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Scotty Ireland, PE Joins Parametrix

01.23.20 | Leave a Comment

Puyallup, WA – Parametrix has hired Scotty Ireland, PE as a Senior Consultant. Ireland joins the firm’s Puget Sound region construction and project management group. He brings over 23 years of experience in project development, construction management and administration, and policy development.Ireland comes to Parametrix from Guy F. Atkinson Construction, LLC where he served as the Design-Build Project and Construction Quality Assurance Manager for the I-5 Dupont-Steilacoom Corridor Improvement project. Previously, he was with the Washington State Department of Transportation for 19 years. He served in state and regional roles in the delivery of various transportation projects throughout the region, including the I-405 program, Washington State Ferries terminal construction, SR 520 Program, Olympic Region program, Hood Canal Bridge replacement, and Tacoma Narrows Bridge replacement.At Parametrix, Ireland will provide proj...

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Parametrix Hires George Benford to lead Salt Lake City Office

01.20.20 | Leave a Comment

Salt Lake City, UT – Parametrix has hired George Benford as a Principal Consultant to lead the firm’s Salt Lake office. He has over 40 years of experience in the engineering industry, both in the private and public sector.His expertise is in transportation, traffic, utilities, and environmental studies, as well as public involvement. He has participated in all phases of projects from planning to design and construction.Benford comes to Parametrix from Horrocks Engineers where he served as Principal Engineer for ten years. Prior to that, he was Public Services Director for Ogden City, overseeing seven divisions, several hundred employees, and a multi-million dollar yearly operating budget. At Parametrix, Benford will be responsible for the firm’s Utah operations which includes approximately 15 staff providing services in transportation and environmental planning, urban design, and traffic engineering.About Parametrix...

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Guy Horchy, PE Joins Parametrix

11.26.19 | Leave a Comment

Portland, OR – Guy Horchy, PE has joined Parametrix as a senior transportation engineer based out of the firm’s Portland office. His 16 years of experience includes freight and light rail design as well as highway and intersection design. He specializes in the design of active transportation infrastructure for bicyclists and pedestrians. Horchy comes to Parametrix from Murraysmith, where he worked on the Oregon Department of Transportation’s Oregon 212 Union Pacific Railroad to U.S. 26 project. Prior to that, Horchy was with HDR, Inc. in Portland for nearly four years. His project work included Cedar Street Bike and Pedestrian Improvements for the City of Hillsboro, the Tacoma Dome Link Extension for Sound Transit, and multiple West Vancouver Freight Access projects for the Port of Vancouver.At Parametrix, Horchy joins the firm’s transportation design group in Portland, providing engineering services to client...

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Paula (Ito) Arnold, PE Joins Parametrix

11.22.19 | Leave a Comment

Seattle, WA – Paula (Ito) Arnold, PE has joined Parametrix as a senior transportation designer based out of the firm’s Seattle office. She has over 20 years of experience as a civil engineer and CAD drafter, specializing in rail and roadway projects.Prior to joining Parametrix, Arnold owned and operated her own business providing design and drafting services. Recently, she has been a part of multiple Sound Transit light rail extension projects, including the Tacoma Dome Link Extension, Downtown Redmond Link Extension, Federal Way Link Extension, and Lynnwood Link Extension. At Parametrix, Arnold joins the firm’s Puget Sound transportation design group, providing engineering services to public clients throughout the region. About ParametrixParametrix 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...

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Parametrix Named a 2019 Hot Firm by Zweig Group

11.18.19 | Leave a Comment

Seattle, WA – The Zweig Group’s Hot Firm List honors the fastest growing companies in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Parametrix was ranked number twelve on this year’s list, up from 46 in 2018.“It is important for us to celebrate growth and success in the AEC industry,” said Zweig Group CEO Chad Clinehens. “The Hot Firm List recognizes the firms achieving a real metric of business success: growth, which fuels job creation and builds the communities they serve. Every firm that makes this list has tremendous opportunities inside and outside the firm.”Rankings are based on three-year growth in revenue, by both dollar and percent revenue. The list includes firms headquartered in the United States and Canada.About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm celebrating 50 years in business. We are comprised of 500 employee-owners providing inspired solution...

