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Jul 28, 2021

Pacific Rim Environmental


Tukwila-based Pacific Rim Environmental named Tricia Lewis its new president and CEO. Lewis has been with the hazardous materials testing and consulting company for almost 30 years and most recently was its executive vice president. PacRim was founded in 1990.








Kirkland-based Blueline hired MaKenzie Fockler as an engineer, Melanie Williams as an engineering drafter, Dan Saarenas as an engineering designer, David (Dave) Bramer as a project landscape architect, Rudy Jimenez Jr. as an engineering designer and Jerome Walker as a construction inspector. Fockler will work on residential projects. She has a bachelor's in civil engineering from the University of Washington and engineering experience at RH2 Engineering and Hatton Godat Pantier. Williams has a bachelor's in civil engineering from the Cebu Institute of Technology-University in the Philippines and experience doing survey work in the field and office. Most recently, she worked for PACE in its Oregon office doing survey drafting. Saarenas has over 10 years of civil design experience. He will work on residential projects. Bramer has over 10 years of experience in the landscape architecture field. He will work on multifamily, mixed used and other commercial projects. Jimenez will work on public works projects. He has experience as a civil CAD designer on water and wastewater projects with Brown & Caldwell in Seattle and other engineering firms in Houston. Walker has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Georgia Southern University and studied in South Korea. Fockler, Williams and Bramer will work in the Kirkland office. Walker will be based in Mill Creek and Saarenas in Tukwila. Jimenez is working remotely from Houston and will relocate to Kirkland. Blueline provides civil engineering, land use planning and landscape architecture services.

BOE architects


Tacoma-based BOE architects hired Michael Zirkle as a project associate. A recent graduate of the School of Urban Studies at the University of Washington – Tacoma, Zirkle is involved with the design production of projects that include a museum expansion, a new Lincoln automotive dealership and a waterfront custom home. BOE practices architecture in Tacoma and around the South Sound.






Parametrix hired Tom Messana and Dave Moss as senior consultants, Chris Hiatt as a senior engineer and Jake Linke as a water engineer in its Puget Sound region water division. Messana has over 40 years of experience providing program, project and engineering management for electrical and industrial projects. His project experience spans multiple industries and he has worked nationally and internationally. He comes to Parametrix from Barry-Wehmiller Design Group via Parker, Messana & Associates (PMA Engineering) which he owned and operated for 25 years. Moss has over 40 years of experience working on municipal and industrial water resources projects. He previously was part of Parametrix's Portland office, providing environmental consulting services. Most recently he was the water reclamation manager and capital projects manager for Spokane County's Environmental Services Department. Hiatt has 18 years of experience providing engineering design and construction services for cities, counties and water and sewer districts. His project experience includes pipelines, pump stations, on-site stormwater collection, building/facility upgrades and planning. He was with Murraysmith. Linke has seven years of experience in civil engineering with a structural focus, working primarily on marine structures. He comes to Parametrix from BergerABAM/WSP. Hiatt works in the Seattle office and the others are in Puyallup. Parametrix provides engineering, planning and environmental sciences.




Allwest hired Max Kasberger as a project engineer and Ashleigh Gertsch as a project assistant in its Spokane Valley office. Kasberger holds a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from the University of North Dakota. He was a geotechnical engineer at Liberty Geotech. Gertsch has a bachelor's degree in geology from Eastern Washington University. Hayden, Idaho-based Allwest has a staff of engineers, geologists and engineers-in-training serving the Inland Northwest.

Jul 21, 2021






In Tacoma, BCRA hired Bowen Spellman as an associate, civil engineering, Maya Tuiasosopo as an associate, landscape architecture, Sammantha Hall as an associate, interior design and Meghan Howey as an associate, planning. Spellman is a recent graduate of Gonzaga University's civil engineering program. He will support markets that include residential, parks, public works and healthcare. Tuiasosopo recently graduated with a bachelor's in landscape architecture from California Polytechnic State University. She was an intern at BCRA. She will support public works, multifamily and retail projects. Hall worked on space planning at OpenSquare. She will join the BCRA interiors department, and primarily support the healthcare market. Howey has nearly a decade of land use planning and permitting experience. She was with Technology Associates EC Inc. BCRA is an architecture and engineering firm.

Reid Middleton







In Everett, Reid Middleton hired Mike Orloff as a designer II, John Harless as a senior party chief and Tonya Fernandez as an office assistant. In Alaska, it hired Diana Vodlenshchuk and Sean Carlson, both in the designer I position. In San Diego, Reid Middleton hired Frank Bannon as a project engineer. Orloff has three years of experience. Harless has extensive survey experience and Fernandez brings previous office experience. Vodlenshchuk has two years of experience and Carlson received his degree from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Bannon has six years of experience. Everett-based Reid Middleton provides civil and structural engineering, planning and permitting, and surveying services.

Jul 14, 2021

Stuart Silk Architects



Seattle-based Stuart Silk Architects promoted Amanda Cavassa and David Marchetti to partner, a new position and title at the firm. The promotions recognize their contributions to Stuart Silk Architects' design profile, firm culture and client service. They will join founding partner Stuart Silk in leading the firm, which was founded in 1981. Stuart Silk Architects provides architecture and interior design services.

SHKS Architects


In Seattle, SHKS Architects promoted Theresa Freeman to principal. Freeman has over 30 years of design experience, and has won awards for her projects including the Sunset Hill DADU and Portage Bay Houseboat residential designs, and the Ferndale Library. She has worked with higher education institutions, municipal governments and on homes. SHKS provides master planning, facilities assessments, site selection and feasibility studies, programming, and architectural design for new buildings, additions and the adaptive reuse and rehabilitation of existing structures.



In Tacoma, BCRA hired Kayla Schunzel as an associate, civil engineering. Schunzel is a recent graduate of Gonzaga University's civil engineering program. She previously worked as an intern with the firm and will support markets that include residential, parks, municipal and healthcare. BCRA provides architecture, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, land use planning and landscape architecture.

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