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05.24.19 Luke Miller, PLS Joins Parametrix

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Seattle, WA – Luke Miller, PLS has joined Parametrix as a Surveying Supervisor based out of the firm’s Seattle office. He has 15 years of experience in land surveying, including topographic mapping, ALTA/NSPS land title surveys, boundary line delineation and retracement, legal descriptions, FEMA Flood Certificates, construction calculations, and project management. Miller comes to Parametrix from David Evans & Associates. His experience includes residential and commercial surveys including historic properties and topographic surveys to provide information for architectural and civil design. He has also worked on commercial projects including completing an ALTA survey for the Washington Square office building in Bellevue and the historic Moses building in Seattle. He is a current member of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington and previously served as the Board Secretary. At Parametrix, Miller will be responsible for managi...

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05.17.19 Tiffany Neier, PE Joins Parametrix

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Seattle, WA – Tiffany Neier, PE has joined Parametrix as a senior engineer based out of the firm’s Seattle office. She has 10 years of experience working on green stormwater infrastructure projects and performing hydrologic and hydraulic modeling analysis. Neier comes to Parametrix from BHC Consultants. Her experience includes projects for the King County Wastewater Treatment Division, Lake Meridian Water District, and the cities of Monroe, Lynnwood, and Snohomish. She is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Water Environment Federation, and the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association. She holds a Master of Engineering degree in Environmental Process from Cornell University. At Parametrix, Neier joins the firm’s surface water practice, providing engineering services to local agencies. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm celebrating 50 years in business. We are comprised of 500 employee-...

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05.14.19 Dmitri Suslikov, PE Joins Parametrix

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Puyallup, WA – Dmitri Suslikov, PE has joined Parametrix as a senior transportation engineer based out of the firm’s Puyallup office. He has nearly 20 years of experience specializing in municipal projects with a focus in road design. Suslikov comes to Parametrix from Exeltech Consulting. He served as a senior project engineer, developing designs for new roads and road improvements, including intersections, roundabouts, bridge approaches, sidewalks, ADA ramps, overlay, drainage, water, and walking paths. Prior to that he worked for Skillings-Connolly, Inc. and has also served as a project engineer for Mason County Department of Public Works. His project experience includes the Chumstick Creek Fish Passage Improvement project in Chelan County where 17 culverts were replaced with small bridges. He also served as a project engineer on the City of Lynnwood’s 204th Street Southwest project which included a roundabout, road improvements, s...

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05.08.19 Sam Daleo, PE Joins Parametrix

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Portland, OR – Sam Daleo, PE has joined Parametrix’s Portland office as a senior transportation engineer. He has 14 years of experience in design and engineering with a focus on transit and rail projects. Daleo comes to Parametrix from Jacobs. His project experience includes TriMet’s Division Transit project and Spokane Transit Authority’s Central City Line. He is experienced in all phases of roadway, transit and rail projects from environmental and concept design through final design as well as construction. At Parametrix, he will join the firm’s Portland transit design group, supporting projects such as TriMet’s Southwest Corridor project and the MAX Red Line Extension. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm celebrating 50 years in business. We are comprised of 500 employee-owners providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmental sciences. We serve our clients from locations in Wash...

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05.03.19 Parametrix Ranked a Top Design Firm

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Seattle, WA – Engineering News Record has released its annual Top Design Firms list, which ranks firms based on revenue for design services performed in the previous year. This year Parametrix was ranked number 151, up from a ranking of 164 last year. Parametrix has been ranked in the top 500 design firms since 2003. “We have been fortunate to capitalize on being well positioned to win and deliver some very interesting work over the last year. Our fastest growing market segment has been in our transit practice, where we continue to see strong growth looking forward,” stated Parametrix CEO, Jeff Peacock, PE. Last year, two-thirds of Parametrix’s revenue was generated from transportation projects, with the remainder divided among water, wastewater, and general building projects. Some of the firm’s most significant projects in 2018 were the I-84 Karcher Interchange to Franklin Interchange in Nampa, ID; I-5 Mounts Road to Thorne Lane Co...

