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January 25, 2023
AHBL announced the following promotions. Bart Brynestad, PE has been promoted to associate principal. Scott Kaul, PE has been promoted to senior project manager, and Larry Higgins, PE, Tom Dargan, PE, and Alex Campbell, AICP have all been promoted to AHBL project managers.
Brynestad, PE has been promoted to an associate Principal within the Civil Division at AHBL. Brynestad is an experienced civil engineer with nine years of technical experience on all aspects of land development engineering. His experience includes leading the civil design on residential, commercial, and industrial projects. He has experience with many municipalities throughout Washington and helps them meet their goals and schedules during the land use, permitting, and construction phases. As an associate principal, Brynestad will continue to manage his portfolio of work and work closely with the principals to learn AHBL's business model and contribute to its continued success in the private land development market.
Kaul, PE has been promoted to a senior project manager within the Civil Division – Tacoma. Kaul is an experienced civil engineer with 17 years' experience designing a variety of project types including residential, commercial, municipal, educational, military, and industrial. Kaul's technical experience includes a broad knowledge of site development including entitlements, and site utility design and calculations, site grading, storm drainage design, AutoCAD drawings, drawing revisions, and construction administration. His work with municipalities in the Pacific Northwest, affords him relationships with the permitting agencies, benefiting his private clients with support navigating the land use and permitting process in a timely manner, preserving project schedules and budgets. Kaul is familiar with alternative delivery methods including design/build andâ€¯general contractor/construction manager. He primarily manages projects for developers and architects on single family subdivision, multi-family, commercial, and mixed-use project types.
Higgins, PE has been promoted to project manager within the Structural Division of AHBL. Higgins has spent 25 years of professional engineering experience work for AHBL on a variety of project types, including industrial development for industrial development including office buildings, warehouses, and distribution centers. He has demonstrated ability to create cost effective designs and unique solutions using a variety of structural materials and systems. Prior to becoming a professional engineer, Higgins was an electronic engineer for 12 years working for the Department of Defense and NASA. He will be managing projects for many of AHBL's industrial clients with a specialization in concrete tilt-up and multi-story industrial construction.
Dargan has been promoted to project manager at AHBL within the Civil Division of AHBL. Dargan is a civil engineer and brings over 20 years' experience working on public and private projects, including military, healthcare, commercial, education, and data centers. His design experience includes stormwater modeling and reporting, sanitary sewer design, water distribution systems, ADA accessibility, and site grading. Dargan has recent experience working on education and field renovation projects. He will continue to work with a wide range of clients.
Campbell has been promoted to project manager at AHBL in the planning team. He is a seasoned planner with nearly a decade of experience working on a wide range of planning, development, and parks projects for private and public-sector clients throughout Washington. He brings specialized experience with development review, planning policy development and implementation, code writing and interpretation, environmental review, and parks and open space planning. Campbell's public engagement experience includes developing outreach materials, leading public presentations/workshops, and briefings to elected officials. He offers demonstrated expertise of working within the context of Washington's Growth Management Act (GMA), State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and Shoreline Management Act (SMA). Campbell's extensive current planning and development review experience is highlighted by his role as the City of Black Diamond's reviewing planner for the Ten Trails and Lawson Hills Master Planned Developments (MPDs), two of the largest active MPDs in the state.