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Nicole Mackie Selected as Parametrix ESOP Trustee

11.06.19 | Leave a Comment

Seattle, WA - The Parametrix Operations Leadership Team and Board of Directors have selected Nicole Mackie to serve as an internal ESOP Trustee. Parametrix has three internal Trustees who are responsible for managing the ESOP trust on behalf of the employee-owners of Parametrix.Parametrix’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) was established in 1992. In 1999, the firm became 100% employee owned.Mackie joined Parametrix in 2008 and currently serves as the Puget Sound Region Marketing Division Manager. She has over 20 years of A/E/C industry marketing experience; beginning her career as a marketing assistant for an engineering firm when she was just 16. When asked why she wanted to become a Trustee, Mackie stated, “after being with Parametrix for over 11 years I have seen both the financial and cultural benefits of our ESOP. Serving as a Trustee is a way to give back and help to promote and protect our company culture and ...

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Tom Swartout, PE Joins Parametrix

11.05.19 | Leave a Comment

Puyallup, WA – Tom Swartout, PE has joined Parametrix as a senior engineer based out of the firm’s Puyallup office. He has over 20 years of experience as a process engineer specializing in municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment processes and infrastructure. Swartout comes to Parametrix from the City of Olympia where he provided technical planning and engineering support to the City’s wastewater and drinking water utilities for more than five years. In this role he served as Project Owner of capital facilities projects, author of annual capital facilities plans, and primary technical resource for vertical assets. Swartout co-authored the City of Olympia Water System Plan and Wastewater Management Plan. Additionally, he championed the piloting and implementation of an ozone-based odor control system for a problematic sewer and lift station, saving the City over $100,000 annually in eliminated chemical...

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Tulalip Tribes Selects Parametrix for I-5 Interchanges Improvements Project

11.04.19 | Leave a Comment

4th Street Interchange Seattle, WA – Parametrix has been selected by the Tulalip Tribes to develop alternatives that increase capacity, safety, operations, and mobility at the 4th Street NE and 88th Street NE I-5 interchanges.88th Street Interchange The Tulalip Tribes is a federally-recognized Indian tribe located on the Tulalip Reservation, bordered on west by the Puget Sound and on the east by the City of Marysville and Interstate 5. Access to the reservation is dependent upon three interchanges on I-5. One of those interchanges, 116th Street NE, is currently in the final phase of construction.Traffic on the 4th Street and the 88th Street I-5 ramps hinder commerce, commuters, and visitors on the reservation. Congestion at the interchanges cause delays on I-5 when the off ramps back up on to the mainline.Quil Ceda Village serves as the economic engine for tribal jobs and businesses and is accessed via these interchanges. The h...

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Theo Prince, PE Joins Parametrix

10.16.19 | Leave a Comment

Seattle, WA – Theo Prince, PE has joined Parametrix as a senior engineer in the firm’s Seattle surface water group. He has 19 years of experience providing stormwater management and surface water design and analysis for public and private clients, most recently in the Pacific Northwest and previously the New York City area. Prince has worked on storm drainage improvements, culvert replacements, and low impact development retrofits in King, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties. His expertise includes green infrastructure and design-build projects. At Parametrix, Prince will be working on stormwater basin planning, highway drainage design, and fish passable culvert projects for clients in the Puget Sound region.About ParametrixParametrix 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....

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Parametrix to Provide Engineering for Olympic Region Fish Passage Barrier Removal

10.15.19 | Leave a Comment

Puyallup, WA – The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has awarded Parametrix a contract to provide design consultant engineering services for the removal of 22 fish passage barriers in the Olympic Region. In March 2013, a federal court injunction was issued that requires WSDOT to remove state-owned culverts that block habitat for salmon and steelhead by 2030. WSDOT has over 1,000 culverts that apply to this injunction.Many of the culverts were installed prior to scientists fully understanding the needs of fish. The new culverts are much larger and more resilient to changes in landscape. Removing a single barrier can improve fish access for miles. In order to maximize the number of barriers removed in a short amount of time, WSDOT has identified 22 individual sites in the Olympic Region to be addressed in a single contract. The sites are located in five counties along six different state routes. The Parametrix...

