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Aug 30, 2023

Berger Partnership







The Berger Partnership has hired Jennifer Garcia as project manager; Belle Miller, Cristal Jiang, Stephanie Smith, and Paulina Arango as landscape designers; and Lily Daniels as the firm's summer intern.

Garcia supports the firm as a project manager with 12 years of experience and a focus on multifamily, mixed-use, residential, and parks and open space projects. She is a highly collaborative team member and is currently working on the City Hall Park Renovation and the Washington Park Arboretum Japanese Garden in Seattle, the West Sound Technical Skills Center in Bremerton, and the Quincy Aquatic Center in Quincy. She has a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Miller is particularly interested in sustainable and equitable design and is currently working on Springwood Park in Kent, the Sweeney Blocks and AMLI multifamily developments in Seattle, and a renovation of the Woodland Park Zoo Snow Leopard Exhibit. In addition to her project work, Miller is helping to lead the firm's summer internship and is an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects Washington Chapter(WASLA). She is an Honors College graduate from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture.

Jiang joins the firm as a landscape designer bringing her graphic skills to the Redmond Central Connector Phase III in Redmond, the West Sound Technical Skills Center in Bremerton, and 121 Boren multifamily development in Seattle. She has three years of experience in landscape architecture with projects ranging from biotech campuses, resilient waterfront parks, and stormwater management. Jiang holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Engineering in Landscape Architecture from the East China University of Science andTechnology in Shanghai.

Arango recently joined the firm as a landscape designer and is working on the Tiny Homes Relocation project in Bellingham and Meydenbauer Bay Park Phase II in Bellevue. She is the recipient of an ASLA Honor Award for the Alabama Meadows Research project and brings a background in both landscape architecture and architecture. Arango holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia.

Smith joins the firm as a landscape designer with five years of experience in mixed-use development, pedestrian-oriented streetscapes, trails, and open space. She is working on the University of Puget Sound Campus Master Plan in Tacoma, the Southeast Redmond Neighborhood Park in Redmond, and the Orcas Island Farm Retreat, among other projects. She is a licensed landscape architect in the State of California and has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from California Polytechnical State University, San Luis Obispo.

Daniels joins the Berger Partnership as a Master of Landscape Architecture candidate at the University of Washington. Her internship research project, titled “Where the Street Ends: a closer look at Seattle's shoreline street ends and the abundant interconnectedness of our waterways,” explores Seattle's unique relationship with its waterfront and how the 140 street-end pocket parks along our waterways hold the potential for public use and ecological benefits. The final document will touch on the history of shoreline street ends, the importance of water and our connection with it, and a unique approach to utilizing the interconnectedness of our shoreline.




Barghausen Consulting Engineers, Inc. has recently expanded its team by welcoming two new employees to its Kent location. The new hires are a design engineer and a project engineer.

Lyn Do, P.E., rejoined Barghausen on Aug. 14 as a project engineer. Do graduated from Gonzaga University in 2016 with her B.S. in civil engineering. She previously worked for Barghausen from 2017-2020, and then spent time working at ESM Consulting Engineers from 2020-2021, and KPFF Consulting Engineers from 2021-2023. Do has a variety of experiences with both public and private projects.

William O'Leary started at Barghausen on Aug. 14 as a design engineer. He recently graduated from Montana State University with his B.S. in construction engineering in 2022. O'Leary has a diverse background in construction, engineering and carpentry and has previously worked for Russell Square Inc., as a project engineer before joining Barghausen.

Simpson Gumpertz & Heger


Engineering firm Simpson Gumpertz & Heger has welcomed Alex Kosis back as an associate principal, bolstering the company's expertise in building enclosure engineering consulting and sustainable building practices.

Kosis joins SGH's Building Technology group from Denver, Colorado and will partner closely with SGH colleagues throughout the United States, including in the Seattle office. He brings more than fifteen years of experience in the industry, specializing in roofing and waterproofing system design and repair, and thermal analysis for optimal building performance.

Kosis spent eleven years with SGH to start his career, joining the firm as a technical intern in the firm's Washington, DC, office and advancing to senior engineering positions in Southern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. Most recently, he has practiced in Denver and the surrounding region with several prominent building enclosure consulting firms.

Kosis is a LEED Accredited Professional, BD+C, and a registered Professional Civil Engineer in Colorado and California. He received master's and bachelor's degrees in architectural engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

Aug 23, 2023

Cary Kopczynski & Company




Cary Kopczynski & Company (CKC) has promoted Joel Kipple to senior associate and Stephanie Vincent to senior design engineer, and hired Davis Wright as design engineer in the Bellevue office.

Kipple, PE, SE has over 17 years of structural engineering experience focusing on urban structures for residential, office, retail, parking, and hospitality uses. His current projects include 2550 Magnolia, a mixed-use project in Seattle; 2200 Calle De Luna, a major multi-family residential project in San Jose, CA; and Kinect at Southport, a multifamily residential complex in Sacramento, CA.

Vincent, PE has over eight years of structural engineering experience with urban multi-family, hotel, and office projects throughout the US. Her current projects include 222 5th Ave N, a high-end biotech building in Seattle; 215 Detroit Street, a mixed-use residential building in Denver; and the Charleston International Airport parking structure in Charleston, SC.

Wright, EIT, has an MS in Structural Engineering from the University of Washington and one year of experience in the structural design of urban buildings. He will work with CKC Project Managers and Senior Engineers in the design of CKC's work.

Exeltech Consulting

Exeltech Consulting, Inc., announced the hiring of Theresa Mordaunt, PE, SE, as a senior project manager in the firm's Buildings and Facilities Structures group. Mordaunt brings 25 years of experience and expertise in design of a variety of material and structure types, including timber, steel, concrete, and masonry. Mordaunt has analyzed, designed, and developed production drawings for various types of new structures including commercial buildings, parking garages, pedestrian bridges, residential towers, mixed-use high rise, wastewater treatment facilities, and various new and remodels for mega-resorts, hospitality, and educational facilities. She has designed the repair and restoration of damaged structures, including the retrofit of buildings to enhance the performance and extend the service life of historical buildings.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural (Structural) Engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Established in 1987, Exeltech provides civil and structural engineering, environmental documentation and permitting, landscape architecture, and construction management and inspection services throughout the western United States from offices in Lacey, Seattle, Beaverton, and Missoula.



Matthew Godlove has joined Parametrix as a senior construction manager with 40 years of experience in the construction industry working on county, state, and federal projects.

Godlove comes to Parametrix from RLB where he served as project manager. He has experience working as both a superintendent and project manager. His project experience includes work for the Lake Stevens School District, Mount Vernon School District, Everett Public Schools, and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.

At Parametrix, he joins the firm's Tacoma Community Building team, which provides project and construction management and owner's representative services to school districts and cities throughout the Puget Sound region.

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