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Feb 08, 2023



Kate Weiland has been promoted to partner at BuildingWork. Weiland's promotion marks a significant milestone as she is the first employee to join founder and principal Matt Aalfs in an ownership position at the seven years old firm.

As Aalfs' first hire in 2016, Weiland brings specific expertise in the design of libraries and adaptive reuse of existing buildings as well as a resume of community and civic projects of various scopes and scales. Weiland is an architect and project manager on BuildingWork's most complex projects including the Metropole Building, the award winning Skyway Library, and Town Hall Seattle, and is currently serving as the Senior Project Manager for The Seattle Public Library Green Lake Branch. Weiland regularly shares her expertise on everything from library design to retrofits and has served as a guest critic at the University of Washington Architecture Department since 2014.

FSi Engineers


FSi Engineers announced the promotion of Jessica Moyer to the position of senior associate. Moyer brings a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Seattle University and 13 years of experience. Since joining FSi in 2014, she has excelled in creating complex mechanical designs and is an integral part of the Boeing team.

Cary Kopczynski & Company






Cary Kopczynski & Company (CKC) hired Hector Lasalle and Mary Shim as senior design engineers, promoted Andy Tu to senior project manager, and promoted Elaine Peng and Al Leaverenz to senior associate.

Lasalle, PE, SE, joined CKC with extensive experience in structural design and analysis for steel and concrete buildings. His current projects include the design of 410 E. Fifth St. in Austin which will become the tallest building in Texas at 1,035' in height.

Shim, PE, LEED AP, has over 16 years of domestic and international experience in structural design, analysis, and management for concrete and steel buildings. Her current projects include a three tower residential and retail development in Bellevue, and the 9th & Howell hotel tower in Seattle.

Tu, PE, SE, LEED AP, has more than twenty years of structural engineering experience, including the design and project management of residential towers, mixed-use facilities, and parking structures. His current projects include 222 Fifth Ave. N. and the Belltown 36 Tower, both in Seattle.

Peng, PE, SE, is a senior design engineer and has led the structural design of residential towers, office buildings and parking structures. She is highly experienced with concrete and steel design and is currently working on the Snoqualmie Casino expansion and multifamily residential projects in Denver.

Leaverenz is a major projects BIM specialist and has significant experience in project planning, coordination and BIM modeling for concrete, steel, and timber structures. His current projects include 410 E. Fifth St. in Austin, 1900 Broadway Tower in Oakland, and the Laguna parking structure in Los Angeles.






GGLO announced the promotion of four staff. Jessie Templeton, Tim Slazinik, Rachel Brockway, and Phillip Decker have all been promoted to senior associate.

Templeton, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, LFA, approaches architectural design from a background in environmental studies and urban planning. She is the firm's embodied carbon specialist and part of the design equity initiative, which focuses on intelligent material and system solutions and building relationships with the people who will ultimately inhabit the space's the firm designs. Templeton graduated with a Masters in Architecture from the University of Oregon and has worked on single and multi-family residential projects, hospitality, mixed-use developments, and as a planning consultant.

Slazinik, PLA, ASLA, LEED green associate, brings a strong background of public engagement and civic design experience. His work includes landscapes of all scales and programs. Slazinik's experience runs the gamut of scales and project types, from health centers and middle schools to rooftop farms and trail systems. Outside of his project work, he serves in a national and local roles with the American Society of Landscape Architects, and has been a featured speaker at the ASLA Annual Conferences.

Brockway, senior associate NCIDQ, brings over 20 years of industry experience to GGLO with a strong background in hospitality and workplace design. She possesses a profound love of art, materials and finishes, and believes they are the most essential element in creating a highly sought-after “authentic experience”.

Decker, senior associate PLA, ASLA, has a deep appreciation for integrated, site-specific design that is both ecologically responsible and authentic to each and every site. Prior to joining GGLO, Decker worked on a diverse set of private, public and institutional projects throughout the northwest, northeast and Asia. He has broad experience in project types that include residential, master planning communities, public plazas, stream restoration, retail lifestyle center and public and private schools.

Feb 01, 2023






GGLO has promoted four staff members, Alex Kenton, Lindsey Draves, Greg Stacy, and Katie McGough, to associate.

Kenton earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon. Since joining GGLO, he has assisted with projects ranging from multi-block master plans to prefab mass timber housing units.

Draves has been involved in all aspects of the project process. From leading client visioning sessions, programming and space planning to finalizing a project through design development, construction documents and construction administration. She has worked with project teams ranging in sizes from teams of three, to teams of fifteen or more. She's worked on projects from 1,500 USF to 100,000+ USF in mostly tenant fit-out, with some new construction. Additionally, Draves has worked on LEED certified projects (and projects still working towards LEED certification) and puts sustainability at the forefront of her design process. She has accreditations in LEED and WELL, as well as a Masters in Sustainable Interior Environments.

