Jenna Anderson, PE, PMP Joins Parametrix
Seattle, WA – Jenna Anderson has joined Parametrix as a Senior Engineer based out of the firm’s Seattle office. She has 12 years of civil engineering and project management experience focused on municipal utility, fish passage, and roadway improvement projects. Anderson comes to Parametrix from Murraysmith. Her recent project experience includes roadway, utility, and fish passage improvement work with the City of Arlington, reservoir improvements for the City of Edmonds and the City of Bellevue, roadway improvements for Alderwood Water and Wastewater District, fish passage improvement work for the City of Kirkland, and road widening with Washington County, Oregon.Anderson joins Parametrix’s transportation design group and will be providing services to clients throughout the Puget Sound region. She is currently working on the City of Federal Way’s City Center Access project.About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-p...
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 166. Parametrix has been ranked in the top 500 design firms since 2003. The market continued to grow steadily in 2019. The top 500 design firms had a record total design revenue of $103.24 billion, up 2.1% from the previous year. In 2019, over 60% of Parametrix’s design revenue was generated from transportation projects, with the remainder divided among water, wastewater, and general building projects.Some of the firm’s largest projects last year were TriMet’s Southwest Corridor Transit Design, Washington State Department of Transportation’s I-5 Mounts Road to Thorne Lane Corridor Improvements, and King County’s Interbay Steel Forcemain Replacement project.“We’re honored to once ...
Bryan Nicholson, PE, CCM Joins Parametrix
Bremerton, WA – Bryan Nicholson has joined Parametrix as a Senior Construction Manager, based out of the firm’s Bremerton office. He has over 35 years of experience in the construction field, serving as resident engineer for large, complex capital improvement projects in highly visible urban areas and environmentally sensitive locations. His areas of expertise include major utility infrastructure and roadway improvements as well as LEED-certified building construction.Nicholson comes to Parametrix from Jacobs. Some of his recent project experience includes Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s 18-million-gallons per day tertiary wastewater treatment plan, Seattle Public Utilities’ Water System Improvements, and the City of Tukwila’s Boeing Access Road bridge rehabilitation.At Parametrix, he joins the firm’s construction management group, providing services to various public clients throughout the Kitsap penin...
New Segment of Trail Connecting Lake Washington to Puget Sound Opens to Public
Photo courtesy of King County taken at the February 26 ribbon cutting.Seattle, WA - Another one-mile segment of the Lake to Sound Trail has opened in King County. This latest segment is part of the long-term King County Parks project to connect Lake Washington to Puget Sound with a 16-mile trail linking to four other regional trails and transit. Parametrix has played a role in the project since 2008 when planning began. Subconsultant HWA Geosciences, Inc. also provided significant foundation design and construction observation roles. The latest stretch of trail to open connects the City of Tukwila’s Fort Dent Park to the City of Renton’s Black River Riparian Forest via a railroad underpass and a new bridge across the Black River. The construction of the bridge included a soil drilling activity to inject a slurry of concrete into the soil and stabilized the riverbank. This allows the bridge foundation to withstand seismic ...
A Message to our Clients and Partners Regarding COVID-19
Like all of you, Parametrix is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. Our number one priority is the health and safety of our employee-owners, their families, and our clients and consultant partners. Our employee-owners are working remotely as much as possible and minimizing in-person meetings to those absolutely necessary. In 2017, Parametrix developed a business continuity plan with the intent of allowing us to quickly pivot in response to a major threat, take steps to protect our employees, and continue to deliver the same high quality service and products you are accustomed to. Over the last few weeks we have deployed that plan and have dramatically shifted how Parametrix conducts business as we respond to COVID-19. Systems are fully in place allowing our employee-owners to work from home efficiently while continuing to serve you, including virtual meetings and online collaboration, and the ability to move very large files of...
