Personalities & Practices
EngineersJustin Bowcutt of Envision Engineering recently earned his Professional Engineers certification in Utah. Bowcutt works as project manager and has experience in design engineering for government and private clientele, staff supervision and client coordination for the firm’s Salt Lake City office.
Merrick & Co. of Aurora, Colo., has expanded its civil engineering group with the addition of two new staff and the promotion of several key team members.
Michael Martin, a 10-year employee of Merrick, has been named public sector market leader. He will expand his project management responsibilities and will now pursue new public sector project opportunities for the firm.
John Holland has been named civil discipline leader, where he will be responsible for overseeing the technical portion of the civil engineering group’s work.
Scott Jardine has been promoted to a civil discipline representative for district engineering and public works.
Troy Kelts was recently hired to fill a similar role as a civil-discipline representative for the private sector. Aaron Seal was recently hired as the Colorado federal civil team leader for Merrick, where he’ll focus on federal projects for the firm.
David Fierro recently joined H.W. Lochner’s Salt Lake City office as its public involvement manager. Fierro has 28 years of experience in transportation public involvement and public information.He has worked as a director of public information for Florida DOT and as an assistant director of public affairs for Virginia DOT. He managed his own transportation public affairs consultant firm for 14 years and spent four years as the editor and publisher of Florida Transportation Monthly magazine.
Chris Geddes, a senior associate with Denver�s studioINSITE, recently received the Downtown Denver Partnership�s 2009 John Parr Leadership Award.Geddes was also elected trustee for the 2009 Downtown Denver Leadership Program. He will join the six other Leadership Program trustees in the role of determining ongoing enhancements to the program such as the John Parr Leadership Award and the Leadership Luncheon Series. In addition, the trustees are involved in program participant selection and evaluating the projects that future leadership classes will work on.
Greg Ochis was recently selected as managing principal of ValleyCrest Design Group’s JamesHyatt Studio in Denver. His primary responsibilities include business development, project design/delivery, client relations, financial management and staff development.Ochis’ 30-year career has focused on the design and planning of urban sites, mountain resorts, mixed-used sites and master-planned communities. Before joining the JamesHyatt Studio, Ochis served as vice president with Lend Lease.
The following people have recently been promoted at Denver’s Anderson Mason Dale Architects:
John Graham has been named a senior associate. He is currently working on the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder and recently completed the Information Technology Facility at the University of Wyoming.
Todd Swarts has been named an associate. His work includes the Animas Hall at Fort Lewis College and the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne, Wyo., the first LEED-Gold-certified public building in Wyoming.
Ben Blanchard has been named an associate. His current projects include the new College of Business and Economics Building at Boise State University and the new General Services Office Building in Stapleton.
Kelly Davis, principal of Denver’s OZ Architecture, was recently appointed as a member on the Lower Downtown Design Review Board. Davis joins six other board members and will serve through the May 1, 2011 term.