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Parametrix Ranked a Top 200 Environmental Firm


Seattle, WA – Engineering News Record has released its annual Top Environmental Firms list. Parametrix has appeared on the list every year since 2003. The firm ranked 142, up from 169 in 2020. Rankings are based on 2020 revenue generated from environmental services.Environmental services accounted for 42% of the firm’s overall revenue. Of that environmental revenue, environmental science and wastewater treatment services made up 85%. 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 Hires National Director of Smart and Livable Communities, Hicham Chatila, PE, PTOE


Seattle, WA – Hicham Chatila, PE, PTOE has joined Parametrix as National Director of Smart and Livable Communities. He will be based out of the firm’s Seattle office, leading the firm’s practice to assist clients with smart and livable community programs and initiatives.Chatila has over 35 years of industry experience, specializing in technology and emerging smart city solutions for connected and livable communities. He has managed a variety of award-winning projects in North America and internationally. He began his career with the Washington State Highway Department as a transportation engineer. He later joined the City of Springfield, Oregon as Transportation Manager. He went on to join Transpo Group where he established and grew the firm’s Intelligent Transportation Systems practice in the United States. In 2010 he relocated to the Middle East where he established and grew the firm's planning and technolog...

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Parametrix Grows Puget Sound Water Practice


Seattle, WA – Parametrix has added four new staff to their Puget Sound region water division. Tom Messana, Dave Moss, PE, Chris Hiatt, PE, and Jake Linke, PE join the group of approximately 50 professional providing drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, flood control, and electrical services.Tom Messana joins the firm’s Puyallup, WA office as a Senior Consultant. He has over 40 years of experience providing program, project, and engineering management for electrical and industrial projects. His project experience spans multiple industries, nationally and internationally. He comes to Parametrix from Barry-Wehmiller Design Group, Inc. via Parker, Messana & Associates, Inc. (PMA Engineering) which he owned and operated for 25 years. Dave Moss, PE returns to Parametrix as a Senior Consultant based out of Puyallup, WA. He has over 40 years of experience working on municipal and industrial water resources projects. He pre...

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Parametrix Ranked #6 Design Firm in Northwest


Seattle, WA – Engineering News Record Northwest has released their 2021 list of top design firms based on revenue generated in 2020. The list includes firms in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. Parametrix was ranked 6th overall this year, up from number 8 in 2020. The firm also ranked as the 4th largest design firm in Washington State and 7th in Oregon. The list also ranks firms by sector. Parametrix ranked 5th in transportation, 5th in education, and 6th in water and wastewater. Parametrix has nine Northwest offices with 141 licensed professional engineers. The firm’s largest project to break ground in the region in 2020 was the Redmond Link Extension in Redmond, WA. In 2020, Parametrix’s Northwest offices generated over $111 million in design revenue. 65% of that revenue came from transportation projects, 15% from sewerage and solid waste, and 8% from general building. About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent emp...

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Parametrix Ranked Among Top Design Firms in Mountain States


Boise, ID – Engineering News Record Mountain States has released their 2021 list of top design firms based on revenue generated in 2020. Parametrix was ranked number 26 overall, 8 in civil engineering, and 8 in transportation. The list includes firms in Idaho, Utah, and Montana. Parametrix has approximately 40 staff in the Mountain States region, including 18 licensed professional engineers, based out of offices in Boise and Coeur d’Alene, ID and Salt Lake City, UT. The firm’s largest project to break ground in the region last year was the $3 million Linder/Deer Flat Intersection in Kuna, ID. In 2020, Parametrix’s Mountain States offices generated $11.84 million in design revenue. 90% of that revenue came from transportation projects. About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmental sciences. We are comprised of over 500 e...

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Parametrix Ranked #25 Hot Firm by Zweig Group


Seattle, WA – The Zweig Group’s Hot Firm List honors the 100 fastest growing companies in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. Parametrix ranked 25th on the 2021 list, up from number 40 in the previous year. This is the fourth year in a row that Parametrix has made the list.According to Zweig, “these firms have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields.”Rankings are based on three-year growth in revenue, both by dollar and percent. 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 Companie...

