Bob Harper, vice president of Gilbane Building Co., has rejoined the firm's business unit in Phoenix as senior business development manager after three years in Houston. He has worked at Gilbane for 44 years.


Edward "Ned" McKnight has joined Shepley Bulfinch as a senior member of its health care design practice in Phoenix. McKnight is a member of the American Institute of Architects.

Paul Kinne has returned to Panattoni Development Co. as development manager in Reno. He had been vice president of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and had been at Panattoni from 2004 to 2009.

Aditi Chattopadhyay, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, was selected as a Regents' Professor, the highest honor for faculty at Arizona's state universities.


John E. Carlson Sr., former vice president of Sundt Corp., who also held leadership roles in Professional Engineers in Construction, Associated General Contractors and Arizona Chamber of Commerce, died on Feb. 1 in Tucson of natural causes, says a spokeswoman. He was 83. His son, John E. Carlson Jr., is a Sundt senior vice president and leads the firm's Texas unit. The elder Carlson was a West Point graduate and an Army Corps of Engineers veteran.