Stacy began his career in architecture from a non-traditional means. Growing up as a graffiti artist, his path to architecture started with a background in City, Metropolitan Planning at University of Utah. He then went on to earn his Master of Architecture from University of Oregon.

McGough has a wide range of experience within the multifamily—affordable, market rate, and senior living—office, retail, and healthcare sectors. She focuses on the design integration of the building's form and façade with the overall context of the site and program. McGough earned her Bachelor of Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture from Washington State University.

Morrison Hershfield

Morrison Hershfield welcomed several new staff members in 2022. Jordan Armstrong and Larry Liu joined the firm as Building Science Consultants, and Austin Bournique joined as a CAD Technician.

Armstrong is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with a degree in Civil Engineering and has recent experience with a Seattle building envelope consulting firm.

Liu is a recent graduate of the University of Waterloo with an Environmental Engineering degree and has prior experience as an intern with MH.

Bournique is a graduate of the Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

Recent promotions at the firm have been awarded to Sadie Mansour, Harry Petersen, Elisa Cheung, and Emile Wang.

Mansour was promoted to building science consultant III and has been instrumental in performing u-value energy code calculations.

Petersen was promoted to building science consultant III and acts as the office safety director and leads efforts on below grade waterproofing.

Cheung was promoted to building science consultant IV and team lead. Cheung leads Morrison Hershfield's intern program.

Wang has been promoted to building science consultant V and oversees project management procedures for the office.

In other news at the firm, Nathan Seney and Robin Kotulka became recent company principals and shareholders. Seney leads MH's restoration projects. Kotulka is a team lead for the design group. Kotulka's work includes the production of high quality building envelope drawings.

PACE Engineers









PACE Engineers has eight new associate stockholders. Deneise Kopetzky, Sam Chapman, PE, Pat Kohlbrenner, PE, Pam Cobley, ENV SP, Bill Hawkins, PLS, Ben Montgomery, Stephanie Welch, PE, and Matt Pillsbury are the new shareholders.

In a news release PACE said that “these individuals have shown a strong desire for personal success and make decisions based on the best interest of their clients and the firm. They are champions for efficient processes and productive outcomes and find optimized solutions for PACE's clients.”

Jan 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 and 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.












Barghausen Consulting Engineers, Inc, has promoted nine employees and hired one new employee since the start of November 2022.

Mackenzie Allan has joined Barghausen as an assistant planner in the Kent office. Allan earned her undergraduate and Master's in geography, along with her GIS certification from George Washington University. She previously worked as a senior research associate for the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, where she focused on urban transportation planning and policy research. She was also a planning associate for Adobu; an ADU company where she focused on permitting and ADU policy research.

Julissa Riberal has been promoted to project engineer. Riberal joined the Roseville, CA team in September of 2020. She delivers accurate, comprehensive, and aesthetically minded plans to clients.

Matt Colling has been promoted to project engineer. Colling started with Barghausen in October of 2017 at the Chehalis office. Colling works on various projects, including residential and commercial developments for key clients across the Puget Sound. He has become the storm drainage go-to for many challenging sites.

Rigo Ortiz has been promoted to people and culture administrator. Ortiz joined Barghausen in March of 2022. Ortiz is the first person that new hires get to spend time with at Barghausen. He also gets to represent the firm at career fairs.

Charm Salvino has been promoted to project engineer. Salvino began working with Barghausen in July of 2018; she initially completed commercial and residential projects. Since then, she has taken on a diverse project base that include complicated grading designs and BMP design on constrained sites. Salvino works a lot with industrial clients, navigating complex standards and structures.

Mitch Anderson has been promoted to senior architectural CAD technician. Anderson started with Barghausen in February of 2022 at the Kent office. Anderson helps solve problems and has exceptional drafting skills.

Brian Dow has been promoted to project engineer. Dow started with Barghausen in January of 2014 at the Long Beach, CA office. He plays more of a leadership role with coordinating design changes and layout updates. His quality control and organization skills along with his growing knowledge of design layouts have helped the department produce more consistent and accurate drawings.

Ric Francais has been promoted to senior project engineer. Francais has been the firm's lead electrical design engineer for the past 11 years, and works out of the Long Beach office. He has grown and adapted to emerging electrical technology in the industry related to various code updates and new vehicle fueling systems. He works on all electrical-related designs related to power, monitoring and lighting and has a deep knowledge of codes, both old and current.

Bryan Newberry has been promoted to survey construction project manager. Newberry joined Barghausenin 2016 and is an integral member of the survey department, taking a lead role with construction calculation needs.

Israel Siria Cornejo has been promoted to project engineer. Siria Cornejo has been a key member of the Long Beach team since 2017. He single-handedly took over the design and coordination for an out-of-country client, which included attending numerous international trips for various construction meetings. He has also played a key part in improving master drawings by introducing time-saving techniques for equipment take-offs and buoyancy calculations. He has also played a significant role in our field surveying by traveling all over the country to perform equipment recons.

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