Apr 10, 2019
On July 15, Sharon Jones will become vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Washington Bothell. Jones has been dean of the University of Portland's Shiley School of Engineering since 2011. Prior to that, she was a professor and director of engineering at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. Jones will succeed Anita K. Krug, who has been serving in an interim role since the departure of Susan Jeffords.
In Seattle, GGLO promoted Donald Caffrey, Carissa Franks, Winnie So, Meaghan McDonald and Mitch Yockey to senior associate. Caffrey has worked on multifamily, higher education, commercial, civic, retail and K-12 projects throughout his career. He joined GGLO in 2012. Franks was hired in 2011 and has shown technical and conceptual design leadership skills in multifamily mixed-use projects. So has a portfolio of multifamily, mixed-use, affordable housing, senior living, high-rise, hospitality, commercial, retail, planning and urban design projects. She was hired in 2000. McDonald is an architect and interior designer. She joined GGLO eight years ago, and has contributed to projects in hospitality, mixed-use residential and senior living. Yockey has more than 30 years of architectural experience and his worked on multifamily, mixed-use, retail and other projects.
In Spokane, NAC Architecture promoted Jack Schneider to principal, Kris Jeske and Rob Kuffel to associate principal, Tami Barnes, Jeff Hyslop and Marty Orchard to senior associate, and Heather Farrell, Scott Nicks and Nathon O'Neel to associate. Schneider is an electrical engineer with over 20 years of lighting experience. He specializes in designing lighting, power, and information systems for commercial projects, including schools, medical facilities and commercial developments. He is working on MultiCare Health System and Providence Health & Services projects. Jeske is an architect and project manager. He has focused on the design of educational facilities, and is working on Moses Lake High School improvements and Selah School District's Lince Kindergarten. Kuffel, an architect, provided design services for Spokane's Riverfront Park Pavilion revitalization, and is working on Walla Walla Community College's recreation center. Barnes is NAC's operations accountant. She oversees accounting processes, assists in financial and operational forecasting and is a liaison between the accounting and technology teams, supporting project management budgeting software implementation. Hyslop is an architectural designer who has been on the higher education team for nearly a decade. He is working on two new residence hall projects for Colorado School of Mines and Montana State University. Orchard is the regional marketing and business development manager for the Spokane office. He has nearly 30 years of experience in marketing for the A/E/C industry. He leads marketing and business development, oversees local and corporate marketing initiatives, and manages the firm's marketing systems and resources. Farrell is an architectural designer focused on planning, design and detailing of health care facility projects. She is working on projects for Providence Health & Services and Kootenai Health. Nicks is an architectural designer with over 25 years of experience designing K-12 facilities ranging from renovations and additions to new school construction. He is working on Spokane Public Schools' Lewis and Clark High School addition, and renovation of Central Valley School District's Horizon Middle School. O'Neel is in the Spokane electrical engineering group. He has experience designing for a variety of facilities, with a focus on education and health care. He is working on Eastern State Hospital ward renovations and Quincy School District's new high school.
Spokane-based ALSC Architects hired Iren N. Taran as a senior project manager/project architect. Taran has 15 years of experience on multiphase projects, including research and high-tech facilities. ALSC provides planning and design for projects.
The board of Harley Marine Services announced that Harley Franco is no longer CEO. Matt Godden remains as president. Harley Marine provides marine transportation along the West Coast (including Alaska and Hawaii), East Coast and the Gulf Coast.
Tacoma Arts Commission named Abby E. Murray as Tacoma's 2019-2021 poet laureate. In that role, Murray will participate in and host public poetry readings, workshops and other community events. She is a poet, instructor, editor and activist who has taught creative writing at universities and community colleges in Colorado, Georgia, Washington and New York.
Bellevue-based T-Mobile and Sprint chose the Kingsburg area of Fresno County, California, as the location for their previously announced Central Valley Customer Experience Center. The development is subject to a pending merger of the two companies. It is expected to create over 1,000 new jobs.
Apr 09, 2019
Sidney Tribe joined Carney Badley Spellman in Seattle as a principal attorney. Tribe concentrates her legal practice in appellate law.
Seattle-based HomeStreet Bank is selling its single-family mortgage origination business to Homebridge Financial Services. The deal includes up to 50 stand-alone, satellite and fulfillment offices; and offers of employment to HomeStreet's related personnel. HomeStreet expects the deal to be inked by summer. The bank also sold about 71% of its single-family mortgage servicing rights to New Residential Mortgage and PennyMac Loan Services; and approved a $75 million stock repurchase program. The bank is reducing its reliance on the cyclical and volatile earnings stream of single-family mortgages and focusing on more stable earnings from commercial and consumer banking.
Brightmark Energy, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, launched a biogas project in Yakima County that includes a new pipeline. The plant will convert 150,000 gallons per day of dairy waste from up to 7,000 cows, resulting in annual production of 160,000 MMBtu of renewable natural gas — the equivalent of 1.4 million gallons of gasoline. The project team includes Augean Renewable Natural Gas, Promus Energy and DeRuyter Dairies. Brightmark is managing the joint venture and Promus is the project manager. Production could start later this year.
Dale Stone was promoted to director of the Building Automation & Controls Division at University Mechanical Contractors. Stone has over 35 years of industry experience. Mukilteo-based UMC provides mechanical design and construction, energy services and facility maintenance.
In Seattle, The Walsh Group hired Ryan Kline as senior project manager. Kline has 15 years of construction experience, with a focus on high-rise, high-end interior and shell-core expansion. He comes from Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company. At Walsh, he is working on preconstruction for a private student housing project in Seattle's University District.
Inland Northwest AGC won an AGC in the Community chapter award from AGC Charities, the charitable arm of the Associated General Contractors of America. The Spokane-based chapter was cited for establishing the Head Start to the Construction Trades pre-apprenticeship program.