Southwest People: Construction business updates for 1/16/2017
Jeff Brickner has joined Stantec’s Las Vegas office as a senior principal and area manager for the firm’s U.S. West transportation operations. Brickner’s primary focus is on expanding Stantec’s transportation practice and assisting the transportation group in diversifying its service offerings. Prior to joining Stantec, Brickner was based in Los Angeles and was responsible for engineering design, procurement, project management and construction management in a region that included California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada and Denver. Brickner’s past project experience includes serving as executive architect and owner representative on the $9-billion CityCenter mixed-use development on the Las Vegas Strip. The 34-year industry veteran is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Concrete Institute and the American Institute of Steel Construction.
Bergman Walls & Associates has added Frederick Robertus as vice president of architecture and design for the Las Vegas-based hospitality architecture firm. Robertus brings more than 20 years of experience in architectural interior design, with a portfolio that includes numerous luxury hospitality projects throughout Asia and the U.S.
The firm has also added designers Ben Yi Xu, Heather Chapa and Jisoo Kim, all of whom are interior specialists.
Joel Bergman, BWA’s co-founder and chairman, died in August.
The PENTA Building Group has promoted Aaron Plante, Chris Brooks, Eunice Diestro and Jeff Johnson in the firm’s Las Vegas office. Plante has been promoted to the position of senior project engineer. He joined PENTA as a project engineer in 2014. Brooks, who joined the firm’s preconstruction department in 2013, has been promoted to the role of preconstruction project executive. Diestro has been promoted to senior project engineer. She joined PENTA in 2015. Johnson has been promoted to area field manager after working with PENTA as a superintendent for more than 15 years.
Angie MacKinnon has joined HDR as the firm’s Nevada and Utah water business manager and will be based in the Las Vegas office. MacKinnon’s responsibilities include business development, operations, staff development, project management, quality and control for the multidiscipline Nevada water section and coordinating those efforts with national and regional leaders. Prior to joining HDR, MacKinnon was a project management and commercial leader responsible for driving performance and monitoring and reporting business performance for multiple Western regions. She is a member of the Water Environment Federation and past president of the Nevada Water Environment Association.
Miles Construction of Carson City, Nev., has hired Patrick Carr as project manager. Carr’s experience includes several years as project manager for SGPA Architecture and Planning in San Diego, where he led large projects such as Westfield’s $125-million Plaza Bonita expansion. He received an award of merit from the San Diego chapter of the American Institute of Architects for his work on the San Diego International Airport expansion. Carr comes to Miles Construction from Petco Animal Supplies, where he led new store builds, remodels, expansions and prototypes.
On the Move
JE Dunn Construction has hired Larry Hawthorne as vice president of health care for the firm’s Southwest region.