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09.08.17 Parametrix to Provide Planning and Design Services for King County’s RapidRide Program Expansion

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Seattle, WA – King County Metro has selected Parametrix to perform planning and design services for the expansion of Metro’s RapidRide program. RapidRide is Metro’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) transportation program. The goal of the program is to provide fast, reliable, efficient, and environmentally friendly bus service in major arterial corridors. BRT is a term used to describe a variety of transit services and facility investments that are intended to achieve higher capacity and faster operation than traditional bus services. There are currently six RapidRide lines in service, with 13 new lines to be implemented throughout King County by 2025. Parametrix and a team of subconsultants will support King County in the development of an Implementation Plan for the RapidRide corridors and will assist with the assessment of current passenger facilities, speed and reliability improvements, and communication infrastructure of the existing Rapi...

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08.24.17 Parametrix Selected for King County’s Interbay Forcemain and Odor Control Project

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Seattle, WA – Parametrix has been selected by King County as the prime consultant to provide engineering and related services for the Interbay Forcemain and Odor Control project. The existing conveyance system in the Interbay Forcemain and Odor Control project was constructed in 1965-67 and is at the limits of its useful life. With a capacity of over 133 million gallons per day, it conveys the wastewater flows from Central, Southeast and West Seattle, as well as South Park and Georgetown, which ultimately go to the West Point Treatment Plant. The conveyance system is 3,100 linear feet, consisting of dual 36-inch steel pipes followed by dual 48-inch concrete-lined and coated steel pipes, from the Interbay Pump Station, immediately south of Magnolia Bridge, to the Discharge Structure near the Interbay Golf Course. The pipeline conveys wastewater flows between Section 7 and 8 of the Elliott Bay Interceptor system. Successful completion...

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08.11.17 David Pennington Joins Parametrix

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Albuquerque, NM – Parametrix has hired David Pennington as Vice President of Infrastructure and Environmental Services in the firm’s Southwest region including offices in Albuquerque, NM and Salt Lake City, UT. Pennington comes to Parametrix from WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff where he spent nearly 20 years. At WSP, he was the New Mexico Area Manager and also worked as a project manager for major projects. In addition to his management responsibilities, Pennington is an experienced transportation planner with expertise in transit, urban and rural highways, municipal streets, and NEPA analysis and documentation. At Parametrix, Pennington will be responsible for growing the firm’s transportation and environmental services in New Mexico and Utah, and further developing the firm’s presence in Colorado and Arizona. As a 100-percent employee-owned firm, Parametrix is dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental scienc...

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08.10.17 Parametrix Ranked as a Top 200 Environmental Firm

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Parametrix has ranked number 173 on Engineering News Record’s 2017 list of the top 200 environmental firms. Firms are ranked based on their gross revenue generated from environmental services in 2016. The 2017 list participants had a 2% increase in revenue as a whole last year, up to $54.47 billion, a total not seen in five years.

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08.02.17 Travis Irons Joins Parametrix as Corporate CADD Manager

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Boise, ID – Parametrix has hired Travis Irons as Corporate CADD Manager. He brings over 20 years of experience in the A/E industry, specializing in CADD and IT. Irons comes to Parametrix from WHPacific where he has spent the last 20 years. He began as a designer and has served as CADD Manager for 10 years. At Parametrix, Irons will be responsible for the overall strategic direction of CADD services including vision, infrastructure management, technology planning, and vendor management. He will provide leadership in the development, maintenance, and use of CADD standards across offices.About Parametrix As a 100-percent employee-owned firm, Parametrix is dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix has offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of more than 400 professionals providing multi-disciplinary...

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08.01.17 Kalispel Tribe Breaks Ground on Northern Quest Casino Expansion

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Airway Heights, WA – Just 8 months after selecting Parametrix to complete the conceptual planning, master plan, landscape architecture, and infrastructure design, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians broke ground on the $20 million expansion of Northern Quest Casino. Parametrix’s Susan Devine attended the groundbreaking ceremony. The 40,000 square foot expansion includes a day care/entertainment center and family-friendly arcade, additions to the food court, a new retail store, as well as a high-end RV Resort, a movie and dinner theater, and a multi-family apartment community. The new businesses are scheduled to open in 2018. “It’s an exciting day for the Kalispel Tribe of Indians and for our guests and team members,” says Tribal Chairman Glen Nenema. “Our vision has long included a focus on healthy and safe communities. Part of that mission includes providing quality family-friendly entert...

