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Aug 21, 2019



Dara t'Sas, director of marketing at BCRA, has transitioned onto the firm's leadership team, joining 15 others as a shareholder. She has been with BCRA for five years and provides strategic guidance for marketing and business development. She also directs corporate communications. BCRA provides architecture, interior design, civil engineering, structural engineering, land use planning and landscape architecture, with offices in Seattle and Tacoma.



Global architecture, planning and design practice CallisonRTKL hired Anthony Perez as a vice president in the Seattle office. In his two-decade career, Perez has become known for creating places that heighten commercial performance through high-touch technology with a consumer-centric sensibility. He has worked for design practices FITCH (Columbus, Ohio) and Harbor Retail (Seattle), as well as at Starbucks Coffee, where he was instrumental in the design of new store prototypes, the exploration of alternative formats and new concepts, and work with allied brands Evolution Fresh and Teavana. He has been named among Fast Company magazine's 100 Creative People in Business.

RH2 Engineering




Bothell-based RH2 Engineering promoted Dan Mahlum, Kyle Pettibone and Michele Campbell to director. Mahlum has been with RH2 for over 20 years, providing leadership and direction within its water treatment group. He has overseen facility projects that include well development and rehabilitation, groundwater and surface water treatment, and wastewater planning and improvements, and will continue to do business development. Pettibone, a design engineer, has over 25 years of experience. He has been involved in complex projects and improved the firm's design tools and services and deliverables to clients. Campbell has been with RH2 for over 18 years, managing the engineering planning group. She has been involved in developing the firm's comprehensive plans, which are integrating new technologies into the analysis and planning process. RH2 provides civil engineering, planning and environmental services.

The Watershed Co.



The Watershed Co. promoted Amber Mikluscak to principal and hired Nathan Burroughs as a GIS analyst. Mikluscak has experience with landscape architecture, geospatial analysis and graphics in land use planning and natural resource management. She manages the landscape architecture team and coordinates in-house GIS capabilities. Burroughs has a background in geospatial analysis, habitat restoration, fish passage, and stream channel reconstruction. He will assist with development of environmental plans and policies, provide support on stream evaluations and other natural resources assessments, and assist with geospatial analysis for environmental planning and restoration projects. The firm provides natural resource assessments, mitigation and restoration design, environmental planning and permitting, stormwater monitoring, arborist and landscape architecture services.

SCJ Alliance



SCJ Alliance hired Aaron Knight as a project manager and George Hilen as a project engineer in the Gig Harbor office. They work in the transportation design group. SCJ said the two engineers have worked together for years designing municipal roadway, corridor and intersection improvements. They have prepared construction plans, specifications and cost estimates for new and modified traffic signals, Intelligent Transportation Systems, ADA pedestrian facilities and roadway illumination systems. SCJ provides transportation planning and design, civil engineering, landscape architecture, environmental and urban planning and public outreach.

Osborn Consulting




Osborn Consulting hired Aimee Navickis-Brasch, Taylor Hoffman-Ballard and Kaela Mansfield to lead its new Spokane office at 429 W. First Ave. Navickis-Brasch, Ph.D., has over 26 years of stormwater management experience in Washington, which includes design, research and planning projects and development of technical training programs. Hoffman-Ballard has over six years of water resources experience, from field investigation to hydrologic and hydraulic design for stormwater compliance projects. Mansfield has seven years of local experience focused on plans, specifications and estimates development for stormwater drainage and habitat restoration projects. Osborn is a Bellevue-based engineering, landscape architecture and urban design firm.


In Seattle, Stantec hired Deepak Kaushal as an electrical project manager, Jon Mackay as an information and communication technology project manager, Gyuwon Lee as a mechanical project designer and Spencer LeDosquet as an acoustical consultant. In Lynnwood, it hired Roman Kukhotskiy as an electrical project designer.

Kaushal has a bachelor's and a master's in electrical engineering and several years of experience both as a designer and as a project manager. Mackay has several years of experience in telecommunications, building inspection and environmental consulting. Lee holds a master of engineering degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology. LeDosquet has three years of industry experience in acoustical design. Kukhotskiy has six years of electrical engineering experience with expertise in commercial systems.

Aug 14, 2019

Berger Partnership




Seattle-based Berger Partnership promoted Jen Montressor to project manager and added Maren McBride as a project manager and Xingyue Huang as a summer intern. Montressor was hired in 2015. Her work includes the South Sound 911 Center in Tacoma, Alaska Airlines headquarters and Mt. Baker Apartments. McBride is working on the Microsoft campus renovation. She has nine years of experience in landscape architecture, urban design and planning with projects that include urban public space, streetscapes, schools, community master planning, transit infrastructure and mobility, regional stormwater strategies, parks/open space and design guidelines. Huang is a landscape architecture student at the Harvard School of Design with a background in architecture, urban planning and landscape architecture. She has a bachelor of engineering in landscape architecture from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China. Berger is a landscape architectural and urban design firm.



Heidi Wahto joined Stantec, a global engineering, architecture and consulting firm, as a principal and senior environmental regulatory expert in the Bellevue office. Wahto will use her 20-plus years of experience to grow the WaterPower & Dams practice. She analyzes requirements for and advises clients in licensing, permitting, and developing compliance programs for hydropower and water-resource related projects. She recently managed the relicensing effort of a 4.1-megawatt run-of-river project on the Boise River.

Johnston Architects


Seattle-based Johnston Architects hired Liz Wasson Coleman as marketing director. Coleman has worked in the Northwest AEC industry for over 15 years, with a focus on client relationships, marketing, communications and business development. She has marketed local design firms working on mixed-use, multifamily, park and public works, commercial, workplace, health care and hospitality projects. She leads JA's marketing, including proposal strategy and development, copywriting, editing, press and public relations, brand integration and supporting business development. The firm provides architecture, interior design and urban planning.

PBS Engineering and Environmental


Jonathan DeJesus joined PBS Engineering and Environmental as a civil engineer in the Issaquah office. He holds a bachelor's in civil engineering from Hofstra University and will support civil and stormwater engineering work as the firm grows in the Puget Sound region.

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