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Parametrix Introduces New Tool for Virtual Meetings: ENGAGE

11.03.20

Seattle, WA - A new tool to design customized and interactive virtual event spaces is now available from Parametrix.ENGAGE is an adaptive and accessible virtual public meeting platform. It enables agencies to provide stakeholders with objective project information; the ability to collaborate in the development of; and provide comments for project issues, alternatives, and solutions. Visitors can evaluate data-driven information and provide meaningful feedback to shape their communities from any computer or mobile device. Parametrix develops and delivers customized public involvement plans and targeted communication and community engagement strategies for complex and controversial projects across the western United States. Most often and until recently, these were facilitated via face-to-face public meetings.“As projects continue to rely on important stakeholder engagement amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, alternative sol...

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Nadine Appenbrink Joins Parametrix

09.21.20

Portland, OR – Nadine Appenbrink has joined Parametrix’s Portland office as a Senior Transportation Planner. She has over 12 years of experience working on multimodal transportation and land use projects. Her expertise includes multimodal transit access evaluations, corridor planning, mobility, safety and streetscape improvements, long-range comprehensive plans, regional visioning for land use and transportation, and market-based scenario planning. She holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University.Appenbrink comes to Parametrix from Jacobs where she served in leadership roles on multimodal and transit projects and as a public engagement and planning lead. Recently, she led the development of strategies and policy changes to address last mile access to transit in Washington County, Oregon.She joins Parametrix’s Portland transportation planning group, where she will manage projects and w...

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Parametrix Acquires Civil FX, Expanding Nevada Presence

08.17.20

Las Vegas, NV – Parametrix has acquired Las Vegas-based Civil FX, a company that blends civil engineering with visualization and immersive reality. The acquisition will expand the firm’s visualization as well as augmented and virtual reality service offerings for use in planning, stakeholder engagement, design, and construction management. Civil FX will operate as a division of Parametrix. Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned engineering, planning, and environmental sciences firm headquartered in Seattle with 13 offices across the Western United States, including a presence in Las Vegas.Civil FX was founded in 2014 and has served public and private clients in Nevada, California, Arizona, and Florida. The firm specializes in 3D visualization and simulation for transportation planning, design, and construction projects. They offer interactive applications and renderings, flyover animations, and 3D modeling to...

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Parametrix Ranked a Top 200 Environmental Firm

08.12.20

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. Parametrix has appeared on the list each year since 2003. The firm ranked 169 this year based on 2019 revenue generated from environmental services.Environmental science and wastewater treatment services made up 75% of the firm’s environmental revenue in 2019. The remainder was generated by hazardous waste, water supply and treatment, and environmental management services. The majority of the firm’s environmental clients are state and local agencies.Parametrix’s environmental services offerings include biological sciences and Endangered Species Act, ecosystems, industrial compliance, investigation and remediation, National Environmental Policy Act documentation, and solid and hazardous waste.According to Engineering News Record...

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Parametrix Named a 2020 Hot Firm by Zweig Group

08.04.20

Seattle, WA – The Zweig Group’s Hot Firm List honors the 100 fastest growing companies in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Parametrix was ranked number 40 on this year’s list. This is the third year in a row that Parametrix has made the list.Rankings are based on three-year growth in revenue, by both dollar and percent revenue. The list includes firms based in the United States and Canada. About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmental sciences. We are comprised of 500 employee-owners serving our clients from locations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, New Mexico, and Nevada. Parametrix has been named one of Washington and Oregon’s 100 Best Companies to Work for.Connect with Parametrix: find us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram @parametrix_inc.Inspired People, Inspired Solutions, Mak...

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Parametrix Named Northwest ESOP Company of the Year

07.14.20

The Northwest Chapter of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Association has selected Parametrix as the 2019 Company of the Year. The Northwest Chapter is made up of more than 133 ESOP companies in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. A committee reviews applications and presents the award to “an ESOP company that demonstrates commitment to employee ownership and its success in maximizing the benefits of the ESOP, regardless of company size or maturity of the ESOP,” according to The ESOP Association. The winner is typically announced during the chapter conference but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference did not take place this year.“When you mention Parametrix in our industry, the word ESOP is often used in the first couple of sentences. You often hear that there is something in the water at Parametrix. We believe that special something is a culture of employee ownership,” said ...

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Yuri Mereszczak, PE Joins Parametrix

07.14.20

Boise, ID – Yuri Mereszczak, PE has joined Parametrix as a Senior Engineer based out of the firm’s Boise office. In his 15 years of experience he has managed a variety of transportation projects, providing expertise in traffic engineering, roadway engineering, transportation planning, and transportation research.Mereszczak comes to Parametrix from Kittelson & Associates, Inc. While at Kittelson, he managed the analysis and design of roundabouts, urban roadways, and traffic signals for numerous projects throughout Idaho, Alaska, Montana, Washington, and Oregon.He is a member of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, Women’s Transportation Seminar, and volunteers on the Future City Idaho Steering Committee.At Parametrix, Mereszczak will provide transportation planning and engineering services for Idaho Transportation Department and Ada County Highway District, along with other highway districts and local munic...

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Parametrix’s Jim Dugan Appointed to the Washington State Project Review Committee

06.10.20

Jim Dugan, Group Manager of the Owner’s Representative team based out of Parametrix’s Tacoma office, has been appointed to serve an additional 3 years on the Project Review Committee. This committee was formed in 2007 to work under the Washington State Capital Projects Advisory Review Board and is responsible for reviewing and approving Project and Agency Applications for General Contractor/Construction Manager, Design-Build and Job Order Contracting project delivery methods. Jim was first appointed to the Project Review Committee in 2016, and will continue to do so now through June 2023. During this time, RCW 39.10, related to alternative public works contracting procedures, will be reauthorized and implemented. Jim has experience managing the planning, design, engineering, and construction of industrial, commercial, and institutional projects in both public and private markets. He is the president and founder of the D...

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It's Time for a Change

06.05.20

Parametrix CEO Jeff Peacock sent the following message to employee-owners this week. We share this with our clients, partners, and communities to publicize our commitment to continuing the conversation around system racial injustices.The very public death of George Floyd has been a catalyst for a nationwide movement and affirmation that Black Lives Matter. Like you, I was deeply saddened by yet another example of a Black person whose basic human rights were violated and whose life was taken under a pretense of law enforcement.We are all now witness to the deeply engrained lack of social justice in society that continues to swell the ugly face of racism. We are all disgusted by the pervasive enabling and persistent harassment, discrimination, and violent treatment of Black people across the country. For Black people and people of color, what is happening is a daily part of life that as a person with white privilege, I may never truly ...

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