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Sarah Ogier Joins Parametrix as Vice President

10.09.19 | Leave a Comment

Seattle, WA – Sarah Ogier has joined Parametrix as Vice President overseeing the firm’s water and environmental planning and compliance practices in the Puget Sound region. She has over 20 years of experience in natural resources and utility management, including drinking water, wastewater, solid waste, and stormwater. Ogier comes to Parametrix from the City of Bellevue Utilities Department where she served as Utilities Policy Advisor. In this role, she advocated for Bellevue Utilities in regional forums and partnerships. She also helped charter the Employees of Bellevue for Racial and Cultural Equity group. Prior to that, she worked for the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks. There she established and led the Office of Sustainability and Innovation for the Wastewater Treatment Division, advised the County on the Lower Duwamish Superfund site, and managed several environmental programs including ecosy...

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Parametrix to Complete Final Design of New Silverdale Transit Center

10.08.19 | Leave a Comment

Rendering courtesy of Schemata WorkshopBremerton, WA – Kitsap Transit has awarded Parametrix the contract to complete final design of the new Silverdale Transit Center. This is a continuation of the preliminary engineering work the firm has completed.The current transit center is located near the interchange of SR 3 and SR 303. The new location will be just southwest of the SR 303 interchange and Ridgetop Boulevard NW across from the Harrison Medical Center. This location will be closer to housing and employment centers than the current location. Kitsap Transit has been working with CHI Hospital, as they are conducting improvements in the area for an expansion. The team is also coordinating with Kitsap County, WSDOT, Harrison Hospital, and the Federal Transit Administration.Rendering courtesy of Schemata WorkshopParametrix prepared an operational, environmental, and cost assessment to identify a preferred alternative layout. A ...

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Mark Mazzola Joins Parametrix

10.08.19 | Leave a Comment

Seattle, WA – Mark Mazzola has joined Parametrix as a senior transportation and environmental planner based out of the firm’s Seattle office. He has over 18 years of experience in public policy, environmental assessments, and transportation planning. He has expertise in the areas of planning, environmental review, and implementation of public transportation and infrastructure projects.After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Mazzola served two years with the United States Peace Corps in West Africa. He then worked for the United States Environmental Protection Agency for several years before earning a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning. Mazzola comes to Parametrix after 12 years with the Seattle Department of Transportation. There, he led the team responsible for the environmental review and permitting for a wide variety of public transportation and infrastructure improvements. He served as de...

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Construction Begins on Sumner Interchange

09.10.19 | Leave a Comment

Sumner, WA – Ground broke at the site of the State Route 410/Traffic Avenue interchange improvements project on Thursday, September 5. The interchange serves the rapidly growing communities of Sumner, Puyallup, Bonney Lake, and Orting in East Pierce County. Construction began on Monday, September 9 and will last through late 2021. The improvements include a new bridge parallel to the existing two-lane bridge over SR 410. The new bridge will include a 14-foot wide shared use path for bikes and pedestrians. When complete, those commuting from Sumner to Puyallup during peak hours can expect a 7.5-minute reduction in commute time. With Sound Transit’s Sumner Station nearby, the improvements will encourage ridership of trains and buses as well.The $17 million project will be funded by multiple sources – including $5 million from Sound Transit, $5 million in federal funds, $3 million from the Freight Mobility Strategic I...

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Parametrix Employee-Owners to Present at PNCWA

09.05.19 | Leave a Comment

Portland, OR – The annual Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association Conference will be held September 8 – 11 at the Oregon Convention Center. Parametrix is a Gold Sponsor and will have several professionals presenting at the conference. Parametrix employee-owners will team up with clients and partners for the following presentations: Find the Leader within YouSunday, September 8 | 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Doug Berschauer, Parametrix; Amy Dammarell, HDR; Mark Poling, Karen DeBaker, Clean Water Services; Michael Comeskey, City of Boise; Andy O’Neill, Washington State Department of Ecology True Project Partners: Progressive Design Build Delivers on Highly Compressed SchedulesMonday, September 9 | 11:15 am – 12:00 pm Niall Boggs, Parametrix; Paul MacClanahan, TaylorNW; Eric Klann, City of Prineville Panel Discussion: Leadership Perspectives for the Future WorkforceMonday, September 9 | 3:45pm - 4:30pm John Phillip...

