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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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Jenna Anderson, PE, PMP Joins Parametrix

05.13.20

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...

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Parametrix Ranked a Top Design Firm

05.12.20

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 ...

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Bryan Nicholson, PE, CCM Joins Parametrix

04.03.20

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...

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New Segment of Trail Connecting Lake Washington to Puget Sound Opens to Public

03.19.20

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 ...

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A Message to our Clients and Partners Regarding COVID-19

03.16.20

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...

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Three Parametrix Projects Receive Engineering Excellence Awards

03.04.20

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...

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Per Johnson, PWS Joins Parametrix

03.03.20

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...

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Five Years of Serving Clients in Central Oregon: Parametrix Celebrates Bend Office Anniversary

02.27.20

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...

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Jennifer John Joins Parametrix

02.12.20

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...

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Joseph Lujan Joins Parametrix

02.11.20

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...

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Parametrix to Provide Final Design for TriMet’s “A Better Red” Light Rail Project

02.04.20

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 ...

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City of Port Angeles Selects Parametrix for 106-Year-Old Culvert Repair Project

01.28.20

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...

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Scotty Ireland, PE Joins Parametrix

01.23.20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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