Three Parametrix Projects Receive Engineering Excellence Awards
Portland, OR – The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Oregon Chapter announced the 2020 Engineering Excellence award winners, including three projects Parametrix played a role in. The awards are given to projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value.Kemmer Road Intersection in Washington County (pictured above) received an Honor Award for improving mobility and safety with a new roundabout in an area with a rapidly growing population. Increased traffic associated with a new high school and several residential developments now travels smoothly through the intersection, reducing pollution associated with idling cars that had waited in long lines at a stop-controlled intersection. Additionally, new pedestrian and bike facilities will connect to regional trails.Steve Boice (DKS Associates), John Willis (Parametrix), Charlie Stearns (Washington County), Brian Bierwage...
Per Johnson, PWS Joins Parametrix
Seattle, WA – Parametrix has hired Per Johnson, PWS as a Senior Scientist. He has over 16 years of experience in natural resources consulting as a field data technician and project manager leading multi-disciplinary teams. Johnson is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist and holds a Master of Public Administration degree. He specializes in field investigations, including wetland and stream delineations, eelgrass surveys, forage fish surveys, and macroalgae surveys. His experience includes authoring technical studies and permit applications to comply with local, state, and federal regulations. Prior to joining Parametrix, Johnson served as a project manager, senior biologist, and permitting specialist at Shannon & Wilson. In this role, he managed the natural resources technical studies and environmental permitting for an $84 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-funded high-speed passenger rail project in Kel...
Five Years of Serving Clients in Central Oregon: Parametrix Celebrates Bend Office Anniversary
Empire Corridor Transportation Improvements. Parametrix's Bend office is providing design services for the project.Bend, OR - Parametrix established a presence in Central Oregon in February 2015. Since then, the firm’s Bend office has provided general civil engineering and surveying services for numerous projects throughout the region, including the Powell Butte Highway Roundabout, Crooked River Ranch Water System Upgrades, Farewell Bend Pedestrian Bridge, Empire Corridor Transportation Improvements, and the Plant Interceptor Sewer Pipe Rehabilitation.The office includes 29 staff specializing in transportation, water and wastewater systems, and site development. They primarily serve local cities, counties, and private developers.“We’re so grateful for the trust our clients have placed in us to be a part of so many meaningful projects over the last five years. We’re looking forward to serving the Central Oregon...
Jennifer John Joins Parametrix
Portland, OR – Parametrix has hired Jennifer John as a Senior Consultant in the firm’s Portland office. She brings over 27 years of experience in transportation planning and multimodal travel demand model application. She has played a key role in securing federal funding for critical light rail, streetcar, and bus rapid transit projects throughout the Pacific Northwest.John comes to Parametrix from Jacobs. Previously, she was a co-owner of John Parker Consulting and has also worked at TriMet and Metro.She has provided transit forecasting for nearly every major capital investment project that TriMet has received federal funding for over the past 17 years, including the Southwest Corridor Light Rail and Red Line Extension.She has also worked on projects in the Puget Sound region, providing travel demand and ridership forecasting for Sound Transit’s West Seattle, Ballard, and Federal Way Link Extensions.In addition, he...
Joseph Lujan Joins Parametrix
Albuquerque, NM – Parametrix has hired Joseph Lujan as a Senior Scientist. He has nearly 30 years of experience in natural resources management with four federal agencies throughout the Western United States.Lujan comes to Parametrix most recently from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He served as a Natural Resource Planner and Wildlife Biologist, leading long-term conservation efforts fore the refuge system in a four state region with multiple partners. He previously worked for the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. National Park Service.He joins Parametrix’s environmental planning and compliance division based out of Albuquerque, providing cultural and natural resource services to clients throughout New Mexico and the Southwest United States.About ParametrixParametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm providing inspired solutions in engineering, planning, and environmental sciences. We are c...
Parametrix to Provide Final Design for TriMet’s “A Better Red” Light Rail Project
Photo Courtesy of TriMetPortland, OR – TriMet has selected Parametrix to complete the final design of “A Better Red," which will increase on-time performance of the MAX light rail system by double-tracking the existing Red Line from Gateway Transit Center to Portland International Airport. In addition to increasing reliability, the project aims to improve ridership by extending the Red Line further west from Beaverton Transit Center to Fair Complex Station. Work on the west side will include replacing track and powering existing switches as well as placing an operator break facility at the Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport MAX Station. On the east side, a new Red Line inbound station will be constructed at Gateway/Northeast 99th Avenue Transit Center. A new structure will span over I-84, servicing passengers on a new second track between Gateway and the airport.Parametrix led preliminary design of the project and will serve ...
