Sep 14, 2022
Architects West hired Rod Rada as an architect. Rada brings more than 20 years of experience to Architects West. Previously he was an associate principal at NAC Architecture where he was the design lead architect for several high-profile projects. Rada's portfolio includes a wide range of building typologies nationally and internationally, including K-12, higher education, commercial, mixed-use, residential, retail, municipal, public safety, and corporate projects.
Rada earned his Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2000 and his Diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England in 2002. He is a licensed architect in multiple states.
Rada is active in various community activities and organizations including the American Institute of Architects, where he is a board member. Some of his current projects include the renovation of the old Triumph's Composite building for Lakeside Capital Group in Spokane; Housing developments in the Atlas Waterfront in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; The Ione High School in Ione, Oregon; and many other public and private pursuits that are currently in the early stages of design.
FSi Engineers has hired Umaima Aamir, who brings seven years of design experience with a special expertise in plumbing. Aamir graduated from NED University of Engineering & Technologies with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 2012, and received a Masters in Mechanical Engineering in 2015. She is a certified plumbing design technician. At FSi, she will focus her energies on sustainability and using her plumbing expertise to help her clients use their resources wisely.
Portland-based JRJ Architects announced the promotion of long-time staff architect Jason Mullavey, AIA, to principal. Mullavey has over 18 years of design and project management experience with the last 14 years employed with JRJ Architects working exclusively on healthcare facilities in both acute and non-acute patient spaces. He joined JRJ in 2008 and most recently held the role of senior project architect.
Mullavey earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon and has spent his entire career serving Pacific Northwest clients. His portfolio includes diverse and often complex tenant improvement projects for both healthcare and commercial clients. Career highlights with JRJ include the Providence Heart Institute, Providence Children's Development Institute, Providence Newberg Medical Plaza, Kaiser Eugene Medical Building and several clinic re-fresh projects for Kaiser Permanente.
As principal-in-charge, Mullavey will continue to provide executive leadership on key JRJ projects while also contributing to the firm's business development and marketing programs along with mentoring and continuing to build a talented staff of designers. He is currently leading multi-discipline design teams for several key projects including Providence Heart Institute at the Providence Office Park Campus, Providence Redmond Bear Creek Hybrid Hub and Security Operations Center, Kaiser Rockwood and Salmon Creek Building Refreshes and Kaiser Bellevue Infrastructure Master Plan and ancillary projects.
Mullavey, a licensed Architect in Oregon, is LEED AP BD+C and NCARB certified, and a member of the Oregon Society for Healthcare Engineering (OSHE), the US Green Building Council, and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Justin Emery has joined Parametrix as a surveying supervisor based in Puyallup. He has 17 years of experience as a surveyor, including serving as a party chief, senior survey technician, project surveyor, and survey manager.
Emery joins Parametrix from Huitt-Zollars, Inc. He specializes in boundary surveys and is experienced in all aspects of surveying, including researching and coordinating field work, writing legal descriptions for subdivisions and easements, preparing boundary and easement exhibits, reviewing title reports, and calculating boundaries and plotting easements. Emery is a licensed professional land surveyor. At Parametrix he will lead the firm's Puyallup survey practice, serving public and private clients throughout the Pacific Northwest including King County, Washington State Department of Transportation, Cascade Natural Gas, Lakehaven Utility District, and others.
Maricris Eleno-Orama also joined the Puyallup office as a senior engineer. She has 16 years of experience as an engineer working in government, consulting, and academia. Eleno-Orama comes to Parametrix from Murraysmith/CONSOR Engineers where she also served as a consultant project manager for the City of Bellevue. Her recent project experience includes reservoir design, seismic assessment, and decommissioning projects, as well as resiliency and emergency response planning for various utilities. She was also Murraysmith's Tacoma Office Lead and helped establish the company-wide Outreach Team that focused on equitable engagement as part of the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative.
In 2020, Eleno-Orama co-founded SCOPE (Supportive Community of Professional Engineers), which connects students with professionals “to empower and support future engineers in defining their own career scopes.” At Parametrix, she joins the firm's Puyallup Water group, which provides electrical and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), flood control, stormwater, wastewater, and drinking water services to cities, counties, water districts, and others throughout the Puget Sound region.
