Jul 29, 2015
SCJ Alliance hired Thera Black as transportation planning manager. Since 2000, Black has been a senior planner at the Thurston Regional Planning Council, managing the regional transportation work program. She lectures about transportation policy, planning and public process, and is active with the national Transportation Research Board. SCJ provides transportation planning and design, civil engineering, landscape architecture and land use/environmental planning.
In its Seattle office, DCI Engineers hired Sam Amador as a structural CAD designer, Angela Ansell as a human resources assistant, James Campbell as a staff accountant, Yuting Ci as a staff engineer, Bradley Geyer as a structural project engineer, Kittrina Oliver as a civil project engineer and Maggie Whaley as a marketing coordinator. Amador has returned to DCI, where he previously worked on the 929 Office Tower in Bellevue. He has 13 years of structural drafting experience, and was a project manager at Hunter Structural in Charlotte, N.C. Ansell oversees hiring activities, employee benefits and administrative work. She assisted the HR staff at the University of Washington for five years and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for two years. Campbell briefly did auditing at DCI in 2008. He is doing billing, payroll support, FAR compliance, and account work as DCI becomes involved in more government projects. Ci was a DCI intern and is working on the Crosby Capitol Hill mixed-use building. Geyer interned at Sound Structures in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. He contributes to a tenant improvement project for Canyon Park in Bothell. Oliver has over nine years of engineering experience that includes working for David Evans and Associates. She supports the 4.6 acre Bellevue International Plaza project. Whaley does proposals, website content and social media. She has a combined five years of marketing experience at radio station 94.1 KMPS and at HDR. DCI is a civil and structural engineering firm.
FCS Group hired Scott Bash as president. Bash is the second president since the firm was established in 1988. He has 30 years of business experience in the engineering industry. He has been vice president of business systems and technology for CH2M, asset management practice leader at HDR, and vice president at Brown & Caldwell. FCS is a financial consulting firm that works with the public sector.
In its Seattle headquarters, Studio 216 hired Aidan Doyle and Sheena Garcia as senior creative leads. It also hired Liz O'Carroll as its new director of business development in the San Francisco office. Doyle worked at Kallmann McKinnell & Wood in Boston, and with Foster and Partners in London on Apple's new headquarters in Cupertino, California, with Safdie Architects in Boston, and most recently with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson in Seattle. Garcia was with DBOX, SHoP Architects and Bernard Tschumi Architects as a lead visualizer for design projects and marketing campaigns. O'Carroll was vice president of marketing for nine years for Jones Lang Lasalle's Northwest region. She will work on client partnerships in the California market.
HOK's Seattle studio hired Julia Payne Cooper as a workplace strategist. She has over 10 years of strategic planning experience and 25 years of design experience. She will be involved in client visioning, strategic planning, workplace transformation and change management and communication for her projects. She worked at Callison in Seattle before spending 10 years overseas working for Geyer and DOW and four years in Washington D.C., Portland and Seattle with ZGF Architects.
SAGE Architectural Alliance hired Tom Larsen and Kim Anh Tran-Dinh as an intern architects. Larsen has experience in senior and affordable housing and a background as a metal fabricator, project manager, estimator and designer. Tran-Dinh has experience in senior and affordable housing and non-profit center, garden and park projects. The Seattle architectural firm focuses on senior and multifamily affordable housing.
OneEnergy Renewables, a developer of distributed, utility-scale renewable energy projects, named Arlo Corwin chief development officer. He joined the firm after it acquired the development portfolio of Advance Energy, which was founded by Corwin and focused on utility-scale solar, wind and transmission projects. Corwin was president of Power Network New Mexico, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners. OneEnergy’s Purpose-Built Solar enables commercial and institutional customers to procure power from large-scale offsite solar projects and to integrate these purchases into their broader electricity procurement strategy.
The Oregon Seed Association said executive director Angie Blacker has been appointed to the Board of the American Trade Seed Association. OSA is a nonprofit agricultural trade association representing the interests of the state’s seed industry. Blacker has worked with OSA since 2011 and served as its executive director since 2013