City of Port Angeles Selects Parametrix for 106-Year-Old Culvert Repair Project
Peabody Creek Culvert at high tide after the snow earlier this month.Bremerton, WA – Peabody Creek Culvert, located within the City of Port Angeles, needs repairs after over a century in use. Parametrix will perform hydraulic analysis and preliminary design for the project.The 1,070-foot-long culvert runs along South Lincoln Street and crosses under East 1st Street and East Front Street, which are designated as SR 101.In addition to being structurally deficient, the culvert blocks fish passage because of its slope. This project will consider alternatives to create a fish-passable culvert or to mitigate elsewhere. The Peabody Creek Culvert is on a state fish passage injunction list but is considered a low priority because of limited habitat upstream.The project team, led by Parametrix, includes Shannon & Wilson and Willamette Cultural Resource Associates.Parametrix was also recently selected as the prime consultant supportin...
Scotty Ireland, PE Joins Parametrix
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...
Parametrix Hires George Benford to lead Salt Lake City Office
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...
Guy Horchy, PE Joins Parametrix
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...
Paula (Ito) Arnold, PE Joins Parametrix
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...
Parametrix Named a 2019 Hot Firm by Zweig Group
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...
Nicole Mackie Selected as Parametrix ESOP Trustee
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 ...
Tom Swartout, PE Joins Parametrix
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...
Tulalip Tribes Selects Parametrix for I-5 Interchanges Improvements Project
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...
Theo Prince, PE Joins Parametrix
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....
Parametrix to Provide Engineering for Olympic Region Fish Passage Barrier Removal
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...
Sarah Ogier Joins Parametrix as Vice President
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...
Parametrix to Complete Final Design of New Silverdale Transit Center
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 ...
Mark Mazzola Joins Parametrix
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...
Construction Begins on Sumner Interchange
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...
Parametrix Employee-Owners to Present at PNCWA
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...
Parametrix Selected for Bremerton’s Oyster Bay Beach Sewer Upgrades Project
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.
08.15.19 Parametrix to Complete High Capacity Transit Study for Utah Transit Authority
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 ...
08.13.19 Parametrix Ranked a Top 200 Environmental Firm
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...
07.31.19 Parametrix Ranks Among Top Ten Structural, Transportation, and Civil Engineering Firms in Mountain States
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.
07.30.19 Tacoma Dome Link Extension alternatives selected: Parametrix to play a role in environmental study
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 ...
07.24.19 Top Design Firms in Mountain States: Parametrix Ranks #19
Boise, ID – Engineering News Record Mountain States has released its 2019 Top Design Firms list. The list ranks firms based on design-specific revenue generated within the region, encompassing Idaho, Utah, and Montana.With nearly $15 million in design revenue, Parametrix ranked 19 overall, up from 25 in 2018. The firm has 38 licensed professional engineers between its Mountain State offices in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, and Salt Lake City. 93% of the firm’s revenue in the region was generated by transportation projects. The firm’s largest project to break ground in the region in 2018 was the I-90 Kingston Interchange Reconstruction in Kingston, Idaho. 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 Washingt...
07.17.19 Mara Krinke Joins Parametrix
Portland, OR – Mara Krinke has joined Parametrix as a senior environmental planner based out of the firm’s Portland office. She has over 20 years of experience in research, analysis, and project management. She specializes in National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and regulatory compliance for transportation and infrastructure projects.Krinke was previously employed at Parametrix from 2003 to 2008. Most recently, she served as a senior planner and project manager at David Evans and Associates in Portland. Her project experience includes the Oregon Passenger Rail Corridor Investment Plan, planning work for the Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, and several NEPA projects for transportation improvements in Oregon and the west. She has also worked on projects in the Puget Sound region including Sound Transit’s Sounder South and the 522/145th Bus Rapid Transit Conceptual Study.At Parametrix, Krinke joins the firm&r...