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04.30.19 Parametrix Recognized for Capacity Building Mentorship Program Participation

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Dan Seydel (Platinum Group, LLC), Leslie Jones (Sound Transit), Jennifer Hoback (Sound Transit), and Michael Horntvedt (Parametrix) at the launch of the Capacity Building Mentorship Program at the Tukwila Commmunity Center on Friday, April 12. Seattle, WA - Parametrix has been recognized by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for continued contributions to the Capacity Building Mentorship Program. The program “pairs successful prime contractor and consultants with diverse businesses wanting to do business with Washington state in an effort to increase their capacity and participation on WSDOT projects.” Sound Transit has recently partnered with WSDOT to re-launch the program. The program will be administered by the Minority Business Development Agency - Tacoma Business Center. Happy Longfellow, PE, Transportation Division Manager at Parametrix, has led the firm’s participation in the program, including developin...

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04.04.19 Parametrix Promotes Shane Phelps and Jen Murphy, PE, CSE to Lead Environmental, Water Practices in Oregon

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Portland, OR – Shane Phelps and Jen Murphy, PE, CSE have been promoted to leadership positions in Parametrix’s Oregon Environmental and Water practices, respectively. Phelps has 23 years of industry experience, 11 of which have been with Parametrix. Prior to being named Oregon Environmental Planning and Compliance Division Manager, he served as Planning Group Lead. His experience has been focused on helping clients throughout the Pacific Northwest navigate National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) processes and other environmental regulatory requirements for a variety of project types including transportation and transit, water and wastewater infrastructure, and energy transmission and distribution. “Shane has been working with the team and other stakeholders to grow our business and make Parametrix a great place to work. His commitment to staff and clients is outstanding” stated Oregon Operations Manager, Richard Roché, RG, LHG. Mur...

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04.02.19 Parametrix Acquires Aptum, Establishing Presence in Southwest Washington

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Seattle, WA –Parametrix, a 100-percent employee-owned engineering, planning, and environmental sciences firm, has acquired Aptum, Inc., a civil and structural engineering firm based in Camas, Washington. This acquisition will create a permanent presence for Parametrix in Southwest Washington and expand the firm’s service offerings. Parametrix is headquartered in Seattle and has a nearby office in Portland, along with 11 other offices throughout the Western United States. Aptum, Inc. was founded in 2014 and has four staff. The firm provides services in management, design, and construction monitoring to public and private clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. The firm’s expertise includes bridges, retaining walls, commercial and institutional facilities, seismic assessment, hydraulic structures, riverbank restoration, and stormwater management and treatment. Aptum’s founder, Matt Deml, PE, SE, has 20 years of experience in project...

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03.27.19 Parametrix to Conduct Feasibility Study for Oak Grove-Lake Oswego Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge

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Portland, OR – Clackamas County has selected Parametrix to conduct a feasibility study for the Oak Grove-Lake Oswego Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge. The bridge, referred to as the “OGLO” bridge, will extend across the Willamette River, connecting two high-density residential areas while closing a key gap in the regional trail system. This concept has been discussed for nearly a decade and the feasibility study will determine if it is possible and identify alternatives. “A pedestrian/bicycle bridge connecting Oak Grove and Lake Oswego provides long-term business and recreational benefits for the two communities” said Parametrix project manager Mike Pyszka, PE. In an article about the project featured on Lake Oswego Review, Lake Oswego City Councilor Jeff Gudman stated that the project is “probably the most significant active transportation project in the Metro region." The project team includes JLA Public Involvement and HDR Engineering. ...

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03.25.19 Darby Watson, AICP Joins Parametrix as Vice President of Transportation and Community Building

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Seattle, WA – Darby Watson, AICP has joined Parametrix as a Vice President, overseeing the firm’s Transportation and Community Building Divisions in the Puget Sound region. Watson has over 20 years of experience, specializing in managing transportation and urban planning programs. She comes to Parametrix from the City of Seattle’s Department of Transportation where she served as the Director of Project Development. Her role included leading the bicycle and pedestrian programs. Watson received the Seattle Design Commission Award for the King Street Station Hub and the Governor’s Smart Growth Award for the Newcastle Community Business Center. From 2013 to 2015, she served on the City of Berkeley Transportation Commission. Parametrix Chief Operating Officer, Roger Flint stated, “We are excited to have Darby join Parametrix. Her diverse experience in the public and private sectors will provide strategic leadership to our transportation a...

