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Jan 13, 2021

Environmental Science Associates


Dr. Tim Sturtz joined the air quality and community development practices of Environmental Science Associates as principal air quality specialist. He will be based in the Seattle office. Sturtz, a Northwest region air quality professional, will provide expertise in air quality assessment and management, including greenhouse gas analyses and odor assessments. He has managed projects and provided technical direction on air quality and odor issues for industrial facilities, airports, maritime port authorities, government agencies and research institutions. He has led air quality studies for clients including the Port of Seattle and has led air quality and greenhouse gas analyses for projects requiring SEPA review, including a methanol production facility, the modernization of a container terminal and a convention center renovation. ESA is an environmental consulting, engineering and planning firm.



Parametrix hired Jenifer Young as the environmental planning and compliance division manager for the Puget Sound region. The division includes approximately 50 staff in Seattle, Bremerton and Puyallup. Young served in this role from 2015 through 2018, when she relocated to New York City where she worked for VHB. Now back at Parametrix, she will further build the firm's National Environmental Policy Act and State Environmental Policy Act practice, working out of the Seattle office. Young has over 30 years of experience in preparing and managing environmental impact statements and related analyses for development projects. She was environmental manager on the State Route 520, I-5 to Medina bridge replacement. Parametrix provides engineering, planning and environmental sciences.




In Seattle, GGLO promoted David Marshall and Jeffrey Bates to senior associate. Marshall is a landscape architect who has worked with multi-disciplinary teams creating projects at GGLO. Bates is an architect who has designed at a variety of scales, from unit plans to urban district planning, and has worked on mixed-use urban infill projects, both high-rise and mid-rise. GGLO is a design practice for architecture, urban design, landscapes and interiors.

Jan 06, 2021




In Seattle, GGLO promoted Meaghan McDonald and Carissa Franks to principal. McDonald is licensed as an architect and as an interior designer. At GGLO, she has worked on Chambers Bay Resort in University Place and Via6 and 624 Yale, both in Seattle. Prior to joining the firm, she worked in Wyoming, California and Montana on high-end residential, education and hospitality projects. Franks has multifamily mixed-use project experience at GGLO. Some of her notable projects include the Northgate Mall redevelopment, AMLI Pierside and 624 Yale, all in Seattle. GGLO is a design practice for architecture, urban design, landscapes and interiors.



Parametrix hired Liz Kelly as senior vice president overseeing its Puget Sound region, which includes practices in water, transportation, environmental and community building and offices in Seattle, Puyallup, Tacoma and Bremerton. Kelly will initially focus on continuing to grow the Puget Sound region water practice, which provides services in drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, flood control and electrical/SCADA to public clients. She has 30 years of experience in water, wastewater, drainage and solid waste utilities work. Most recently she was with Jacobs where she led the North America water sector asset management practice and was U.S. West regional lead for the strategic consulting operation. She was with Seattle Public Utilities for over 20 years. Parametrix provides engineering, planning and environmental sciences.

Dec 30, 2020

Mutuus Studio


Silvia Galdamez joined Mutuus Studio in Seattle as an architectural designer after having interned for it the past two summers. Galdamez holds a bachelor of architecture degree from Cornell University with a dual concentration in the history of architecture and visual representation. Mutuus offers architecture, interiors and product design services.

Rice Fergus Miller


Bremerton-based Rice Fergus Miller hired Patricia Quist-Therson as a project manager. Quist-Therson has experience in commercial, residential and government environments with projects ranging from $500,000 to $20 million. She joins the fire and emergency services studio of the architecture, interior design, planning and visualization firm.

Metrix Engineers


Renton-based mechanical and electrical design and consulting firm Metrix Engineers hired Ben Prehoda as a principal. Prehoda will lead the electrical engineering studio. He has nine years of design engineering experience, most notably supporting K-12 facility design and construction administration. He recently completed design of the Puesta del Sol Elementary School in Bellevue, which will be the first net zero energy K-12 facility and the largest net zero commercial project in the state.

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