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07.31.17 Parametrix Tacoma Office Relocates to Larger Space

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Tacoma, WA – Parametrix’s Tacoma office, formerly located at 711 Court A, has relocated to a larger space nearby in downtown Tacoma. The new 5,000 square foot space is located at 710 Pacific Avenue, Suite 100. The Tacoma office of Parametrix specializes in providing Owner’s Representative, Program Management, and Construction Management services for a variety of clients including school districts, municipalities, and private clients. About ParametrixA 100-percent employee-owned firm, Parametrix is dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, environmental sciences, and construction management services with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix now has offices across the western United States and over 400 professionals providing multi-disciplinary services. Parametrix’s Puget Sound operations also includes offices in Seattle, Puyallup, and Bremerton, WA. Connect with Parametrix on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twit...

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07.25.17 Parametrix to Provide Environmental and Cultural Resources Services at Abandoned Mine Sites throughout New Mexico

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Parametrix archaeologists investigate subterranean scale foundations along narrow-guage mine rails at the historic Swastika mine, on the Vermejo Park Ranch in Colfax County, New Mexico.Albuquerque, NM - Parametrix has been selected by the Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources Department, Minerals and Natural Resources Division (EMNRD) to provide as-needed environmental and cultural resources services for the agency’s Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Program. Parametrix is currently providing on-call services for the EMNRD State Parks Division and has previously worked within the EMNRD AML Program. The contract will involve a broad range of environmental and cultural resources services and will last up to four years. The AML Program currently has approximately $5 million available to support work under this contract. The Parametrix team includes biologists, archaeologists, historians, ethnographers, and NEPA specialists. Teaming partners i...

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06.29.17 Parametrix Selected for Manette Park Improvement Project

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Bremerton, WA - Parametrix has been selected by the City of Bremerton to provide engineering services for the Manette Park Improvement Project. The Parametrix team will be responsible for taking the current schematic design to a fully developed and biddable construction package. Parametrix has been working with the City of Bremerton on local parks projects for over 30 years. The improved park will serve as a community gathering place that inspires families to get outside while also improving the health and environment of the community. The improvements include adding a sport court, picnic table shelter, walking path, soccer field, and ADA parking access. About ParametrixFounded in 1969, Parametrix is 100% employee-owned and has offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of more than 400 professionals providing multi-disciplinary services in transportation, natural resources, community buildin...

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06.21.17 Parametrix Ranks on Top Intermountain Design Firms List

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Boise, ID - The ENR Mountain States Intermountain Top Design Firms list ranks the largest U.S.-based design firms, both publicly and privately held, based on design-specific revenue. The list includes firms that do work in Idaho, Utah, and Montana. Parametrix ranked number 25 on the ENR Intermountain Top Design Firms 2017 list, up from 28 in 2016. The firm’s largest project in the region by revenue to break ground this year was the Franklin, Black Cat to Ten Mile Widening and Intersection Improvements in Meridian, ID. 83% of Parametrix’s revenue in the Intermountain region comes from transportation projects, followed by 9% from general building, and 3% from sewerage/solid waste projects. The complete ENR Intermountain Top Design Firms 2017 list is available here. About Parametrix Founded in 1969, Parametrix is 100% employee-owned and has offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of more th...

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06.05.17 Parametrix Selected to Perform Final Design of SR 410/Traffic Ave Interchange Improvements

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Puyallup, WA - The City of Sumner has selected Parametrix to complete the final design of the SR 410/Traffic Ave interchange improvements. Parametrix previously worked with the City of Sumner to complete the planning phase and develop a preferred alternative. The completed project will reduce congestion for motorized access to and across SR 410 and provide increased pedestrian safety by filling in the missing link in the non-motorized system. Construction is set to begin in 2019. A virtual open house of the project is available on the City of Sumer’s website.About ParametrixFounded in 1969, Parametrix has offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of more than 400 professionals providing multi-disciplinary services in transportation, natural resources, community building, water solutions, and environmental engineering and science.Connect with Parametrix at www.parametrix.com, Facebook, Linked...