Kate Bradbury joined Parametrix as a senior engineer based in Seattle. She has 12 years of experience as an engineer working in transportation and traffic engineering, specializing in roadway safety and traffic operations. Bradbury comes to Parametrix from Jacobs where she served as a transportation engineer working on highway safety, traffic operations, and transit projects. She has conducted multiple American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials highway safety manual trainings across the country. She is also involved with the Women's Transportation Seminar, Institute for Transportation Engineers, and the Transportation Research Board.
At Parametrix, she joins the firm's transportation planning team, serving municipalities, counties, and transit agencies throughout the Puget Sound region.
Nicole Olaes has joined Stantec as a mechanical project manager in the firm's Seattle office. Olaes brings over eight years of experience as a mechanical engineer specializing in data centers, emergency response centers, commercial office and airport design. She is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Columbia University.
Weinstein A+U announced three new hires. Ellen Malmon and Josh Arndt join the firm as architects. Chelsea Babey has been hired as marketing coordinator. Malmon is a project manager on adaptive reuse and multi-family projects. She is also a certified Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Evaluator. Malmon earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mount Holyoke College. She is a registered Architect in Washington and Connecticut.
Arndt has over four years of experience as a project designer. He works on both multi-family and institutional projects. Arndt earned a Bachelor of Environmental design from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Master of Architecture at the University of Washington with a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development.
With over six years of experience, Babey oversees all marketing at Weinstein A+U. In her current position as marketing coordinator, she works with architects to translate the parts of their work that make them unique, maintaining a clear, concise, and convincing message throughout all mediums.
Babey earned a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.
Sep 07, 2022
Architects West hired Zach Johnson as a landscape designer. Johnson brings over 20 years of experience to the firm. He earned his bachelor of landscape architecture from the University of Idaho and is also a certified permit tech. He previously worked for both the public and private sector including municipal planning departments, homebuilders, and architectural firms. His portfolio includes design of planting and irrigation for Sprague Avenue, Kalispel Way right of way, and Northern Quest Casino parking. Other projects involved design and platting, watershed restoration, and streambank stabilization. Some of his current projects include Terminal 7, Atlas Waterfront, Children's Village, and the Othello Ambulance Facility.
DCI Engineers announced the addition of 13 new associate principals and associates to its leadership team. Ivan Cazares, CPA, has been promoted to associate principal in the Seattle office. Cazares is a leader within the accounting team. He is also part of the Society of Universal Planning committee in the Seattle office, which helps plan team office events throughout the year. Mark Bradford, PE, has been promoted to associate principal in the Missoula, Montana, office. Bradford has contributed to various projects throughout Missoula, such as public schools, medical facilities, commercial buildings, low-rise apartments, and tenant improvements. He has also developed client relationships outside of Montana, with a primary focus on modular construction and precast. He is currently a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Natasha Richie, PE, has been promoted to associate principal in the Austin, Texas, office. She has provided senior project management and construction administration support since she joined the firm. With more than 20 years in the industry, her structural engineering portfolio includes high-rise, student housing, multifamily residential, commercial mixed-use, and hospitality projects. Her notable project accomplishments include Centrum 606 in Chicago; Grand Solmar Resort Phase II in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Sonesta Hotel in Bee Cave, Texas; and the Waterloo Tower and Inspire Student Living in Austin, Texas. Tim Patterson, PE, SE, has been promoted to associate principal in the Bozeman, Montana, office. He is known for his expertise in designing and managing high-end residential projects throughout the country. His current projects include luxury homes at Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and Big Sky, Montana; an indoor practice facility for the Bozeman Bucks American Legion Baseball team; and a two-story office building in Helena, Montana. Patterson is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Montana and the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations and regularly attends NCSEA's annual summit and leadership retreats.
Sumandeep Singh has been promoted to associate principal. He oversees BIM support from the San Francisco office, providing modeling and project coordination for all of DCI's 13 offices. He was essential in growing the firm's satellite design office to 15 support staff, which he continues to lead today. In addition to developing drawing standards for the San Francisco office and leading internal BIM education, Singh manages large, complex projects, often coordinating between clients directly to improve quality and efficiency. He has produced a variety of drawings for mixed-use, hospitality, residential, commercial, education, parking structures, and shop drawing production. His portfolio includes the 1 De Haro office building in San Francisco; Miro Towers in San Jose, California; Yerba Buena Island Townhomes in Yerba Island, San Francisco, and Project One in Oakland. Nina Munj, PE, has been promoted to associate in the San Francisco office. Over the years, she has built her portfolio with concrete and podium residential projects, along with concrete and steel commercial office, hospitality, and mixed-use projects. Munj's current Bay Area projects include the UC Berkeley Helen Diller Anchor House, a 14-story student housing development: 642 Quarry Road, a multi-structure steel life-science commercial complex; and 130 Townsend, a concrete multi-structure commercial complex. She is a member of in-house technical committees for wood, concrete and foundations.
