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Feb 14, 2024

McGranahan Architects






McGranahan Architects has announced a series of leadership changes and promotions within the firm.

Amanda Russell is the newest partner at McGranahan Architects. As partner, Russell will concurrently fill the roles of senior project architect and director of information systems.

The firm also announced the following promotions:

Latoya Berry has been promoted to administrative manager.

Mark Belcher has been promoted to accounting manager.

Benjamin Fields has been promoted to principal for marketing.

Dion Serra has been promoted to director of operations. In addition to his new role, he will continue to serve as a partner and actively contribute as a project manager.

P2S Inc.





P2S Inc. has promoted Brad Lentz to vice president, leading the firm's Seattle office and the P2S federal market. Lentz leads multidisciplinary design teams, specializing in developing innovative and energy-efficient designs for a diverse range of facility types, including waterfront, aviation, industrial, maintenance, administration, and healthcare projects.

P2S also recently promoted three staff to oversee engineering groups in the Seattle office. Associate principal Sierra Spitulski has been promoted to Healthcare Group leader, and associate principals Akshay Prabhu and Peter Sloane have both been promoted to Engineering Group leaders.

The P2S Seattle office includes over 50 staff members and provides mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and commissioning services.

PACE Engineers


PACE Engineers announced the addition of a new structural engineering manager, Scott Larsen. Larsen brings over 35 years of experience and will support the expansion of the firm's structural team's services in transportation and vertical structures.

Before PACE, Larsen's projects spanned more than a dozen countries and included work on over 100 bridges including a 1,200-meter main span suspension bridge, design of multiple airport terminals and over eight airport tunnels, and a ferry terminal rehabilitation.

Feb 07, 2024

Hargis Engineers





Hargis Engineers announced the promotion of two professionals within their leadership team, and the recognition of two new associates.

Doug Svee has been promoted to principal and Eric Mills to associate principal. Amanda Waszgis (electrical) and MacGregor Anderson (mechanical) will join the firm's leadership team as associates.

Svee has been a driving force in expanding Hargis' higher education, life sciences, justice, and infrastructure upgrade projects as an electrical consulting engineer.

Mills, who has a background in serving clients with refrigeration needs, has invested the last decade in expanding his mechanical system and consulting background to align with Hargis' diverse client base.

Waszgis has been heavily involved with infrastructure upgrades and highly-sustainable projects, while Anderson has honed his experience in education and commercial projects.



Herrera announced the appointment of John Lenth as chief strategy officer, effective January 2024. Lenth has been with Herrera for 27 years. His career encompasses many firsts in the realm of monitoring, modeling, engineering design, data analysis and interpretation, and policy review and development.

He has led several of the region's landmark studies that have advanced understanding of toxic chemical contamination in Puget Sound. In his most recent position as the firm's Water Practice director, Lenth doubled the size and scope of Herrera Water Practice.

In his new role, he will lead strategic initiatives, supporting the firm's growth and expansion.




Stacy Patterson and Molly Alar have joined Parametrix, bringing a combined over 40 years of experience to the firm's environmental planning and compliance practice.

Patterson joins as a senior consultant and Environmental Infrastructure Group lead. She has over 30 years of experience in environmental management, including serving as principal environmental scientist, project manager, and project coordinator. Patterson comes to Parametrix from Langan Engineering and Environmental Services where she was a senior project manager. Her experience encompasses environmental compliance including wastewater and stormwater compliance and management; hazardous and solids waste management, handling, and reporting; contaminant source control; and allocation work for Superfund sediment sites.

Alar joins as a senior scientist with over 11 years of diverse experience in project management and compliance consulting. Alar also comes to Parametrix from Langan Engineering as a project scientist. Her experiences include regulatory support for industrial stormwater and wastewater permitting and compliance; Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan preparation and management; air operating permit compliance; waste designation and management; along with additional experience in aquatic toxicology.

RMC Architects


Leah Ormesher has joined RMC Architects as an administrative professional. Ormesher graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2012 earning a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, while minoring in Marketing and Cinema Studies. She will apply her detail-oriented organizational and planning skills to keep RMC's Bellingham office running smoothly. Along with her administrative duties, she will assist with the firm's marketing pursuits, including proposal development and creating social media content.

Ware Malcomb


Shannon Suess has joined Ware Malcomb's Seattle office as director of interior architecture and design. In this role, she will focus on the growth of the office's Interior Architecture & Design practice, and overall business development within the Seattle market and beyond.

Suess brings more than 28 years of experience and leadership skills to Ware Malcomb. Her background includes design and project management roles on projects in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, as well as the United States.

Most recently she served as principal at another Seattle design firm, where she spearheaded business development, conducted due diligence, and led interior architecture and design efforts for hospitality, retail, multifamily, and office projects.

Suess studied Interior Design from California State University, Long Beach, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design from ArtCenter College of Design. Additionally, she received a Commercial Real Estate Development Certification from the University of Washington.

Suess has been published in various magazines and journals and worked on award-winning projects. This includes the 2021 LIV Award winner for Architectural Design of the Year and 2021 NAIOP Night of the Stars Winner - Historic Renovation of the Year.

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