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05.22.17 Parametrix Selected to Provide Design Services for Green to Cedar Rivers Trail

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Photo courtesy of King CountySeattle, WA - Parametrix has been selected by King County to provide design services for the south segment of the Green to Cedar River Trail in the Maple Valley and Black Diamond, WA areas. The King County regional trail system is one of the nation’s most extensive multi-use networks, and the Green to Cedar Rivers Trail offers an exciting opportunity to expand that vision. Not only will it offer South Sound communities like Maple Valley and Black Diamond better access to their own facilities, parks, and open spaces, but it will also help to define and preserve the best of the region’s natural landscape. Parametrix brings decades of relevant experience in multi-use regional trail planning and design from concept through construction as well as environmental and engineering specialists who have an understanding of the area. The firm’s experience includes the Lake to Sound Trail, North Creek Trail, and the E...

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05.22.17 Steve Katko, PE Joins Parametrix

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Portland, OR – Parametrix has hired Steve Katko, PE as a Senior Consultant based out of the firm’s Portland office. Katko has over 20 years of experience in transportation engineering including roadway design, urban corridors, and transit. Katko comes to Parametrix from CH2M where he served as the Northwest Transportation Staffing Manager. His experience includes some of Oregon’s most iconic projects such as Multnomah County’s Sellwood Bridge replacement and TriMet’s Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail. At Parametrix, Katko will lead major transportation projects and be instrumental in realizing the firm’s growth strategy for transportation. About Parametrix As a 100-percent employee-owned firm, Parametrix is dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix has offices in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of ...

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05.11.17 NM 1, Crawford Hollow Concrete Box Culvert Receives ACEC Engineering Excellence Award

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Albuquerque, NM – Parametrix received an Engineering Excellence Award from the New Mexico Chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) for their work on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s NM 1, Crawford Hollow Concrete Box Culvert Project. The project involved reconstructing roadway elements that had been destroyed in a flood and providing channel improvements to protect the roadway against damage from erosion due to potential future storm events. The new design had to quickly fix the damaged items so the mobility of residents who use the roadway in this rural part of New Mexico would not be affected. Parametrix provided design solutions for new drainage and roadway structures to provide safe travel to area residents and to protect residents and structures during potential future storm events. Parametrix provided both environmental and engineering services for NM 1 as part of the firm’s contract for on-...

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05.05.17 Parametrix Hires Neil Handyside, PE

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Portland, OR – Parametrix has hired Neil Handyside, PE as Project Delivery Officer. He has 37 years of experience in a variety of roles ranging from design engineer to project manager to leadership. His experience includes strategic engineering leadership, team development, budgetary oversight, and quality assurance and control. Handyside comes to Parametrix from CH2M where he most recently served as the Northwest Geographic Operations Manager. At Parametrix, Handyside will be responsible for ensuring deliverables meet high project quality standards as a part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to client satisfaction. About Parametrix As a 100-percent employee-owned firm, Parametrix is dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix has offices in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of more than 400 profession...

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05.05.17 WSDOT Selects Parametrix for First On-Call UAS Services Contract

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Seattle, WA – Parametrix has been selected by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to provide on-call unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) services beginning in 2017 for a period of 2 years. This is the first time WSDOT has solicited On-Call UAS services. Parametrix has received their Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Section 333 Exemption (Exemption No. 12308), and also has multiple pilots qualifies under FAA Section 107 which allows them to fly their UAS fleet commercially within the US airspace, on both scheduled and emergency missions. Parametrix’s UAS equipment includes one fixed wing UAS and one rotary wing UAS. The firm will be able to provide 4K camera resolution while shooting video and still imagery from the drone. Bob Pusey, PLS will lead the Parametrix team as Project Manager. Pusey has led the growth of the UAS program at Parametrix. He has also given several presentations on his UAS knowledge, inclu...

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05.02.17 Parametrix Hires Doug Berschauer, PE

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Seattle, WA – Parametrix is pleased to welcome Doug Berschauer, PE back to the firm as a senior consultant in the firm’s water program. Berschauer previously worked for Parametrix from March 1988 to January 2005. He has over 33 years of experience specializing in public works projects and is experienced in planning, analysis, design, and construction management of wastewater conveyance and treatment projects. He has been responsible for all phases of implementation from feasibility studies through start-up assistance at facilities throughout the West Coast and internationally. Berschauer has developed expertise in evaluating innovative technologies and helping clients select the appropriate treatment. He was the project manager for Actiflo pilot studies at Tacoma’s Central Treatment Plant in Washington state. He also designed the first application of Kubota flat plate membrane in North America for the Tulalip Tribes. He has served as...