07.17.19 Top Design Firms in Oregon: Parametrix Ranks #12
Portland, OR - Engineering News Record Northwest has published its 2019 list of the top design firms in Oregon, ranked by design-specific revenue. Parametrix ranked number twelve in Oregon with nearly $15 million in design revenue generated in the state.Parametrix has 55 licensed professional engineers in Oregon. The firm’s Oregon offices are located in Portland and Bend.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. 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, Making a Difference.
07.10.19 Craig Moore Joins Parametrix
Puyallup, WA – Craig Moore has joined Parametrix as a senior construction manager, based out of the firm’s Puyallup office. He has 19 years of experience providing construction management for various projects including transportation, light rail, stream and habitat restoration, drinking water, wastewater, and aviation infrastructure. Moore comes to Parametrix from Jacobs. His project experience includes Sound Transit’s North Link and University Link extension, Seattle Public Utilities’ Combined Sewer Overflow Long-term Control Plan, and The Washington State Department of Transportation’s SR 520 Bridge Replacement project. At Parametrix, he joins the firm’s construction management group, providing services to various public clients throughout the Puget Sound region and Western Washington. About Parametrix Parametrix is a 100-percent employee-owned firm celebrating 50 years in business. We are comprised of 500 employee-owners providi...
07.09.19 Top Design Firms in Washington: Parametrix Ranks #4
Seattle, WA - Engineering News Record Northwest has published its 2019 list of the top design firms in Washington state, ranked by design-specific revenue. Parametrix ranked number four in Washington with over $70 million in design revenue generated in the state. Parametrix has 110 licensed professional engineers in Washington state. The firm, headquartered in Seattle, also has Washington offices in Puyallup, Tacoma, Bremerton, Vancouver, Spokane, and Pullman.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. 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 Instagra...
07.08.19 Taya MacLean, PWS Joins Parametrix
Portland, OR – Taya MacLean, PWS has joined Parametrix as a senior scientist, based out of the firm’s Portland office. She has twenty years of natural resource management experience. MacLean is a registered Professional Wetland Scientist, is certified by the Oregon Department of Transportation to prepare endangered species effects assessments, and holds a Master of Science in Biology degree from California State University. MacLean comes to Parametrix from AKS Engineering & Forestry, LLC where she served as a senior biologist, conducting wetland delineations, ordinary high water mark delineations, rare plant surveys, habitat assessments, and avian and wildlife monitoring. She is also experienced in preparing wetland delineation reports, natural resource assessments, critical area assessment reports, mitigation plans and monitoring, and Section 404/10 removal/fill permit applications. At Parametrix, MacLean will serve as the Orego...
07.03.19 Parametrix Ranked Number One Civil Engineering Firm in Northwest, Top Ten Water, Structural, and Transportation Firm
Seattle, WA - Engineering News Record Northwest’s 2019 list of the top design firms in the Northwest ranks firms by sector, including water supply, structural engineering, transportation, and civil engineering. Parametrix ranked among the top ten in each category – including number one in civil engineering. The Northwest region includes Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. The list ranks firms based on design-specific revenue generated in each category. The firm's ranking as the top civil engineering firm in the Northwest comes from generating nearly $70 million in revenue in the category. Parametrix ranked number four in structural engineering, number five in transportation, and number seven in water supply.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 ...
07.02.19 City of Bonney Lake Receives Governor’s Smart Communities Award
Photo: Fennel Creek in Bonney Lake, WA. Seattle, WA – The City of Bonney Lake has received a Washington State Department of Commerce 2019 Governor’s Smart Communities Award. The program, now in its 14th year, recognizes projects that promote smart growth planning and “contribute to thriving communities, a prosperous economy, and sustainable infrastructure in Washington.” The City received the Judge’s Merit Award, which is given to a project that is a “shining example of the best work in a particular topic,” for their 2017 Watershed Protection and Lane Use Plan. Parametrix partnered with the City to prepare the plan, which provides an integrated systems approach to watershed protection and land use planning. “The City is committed to balancing the needs of economic development and environmental protection. This plan is an integrated approach to facilitating development in Bonney Lake while meeting the requirements of the regional gro...
