Guillermo Garcia has been named the Southern California area marketing manager for HDR's Water Business Group. Garcia joined HDR when CGvL Engineers, a company he co-founded, was acquired in 2004. Since that time Garcia has served as both a senior project and client service manager. He has more than 35 years of experience in planning, designing and managing construction of water, recycled water and wastewater facilities. Recently, Garcia has served as project manager for the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Phase III A Expansion, the Goleta Sanitary District WWTP Upgrade and the Subregional Water Reclamation Plants for Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority.
Cliff Peterson has been promoted to director of technical
architecture and quality control at STUDIOS Architecture's San Francisco office. Peterson joined STUDIOS in 1989 and has more than 25 years of experience managing large, complex projects both nationally and internationally. In addition, Kristin Lacy has been promoted to sustainability program manager. She will manage the firm's efforts regarding emerging sustainable technologies, performance measurement and verification.
Thomas McIntosh has joined Rosendin Electric as the new preconstruction manager for the company's San Francisco office. McIntosh has more than 35 years of experience managing commercial and industrial electrical construction projects from inception through completion. He joins Rosendin Electric from Cupertino Electric, where he served as senior project manager.
Eric Gradyan has been hired by PCL Construction Services Inc., San Diego, as a project manager, and Scott Bishop has been promoted to health, safety and environmental manager. Gradyan has more than 20 years of construction experience and has held positions in both the field and office. He earned his bachelor's degree in construction management from Arizona State University. Bishop has five years of construction safety experience supervising large, civil and commercial projects. He also earned a bachelor's degree in management from DeVry University and is a certified Construction Health and Safety Technician and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist.
Ibrahim Muftic has been named a supervising engineer in the San Francisco office of Parsons Brinckerhoff. Muftic will serve as a train control systems specialist on the California High Speed Rail project. He has more than 12 years of experience in designing systems for rail signaling, train control and communications. Prior to joining PB, he worked on the development of various rail projects in Europe and the Middle East with engineering and design consultancies, the Croatian Ministry of Transportation and the International Union of Railways. In another appointment, PB has named Douglas Conyers a senior supervising engineer in the Los Angeles office. Conyers will be responsible for design work on a segment of the new Exposition Light Rail project in Los Angeles. Conyers has 25 years of experience in the design of transportation infrastructure and has worked on numerous transit and airport projects throughout Southern California.
Tully Shelley, a Perkins+Will principal in San Francisco, has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. Over his 30-plus-year career, Shelley has continuously advanced the practice of laboratory design through his pioneering work in the field, according to P+W. Shelley has designed laboratory facilities for clients from Singapore to Saudi Arabia and throughout the U.S. His local and regional clients have included Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Genentech, Gilead Sciences and the Buck Institute for Age Research.
Dennis Tanida, a principal in DLR Group WWCOT's Riverside office, has been elected president of the American Institute of Architects' Inland California chapter for 2011. He is the only president in AIAIC's history to serve for a second term. In his first term as president, he teamed up with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Urban Land Institute to implement sustainable design initiatives within the Inland Empire. He plans to expand the influence of these initiatives in his second term, according to the chapter.