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03.18.19 Waleed Khalid PE, SE Joins Parametrix as Oregon’s Bridge and Structures Group Lead

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Portland, OR – Waleed Khalid, PE, SE has joined Parametrix to lead the firm’s growing Oregon bridge and structures practice. He has 19 years of structural engineering experience, working on a variety of projects throughout the Western United States. Khalid comes to Parametrix from Wilson & Company, Inc. in Salt Lake City where he served as the Structures Manager. Prior to that, he worked for Sound Transit in Seattle. His recent project experience includes new and replacement structures for the Utah Department of Transportation’s design-build program including I-15 Point, Bangerter/600 West and Technology Corridor. He has also been a part of the the replacement of 17 rural bridges in central Idaho and Sound Transit’s East, South, Northgate, and Lynnwood Link Light Rail projects. “At Parametrix, Waleed will focus our Oregon region’s bridge and structures group to refine our vision, goals, and top business development pursuits, whil...

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03.08.19 Parametrix Contributes to Greenbelt Bridge Restoration in Idaho

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Boise, ID - This week, the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands announced that funding and permitting has been secured to replace the Plantation Island Bridge between Boise and Garden City. Two years ago, high flows on the Boise River threatened the bridge and it had to be removed. Once restored, the bridge will create much desired connectivity for the Boise River Greenbelt Pathway. The bridge site where the abutment remains. As part of the permitting and design process to repair the bridge abutments and restore the deteriorated pathway, employee-owners in Parametrix’s Boise Survey group donated professional services and survey equipment necessary to gather existing site conditions and prepare a topographic survey. Mike Celt, PLS, CFedS, Parametrix’s Boise Office Survey Manager, was excited to be a part of the restoration project, which was nearly entirely funded by private donations. Judy Peavey-Derr, a board member for the founda...

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03.05.19 Parametrix Hires John Phillips, ENV SP as Director of Integrated Watershed Management

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Seattle, WA - John Phillips, ENV SP has joined Parametrix as the firm’s Director of Integrated Watershed Management. At Parametrix, Phillips will guide the firm’s integrated approach to Infrastructure development and natural resources in watershed planning, management, restoration, and climate change adaptation. Phillips has 20 years of experience in environmental sciences and natural resources. He has served in a variety of roles including as a Submarine Sonar Technician in the United States Navy, the Executive Director of the Corvallis Environmental Center, and the Combined Sewer Overflow Program Manager in King County’s Wastewater Treatment Division. In his most recent role at King County, Phillips was responsible for the development and implementation of a pilot program to test new technology for wet weather treatment. Phillips served on the Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association Executive Board from 2014 – 2018, including as ...

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02.28.19 Parametrix Portland Office Achieves Silver Status Sustainability at Work Certification

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Portland, OR – The City of Portland has awarded Parametrix Silver Status in the Sustainability at Work program. This status was achieved by implementing at least 25 actions to improve sustainability in the workplace such as composting food scraps, using alternative transportation modes, and having a social responsibility mission statement. The program matches Portland businesses with an advisor from the City who works directly with employees. According to the Sustainability at Work web page, advisors help with resources, cost efficiency, and help establish "a healthy and quality workspace for employees." The program includes different levels of certification based on “points” earned by creating sustainable practices in the workplace. Parametrix was awarded 38 points for their sustainable actions, just shy of the 45 needed for gold status. Emily McKernan, member of Parametrix’s Sustainability Committee stated that the team “is looking...

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02.27.19 Parametrix to Provide Engineering for Quincy Square Project in Downtown Bremerton

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Photo courtesy of Kitsap Daily News The Quincy Square project, named after 27-time Grammy award winning music producer Quincy Jones, will reshape the City of Bremerton’s downtown arts district. The project includes reconstructing a 760-foot-long block on 4th street between Washington Avenue and Pacific Avenue, just a couple blocks over from Parametrix’s Bremerton office. Quincy Jones spent part of his teenage years in Bremerton, his father being a shipyard worker. During an interview with Stephen Colbert, Jones spoke of finding his love for music in Bremerton. This interview sparked public interest to dedicate the reconstruction of the 200 block of 4th street in his honor. In a letter to the Bremerton City Council and residents, Jones stated “I would be honored and humbled to have my name grace the city’s new downtown district.”Architectural rendering of Quincy Square, City of Bremerton The project will contribute to the greater rev...

