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Oct 16, 2019

ZGF Architects










ZGF Architects promoted nine people to principal in its Seattle office. They are Ryan Cheng, Kate Freels, Elizabeth Grace, Sara Howell, Corinne Kerr, Eddie Kung, Haruka Saito, Michael Steinberg and Hans Woestenborg. ZGF provides architecture, graphic design and digital fabrication, interior design and space planning, and urban planning and design. It has six offices in the U.S. and Canada.

Sazan Group




In Seattle, Sazan Group hired Deneise Kopetzky as marketing director and Kathreen Absuelo as marketing coordinator. In Portland, it promoted Nicole Kimbrell to marketing manager. Kopetzky has more than 13 years of experience in the architecture/engineering/construction industry with a bachelor's in business administration from Saint Martin's University. Absuelo has three years of experience as a creative director in the retail industry. She has a background in design, marketing and visual arts. Kimbrell has two years as a marketing coordinator, with demonstrated ability to connect with clients in the Pacific Northwest. She has degrees in international business and English literature. Sazan Group provides mechanical, electrical and fire protection engineering, information technology systems consulting, lighting design and owner representation services.



Terracon hired Ken Valder as Washington regional manager. He has nearly 30 years of leadership and experience with environmental compliance and remediation, civil and environmental engineering and construction management. His background includes operations and administration, business development and contract negotiation and administration. Clients have included governments, transit authorities, utilities and commercial entities. Valder is based in Lynnwood.

Art Anderson

Art Anderson, a Bremerton-based multidisciplinary engineering services firm, hired Brad Ginn as a senior civil engineer in the facility division. Ginn will execute engineering design solutions in collaboration with other engineering disciplines, including assignments related to floating, waterfront and land-based facilities and site-development projects. He will work on projects from planning through closeout and have a lead role on more complex assignments as project engineer/manager.

Oct 09, 2019










In Seattle, BCRA hired Emma Gracyk as an architecture associate and Brooks Boyer as an interior design associate. In Tacoma, it hired Sabrina Stenson as an interior designer, Amanda Brainard and Sharon Alitema as architecture designers, Nick Corigliano as an engineering designer and Miranda Freeman as an associate. It also hired Kerstin Williams as an interior design project manager, working out of Tacoma and Seattle.

Gracyk is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's architecture program. She will support work on YMCAs and community centers. Boyer has a bachelor's in interior design from the University of Idaho's College of Art and Architecture. She will work with design teams for the workplace design and retail/hospitality markets. Stenson is an interior designer with 11 years of experience in workplace design, health care and multifamily projects. She has a background in space planning, work and space forecasting and interior design, and will support work in the workplace design and health care markets.

Brainard and Alitema recently graduated from the University of Oregon and will support the multifamily and education markets. Corigliano is a Gonzaga University graduate who was a BCRA intern. He is in the civil engineering design group and is working in the public works market. Freeman will focus primarily on the education market. She holds a bachelor of science and master of science in architecture from the University of Idaho. Williams has almost 20 years of experience and was with Robin Chell Design. She has focused on multifamily projects, and will continue to serve that market and the retail and hospitality markets. BCRA provides architecture, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, land use planning and landscape architecture.

Lin & Associates


Richard Reis joined Seattle-based Lin & Associates as vice president. He will oversee daily business operations and develop strategies for the firm's long-term success and continued growth. He has over 30 years in the industry, with leadership experience at WHPacific, Tetra Tech, Aecom and Parsons, where he established business development strategies. Lin & Associates provides land surveying, construction management and administration, and project management services.

Oct 02, 2019

Rolluda Architects






Seattle-based Rolluda Architects hired Sabina Punjani as an interior designer and Zamzam Arale, Deepa Surendranath, Eleanor Shull and Tracy Law as project designers. Punjani holds a bachelor's in commerce from Mumbai University and an advanced diploma of interior design from L.S. Raheja School of Architecture in Mumbai. She is working on the interior design of the Filipino Community Village Senior Housing and Innovative Learning Center in Seattle. Arale holds a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Washington. She is working on the Filipino CID Parklet and Foulee Market in Seattle.

Surendranath has a degree in architecture from the Regional Engineering College (now National Institute of Technology) in Tiruchirappalli, India, a master's in architecture from the University of Tennessee, and a master's in project management from the National University of Singapore. She is working on interior improvements at three community centers in South Seattle. Shull has a bachelor of architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is working on the Grandview Early Learning Center in Tacoma for the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. Law holds a bachelor of arts in architectural design from the UW. She is working on classroom upgrades at Eckstein and McClure middle schools in Seattle for Seattle Public Schools and several projects in Whatcom County for the Mount Baker School District.

ALSC Architects



ALSC Architects of Spokane hired Janice Feldman as an administrative specialist and Taylor Lynch as an architectural intern. Feldman has a versatile set of skills with a broad, varied work history. Lynch holds a bachelor of science in architecture and a master of architecture from Washington State University. She is on the team for the new Highland Middle School for Mead School District. ALSC provides planning and design services.

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