Mar 16, 2022
DCI announced the promotion of Amy Pugh and Wade Gelhausen to principal. Gelhausen is now the second Principal for DCI’s Civil department and Pugh, who is the director of marketing, is the first woman in a non-technical role to become principal. Pugh, who is in the firm’s Seattle headquarters, started at DCI 15 years ago as a marketing coordinator and has most recently led the firm’s corporate marketing as director of marketing. Since then, she has spearheaded several award-winning marketing campaigns and elevated the DCI brand as they grew from a five-office firm to now 16 offices in eight states. Pugh guides a team of nine marketing and communications experts. Over the years, she has stepped into various operational roles within the firm, including launching DCI’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion group; developing the company-wide intranet; and most recently beginning the formal employee mentorship and development program.
Gelhausen, PE, works out of the firm’s Spokane office and has been with DCI for more than 18 years where he currently oversees the Spokane-based civil team. His work includes the Ferris High School Modernization project – a multi-phased undertaking for both civil and structural teams. He also worked for his alma mater with the Gonzaga Hemmingson University Center. He is currently involved with business development efforts to pursue more public infrastructure projects.
Ankrom Mosian recently promoted 55 staff members across its three offices. In the Seattle office 19 staff received promotions. Britt Beushausen, Peter Neilsen, Melinda Poeppel, Ted Udhus and Chie Yokoyama have been promoted to senior associate in architecture. Rachel Osborne, Dani Richardson and Ashlee Washington are now senior associates in interior design. Stephanie Baker, Sierra Borsari-Peters, Ki Kim, Greg Salandi, Sara Schneider, Omar Torres-Rivera and Richard Wilson were promoted to associate in architecture and Allie Leaf, Renee Perez, Mariya Vierela and Christina Witteman to associate in interior design.
Hewitt announced three promotions in its landscape architecture studio. Rachel Miller and Myles Harvey were both named associates. Mike Koski-Harja became a senior associate. Miller has been with Hewitt for six years, serving as a landscape architect on projects including the Southport Office Campus (Renton), University Village (Seattle), Facebook Arbor Blocks (Seattle) and Google Lakefront Blocks (Seattle). She previously worked at Integrated Site Design on projects ranging from large urban plazas to campus master plans to private gardens. Miller received her BLA and a Certificate in Restoration Ecology from the University of Washington.
During his seven years as a landscape architect at Hewitt, Harvey’s work has ranged from mixed-used multi-family projects in Seattle to Redmond Technology Light Rail Stations, Heritage Square Park (Walla Walla, Wash.) and the Google Campus at Kirkland Urban. Prior to Hewitt, Harvey held posts at Harrison Design Landscape Architecture and Andrews Landscape Architecture. He received his BLA from the University of Washington.
While serving as a project manager with Hewitt for the past three years, Koski-Harja has worked on multiple public and private sector projects in the region such as the Google Campus at Kirkland Urban, 1400 Madison (Seattle), 800 Stewart (Seattle) and Richmond Centre (British Columbia). He most recently worked at Swift Company and held positions at other local firms during his 20-plus years of practice in the Seattle area. Koski-Harja received his MLA and Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Manitoba.
Integrus Architecture announced the advancement to associate principal of three design leaders in the firm: Kandis Larsen, Katie Vingelen and Matthew Bissen. Larsen is strongly influenced by her background in architecture and interior design enabling her to provide integrated and holistic solutions to the most complex design challenges. Her passion for design is grounded in her interactions with a diverse body of stakeholders.
Vingelen plays a key role in the firm’s design leadership. Through her years of experience, she has learned the art of connecting with people and asking the right questions to better understand their needs and goals and then translate that vision into design solutions that strike a thoughtful balance between form, function, and experience.
Bissen is an architectural designer. His research and experience as a human geographer also provides a critical understanding of how people shape and appropriate space toward social empowerment and change. He is also a dedicated teacher and voice in the northwest design community as part-time faculty at the University of Washington, as well as currently serving as a member of the Seattle Downtown Design Review Board.
The Watershed Company has hired Dawn Spilsbury Pucci as a GIS analyst/ecologist/drone pilot. Spilsbury Pucci is a forest and fish ecologist with 21 years of experience in the Pacific Northwest. She is also a FAA licensed UAS (drone) pilot and supporting The Watershed Company with UAS aerial imagery. Spilsbury Pucci also supports The Watershed Company teams with GIS services, nearshore ecological expertise, climate resiliency planning, habitat restoration planning and monitoring, and facilitation of public processes. She has a diverse set of skills and experiences including facilitation of citizen committees and technical work groups, management of restoration programs and scientific communications to policy and legislative decision makers. Spilsbury Pucci coordinates the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program’s Salmonid Work Group, which aims to support Federal, State, Tribal and other salmon ecology and recovery monitoring and research partners through-out the Sound.
Prior to joining The Watershed Company, Spilsbury Pucci worked in the public sector where she managed a salmon recovery grant program focusing on habitat protection and restoration. She was involved with the development of Island County’s first sea level rise and flood risk assessment. She was a member of several Puget Sound and State advisory committees and work groups pertaining to salmon recovery, monitoring and nearshore climate adaptation. She has also worked for a tribal government as a forest and fish ecologist and was involved in the adaptive management program and cultural resources module development that supports the State Forest Practices program.
ZoomInfo, a global leader in modern go-to-market software, data, and intelligence, announced it has signed a lease to take residency of a 180,000-square-foot office space in Ra’anana, a northern suburb of Tel Aviv. Starting in spring 2023, ZoomInfo will occupy the top nine floors – and part of the rooftop – of a 30-story office building on the new Infinity Park campus near the Ra’anana-Kefar Sava border. The tower is expected to become the tallest in HaSharon region. Infinity Park will serve as a hub for Israel’s software industry. Based in Vancouver, Wash., ZoomInfo has grown to more than 2,700 employees globally. Its Israel office has been located in the WOPA building in Ra’anana since 2016, where 250 of its more than 400 Israel-based employees are developers and engineers, with sales, marketing, and product management personnel filling out the team. ZoomInfo is currently hiring across a number of teams in its Ra’anana office.
Astra Space and global launch services provider Spaceflight announced a multi-launch contract. This agreement provides Spaceflight with launch opportunities using Astra’s launch services through 2025. Through this commitment, Spaceflight expands its launch vehicle partner portfolio, offering its customers additional launch opportunities through Astra missions. Astra gains a partner that offers a consistent stream of satellite customers seeking launches. Astra delivered its first commercial payload into Earth orbit in 2021, just five years after it was founded in 2016. Astra was the first space launch company to be publicly traded on Nasdaq. Based in Seattle, Spaceflight has successfully launched hundreds of satellites and is a part of the Mitsui & Co. portfolio, operating as an independent, U.S.-based company.
Amazon and Global Optimism announced that more than 300 companies have now signed The Climate Pledge, a nearly 600% growth in signatories over the past year. Among the nearly 100 new signatories joining are the world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk; enterprise software developer SAP; the North American timberland company Weyerhaeuser; and the largest residential solar company in the U.S., Sunrun. Pledge signatories in total generate over $3.5 trillion in global annual revenues and have more than 8 million employees across 51 industries in 29 countries. Signatories to The Climate Pledge must agree to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis; implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations; and neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040. In 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge, a commitment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net-zero carbon by 2040.