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May 05, 2021

Jones & Jones


Megan Nielsen Hegstad joined Seattle-based Jones & Jones Architects and Landscape Architects as a senior associate. She has led over two dozen national and international projects and is now managing construction for three Native American nonprofit projects, including the Chief Seattle Club ?al?al “Home” mixed-use building in Seattle. Hegstad has practiced architecture for over 18 years. She is experienced in zoological, natural, cultural, residential and renewable energy projects. She has worked at The Portico Group and Studio Hanson|Roberts as well as her collaborative consulting firm Maristella Studio.



Seattle-based SABArchitects hired Michele Sainte-Starbuck as a senior lab planner. Sainte-Starbuck has over 37 years of experience and a background in fine art and graphic and spatial design. She is a laboratory planner and architect who has focused on laboratory projects on the East and West coasts of the U.S. At SABA, she will provide mentorship and project leadership to the life science team working on projects in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The firm provides predesign, architecture and interior design.

Berger Partnership








Seattle-based Berger Partnership promoted Jordan Zlotoff to associate and hired Steph Brucart, Laura Laney and Evan Blondell as project managers and Ann Salerno, Spencer Michael and Yujue Wang as landscape designers. Zlotoff joined the firm as a project manager in 2015. His work includes Eastern Washington University Interdisciplinary Science Center in Cheney and the S commercial campus and Cedar Crossing mixed-use development, both in Seattle. Brucart is working on Bitter Lake Playground, Microsoft Washington Terraces in Redmond and several residential projects. She has five years of national and local experience in landscape architecture with projects that include schools, parks and trails. Laney is working on the Microsoft Campus modernization in Redmond and Kennydale Gateway multifamily project in Renton. She has five years of experience in landscape architecture with projects that include watersheds, parks, recreation centers and universities. Blondell is working on Pipers Creek for Seattle Public Utilities and Eastrail Wilburton for the city of Bellevue. He brings eight years of experience in landscape architecture with projects that include urban parks, framework plans, greenways and stream restorations. Salerno is working on Green Lake Community Center and Microsoft Washington Terraces. She has three years of local experience in landscape architecture with projects that include master plans and commercial and educational campuses in the Northwest. Michael is working on Microsoft Washington Terraces and a Chelan County PUD maintenance facility. He has five years of experience in landscape architecture with projects that include commercial and university campuses, medical centers and parks. Wang is doing work under an on-call contract for Seattle Public Utilities and is working on the Microsoft Campus modernization and residential projects. She has a master in landscape architecture from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Berger Partnership is a landscape architectural and urban design firm.

Architects West



Architects West has a new board of directors. Scott Fischer, board member and past president, stepped down as part of his transition toward retirement. He has been with the firm for 40 years and plans to continue working part-time supporting staff members on their projects until he retires. The new board includes Keith Dixon, Kevin Cole, Marcus Valentine, Steve Roth and Ed Champagne, who now serves as president. Employee-owned Architects West provides architectural and landscape architectural/land planning services, with offices in Spokane and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.

Apr 28, 2021

Mahlum Architects


In Seattle, Mahlum Architects promoted Corrie Rosen to partner. She joins the other partners in leading the firm. Rosen honed her architectural skills at A+I and Maya Lin Studio in New York City. She joined Mahlum in 2007 and has focused much of her efforts in promoting social justice and equity in its work. Rosen introduced and has led Mahlum's Pro Bono and Commitment to Community programs. Projects she has worked on include Nathan Hale High School modernization in Seattle, Arlington Elementary School in Tacoma and Madrona School in Edmonds. In her new role, she will continue to focus on culture and community and share the important role of architecture and its ability to impact positive change.

Magnusson Klemencic Associates




In Seattle, structural and civil engineering firm Magnusson Klemencic Associates promoted Mike Jewsbury and Sean Clifton to senior principal and Russell Larsen to principal. Jewsbury is design leader of MKA's healthcare specialist group. His portfolio includes stand-alone hospitals, new patient towers on existing campuses, and seismic retrofits of fully occupied, Level 2 trauma centers and other essential facilities. He was hired in 2000 and his projects have included University of Washington Medicine Lake Union, Phases 2, 3.1 and 3.2, in Seattle; Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Hospital in Columbus, and BC Children's Hospital TECK Acute Care Centre in Vancouver, B.C. Clifton's work includes residential towers and large, mixed-use developments that involve multiple building typologies and construction materials. He was hired in 2008 and his projects have included the JW Marriott Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, N.C.; Bank of Philippine Islands Headquarters in Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines, and Marriott Marquis at McCormick Place in Chicago. Larsen has designed office and housing projects in the U.S., often in high seismicity regions. As a task force member of the Applied Technology Council 58 project, he is helping to develop guidelines for seismic performance assessment of buildings and Performance-Based Seismic Design. An MKA employee since 2003, his projects have included Salesforce Tower in San Francisco; River Point Tower in Chicago; and SkyRise Miami in Miami.





AHBL promoted civil engineers Bill Fierst, David Nason and Erick Fitzpatrick to principal. Fierst's 20-year civil engineering career at AHBL has allowed him to contribute to a variety of education, federal, healthcare and commercial projects. Nason has a deep resume of educational facility design. He spent the past 13 years of his 22-year career as a civil project manager in the Tacoma office. Fitzpatrick joined AHBL in 2012. He has 14 years of experience and oversees civil engineering in the firm's offices in Spokane and the Tri-Cities. He is based in Spokane. Fierst and Nason are based in Tacoma.

DCI Engineers



DCI Engineers, a civil and structural engineering firm, promoted TJ Hamad to project manager and Julie Reed to payroll manager in Seattle. At DCI, Hamad has supported multifamily residential, podium and multi-level warehouse projects in Washington, California and Illinois. Since joining DCI, Reed's responsibilities have evolved to maintaining ADP payroll information and tax calculations for staff in all 13 offices. She is an advocate of the firm's benefit package and collaborates with the accounting firm responsible for annual 401(k) reviews.

FSi Engineers



In Seattle, FSi Engineers promoted Andy Langdon to senior associate and hired Arthur Stokes as a senior associate to lead its electrical group. Langdon has worked at FSi since 2010 and has 15 years of experience. He leads design of HVAC, plumbing and process piping for institutional clients including The Boeing Co., Port of Seattle and Seattle City Light. He is working on the new Mountlake Terrace City Hall. Stokes has 31 years of engineering experience with a focus on industrial, power, water, wastewater and manufacturing facilities. He has experience in development of electrical, instrumentation, SCADA/PLC controls and cyber security, and has led electrical engineering for projects in Washington. He is leading electrical engineering for the Together Center in Redmond and FSi's new office at Pier 54 in Seattle, targeting ILFI Core certification. FSi is an MEP firm, with offices also in Spokane and Baltimore.

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