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Parametrix to Design Next Phase of Spokane’s Division Street Bus Rapid Transit


Parametrix’s Darby Watson, Roger Flint, and Joel Theodore stop to speak with a Route 25 driver while riding the Division Corridor. Spokane, WA – Spokane Transit Authority has selected Parametrix to provide design and engineering services for the Division Street Bus Rapid Transit project, a 9-mile corridor serving over 10,000 riders per day. Design is expected to begin in 2022 and construction will start in 2025.Vice President Darby Watson, AICP will serve as Parametrix’s project manager. Watson has delivered planning and design services for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), LA Metro, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, San Mateo County Transit, Sound Transit, and the City of Seattle.Project partners include KPFF, Fehr and Peers, Iteris, HEWITT Architecture, S*Squared Marketing & Communications, SCJ Alliance, DCI Engineers, Budinger & Associates, Gannett Fleming, Archeological & Historical Service...

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Amy Cummings, AICP, LEED AP Joins Parametrix


Las Vegas, NV – Amy Cummings, AICP, LEED AP has joined Parametrix as Statewide Transportation Planning Manager. She has over 20 years of industry experience in both the public and private sectors.Cummings most recently served as Deputy Executive Director/Director of Planning for the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County (RTC). At RTC, she was responsible for all aspects of short- and long-range multimodal transportation planning, including integration of transit and roadway improvements and advancement of RTC’s Complete Streets program. She was instrumental in the successful completion of the Virginia Line and Lincoln Line bus rapid transit projects, both of which were made possible by U.S. Department of Transportation grants and finished under budget and ahead of schedule. She also led development of the agency’s award-winning Regional Transportation Plan in partnership with state, local, and federal ...

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John Phillips Receives Stormwater Professional Excellence Award


Seattle, WA – The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) presented Parametrix’s John Phillips with the Stormwater Professional Excellence Award during the annual conference in Boise, ID on September 15, 2021.The award recognizes individuals for outstanding performance, professionalism, and contributions to the stormwater profession. Recipients are recognized for outstanding achievements in stormwater design, stormwater management, watershed management, and green infrastructure.Phillips serves as Parametrix’s Director of Integrated Watershed Management. He is a past PNCWA Board Member and past President. He helped to form the organization’s Stormwater Committee. He is credited with managing King County’s evaluation of climate change on infrastructure. He also led green stormwater infrastructure implementation for the wastewater treatment division. At Parametrix, Phillips guides the firm’s...

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Wyn Folsome Joins Parametrix


Seattle, WA – Wyn Folsome has joined Parametrix as a Senior Construction Manager based out of Bremerton, WA. He has 31 years of experience working in both the public and private sector in various roles including construction inspector, resident engineer, and project manager. Folsome joins Parametrix from Red Barn Engineering where he served as a Senior Construction Manager and Inspector. He has worked for clients such as Sound Transit, Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT), Seattle Department of Transportation, Seattle Public Utilities, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. Folsome has diverse experience in light rail, shipyard work, high-voltage traction power systems, seismic retrofits, including carbon fiber and epoxy compounds, fiber optics, runway lighting, baggage handling systems, automated fare collection, and single and multi-family housing. His project experi...

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Jennifer Valentine Joins Parametrix


Las Vegas, NV – Jennifer Valentine has joined Parametrix as a Senior Transportation Planner. She has 17 years of industry experience in transportation and transit planning, regional transportation plan development, and public outreach. She holds a Master of City and Regional Planning degree.Valentine comes to Parametrix from the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) in Arizona where she was a Transportation Planner and Project Manager. At MAG she managed several transit plans and studies, including regional bus rapid transit and commuter bus feasibility studies, and oversaw the scenario planning process for the organization’s long range transportation plan. She previously worked in consulting, and for several public sector agencies in Colorado, including the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, the Boulder County Transportation Department, and Routt County. Most of her previous work has focused on transit planning,...

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Anne Timmermans, CCM Elected to National Construction Management Association of America Executive Committee


Seattle, WA – The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) announced its 2021-2022 Board of Directors and Executive Committee during the association’s national conference September 11 – 14 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Anne Timmermans, CCM, a Senior Construction Manager at Parametrix, was elected as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee. She will be responsible for financial planning and committee oversight.Timmermans presents an award to the Southern California chapter with CMAA President & CEO Andrea Rutledge during the 2021 National CMAA Conference.Timmermans has been an active member of the Pacific Northwest CMAA Chapter since 2010 and has served as Secretary, Vice President, and then President from 2015 to 2018. She was elected Chapter Relations Chair on the National CMAA Board in 2019. In this role, she assisted all chapters nationwide, with a particular focus on Minnesota, Colorado, San Dieg...

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Adrianna Stanley, PE Joins Parametrix


Portland, OR – Adrianna Stanley, PE has joined Parametrix’s Portland office as a Senior Engineer. She has 11 years of experience in transit, urban corridors, and bikeway conceptual design.Stanley comes to Parametrix from Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, where she worked on transit, Safe Routes to School, bike, and complete streets projects for TriMet in Portland, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, City of Honolulu, City of Sacramento, and the District Department of Transportation in Washington, DC. Prior to that, Stanley worked for CH2M/Jacobs and TriMet. She joins Parametrix’s transit group, working for clients such as the Washington State Department of Transportation, the Utah Transit Authority, Sound Transit, and others on transit and multimodal corridor projects. About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmental sc...

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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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