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Sep 21, 2022

Barghausen Consulting Engineers

Merlino

Currie

Raya

Mahar

Barghausen Consulting Engineers Inc. has promoted four employees since the start of July. Glenna Mahar was promoted to project planner. Erin Raya was also promoted to project planner. Jeff Currie was promoted to facilities specialist/courier, and Anthony Merlino was promoted to senior project engineer. These employees work out of the firm's Kent location.

Mahar joined Barghausen in Feb. 2021. She is involved with multisite corporate programs for several clients. Her responsibilities include conducting due diligence investigations, preparing reports and applications, and working with agencies to obtain land use approvals and construction permits. Raya joined Barghausen in Oct. 2021. She provides support to several large commercial clients that includes thorough feasibility research and the production of detailed reports. Raya also works closely with the project team to obtain land use entitlements and construction permits.

Currie started his career with Barghausen in Nov. 1999 as a courier. From courier runs, to replacing light fixtures, to spraying parking spot lines, to about anything else that someone could need, he helps keep things running across the firm's offices. Merlino joined Barghausen in May 2016, serving in various roles as a part of multiple commercial and fuel development teams within the company. Merlino has heavily contributed to the rapid expansion and capabilities of one of the large commercial client programs at Barghausen since the fall of 2021. The expanded growth of this program is due to Merlino's abilities to oversee the engineering design for the entire team.

The firm also welcomed six new employees in July and August. The new hires include an assistant planner, two design engineers, a project engineer, a project coordinator and a new director of survey. These new team members will be working from a mix of offices, including one new employee in the company's Roseville, CA. office, one new employee in the Richland, WA. office, and three in the Kent office.

Gillooly

Rohila

Mapstead

Espinoza

Elizabeth Espinoza joins Barghausen as an assistant planner. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned her master's degree in urban planning and her B.S. in urban and regional planning. Espinoza previously worked in land planning and development in south Florida, and interned for a local municipality, League City, in Houston, Texas. Espinoza was president of Texas A&M's Association of Student Planners. Peter Lau joins the firm as a design engineer. Lau is a recent graduate from the University of Washington where he received his BAS in civil engineering.

Kaleb Mapstead joined Barghausen's Richland office in July as a project engineer. Mapstead graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in civil engineering. He previously worked with AHBL as a project engineer for the last five-and -a-half years and has experience as a business systems analyst. Noor Witwit joined the Roseville office in August as a design engineer. Witwit is a recent graduate from California State University's Sacramento campus, where she earned her B.S. in civil engineering. She has previous experience as an engineering and architectural intern with Sacramento County Department of Water Resources. She is also an instructional student assistant at Sacramento State College with their civil engineering department.

Nisha Rohila has been hired as a project coordinator. Rohila is a graduate from the University of Washington, where she got her B.A. in urban studies and her GIS certificate. Her planning background includes working for different local municipalities, where she was a development specialist for the City of Federal Way, and a permit coordinator for the City of SeaTac. Brian Gillooly re-joined Barghausen in August as the director of the survey department. Gillooly previously worked for Barghausen for sixteen years, starting as a party chief back in 2004 where he worked his way up to become a project surveyor, and now director. Gillooly is a California State University alum and has his P.L.S (Professional Land Surveyor) certifications in Washington and Oregon.

Barghausen is headquartered in Kent with branch offices in Chehalis, WA; Richland, WA; Klamath Falls, OR; Long Beach, CA; and Roseville, CA.

CAST architecture

Peralta

CAST architecture added Naomy Peralta to its team. Peralta grew up in the Dominican Republic and moved to New Jersey to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree. At Florida International University, she completed her Master of Architecture where her thesis focused on exploring both tectonic and stereotomic elements.

FFA Architecture and Interiors

Hite

Tammy Hite has joined FFA Architecture and Interiors. A 2002 graduate of the University of Oregon's Bachelor of Architecture program, Hite's experience includes designing and performing construction administration on several K-12 schools throughout Oregon and Washington. She is also a former Benson Polytechnic High School Architectural Drafting Teacher.

Since joining FFA, Hite has been working on the new Monmouth City Hall and is a member of the FFA Standards Committee.

FSi Engineers

Thabar

Nguyen

FSi Engineers promoted Alice “Ali” Thabar to the position of Sr. project coordinator. Thabar is a US Army veteran, has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and is a Certified Project Management Professional. She has been with FSi for seven years.

FSi also welcomed Maika Nguyen to an engineering internship. Nguyen has a Bachelor's degree in International Business and is a senior at the University of Washington Bothell studying mechanical engineering. At FSi, she is focusing on using her academic knowledge in a professional environment through energy modeling and the practical application of HVAC load modeling.

Sep 14, 2022

Architects West

Rada

Architects West hired Rod Rada as an architect. Rada brings more than 20 years of experience to Architects West. Previously he was an associate principal at NAC Architecture where he was the design lead architect for several high-profile projects. Rada's portfolio includes a wide range of building typologies nationally and internationally, including K-12, higher education, commercial, mixed-use, residential, retail, municipal, public safety, and corporate projects.

Rada earned his Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 2000 and his Diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England in 2002. He is a licensed architect in multiple states.

Rada is active in various community activities and organizations including the American Institute of Architects, where he is a board member. Some of his current projects include the renovation of the old Triumph's Composite building for Lakeside Capital Group in Spokane; Housing developments in the Atlas Waterfront in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; The Ione High School in Ione, Oregon; and many other public and private pursuits that are currently in the early stages of design.