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05.02.17 SR 520 Floating Bridge Receives Project of the Year Award from APWA Washington

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Photo courtesy of WSDOT.Seattle, WA – The SR 520 Floating Bridge was named APWA Washington Chapter’s Project of the Year for Transportation Projects over $75 million. The award was presented at the APWA Washington Spring Conference in Tacoma, WA.Parametrix has worked in partnership with WSDOT on the SR 520 Floating Bridge project since 1998. The firm was responsible for leading the team in the planning, preliminary engineering and the NEPA Environmental Impact Statement for the project. Parametrix involvement has continued over the last decade as the principal partner with HDR in the final design and construction management for the SR 520 Floating Bridge Replacement project. The SR 520 Floating Bridge is the longest floating bridge in the world and has received several other awards including the Grand Conceptor Award from ACEC in 2017, the Gold Award for Structural Systems from ACEC Washington in 2017, the 2040 Vision Award from the ...

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04.28.17 Parametrix Ranked in Top 500 Design Firms

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Parametrix was ranked 239th nationwide on Engineering News Record's Top 500 Design Firms list. Companies are ranked according to revenue for design services performed in 2016. Parametrix has ranked on ENR's Top 500 Design Firms list consecutively since 2003.About ParametrixFounded in 1969, Parametrix is a 100% employee-owned firm and has offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of more than 400 professionals providing multi-disciplinary services in transportation, natural resources, community building, water solutions, and environmental engineering and science.Connect with Parametrix at www.parametrix.com, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Interested in becoming an employee-owner at Parametrix? Check out our available opportunities.

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04.27.17 SR 520 Floating Bridge Named Year’s Most Outstanding Engineering Triumph by ACEC

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Seattle, WA – The SR 520 Floating Bridge received the “Grand Conceptor” award at the 50th Engineering Excellence Awards Gala presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). This award is given annually to a project that is considered the year’s most outstanding engineering achievement. The award ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 25th in Washington D.C.Working in partnership with WSDOT since 1998 on the project, Parametrix was responsible for leading the team in the planning, preliminary engineering and the NEPA Environmental Impact Statement for the project. Parametrix involvement has continued over the last decade as the principal partner with HDR in the final design and construction management for the SR 520 Floating Bridge Replacement project. Parametrix’s Greg Meadows serves as the project’s Construction Manager.The SR 520 Floating Bridge is the longest floating bridge in the world and has received several...

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04.26.17 I-84 Meridian Road Interchange Receives Engineering Excellence Award from ACEC

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Meridian, ID - On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) recognized the I-84 Meridian Road Interchange project with a 2017 Engineering Excellence Award. The ACEC’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate a high degree of achievement, value, and ingenuity. The award was presented to Parametrix, the prime consultant responsible for project management, permitting services, engineering design, and construction services, as well as the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), at ACEC’s annual black-tie EEA gala in Washington D.C.The I-84 Meridian Road Interchange project replaced a severely over capacity diamond interchange with a new Single-Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) and reconstructed over four miles of interstate to provide additional capacity, improve safety, and extend the design life of I-84. The interchange is currently ...

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04.14.17 Silver Avenue Bike Boulevard Improvements Project selected as Multimodal Experience Outstanding Project of the Year

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Albuquerque, NM – The City of Albuquerque’s Silver Avenue Bike Boulevard Improvements Project has been selected as the Multimodal Experience Outstanding Project of the Year by the New Mexico Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (NMASLA). The award recognizes projects that support and advance multimodal travel in the state of New Mexico. The award was presented at NMASLA’s Multimodal Experience event today.Silver Avenue between Yale and Carlisle boulevards accommodates a wide range of users. In addition to motor vehicle traffic, the street is heavily used by pedestrians, bicyclists, and skateboarders. It has been designated by the City of Albuquerque as a bicycle boulevard. Recent development near Silver has increased the traffic and demand for parking on Silver and has raised concerns that the increased conflicts between motorized and non-motorized users may be diminishing safety along the corridor. A “bike- and p...

