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Apr 01, 2020

Cushing Terrell




Architecture and engineering design firm Cushing Terrell appointed Greg Matthews as president and CEO to replace outgoing president Scott Wilson, who will remain with the firm and continue serving on the board. Matthews will lead the continued growth of the firm, which includes 13 offices and a portfolio of commercial, education, government, health care, infrastructure, residential and retail projects. He has been with the firm for 24 years. Also, Jim Armer, a 14-year Cushing Terrell employee and formerly co-lead of the retail design studio, will fill a newly created chief knowledge officer position to oversee distribution and retention of intellectual capital, facilitate equity and professional growth and support learning for team members. Cushing Terrell has offices in Colorado, Idaho, Louisiana, Minnesota, Montana, Texas and Washington.

Middle of Six


Tacoma-based Middle of Six, a marketing consultancy specializing in construction, architecture and engineering, hired Melissa English as principal marketing strategist to do proposal development and interview coaching; brand strategy and management; and public relations. She has 20 years of marketing experience, most recently at multidisciplinary engineering firm AHBL, leading marketing and business development as marketing director.

Salas O'Brien



In Seattle, Salas O'Brien promoted Brenda Ross and John Floren to principal. Ross is an architect with 25 years of data center design experience working with the top technology clients in the world. Floren has over 11 years of electrical design experience with technically complex telecommunication and data center projects. Salas O'Brien is an employee-owned multidisciplinary design firm with 31 offices nationwide.



WSP USA engineering and professional services consultancy named Greg Banks bridge and structures manager for the Pacific Northwest District. Banks will secure and deliver structural engineering work for transportation projects in Oregon, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska. He will lead major bridge projects and manage, grow and develop the structures team in the district. He was hired in 2004 and has nearly two decades of engineering experience, with specialties in major bridge design, project development and construction support for conventional and alternative delivery projects.

Jackson Main Architecture


Jackson Main Architecture hired Joe Dougherty as a marketing coordinator in the Seattle office, where he will manage the brand, communications, event planning, digital marketing and new business development. The firm provides architecture, master planning and interior design, with an office also in Kansas City, Missouri.

KMD Architects






In Seattle, KMD Architects hired Tony Paul and Wen Wu as project architects, Chris Buchanan as a production manager, Hannah Morrow as an interior designer and Laura Salmela as a job captain. Paul has a background in health care and residential design. Wu was formerly with Neiman Taber Architects and BAM in New York. Buchanan was previously with SABArchitects and has 11 years of experience. Morrow was with B+H Architects. Salmela has a master's in architecture from North Dakota University. Her thesis project focused on social impact design while implementing vernacular and environmentally friendly building technologies.

KMD is primarily a health care design firm, with current projects including the Lummi Nation Health and Wellness Center in Bellingham and MultiCare Allenmore Hospital's emergency department expansion and remodel. The firm also designed the 17-story Koda Condominium Flats Tower now underway in Seattle's Chinatown-International District.

HNTB Corp.


Tim Horton joined HNTB Corp. as senior project engineer for transportation in the Bellevue office. Horton will work with agencies and provide technical expertise on projects and manage engineering teams. His work will include transportation design, project management and oversight of design-build activities. He has over 15 years of experience in the transportation industry. At a previous firm, he developed a transit line of business. He also was involved in the first diverging diamond interchange in Washington. HNTB is an infrastructure firm.

Johnston Architects




Seattle-based Johnston Architects promoted Jasmyn Bennett to marketing specialist and hired Elly Krutz as an interior designer and John B. Simons as a project architect. Bennett was an office assistant. She has a bachelor's in apparel product development from the University of Idaho. She does social media management, website updates, proposal development and supports marketing and business development.

Krutz has nine years of experience at Seattle design firms leading hospitality, fine dining and residential projects, and 3D modeling experience and technical skills in digital presentation and renderings. She is designing interiors for boutique condo projects in Queen Anne and Capitol Hill, a 54-unit residential mixed-use project in Crown Hill and for the new Lake Wilderness Golf Course Clubhouse in Maple Valley. Simons has seven years of experience as an architect, which includes residential, commercial office, hospitality and master planning projects in New York City and Asia. He is working on the Crown Hill project and conceptual design and master planning of a Sedro-Woolley community with retail, multifamily, office and hotel buildings. Johnston Architects provides architecture, interior design and planning.

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