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May 31, 2023

Johnston Training Group

Consulting firm Johnston Training Group changed its name to Johnston Framework. The company was founded in 1979 by Karen Johnston, who transformed the company in 2000 to focus on communication skills in the AEC industry, and developed a methodology based on accelerated learning. This training enabled technical professionals to “learn by doing” quickly and to communicate effectively in project interviews. Karen's son, Scott Johnston, joined the company in 2015 and took over operations in 2020 when she retired. According to Scott, the new name communicates that the process he uses is more than a one-time effort — it's the foundation for building permanent change that sticks with clients for life. The company also changed its logo, website and email. Its three core offerings are interview skills, interview coaching and business development. Scott says he also has a new offering on how to navigate difficult communications.

Data I/O

Redmond-based Data I/O says its stock will become part of the Russell Microcap Index at the conclusion of the 2023 Russell indexes annual reconstitution, effective after the market closes on June 23. Membership in the index, which remains in place for one year, results in automatic inclusion in any growth and value style funds or other portfolios modeled after the index. Data I/O provides security and data deployment solutions for microcontrollers, security ICs and memory devices.

FSi Engineers


FSi Engineers announced the promotion of Jessica Moyer to the position of senior associate. Moyer brings a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Seattle University and 13 years of experience. Since joining FSi in 2014, Moyer has excelled in creating complex mechanical designs and is an integral part of the Boeing team.



Herrera welcomed associate landscape architect Bernie Alonzo to its Bellingham office. Alonzo brings over 25 years of full-service landscape architecture design and management experience with sustainable project planning and design, including site selection, programming, the development of initial concepts and deliverables, budgeting, and the execution of documentation and construction administration. Prior to Herrera, Alonzo worked as a principal landscape architect for GGN (Gustafson Guthrie Nichol), where he managed several multi-million-dollar projects across the western U.S.

Alonzo will partner with Kate Forester to lead Herrera's landscape architecture team.

HBB Landscape Architecture




HBB Landscape Architecture announced the promotion of Michael Walton, ASLA, ISA, and Steve Nowaczyk, ASLA, to principal; and Michelle Biggs, ASLA, CPSI, to senior associate.

Walton, with over 12 years of experience in landscape architecture, brings extensive knowledge of construction methods, horticulture, arboriculture and irrigation design to the team. His work experience includes transportation projects for light rail, roadway corridors, and airports; as well as for college campuses, parks, waterfront and multi-modal trail planning. Most recently, Walton led the landscape design for the Downtown Redmond Link light rail extension in Redmond, the Snohomish Readiness Center in Snohomish, and the R Avenue corridor improvements in Anacortes.

Nowaczyk has been practicing landscape architecture for 16 years. His background in the field spans across the private and public sectors with completed works in private development, public plazas, and transportation infrastructure. Some of Nowaczyk's most recent projects include King County Metro South Annex Base in Tukwila, St. Joseph Medical Center West Tower in Bellingham, and Sound Transit Stride BRT S3 Line that spans through Seattle, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park and Kenmore.

Biggs brings seven years of experience in a diverse range of public and private projects, including parks, trails, streetscapes, schools, multifamily residential and mixed-use developments. As a licensed landscape architect and certified playground safety inspector, Biggs brings technical knowledge of playground safety requirements, inclusive play, and universally accessible design. Recent projects include SoCo Park master plan and Phase 1 improvements in

Covington, Smokey Point Boulevard improvements in Arlington, and the Eastrail Trail connection in Bellevue.



Kelly Irving, PE, has joined Parametrix as a principal consultant in program services. He brings over three decades of experience in the water industry, specializing in wastewater treatment and program and project management.

Irving comes from Jacobs, where he served as a project delivery manager overseeing program and project managers in water, transportation, built environment, and environmental markets. He also served as a senior project manager for large utility clients such as the city of Spokane; city of San Mateo, California; and Salt Lake City.