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04.14.17 Parametrix Hires Jeff Dye, PE

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Seattle, WA – Parametrix has hired Jeff Dye, PE as senior consultant in the firm’s Seattle office. Dye has over 20 years of experience in all civil engineering disciplines, project management, quality management, and general management roles. His project experience includes the Elliot Bay Seawall project and the SR 520 Floating Bridge Replacement and HOV project. At Parametrix, Dye will be joining the environmental planning and compliance group in Seattle as a part of the SR 520 Bridge team, focusing on stormwater management and water resources. As a 100-percent employee-owned firm, Parametrix is dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superior client service. Founded in 1969, Parametrix has offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. Parametrix is comprised of more than 400 professionals providing multi-disciplinary services in transportation, natural resources, communit...

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04.07.17 Parametrix Hires John Willis, PE

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Portland, OR – Parametrix has hired John Willis, PE as Senior Vice President of the firm’s Oregon Region. He has over 20 years of experience in transportation engineering including transit, urban corridors, aviation, and maritime. Willis comes to Parametrix from CH2M where he served in various key roles including Portland Area Manager and Northwest Region Transportation Manager. During his time there, Willis was a key part of the firm’s growth and success in the Pacific Northwest. His project experience includes the Seattle Central Waterfront, the Paine Field Airport Dreamlifter Operations Center, and the Portland to Milwaukie Light Rail Extension (West Segment) for TriMet. At Parametrix, Willis will lead the Oregon region and serve on the firm’s Operations Leadership Team. He will also provide transportation leadership company-wide with involvement in significant, strategic transportation pursuits across Parametrix. As a 100-percen...

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04.05.17 Parametrix Hires Don Proctor, PE

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Seattle, WA – Parametrix has hired Don Proctor, PE as a senior engineer in the firm’s Seattle office. Proctor has over 25 years of civil engineering experience including work on municipal roadways, transit, schools, and drainage projects. Proctor comes to Parametrix from PBS Engineering. Prior to that he was with Mead & Hunt. His project experience includes Witte Road corridor for City of Maple Valley, SW 312th Street Widening for City of Federal Way, Parkland Transit Center for Pierce Transit, Boon Road drainage improvements for Island County, Tukwila Station drainage and grading improvements for Sound Transit, and Glacier Peak High School campus for Snohomish School District. At Parametrix, Proctor will be joining the transportation group in Seattle to support increased project work. As a 100-percent employee-owned firm, Parametrix is dedicated to providing quality engineering, planning, and environmental sciences with superio...

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03.29.17 Parametrix Recognized as WTS Puget Sound Chapter Employer of the Year

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Seattle, WA - Parametrix was recognized at the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) Puget Sound Chapter Scholarship and Awards Gala as Employer of the Year for large firms on March 28, 2017. The awards were first announced last month. Parametrix CEO, Jeff Peacock, PE, as well as Alex Atchison, PE and Jill Czarnecki were at the Gala to accept the award. Leading up to the award, several women in transportation at Parametrix, including Alex Atchison and Jill Czarnecki, were featured on the firm’s blog. Parametrix is proud to be recognized for its diverse workforce. 41% of employee-owners in the firm’s Puget Sound region offices are women and company-wide, 46% of the firm’s senior positions are filled by women. This award honors organizations for recruiting, retaining, and advancing women. As a local chapter winner, Parametrix will advance to the WTS International competition for employer of the year. Founded in 1977, WTS is an internati...

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03.20.17 Parametrix Bend Office Moves Downtown

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Our Bend, OR office, previously located on SW Bluff Drive, has moved to Pacific Park Lane in downtown Bend. The new office officially opened for business on Monday, March 20, 2017. The office occupies over 7,700 square feet of the RiverPointe 2 Building. The new office’s address is 150 NW Pacific Park Lane, Suite 110. The Bend office of Parametrix will continue its commitment to the local Bend community by providing quality engineering, planning, environmental, and surveying services and contributing to community events. Parametrix opened an office in Bend in 2015. This office has completed projects for Sunriver Resort, Crooked River Ranch Water Company, City of Bend, Deschutes County, and many others. The Parametrix Bend office provides expertise in civil engineering, site design, roadways and highways, water systems, utilities, and surveying. Just recently, the office received an Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering...

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