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January 26, 2022
PCS Structural Solutions promoted 15 staff in its offices in Seattle, Tacoma, and Portland. Jared Plank and Steven Williams have been promoted to senior associate. Plank joined PCS's Tacoma office in 2018, bringing over 14 years' experience in high-rise, hospitality, and parking garage design. Plank's recent projects include the Muckleshoot Casino Resort in Auburn and Bates Technical College Center for Allied Health Education in Tacoma. He is currently working on a new mid-rise office building in Seattle and a parking structure at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. Williams joined PCS in 2014 and is based in the Portland office. Williams has eight years in project management and is actively involved in business development, introducing PCS services to new clients in the Portland market. Williams recently completed work on two new schools for Vancouver Public Schools: the Jim Tangeman Center and the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics. He is currently working on PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Expansion and Renovations and West Sylvan Middle School.
PCS promoted Leah Cate, McKell Bowen, and Justin Lyons to associate. Cate joined the Tacoma office in 2020, bringing 8 years' experience in structural design for new construction and renovations. Cate is currently working on an emergency department expansion at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver and MultiCare Covington Ambulatory Surgery Center renovation. In addition, she is working on the Morningside Adaptive Re-use project in Tacoma and two multi-story, mixed-use projects in Olympia and Tacoma. Bowen joined the Tacoma office in 2015. Bowen recently completed work on the new Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Glacier Building and is currently working on the 750,000 square-foot Swedish First Hill Medical Center North Tower project and upgrades at MultiCare Tacoma General Hospital. Lyons brings 14 years of experience in the Pacific Northwest designing healthcare, multifamily residential, steel office, and seismic retrofit projects. Lyons joined PCS in 2019 and also works out of the Portland office. He is currently working on the 345,000 square-foot Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Tower addition and renovation in Medford, Gilkey Hall renovation at Oregon State University, and a renovation and addition at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg.
Hai Lin, Hanna Park, Jacob Baker, Jared Dragovich, Sunny Sidhu, and Sharoo Shrestha have been promoted to project manager. Lin earned a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and joined the Tacoma office in 2018. Lin is a part of PCS's internal Sustainability team, which investigates design practices that reduce the carbon footprint of new construction and is working to achieve net-zero carbon structures by 2050. Lin recently completed work on the Muckleshoot Resort Casino in Auburn and is currently working on Samaritan Healthcare Hospital in Moses Lake and PeaceHealth parking structure in Bellingham. Park joined PCS's Seattle office in 2017 after earning her Master's degree in Civil Engineering from George Washington University in D.C. Park is currently working on Northwest Kidney Center at Yesler Terrace, renovations for King County Housing Authority Park Royal Apartments, and an 82,000 square-foot addition to Kitsap County Courthouse in Port Orchard.
Baker joined the Tacoma office in 2017 after earning his Master's degree in Civil Engineering from Washington State University. Baker recently completed two award-winning projects—Webster Elementary School for Seattle Public Schools and South Sound Behavioral Health in Lacey. He is currently working on the new Fawcett Elementary School, a design-build project for Tacoma Public Schools. Dragovich joined the Tacoma office in 2017 after earning his Master's in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. Dragovich is currently working on the new 80,000 square-foot Naches Trail Elementary School for Bethel School District and the new million Franklin Pierce High School Performing Arts Center in Franklin-Pierce School District and the 70,000 square-foot new Student Services and Instruction building for Grays Harbor Community College.
Sidhu earned a Master's in Civil Engineering from Oregon State University and joined the Seattle office in 2018. Sidhu's work has particularly focused on high-end residential projects, and he is currently working on residences in Seattle, Gig Harbor, Orcas Island, and Manzanita, Oregon. Shrestha joined PCS Structural Solutions in 2019 following the completion of her doctoral degree studies in Civil Engineering (Structures) at Oregon State University. Shrestha recently completed work on Vancouver School District's School of Arts and Academics and is currently working on the 345,000 square-foot Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Tower addition in Medford, Oregon, and the $300 million additions and renovations at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver.
Alex Davis, August Braun, Brad Taylor and Joe Jesse were promoted to project engineer. Davis joined PCS's Seattle office in 2019 after earning his Master's in Civil Engineering at the University of Washington. Davis has a broad resume of residential projects and is currently working on Yesler Terrace Sawara Apartments for Seattle Housing Authority, the Siteline eight-story, mixed-use development in Seattle, and the new seven-story, mixed-use Africatown Plaza building in Seattle. Braun earned a Master's in Civil Engineering from University of Washington and joined the Seattle office in 2019. Braun is working on a broad range of healthcare and office projects, including the new 878,000 square-foot Block 95 tower at Swedish First Hill Medical Center in Seattle, Valley Medical Center renovations in Renton, and Seagen office renovations in Bothell.
Taylor joined the Tacoma office in 2019 after earning his Master's in Civil Engineering and Wood Science from Oregon State University. Taylor completed his thesis on in-plane shear performance of CLT and CLT-concrete diaphragms. He is currently working on a three-story high-end residence on Mercer Island and an expansion at the Elwha River Casino in Port Angeles. Jesse joined the Seattle office in 2021 after earning his Master's in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington. Jesse is currently working on a 22,000 square-foot residence in Texas, the new Block 95 tower at Swedish First Hill Medical Center in Seattle, and an 18,000 square-foot residence in Medina.