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Mar 08, 2023











At Blueline, Mary Koutrelakos, Lucas Zirotti, Grace Garwin, Brett Justinen, and Kai Pope have been promoted to project engineer. Caitlin Hepworth has been promoted to associate planner. Shawn Cooper and Justin Rodda have both been promoted to senior engineering designer and Gavin Castaneda has been promoted to landscape designer CAD lead.

Koutrelakos has been with Blueline for over four years. She implements effective design solutions on challenging projects and has contributed to the growth of Blueline's commercial group and of the firm in general.

Zirotti has been with Blueline since March 2018. He is a go-to source of information for new staff in the firm's residential group.

Garwin started at Blueline as an intern in 2018 and officially joined Blueline as a full-time engineer in 2021. She has become the go-to engineer for water main design for several of the public works' department's largest clients.

Justinen has been at Blueline for over four years and has established himself as the public works expert on paving and ADA requirements. He has taken an active role in supporting and developing the firm's newer inspectors, and is often on-site reviewing completed work and engaging with clients.

Pope started at Blueline in August 2018 as an inspector and quickly took on more responsibility to include design and construction administration work. He has taken on some of the public works department's most challenging construction projects.

Hepworth started at Blueline in June 2021 as a planner. She has become a leader both internally and externally and is currently leading the firm's comprehensive plan efforts while also providing support across all aspects of the planning group's work.

Cooper's familiarity with Blueline and with AutoCAD and experience in civil design projects make him an essential member of the team as they work towards engineering solutions.

Rodda has been a valued member of the Blueline team for over 10 years and consistently delivers quality plans, is flexible when dealing with difficult schedules, and helps develop newer staff.

Castaneda joined Blueline over a year ago as a landscape designer and quickly became a key figure in helping set CAD standards within his team and taking on additional work.

Weber Thompson




Weber Thompson has promoted three staff members to new leadership positions in the firm. Emily Evenson AIA, CPHD and Erik Doran AIA, LEED AP BD+C have been promoted to senior associate. Stephanie Farrell AIA has been promoted to associate.

Senior associate Emily Evenson's passion is the intersection of affordable housing and sustainability. Working on projects such as New Hope Family Housing in Seattle's Central District, and a current mixed-income high rise tower has given Evenson hands on opportunities to bring sustainable strategies and thoughtful design to affordable housing projects. She further invests in her passions through her work on WT's Sustainability Core Team, and her years of volunteering with the Housing Development Consortium through the Exemplary Buildings Task Force and the Policy Advisory Group.

Senior associate Erik Doran has been with Weber Thompson for nine years focusing on construction administration on the high-rise team, most recently on Madison & Boylston an affordable housing high rise on First Hill developed in partnership with Bellwether Housing and Plymouth Housing. He is also an active member on the Seattle Architecture Foundation's Board, exploring the history of buildings in Seattle, and how new buildings are re-shaping the environment. He especially likes working with SAF's youth program, that immerses kids in the design world and helps them turn their ideas into physical models and sketches.

Associate Stephanie Farrell finds her work in affordable housing the most rewarding. She has been focused on the Pacific Hospital North Lot project, which recently broke ground. As a Graduate of UW, she is the incoming Chair of the UW's College for Built Environment's Professionals Advisory Council, and enjoys the interaction between Seattle's professional architecture community, and the students.

Mar 01, 2023





Mackenzie announced the following professional recognitions. Eunoh Lee has been elevated to associate and Andy Tatkowski and Rachel Hedlof have been elevated to senior associates.

Lee is a certified design firm administrator, demonstrating a high-level of administrative expertise in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry. She has a wide range of experience in client service skills, office management, document processor, and now working as a contract administrator. She holds a MS in applied visualization and a BFA in graphic design from Mississippi State University.

An engineer, Tatkowski is the structural team lead in Mackenzie's Seattle office. He brings a great depth of knowledge and experience to Mackenzie and has had a large impact with improving processes and procedures throughout the department. He received his master's degree in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Architect Hedlof has over 18 years of architectural experience managing projects in several building sectors including public, commercial, and multifamily. She works closely with team architects and managers to create exceptional results for clients. In particular she has had a great impact on Mackenzie's commercial business unit.

Rolluda Architects







Rolluda Architects, Inc. welcomed six new staff members between June 2022 and January 2023.

Steven Garcia has joined the firm as an IT and office support assistant. Garcia is a recent graduate from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Computer Science. Part of his work experience includes writing and video editing for The Daily Iowan.

Mia Ho joined the firm as a designer III associate. Ho has a Ph.D. in Built Environment from the University of Washington where she also worked as a teaching assistant. She has 10 years of preservation experience in New Jersey and New York working at companies like Walter B. Melvin Architects, Stephen Tilly, and Historic Building Architects. Her other accomplishments include earning a master's degree in Art History from the National Taiwan University and another one in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. All on top of her bachelor's degree in Architecture which she earned at Tamkang University, Taiwan.

Julia Park is now a project architect I at Rolluda. Park is a University of WA graduate with over 20 years of experience covering a diverse range of projects from residential high-rises to government facilities. She's worked for notable firms in Washington that facilitated her involvement in the renovation of the Truman Elementary, Alderwood Elementary, and Challenger Elementary schools.

Pranali Shah is now a designer III associate at Rolluda. Shah is a registered architect in India and a graduate with a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Academy of Architecture in Mumbai. She practiced earthen architecture while in Ladakh. When she moved to Seattle, she got the opportunity to work on residential projects while working for another firm. Currently, she is working on school and non-profit projects for Rolluda Architects.

Norma Tompkins joined the firm as a designer II associate. Tompkins earned a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas in Mexico where she was also licensed. When she moved to Seattle, she took architecture-related classes at the University of Washington. Her interest in sustainable practices inspired her to pursue a bachelor's degree in Applied Science in Sustainable Building Science Technology from South Seattle College and get certified as a LEED Green Associate. She was part of the international team designing flagship stores of Starbucks. She's worked with a wide range of projects which include restaurants, health clinics, workspaces, and residences. Currently, Tompkins is working on King County Waste Stations North and South relocation, and the Vashon Waste Station Model.

Alexander Clark returned to the firm as principal/projects controls following a year-long sabbatical. He's been a Principal of Rolluda Architects since 2012. With 25 plus years of work experience in architecture ranging from government, public and educational sector clients, Clark brings with him a wealth of useful knowledge as he takes on more of a financial and operations manager role for Rolluda Architects this time around. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a bachelor's degree in Architecture minoring in Fine Arts. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, and a Certified Sustainable Building Advisor (CSBA).

SCJ Alliance




SCJ Alliance has added three new employees: a senior planner and graphic designer in the Lacey office and an engineering technician in the Gig Harbor office.

New senior planner David Wright has a master's degree in Landscape Architecture from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Boise State University.

Graphic designer Jay Cordovado has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Georgia, with a major in Interdisciplinary Art & Design and a minor in English. They are also an entrepreneurial artist.

Engineering technician Madeline Wolff has nearly completed her degree in civil engineering from Saint Martin's University. Construction field experience, computer-aided design skills, and familiarity with WSDOT code are all talents she brings to SCJ.

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