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02.20.19 Portland’s Top Engineering and Environmental Firms: Parametrix Ranked Among Top 10

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Portland, OR – The Portland Business Journal publishes annual lists ranking engineering and environmental firms by size. This year, Parametrix ranked number nine on the engineering list and number ten for environmental. Parametrix has 32 licensed engineers and 13 environmental professionals in the Portland metropolitan area. In total, there are 64 staff in the firm’s Portland office which specializes in transportation planning and design, environmental compliance and remediation, water and wastewater, and bridges and structures. Some of the firm’s recent local projects include Tri-Met’s MAX Red Line Extension, Metro’s Southwest Corridor Light Rail Extension, Multnomah County’s Burnside Bridge, and the City of Portland’s Broadway and 94th Pump Station. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm celebrating 50 years in business. We are comprised of 500 employee-owners providing inspired solutions in engineering, p...

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02.13.19 Parametrix to Provide Construction Administration for Sumner Interchange

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Puyallup, WA - The City of Sumner has selected Parametrix to provide construction administration for the State Route 410/Traffic Avenue Interchange improvements project. In recent decades, there has been tremendous growth in population and employment in the area surrounding the State Route 410/Traffic Avenue interchange. The two-lane bridge across State Route 410 has become a bottleneck, hampering the effectiveness of all the other transportation investments that have been made in the area. The completed project will include a new parallel bridge. The interchange capacity will increase while filling the missing link in the non-motorized transportation system. Parametrix has provided planning and design services for this project. The improvements are now fully funded and construction will begin this year. Parametrix has approximately 50 employee-owners in the Puget Sound region who provide construction administration services. Matt ...

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02.01.19 Prineville Airport Industrial Park Project Receives Engineering Excellence Award

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Pipe installation on a steep slope with air/vacuum release vault and upstream valves to protect pipeline from collapsing.Portland, OR – Parametrix has received an Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon for their work on the City of Prineville’s Airport Industrial Park utility extension project. According to the awards organization, “The Engineering Excellence Awards Competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement and value.” The construction of several large data centers in Prineville had pushed the City’s existing water and sewer systems to near capacity. With another data center set to come online, the City needed to go from concept stage to operational water and sewer system in less than a year. Using a progressive design-build method, the team was able to go from design to completion in eight mont...

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01.24.19 Parametrix Selected for State Route 3 Freight Corridor New Alignment

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Bremerton, WA – The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) recently awarded Parametrix the State Route 3 (SR 3) Freight Corridor New Alignment Design contract. The contract includes an update to the traffic model and ultimately, the project will include design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of a bypass around Belfair. As a vital transportation link for communities on the Kitsap Peninsula and in Mason County, the SR 3 corridor links commuters in the cities of Belfair and Allyn in Mason County with employment centers in Kitsap County such as the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The corridor also serves as an important freight route moving goods to and from Bremerton, the naval shipyards, the South Kitsap Industrial Area, and ports in the south sound. As a vital transportation link for tourism, SR 3 connects destinations such as Hood Canal, Harstine Island, Mason Lake, and many other popular places in Kitsap and M...

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01.16.19 Transportation Engineer, Patrick Krych, PE Joins Parametrix

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Spokane, WA – Patrick Krych, PE has joined Parametrix’s Spokane office as a senior engineer. He has over 30 years of experience as a project manager and engineer on a wide range of transportation and site design projects. Krych comes to Parametrix from Jacobs, where he served as a civil engineer with the firm’s transportation business group in Spokane. His project experience includes Spokane’s Riverfront Park Redevelopment and the Howard Street and Post Street bridge projects. At Parametrix, Krych will support the firm’s work with the Washington State Department of Transportation Eastern Region. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing engineering, planning, and environmental services. Founded in Sumner, WA in 1969, Parametrix now has 500 employee-owners based out of offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and New Mexico. In 2018, Seattle Business Magazine named Parametrix one of the top three la...

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