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Last Segment of East Lake Sammamish Trail to Begin Construction Next Month


Seattle, WA - Construction of the final segment of the East Lake Sammamish Trail is set to begin in June 2021. This 3.5-mile segment of the paved trail is considered the “missing link” in a 44-mile regional trail connecting the Ballard Locks in Seattle to Issaquah and the foothills of the Cascades. This segment, located in South Sammamish, will be constructed in two phases. Stage 1, beginning next month, includes 1.65 miles. Stage 2, anticipated to begin construction in 2022, includes the final 1.85 miles.The East Lake Sammamish trail is an 11-mile trail that runs along the former Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad track from Redmond to Issaquah. King County purchased the land in 1998 and first opened the gravel trail in 2006. Parametrix has played a role in this project since 1999, working on multiple aspects of the project, including corridor mapping, stream delineation, survey, permitting, public outreach, design, a...

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Parametrix Ranked Among Top Design Firms in Southwest


Albuquerque, NM – Engineering News Record Southwest has released their 2021 list of top design firms based on revenue generated in 2020. Parametrix was ranked 39 this year, up from 44 in 2020. The list includes firms in New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona. Parametrix has 48 staff in the Southwest region, including 8 professional engineers based out of offices in Albuquerque, NM and Las Vegas, NV. The firm’s largest project to break ground in 2020 was the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s U.S. 550 Phase 2 project in Sandoval County, NM with a construction cost of $23.8 million. In 2020, Parametrix’s Southwest region office generated $6.88 million in design revenue. Nearly 90% of that revenue came from transportation projects, 2% from water supply, and the remaining percentage from other projects. Parametrix’s Albuquerque office includes 35 staff providing services in transportation, environmental plan...

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Environmental Business Journal: Parametrix Expands Regional Footprint in Water, Recycling, Stormwater; adds Expertise in 3D Visualization


Seattle, WA - Parametrix's Sarah Ogier and Bardia Nezhati were featured in the Environmental Business Journal to discuss the firm's growing regional footprint in water, recycling, and stormwater as well as the addition of Civil FX's 3D visualization expertise. "While we cover a broad geography, I think Parametrix is differentiated by the deep local connections our practitioners have with our local clients. Having been founded in the Puget Sound region more than 50 years ago, we’ve built a reputation for providing customized and innovative solutions for our clients," stated Ogier.She went on to discuss industry trends in recycling, nutrient management, wastewater treatment, integrated watershed management, stormwater, and salmon habitat.Nezhati discusses the acquisition of Civil FX and their visualization expertise. "Civil FX, A Division of Parametrix, blends civil engineering design with 3D interactive visualization and immersi...

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Parametrix Ranked a Top Design Firm


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 138, up from 166 last year. Parametrix has been ranked in the top 500 design firms since 1998. Despite the pandemic, the top 500 design firms combined revenue rose 1.48% to a record $104.77 billion. However, the median revenue for firms fell 4.4%. In contrast, Parametrix’s revenue grew 27% in 2020.Revenue from the Transportation market continued to be Parametrix’s large source of revenue. The firm also generated significant revenue in water, sewer and waste, and general building markets. Some of the firm’s largest projects awarded in 2020 were the Interstate Bridge Replacement from Vancouver, WA to Portland, OR; the West Seattle Bridge in Seattle, WA; Interbay Steel Forcemain Replacement in Seattle, WA;...

