HNTB Corp.'s environmental planning practice as science project manager and an Endangered Species Act leader. Hampden will provide consultation for ESA compliance for clients in the Northwest. She spent the last 17 years with an environmental consulting firm in Seattle, including as project manager, supervisor, group manager and technical reviewer. HNTB is an infrastructure firm that works with owners and contractors.



Murraysmith, a Pacific Northwest public infrastructure engineering firm, named Chris Rayasam president and CEO. Past president and CEO Troy Bowers will continue to serve as executive vice president. As chief financial officer, Rayasam played a key role in defining Murraysmith's strategic plan, growing the team and expanding its capabilities. He will continue to focus on business strategy, communications, finance and growth.

Bernardo|Wills Architects




Spokane-based Bernardo|Wills Architects hired Licia LeGrant as an architect, Philip S. Ward as a landscape architect and Saul Rip Hansen as a BIM/CAD technician. LeGrant has 16 years of experience, most recently as a project estimator/architect with All Wall Contracting. She is working on the Catalyst Project in Spokane. Ward has 36 years of experience, including at Bernardo|Wills from 2010 to 2013. He is working on the landscape and irrigation modification for Mission Park in Spokane. Hansen has eight years of drafting experience, and was a partner in Hansen Designs. He is doing drafting, design and construction support for projects that include Eagle River Luxury Living in Eagle, Idaho. Bernardo|Wills provides architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and master planning.

OAC Services


OAC Services promoted Jeff Jurgensen to regional director of OAC Eastern Washington. He has 26 years of experience as a project and construction manager. He will lead development of Eastern Washington project management services, manage the Spokane office and contribute to OAC leadership. The Seattle firm provides construction management, forensic architecture and engineering, structural engineering and building envelope consulting.

Davido Consulting Group






Lake Forest Park-based Davido Consulting Group hired Will Zweig, Alan Guo and Senait Gebreeyesus as civil engineers to support public and private work, Amanda Young as business and finance manager and Sarah Foster as an office administrator. Zweig has a master's in civil engineering and international development and worked for two years with the Peace Corps in partnership with Bridges to Prosperity in Mozambique. Guo is a recent civil engineering graduate of the University of Washington. Gebreeyesus holds a bachelor's in environmental engineering and a master's in civil engineering from the UW. DCG is a civil and structural engineering firm with three offices in the Puget Sound area.

Landau Associates



Edmonds-based Landau Associates hired Melissa DiLoreto as a staff engineer-in-training and Sam Bartish as a staff scientist/GIS technician in the environmental remediation group. DiLoreto has a bachelor's in civil engineering from Seattle University. She will assist with performance monitoring and operations and maintenance for groundwater extraction and treatment systems. Bartish was a Landau intern. He has a bachelor's in geology from the University of Oregon and a GIS certificate. He will assist with groundwater monitoring projects and provide GIS support. Landau provides geotechnical and environmental engineering, environmental site management, and permitting and compliance services.



Parametrix hired David Pennington as vice president of infrastructure and environmental services in the Southwest. Pennington will work to grow the firm's transportation and environmental services in New Mexico and Utah, and its Colorado and Arizona presence. He will be on the corporate leadership team and have company-wide responsibilities. He spent nearly 20 years at WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff. Parametrix provides engineering, planning and environmental sciences.

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