07.01.19 Ryan Farncomb Joins Parametrix
Portland, OR – Ryan Farncomb has joined Parametrix as a project manager and senior transportation planner based out of the firm’s Portland office. He has over 10 years of experience in transit, bike, and pedestrian planning. His project experience includes the Oregon Public Transportation Plan, Northwest Oregon Transit Alliance’s Access to Transit Improvement project, and Spokane Transit Authority’s Central City Line. Prior to joining Parametrix, Farncomb served as a Project Manager and Transportation Planning Group Lead at Jacobs. His role included managing transportation planning and design projects, from long-range system planning to transit capital project development and implementation. He has written grant applications for public agencies, including two successful Federal Transit Administration Small Starts grant applications for Spokane Transit and Sound Transit. He is also experienced in developing public involvement strategi...
06.26.19 Top Design Firms in the Northwest: Parametrix Ranks #7
Seattle, WA – Engineering News Record Northwest has published its 2019 list of the top design firms in the Northwest, encompassing Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. The annual list “ranks the largest U.S.-based design firms, both publicly and privately held, on design-specific revenue.” Parametrix ranked number seven for overall design firms. The Seattle-based company, with 127 licensed professional engineers in the Northwest, grossed over $85 million in revenue generated within the region. The largest project to break ground in 2018 for Parametrix was the I-5 Mounts Road to Thorne Lane project in DuPont, WA.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. Parametrix has b...
06.21.19 Parametrix Named a Top Three Best Company to Work For in Washington
Seattle, WA – Seattle Business Magazine held their 30th Annual Best Companies to Work for Awards yesterday evening at the Washington State Convention Center. The event, hosted by King 5’s Chris Cashman, included a guest appearance by the Seattle Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline. The top 100 firms were ranked based on the results of an employee survey that included questions on the topics of work environment, rewards and recognition, benefits, communications, responsibility and decision-making, and executive leadership. The competition included companies from across the state in various sectors. Engineering, planning, and environmental sciences firm Parametrix ranked on the list as the number three best large company to work for in Washington. “Parametrix has a clear sense of purpose and an uncompromising set of values that are always present in our workplace,” stated Parametrix CEO, Jeff Peacock, PE. “Our employee-owners believe in an...
06.20.19 Port of Sunnyside Receives Job Creation Award for Ostrom's Mushroom Farm Project
Photo courtesy of Port of SunnysideSunnyside, WA - The Port of Sunnyside has been awarded the Washington Public Ports Association’s Outstanding Job Creator of the Year award for their work with Ostrom’s Mushroom Farm, the only large-scale commercial mushroom grower in Washington State. The Washington Public Port Association gives the Outstanding Job Creator Award “to a project that creates jobs for a community, with an eye on the quality of the jobs and the relative impact of the jobs created.” The award was presented to the project team at the organization’s Spring Meeting. The project is estimated to bring approximately 200 new jobs to the Yakima Valley. The Port recently received a grant and low interest rate loan for the project from the Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board and Yakima County Supporting Investments in Economic Development. Parametrix has assisted the Port with funding applications as well as c...
06.11.19 Jessie Rykels-Wilson, PE Joins Parametrix
Bend, OR – Jessie Rykels-Wilson, PE has joined Parametrix’s Bend office as a senior engineer. She has 14 years of experience delivering transportation projects for public agencies throughout the Northwest, designing and managing projects from the planning phase through construction. Rykels-Wilson comes to Parametrix from HDR in Bend where she served as a senior transportation designer and project manager. Her project experience includes the City of Bend’s Neff Road and Purcell Boulevard Intersection Improvements, 14th Street Reconstruction, and Galveston Avenue Reconstruction. Prior to relocating to Bend in 2015, she spent nine years designing projects with Perteet in Everett, WA. She “enjoys working directly with community members and clients to see positive change in communities through improvements in infrastructure.” At Parametrix, Rykels-Wilson joins the firm’s Bend community building practice, working on local agency projects...