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Parametrix Employee-Owner Part of 3rd Place Team at U.S. Dept. of Energy Solar Decathlon


Las Vegas, NV – On Sunday, April 18 the winners of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon were announced. The Solar Decathlon is “a collegiate competition that challenges the next generation of building professionals to design and construct high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered by renewable energy.” 72 teams representing 12 countries competed.Parametrix employee-owner, Osarodion Victory Igbinobaro, was part of the University of Nevada – Las Vegas team that received 3rd place overall. They also placed 1st in Operations and Presentation, received 2nd place in Innovation, and tied for 2nd place in Energy Performance. Igbinobaro led the creation of an interactive virtual 3D model of the project that gave judges an immersive experience.The team designed a solar powered, energy-efficient home for veterans, called Mojave Bloom. The home is designed specifically for veterans who have been injured or w...

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Parametrix Acquires Survey Firm Pacific Geomatic Services in Snohomish County


Seattle, WA – Parametrix, a 100-percent employee-owned engineering, planning, and environmental sciences firm headquartered in Seattle, has acquired Pacific Geomatic Services, a survey and mapping firm based in Mukilteo, WA. This acquisition will establish a Parametrix office in Snohomish County.Pacific Geomatic Services was established by Ron Hilliard, PLS in 2001. The acquisition increases the depth of Parametrix’s geomatics and survey practice and adds additional survey professionals to the firm’s Puget Sound survey team. Pacific Geomatic specializes in bathymetry, land, environmental, and surveys for public and private clients throughout the Pacific Northwest, including King County, Bureau of Reclamation, BP Pipelines, and Snohomish County Public Utility District.“Together with Pacific Geomatic Services, we continue to expand the depth of services we offer to the communities and clients we serve,” st...

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Kelly Betteridge Joins Parametrix


Portland, OR – Kelly Betteridge has joined Parametrix’s Portland office as a Senior Planner. She has over 20 years of public transportation and transit planning experience.Betteridge comes to Parametrix from TriMet, where she most recently served as Program Manager for the Southwest Corridor project. She has also served as the Manager of Capital Planning where she was the Project Manager for the Division Bus Rapid Transit Project from conceptual design through receipt of Federal Transit Administration Small Starts Funding and managed the Enhanced Transit Concept Program for the agency. She also served as Lead Transit Planner during the permitting and preliminary engineering phases of the Columbia River Crossing project.She holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning and serves on the Rail~Volution National Steering Committee. Betteridge joins the Parametrix Transit group, working for clients such as the Washington State...

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Parametrix Adds Four More Transportation Engineering and Structural Staff in Salt Lake City


Salt Lake City, UT – Parametrix has added four new staff in their Salt Lake City office, expanding the firm’s southwest region structural and roadway engineering capabilities. This comes after the addition of four staff last month. Michael Oldroyd, PE joins as Utah Roadway and Structures Group Lead, Adam Birdsall, PE, joins as Utah Structures Lead, Stacey Oliveto joins as CADD Technical Lead, and Brittany Payan, PE will support the team as a Roadway Engineer.Oldroyd has 21 years of experience in highway and roadway design, railroad design, construction management, and inspection. He has worked with local, state, and federal governments on projects in Utah, Nevada, Idaho, California, Texas, and Montana. Recent project experience includes SR-39 Dual Lefts at Washington Boulevard in Roy, UT, I-15 Weber County Expressway, UT, and US-40; Gusher EB Passing Lane & Center Turn Lane in Uintah County, UT. Birdsall has 14 years...

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Lake to Sound Trail Receives Social, Economic, and Sustainable Design Award


Seattle, WA – The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington hosted their annual Engineering Excellence Awards program virtually on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Fifteen projects were honored in this year’s program.King County Park’s Lake to Sound Trail Segment A project, submitted by Parametrix, received a Gold award in the Social, Economic, and Sustainable Design category.This segment of the trail opened to the public in February 2020. The completion of this 1.1-mile-long segment fills an essential missing link within the overall corridor. When complete, the non-motorized, multi-use recreational trail and alternative transportation corridor will be 16-miles long, spanning from the south end of Lake Washington in Renton, WA all the way to the shoreline of Puget Sound in Des Moines, WA. It will directly connect five cities in a traditionally underserved area of South King County and provide access through...

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