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Jan 11, 2023





Blueline recently hired Andy McAndrews as director of planning. McAndrews received his degree in Housing and Urban Development with a focus on Urban Planning from Arizona University and has spent the last decade as the land use director at a local surveying company before joining Blueline.

Blueline also recently hired Amanda Hunt as a planner. Hunt received her BA in Environmental Studies with a focus on environmental policy and geography from Western Washington University and served as a land use planner for the Jefferson County Department of Community Development for the past two years.

Kristal Keating has joined the firm as a project manager. Keating attended the University of Washington where she received her degree in Civil Engineering. She worked at Blueline in 2012 and left in 2014 to live in San Diego where she worked on the San Diego Pure Water Program where sewer water was treated to be reused and drinkable.

Swenson Say Fagét Structural Engineers








Swenson Say Fagét Structural Engineers announced two promotions in Seattle and Tacoma and six new hires in the Seattle office in December.

Holly Ashford and Taylor Vincent were promoted to project engineers. A University of Texas/Austin graduate where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering degree in 2016, Ashford moved to Seattle and began working at SSF in 2019. Current projects include several single-family home projects and a tenant improvement in Redmond for Flatstick Pub.

Vincent graduated from Washington State University in 2018 with a Masters in Structural Engineering and started working in the SSF Tacoma office in 2019. Currently, he is working on home additions/renovations in Tacoma, Bellevue, Seattle, and Olalla, and one restaurant remodel in Tacoma.

Upon graduation from Purdue University in May with her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering/Structural Concentration, Alyssa Dang joined SSF. Along with various single-family home projects, she's also working on a new memory care facility in Allyn, Washington.

Raised in Sammamish, Elliot Holzhauer completed his Master of Science in Structural Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland earlier this year. He returned to the Seattle area to start his career and has been working on a variety of single-family residences.

Ethan Chamberlain graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. He worked in Vermont and Connecticut for five years, then moved to Seattle in 2022 and joined SSF. His focus is currently on seismic retrofit projects and single-family residential construction.

Sebastian Quintana completed his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Washington. After three years with another firm, he joined SSF and is working on the Fryar Avenue Mixed-use project in Sumner, a commercial elevator addition in San Rafael, and some steel framing design for an office building in the U District.

SSF also welcomed new CAD staff Kellen Bresko and Brennen Herron. Bresko recently completed CAD training at Seattle Central College and joined SSF in June. Herron received his AA in Drafting Design Technology from Green River College, worked with another local structural firm for five years, and joined SSF in July.

Jan 04, 2023

Olson Kundig












Olson Kunding announced the following principal and associate promotions. Christopher Butler, Amanda Chenoweth, Lindsay Kunz, Alivia Owens and Erica Williams have been promoted to principal, while Leah Davis, Alex Fritz, Matt Hostetler, Allison Johnson, James Juricevich, Christian Poules, Derek Santo and Hilary Schanck have been promoted to associate.

Butler, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has expertise working at a variety of scales with non-profit, cultural and commercial clients. Chenoweth works closely with teams on project types ranging from high-end residential to hospitality and commercial interiors, informed by her architecture background.

Kunz's experience to date includes a wide range of projects with an emphasis on residential and cultural sectors. Based in New York, Kunz is also the director of Olson Kundig's new office in Manhattan. Owens, LEED AP, has worked across a broad range of project types since joining Olson Kundig, including large-scale residential projects.

Williams, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is experienced both as an architect and as a project engineer for a general contractor, contributing to her broad range of skills in both design and construction delivery. Her work encompasses a variety of project types, with a focus on large residential projects characterized by a sensitivity to the surrounding natural landscape. Davis leads large-scale workplace and hospitality projects.

Fritz's experience spans a variety of project types and scales and projects that incorporate research-based design, such as new materials and sustainable strategies. His work is especially sensitive to the intersection of architecture and landscape.

Hostetler, LEED AP, focuses primarily on residential projects, spanning a wide spectrum of scales. He also serves on Olson Kundig's facilities team, overseeing projects and updates within the office.

Johnson, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, has experience in a variety of typologies including cultural, exterior civic public spaces, hospitality, mixed-use development, super-tall towers, historic preservation, and residential design. She specializes in high-performance design and the use of technology to advance projects from early concept phases through construction administration. Juricevich works on projects vastly ranging in size, type and location for higher education and cultural institutions, as well as private residential clients.

Poules' project focus has been primarily single-family homes since joining Olson Kundig, including several active international projects. He has also been a mentor for the Design Your [Neighbor]hood programed hosted by Seattle Art Museum. Santo, LEED AP BD+C, has experience working on a variety of single-family residential and commercial projects. He is a specialist on envelope detailing, as well as a member of Olson Kundig's internal Quality Control review team and dedicated mentor to colleagues.

Schanck's work encompasses large-scale, complex projects across a broad range of project types, from private homes, hospitality and workplace, to large-scale mixed-use and multi-unit residential. She has also led multiple data collective efforts to help project teams across the firm improve building performance.

SCJ Alliance




Amrita Chakraborty, Andrew Armstrong, and Jake Paulsene have joined SCJ Alliance's Seattle office.

Chakraborty is a senior designer with SCJ. She has her bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering and earned her master's in Structural Engineering from SRM University, a top-ranking university in India. She brings with her eight years of engineering experience, including preparing structural analysis reports for all types of towers, designing water and wastewater treatment systems, developing geotechnical reports, and preparing plans using CAD and CAE tools.

Armstrong is a design engineer and was recently hired full-time by SCJ after working for the firm while earning his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Walla Walla University.

Engineering technician Paulsene is currently in the civil engineering program at the University of Washington.

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