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December 1, 2021









BCRA has promoted seven new principals to its leadership team: Ben Dort, Heather Hocklander, Jeremy Doty, Jim Wolch, Joe Rydman, Justin Goroch, and Lori Robbin. Dort, a civil engineer, leads BCRA's Public Works market and serves parks and recreation clients. In his 14 years at BCRA, he has worked to grow the firm's civil engineering capabilities. Staff development within the engineering group has also been part of his focus. As principal, Dort will continue leading projects and cultivating relationships with local agencies. In addition, he will lead operational initiatives that create efficiencies, transparency and value. Dort is an active member of the APWA Washington Chapter.

A BCRA veteran for 21 years, Hocklander, architect, leads the education and recreation markets. She brings expertise in effective project management and alternative project delivery, working closely with school districts. She serves as the membership committee chair for Design-Build Institute of America's Western Washington Chapter.

Doty is an architect with 21 years of experience, with a focus in the education, healthcare and community markets. He is BCRA's most experienced design-build architect, and recently helped Tacoma Public Schools deliver their first two progressive design-build schools. Internally, he leads staff development opportunities and sustainability initiatives. Doty is a member of Design Build Institute of America.

In his 17 years at BCRA, Wolch has delivered dozens of healthcare and education projects for local clients. As BCRA's healthcare market lead, his recent focus has been on behavioral healthcare spaces that break societal stigmas and offer true places for healing. Jim's strategic vision has been a significant factor in the growth of BCRA's healthcare market.

Rydman, a registered architect, has been with BCRA for 16 years. He is the multifamily residential market lead and has delivered many successful multifamily residential projects in the Puget Sound, with an emphasis on end-user experience and community building. Rydman also supports architecture discipline recruiting and growth.

Goroch, is a civil engineer who serves clients across markets and has been with BCRA for 15 years. He also is a co-vice chairperson of the Permit Advisory Task Force for the city of Tacoma which works to improve policies, codes and procedures for issuing residential and commercial permits. Goroch also serves as a co-lead for the civil engineering discipline and supports BCRA's business development and operations efforts.

Robbin, leads the interior design group and works across multiple markets. Lori also serves on BCRA's board. She has been with BCRA for 18 years and specializes in projects that impact the community, such as schools and YMCAs. She will continue to work with clients and mentor staff in this new role.

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