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Jan 04, 2023

Olson Kundig












Olson Kunding announced the following principal and associate promotions. Christopher Butler, Amanda Chenoweth, Lindsay Kunz, Alivia Owens and Erica Williams have been promoted to principal, while Leah Davis, Alex Fritz, Matt Hostetler, Allison Johnson, James Juricevich, Christian Poules, Derek Santo and Hilary Schanck have been promoted to associate.

Butler, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has expertise working at a variety of scales with non-profit, cultural and commercial clients. Chenoweth works closely with teams on project types ranging from high-end residential to hospitality and commercial interiors, informed by her architecture background.

Kunz's experience to date includes a wide range of projects with an emphasis on residential and cultural sectors. Based in New York, Kunz is also the director of Olson Kundig's new office in Manhattan. Owens, LEED AP, has worked across a broad range of project types since joining Olson Kundig, including large-scale residential projects.

Williams, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is experienced both as an architect and as a project engineer for a general contractor, contributing to her broad range of skills in both design and construction delivery. Her work encompasses a variety of project types, with a focus on large residential projects characterized by a sensitivity to the surrounding natural landscape. Davis leads large-scale workplace and hospitality projects.

Fritz's experience spans a variety of project types and scales and projects that incorporate research-based design, such as new materials and sustainable strategies. His work is especially sensitive to the intersection of architecture and landscape.

Hostetler, LEED AP, focuses primarily on residential projects, spanning a wide spectrum of scales. He also serves on Olson Kundig's facilities team, overseeing projects and updates within the office.

Johnson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, has experience in a variety of typologies including cultural, exterior civic public spaces, hospitality, mixed-use development, super-tall towers, historic preservation, and residential design. She specializes in high-performance design and the use of technology to advance projects from early concept phases through construction administration. Juricevich works on projects vastly ranging in size, type and location for higher education and cultural institutions, as well as private residential clients.

Poules' project focus has been primarily single-family homes since joining Olson Kundig, including several active international projects. He has also been a mentor for the Design Your [Neighbor]hood programed hosted by Seattle Art Museum. Santo, LEED AP BD+C, has experience working on a variety of single-family residential and commercial projects. He is a specialist on envelope detailing, as well as a member of Olson Kundig's internal Quality Control review team and dedicated mentor to colleagues.

Schanck's work encompasses large-scale, complex projects across a broad range of project types, from private homes, hospitality and workplace, to large-scale mixed-use and multi-unit residential. She has also led multiple data collective efforts to help project teams across the firm improve building performance.

SCJ Alliance




Amrita Chakraborty, Andrew Armstrong, and Jake Paulsene have joined SCJ Alliance's Seattle office.

Chakraborty is a senior designer with SCJ. She has her bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and earned her master's in Structural Engineering from SRM University, a top-ranking university in India. She brings with her eight years of engineering experience, including preparing structural analysis reports for all types of towers, designing water and wastewater treatment systems, developing geotechnical reports, and preparing plans using CAD and CAE tools.

Armstrong is a design engineer and was recently hired full-time by SCJ after working for the firm while earning his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Walla Walla University.

Engineering technician Paulsene is currently in the civil engineering program at the University of Washington.

Dec 28, 2022

DCI Engineers


DCI Engineers has welcomed Tom Woodcock as the firm's new PNW Business Development Manager, based out of the Seattle office. Woodcock has an established background in international relations, commercial real estate, and media.

Woodcock became a local public figure in the Pacific Northwest AEC industries through BISNOW. At DCI, he will harness his industry skills to optimize the deluge of market data to inform strategic decision making, channel energy, and tell compelling and informed stories.









Herrera has welcomed seven new employees located across Seattle, Portland, Missoula, and California: Stacy Luell, Joanna Ogintz, Arghya Kannadaguli, Ben Bagniewski, Scott Shumway, Jillian Sullivan, and Liza Holtz.

Luell is a senior engineer based out of Los Angeles, California. She has over ten years of experience in stormwater quality and hydrology data analysis, best management practices (BMP), siting, performance evaluations, and reporting; monitoring plan development; field sampling; and construction oversight.

Ogintz is a senior engineer based out of Herrera's Portland office. She has over twenty years of experience in stormwater design, green infrastructure, and hydrologic modeling of stormwater. Joanna comes to Herrera from Oldcastle Infrastructure where she worked as a regulatory manager.

Kannadaguli is a GIS Analyst based out of Herrera's Seattle office. She is a recent graduate of the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in Geography Data Science with a minor in Informatics and Applied Math.

Bagniewski is a GIS Analyst based out of Herrera's Missoula office. He has a bachelor's degree in Geography/Geographic Information Systems from University of Minnesota, Duluth and has recently completed as master's degree in Environmental Conservation: Environmental Observation and Informatics.

Shumway is a part-time environmental scientist based out of Herrera's Seattle office. He has three years of experience in environmental science and field sampling, previously working for WISErg Corporation as a field service technician.

Sullivan is Herrera's new human resources director based out of the Seattle office. She has over 15 years of experience working with AEC and non-profit organizations to support business operations, drive strategic areas of focus, and support equity and social justice initiatives.

Holtz is an environmental designer based out of Herrera's Portland office. She has a bachelor's degree in Natural Systems from University of Puget Sound and is a recent graduate of University of Oregon with a master's degree in Landscape Architecture.



OAC announced the addition of Salla Eckhardt. Effective Jan. 3, Eckhardt will join the firm as SVP of its commercial market.

Eckhardt has been digitally transforming the face of the built environment industry for over 20 years. Formerly the Director of Microsoft's Digital Building Lifecycle and Innovation, she brings her ability to lead multimillion dollar programs and catalyze diverse teams around industry-wide innovation like BIM, digital construction, and digital twin programs. Her passion for improving the built environment has resulted in a unique career path combining academia, design, engineering, construction, and finance in different key stakeholder roles. A project manager in her earlier career, Salla has built her reputation as someone who fosters organizational wisdom and is an acknowledged leader in the AEC community.

Sazan Group


The Sazan Group announced that associate Phil Roach has received a Fellow Award (FASSE) from ASSE International. ASSE International is a 113-year-old membership organization composed of members representing all disciplines of the plumbing and mechanical industries. Each year national board members and past presidents choose no more than three members to receive fellowship status. This prestigious award is presented to an active member that has served as officer, regional director, or committee person at the chapter or national level.

Roach has more than 40 years' experience in the industry—including design for a groundbreaking water filtration system at Doernbecher Children's Hospital on the Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) campus— and is an expert in plumbing design. He has specialized in plumbing for healthcare, laboratory, educational, and commercial facilities. As an ASSE chapter president he has contributed to the development of multiple ANSI/ASSE standards. He has helped the development of several standards including ASSE Series 6000, the Professional Qualifications Standard for Medical Gas Systems Personnel and ASSE Series 12000, the Professional Qualifications Standard for Water Management and Infection Control Risk Assessment for Building Systems. The latter includes water quality and legionella mitigation.

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