Rising talent in K-12 repair and remediation projects
30, Project Manager/Drafter
Since joining BBL Architect shortly after graduation from Portland State University in 2005, Phil Hatzenbeuhler has leveraged his enthusiasm and ambition to take on lead roles at the Vancouver firm. He has been particularly active in K-12 projects, including 16 projects for Portland Public Schools as well as multiple repair, remediation and water intrusion repair projects for Lake Oswego School District. Hatzenbeuhler managed the roof repair for PPS at Pioneer High School, where he solved an issue by using integrated two-roof systems. The solution saved money and enabled the team to add to the scope to the project. Hatzenbeuhler is also taking a lead role in advancing the firm's use of 3D drawing and modeling.
Regional resource for bus rapid transit systems
39, Senior Project Manager
With more than a decade of engineering experience in bus rapid transit (BRT) systems, Chris Hemmer is an emerging expert in mass transit in the Northwest and beyond. He helped develop Eugene, Ore.'s pioneering BRT system virtually from the beginning. On the region's first line, he served as a project engineer and deputy project manager. For the second line—the 5.9-mile, $41-million Gateway EmX project—he led the project design team as project manager, delivering it on schedule and under budget. His work guided industry technical development of bus automated guidance technologies to help BRT lines achieve a level of precision that emulates rail transit systems. Hemmer has authored several papers and presentations regarding station design, vehicle-station interface and advanced guidance technologies, helping to advance the U.S. public transportation industry's experience with BRT. Part of this technical leadership includes providing expertise and advice in support of the University of California Berkeley's electromagnetic guidance system development project, especially in its demonstration deployment phase in Eugene. Hemmer has also used his knowledge of guidance options to advise other cities about BRT.