FSi Engineers

Aamir

FSi Engineers has hired Umaima Aamir, who brings seven years of design experience with a special expertise in plumbing. Aamir graduated from NED University of Engineering & Technologies with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 2012, and received a Masters in Mechanical Engineering in 2015. She is a certified plumbing design technician. At FSi, she will focus her energies on sustainability and using her plumbing expertise to help her clients use their resources wisely.

JRJ Architects

Mullavey

Portland-based JRJ Architects announced the promotion of long-time staff architect Jason Mullavey, AIA, to principal. Mullavey has over 18 years of design and project management experience with the last 14 years employed with JRJ Architects working exclusively on healthcare facilities in both acute and non-acute patient spaces. He joined JRJ in 2008 and most recently held the role of senior project architect.

Mullavey earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon and has spent his entire career serving Pacific Northwest clients. His portfolio includes diverse and often complex tenant improvement projects for both healthcare and commercial clients. Career highlights with JRJ include the Providence Heart Institute, Providence Children's Development Institute, Providence Newberg Medical Plaza, Kaiser Eugene Medical Building and several clinic re-fresh projects for Kaiser Permanente.

As principal-in-charge, Mullavey will continue to provide executive leadership on key JRJ projects while also contributing to the firm's business development and marketing programs along with mentoring and continuing to build a talented staff of designers. He is currently leading multi-discipline design teams for several key projects including Providence Heart Institute at the Providence Office Park Campus, Providence Redmond Bear Creek Hybrid Hub and Security Operations Center, Kaiser Rockwood and Salmon Creek Building Refreshes and Kaiser Bellevue Infrastructure Master Plan and ancillary projects.

Mullavey, a licensed Architect in Oregon, is LEED AP BD+C and NCARB certified, and a member of the Oregon Society for Healthcare Engineering (OSHE), the US Green Building Council, and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Parametrix

Bradbury

Eleno-Orama

Emery

Justin Emery has joined Parametrix as a surveying supervisor based in Puyallup. He has 17 years of experience as a surveyor, including serving as a party chief, senior survey technician, project surveyor, and survey manager.

Emery joins Parametrix from Huitt-Zollars, Inc. He specializes in boundary surveys and is experienced in all aspects of surveying, including researching and coordinating field work, writing legal descriptions for subdivisions and easements, preparing boundary and easement exhibits, reviewing title reports, and calculating boundaries and plotting easements. Emery is a licensed professional land surveyor. At Parametrix he will lead the firm's Puyallup survey practice, serving public and private clients throughout the Pacific Northwest including King County, Washington State Department of Transportation, Cascade Natural Gas, Lakehaven Utility District, and others.

Maricris Eleno-Orama also joined the Puyallup office as a senior engineer. She has 16 years of experience as an engineer working in government, consulting, and academia. Eleno-Orama comes to Parametrix from Murraysmith/CONSOR Engineers where she also served as a consultant project manager for the City of Bellevue. Her recent project experience includes reservoir design, seismic assessment, and decommissioning projects, as well as resiliency and emergency response planning for various utilities. She was also Murraysmith's Tacoma Office Lead and helped establish the company-wide Outreach Team that focused on equitable engagement as part of the firm's Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative.

In 2020, Eleno-Orama co-founded SCOPE (Supportive Community of Professional Engineers), which connects students with professionals “to empower and support future engineers in defining their own career scopes.” At Parametrix, she joins the firm's Puyallup Water group, which provides electrical and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), flood control, stormwater, wastewater, and drinking water services to cities, counties, water districts, and others throughout the Puget Sound region.

Kate Bradbury joined Parametrix as a senior engineer based in Seattle. She has 12 years of experience as an engineer working in transportation and traffic engineering, specializing in roadway safety and traffic operations. Bradbury comes to Parametrix from Jacobs where she served as a transportation engineer working on highway safety, traffic operations, and transit projects. She has conducted multiple American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials highway safety manual trainings across the country. She is also involved with the Women's Transportation Seminar, Institute for Transportation Engineers, and the Transportation Research Board.

At Parametrix, she joins the firm's transportation planning team, serving municipalities, counties, and transit agencies throughout the Puget Sound region.

Stantec

Olaes

Nicole Olaes has joined Stantec as a mechanical project manager in the firm's Seattle office. Olaes brings over eight years of experience as a mechanical engineer specializing in data centers, emergency response centers, commercial office and airport design. She is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Columbia University.

Weinstein A+U

Babey

Arndt

Malmon

Weinstein A+U announced three new hires. Ellen Malmon and Josh Arndt join the firm as architects. Chelsea Babey has been hired as marketing coordinator. Malmon is a project manager on adaptive reuse and multi-family projects. She is also a certified Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Evaluator. Malmon earned a Master of Architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Master of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mount Holyoke College. She is a registered Architect in Washington and Connecticut.

Arndt has over four years of experience as a project designer. He works on both multi-family and institutional projects. Arndt earned a Bachelor of Environmental design from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a Master of Architecture at the University of Washington with a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development.

With over six years of experience, Babey oversees all marketing at Weinstein A+U. In her current position as marketing coordinator, she works with architects to translate the parts of their work that make them unique, maintaining a clear, concise, and convincing message throughout all mediums.

Babey earned a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Pittsburgh.

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