At Parametrix, Irving joins the corporate management team in support of the company's overall project delivery program and water division.

Perkins & Will




In Seattle, Perkins & Will recently promoted Kelly Schnell and Ryan Ramsey to associate principal, and Brandusa Bularca to senior associate.

Schnell is a project architect with 15 years of experience, primarily in the science and technology sector. She is experienced in space planning, permitting, exterior design and detailing, and construction administration. She worked extensively in South Lake Union on the Troy Block, the Allen Institute, Yale + Harrison, and the University of Washington Medicine Campus phases 2, 3.1 and 3.2. As project architect, Schnell is primarily responsible for the technical documentation and coordination of contract documents, development and maintenance of the BIM model, integration of all building systems, and all sustainability initiatives.

Ramsey is a senior medical planner who has dedicated his career to health care design. He began his commitment to the specialty of medical planning with his master's degree in architecture and health at Clemson University, one of only two such programs in the country. As a medical planner, Ramsey integrates functionality, operational efficiencies, and the client's strategic goals with his proficient knowledge of project delivery, BIM, and health care design.

Bularca is a well-rounded architect with a range of experience at multiple scales including campus master planning, university facilities, interior remodels, lab and office shell and core, multifamily housing, and custom residential design. Bularca also has extensive experience in the design and detailing of building envelope systems.

SCJ Alliance



SCJ Alliance added two new employees to its Lacey office in April: Cristina Haworth and Melissa Oum.

Haworth, AICP, was hired as the Lacey planning manager. Haworth has 11 years of experience leading interdisciplinary teams in planning, designing, and delivering projects for private and public sector clients. Her project work includes light rail expansions in Mountlake Terrace, comprehensive plan updates in Lynnwood and SeaTac, and public engagement programs for many Puget Sound communities. She attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate studies and the University of Pennsylvania for her master's degree in city planning.

Oum has joined SCJ as a senior accountant. She has worked in a variety of accounting roles, accruing over 19 years of experience, much of it in the AEC industry. Oum attended Texas Tech University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in accounting.

Graham Construction





Graham Construction promoted four superintendents within its Buildings Northwest Group: Jason Schmidt to superintendent 1, Buck Loshbaugh to superintendent 2, Rowel Caribo to superintendent 3 and Nile Underwood to superintendent 4. Schmidt leads Graham's team at the Alexan Bothell project for Trammel Crow Residential. Graham says he has a detailed approach to maintaining schedule while keeping an eye on the budget. Loshbaugh has a wealth of experience in high-rise construction, and has been preparing to play a leading role in the company's new multi-key projects. Caribo is a leader of Graham's quality management system at the Nelson Legacy Group P1 project. Graham says he can deep dive and vividly comprehend drawing details and specifications. Underwood has been with Graham for over a decade, serving as general foreman for the Spokane branch's largest projects. Currently, he is helping lead the WSU University Crossings project.

Trico Companies



Burlington-based Trico Companies hired Randy Espinoza as BIM assistant manager and Steve Garka as project manager. Espinoza has over 15 years of experience in 3D design in the oil and gas industry. He is supporting and driving BIM/VDC services for project team members. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in management information systems from Western Washington University. Trico says Garka is a passionate leader that believes in delivering high-quality projects to clients by communicating clear expectations and delivering on commitments. He has over 10 years of experience in construction management in residential, mixed-use and commercial projects.

Environmental Containment

Vancouver-based Environmental Containment acquired Marks Metal Technology, a metal fabricator based in Clackamas, Oregon. Marks Metals was established in 1946 by John Marks in a barn on his family's farm. Renamed Marks Metal Technology in 1997, the family-owned company has grown to be a leader in metal fabrication, processing and precast concrete forming. Marks Metal Technology continues to operate in the company's 49,000-square-foot facility with the same staff. Environmental Containment makes and installs cast-in-place detention vaults, precast ponds and precast vaults.

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