Andrew Kracht, PE, has been promoted to associate in the Seattle office. Over the last nine years, his primary focus has been mixed-use apartment buildings, but has also managed and designed medical office buildings, parking structures and high-rises. His notable Washington state projects include The Schoolhouse District in Woodinville; Centre 415 in Bellevue; East Lake Sammamish Mixed-Use; and 1124 Columbia Medical Office Building in Seattle. Kracht developed in-house tools and engineering processes to expand team efficiency and has mentored other engineers. Kracht has also taken the role of team leader at DCI's Everett office. He works alongside with principal Danielle Jacobs in growing and leading the office group. Hanna Saed, PE, has been promoted to associate in the Seattle office. Saed has provided structural engineering support for various commercial office, parking garage, residential, and industrial projects. Hanna is the go-to resource on the Sustainable Living Innovations volumetric structural assembly option, making him a business development asset. He is currently managing the SLI 3rd and Battery, 6500 Roosevelt, 8600 Aurora Avenue, and other SLI projects throughout western Washington and California. He has also taken the lead design and management role of the Block 38 project in Seattle.
David Wheeler, PE, has been promoted to associate in the Seattle office. Wheeler has design experience with all common construction types including concrete, steel, masonry, cold-formed steel, and wood. His project portfolio includes commercial, residential, tenant improvement, industrial, high-rise, and specialty structural engineering projects. His notable Washington state projects include Northup Way Mixed-Use and SOMA Phase II in Bellevue; and Murano Senior Living tower and the Park Shore upgrade project in Seattle. He is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction. Melissa Sibley, PE, has been promoted to associate in the Austin office and will lead the Houston office. She has been with DCI for seven years and has worked on a variety of projects throughout the country. Sibley has worked on a wide array of projects from small single-story medical office buildings to affordable multifamily housing to bond-funded public schools to complex hybrid steel/concrete high-rises. She serves as a lead mentor for several younger engineers in the Texas offices, and as a mentor with ACE Mentor Program.
Tom Quintero, PE, has been promoted to associate in the Austin office. He brought forensic engineering experience upon joining the firm. At DCI, Quintero has shown engineering design aptitude with tenant improvement, adaptive reuse, and residential projects. He is currently managing high-end residential projects in the Austin area: Hope Alliance; the expansion of the Million Air facility at Austin Bergstrom International Airport; and structural rehabilitations and retrofits in central and east Texas. Quintero contributes to the office's recruitment effort, which includes expanding its university outreach. He is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Texas and the American Society of Civil Engineers. Jon Lovgren, PE, SE, has been promoted to associate in the Bozeman office. Since joining the firm, Lovgren has been involved with the structural design for high-end single-family residences, religious facilities, commercial-use pavilions, schools, visitor centers, barns, and renovations. He is best known for his engineering contributions to the Shodair Children's Hospital in Helena; The Villages at the Turn and Yellowstone Club in Big Sky; and Bozeman High School — all projects in Montana.
Tim Vaughan, PE, SE, has been promoted to associate in the Missoula office. Since joining the firm, he has managed a wide range of commercial, educational, and residential projects containing steel, concrete, masonry, or light-framed wood framing systems. He is an invaluable resource for precast concrete design. His notable projects include the Hayward Field Addition in Eugene, Oregon; Washington-Grizzly Champions Center at the University of Montana, and Lolo Elementary & Middle School in Montana.
Historic Seattle has two new members, Evan Blue and Olivia Isarankura. Blue joined the team as an engagement coordinator. His passion for historic preservation was cemented during a 2014-2015 term on the Pioneer Square Preservation Board and an internship on Seattle City Light's Historic Preservation team. While his professional career progressed in a different direction as an environmental consultant, Blue has always hoped to one day return to support the industry in a professional manner.
Isarankura joined as an office administrator. She is a recent graduate of Gonzaga University where she studied studio art with a concentration in printmaking and figure drawing. Isarankura spent her first year out of college working for a small letterpress business in Shoreline called Ilee Papergoods.