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Parametrix Selected for Bremerton’s Oyster Bay Beach Sewer Upgrades Project

08.26.19 | Leave a Comment

Bremerton, WA – The City of Bremerton has selected Parametrix to provide engineering services for the Oyster Bay Beach Sewer Upgrades project. This project includes design and installation of grinder pump stations to approximately 53 properties as well as upland gravity and low-pressure collection system improvements to eliminate sewage backups. The overall goal of the project is to reduce the fecal coliform bacteria pollution and other pollution associated with sewage in Oyster Bay. Design will begin shortly, and construction is set to begin in 2021. The project is funded by a Washington State Department of Ecology’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan.

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08.15.19 Parametrix to Complete High Capacity Transit Study for Utah Transit Authority

08.14.19 | Leave a Comment

Salt Lake City, UT – The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has awarded a contract to Parametrix to study alternatives to extend high-capacity transit from Draper to Lehi.Currently, two routes are being discussed. One would feature transit along an existing corridor owned by UTA. The other would be west to South Jordan and then Lehi. The proposed transit corridor would provide service to land slated for redevelopment at the Utah State Prison as well as the growing high-tech area in Lehi known as Silicon Slopes. Additional routes will be contemplated as the project moves forward. Parametrix will be working with project partners and stakeholders to consider the appropriate mode, alignment, and stations needed to enhance transit from Sandy and Draper into northern Utah County and Lehi. The study will evaluate cost, ridership, travel time, environmental impacts, and other factors, and will take a little over a year to complete.“We ...

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08.13.19 Parametrix Ranked a Top 200 Environmental Firm

08.13.19 | Leave a Comment

Seattle, WA – Engineering News Record has released its annual Top Environmental Firms list, which ranks firms based on revenue for environmental services performed in the previous year. This year Parametrix was ranked number 164, up from a ranking of 169 last year. Parametrix has been ranked in the top 200 environmental firms since 2003. The firm’s environmental specialties include biological sciences and Endangered Species Act, ecosystems, industrial compliance, investigation and remediation, National Environmental Policy Act documentation, and solid and hazardous waste.Nearly half of Parametrix’s environmental revenue came from environmental sciences and planning, a quarter from wastewater and stormwater, and the remaining quarter from water supply and treatment, hazardous and solid waste, and other miscellaneous categories. According to Engineering News Record, this year’s top firms had a record-breaking co...

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07.31.19 Parametrix Ranks Among Top Ten Structural, Transportation, and Civil Engineering Firms in Mountain States

07.31.19 | Leave a Comment

Boise, ID – Engineering News Record Mountain States has released its 2019 Top Design Firms list, broken down by sector. The list ranks firms based on design-specific revenue generated within the region, encompassing Idaho, Utah, and Montana.Parametrix, with Mountain State offices in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Salt Lake City, ranked number seven in both structural engineering and transportation, and number nine in civil engineering.About ParametrixParametrix 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 Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, and Nevada. Connect with Parametrix: find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram @parametrix_inc. Inspired People, Inspired Solutions, Making a Difference.

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07.30.19 Tacoma Dome Link Extension alternatives selected: Parametrix to play a role in environmental study

07.30.19 | Leave a Comment

Tacoma, WA - Sound Transit has identified alternatives for the 9.7-mile Tacoma Dome Link Extension project which will extend the Link light rail system from Federal Way through Fife and into Tacoma.The project will now move into environmental study. Parametrix is leading the study as the primary sub-consultant partner to HDR. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement is set to be published in 2021, with final station and alignment selection in 2022 and construction starting in 2025. Light rail between Federal Way and Tacoma will begin in 2030.The nearly 10-mile stretch of light rail will consist of mostly elevated tracks and include four new stations. When complete, riders can expect a 35 minute trip from the Tacoma Dome Station to SeaTac Airport.The project is part of the Sound Transit 3 (known as ST3) ballot measure, which was approved by voters in 2016. About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm celebrating 50 ...

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