Darcy Belanger, 46, director of U.S. professional development for PCL, died on March 10 in an Ethiopian Airlines crash shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa. He was one of 157 killed in the accident involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. Belanger was traveling to the U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya, in a non-company role at the time of the crash. He joined PCL in 2004 as a corporate training consultant in Edmonton, Alberta, to manage training in its college of construction.
Christopher C. Sherry has become Merrick & Co.’s fifth CEO in the firm’s 63-year history. He served as the firm’s president for the past two years and replaces David G. Huelskamp, who was CEO for the past six years. Huelskamp will continue as chairman of the board. Sherry has been with Merrick since 1985.
CCY principals Todd Kennedy and Alex Klumb have joined the CCY ownership. Both men have led the design of award-winning residences in Colorado as well as numerous resort and hospitality projects around the country. Kennedy received the 2018 AIA10 award given by the six-state AIA Western Mountain Region. Klumb is leading the design of custom residences in Aspen, Telluride and Miami as well as two Montana projects.
The Associated General Contractors of Colorado has appointed a new board of directors for 2019. The seven-member committee leads the association’s more than 600 members. They are: Kurt Klanderud, GH Phipps Construction Cos., chairman; Byron Haselden, Haselden Construction LLC, vice chairman; Sherri Lindsey, Concepts in Millwork Inc., at-large member; Tom Horsting, Adolfson & Peterson Construction, at-large member; Tim Kretzschmar, Swinerton Builders, at-large member; David Leuders, Haselden Construction LLC, treasurer; and Scott Van Deren, Drake-Williams Steel, immediate past chairman.
Powers Booth Architecture has named Jennifer Schmidt a senior project designer in the firm’s Denver office. Schmidt has worked on all phases of interiors, from organizing client’s specifications and project requirements to the development of design concepts and production of construction documents.
Larry Head has joined Stanley Consultants as a vice president and energy business leader. He has more than 30 years of experience in engineering strategy, business development, planning, operation and growth initiatives. Before joining Stanley, Head was a vice president, regional business line leader and national practice leader for AECOM.
Ulteig has appointed Mike Farrell as senior vice president of civil and field services in the firm’s Denver office. Farrell oversees the civil unit that serves public-infrastructure clients, particularly those in the transportation and water sectors, as well as Ulteig’s project management and land-services businesses.
Martin/Martin Inc. has named Matt Schlageter as the new leader of the firm’s 100-member civil engineering department. Schlageter joined the firm in 1996 and was promoted to principal in 2010. Martin/Martin’s other promotions include three principals: Ben Bromiel, Scott Paling and Garth Scholl; and three new associates: Ryan Byrne, Brent Hanlon and Kyle Messmer.
Evelyn Lim was recently sworn in as the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development’s regional administrator, serving six states in HUD’s Rocky Mountain region, including Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.
CSHQA recently promoted Alisha Olson, Collin Hill, Jason Cline, Jesse Walker, Peggy Schindler and Rory Heggie to associate.
JHL Constructors has hired Laura Hoff as the firm’s senior preconstruction manager. She was recently honored as an ENR Mountain States Top Young Professional. Also joining the company was Tanya Padilla, senior project manager and MEP coordinator. She has more than 12 years of experience with an emphasis in MEP systems. Brianna Hallmark was hired as a marketing coordinator. She is a recent graduate from Concordia University Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a minor in graphic design. Trevor Hartley joined the firm as an estimator. He has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry, with an emphasis in commercial and civil construction.
Denver’s Hyder Construction has added four employees to its team.
Raji Patel joined as a superintendent. Patel specializes in multifamily residential and mixed-use construction and has been in the construction industry for more than 35 years. Previously, he was with Holland Construction.
Ger Houlihan was hired as a project manager. He specializes in hospitality construction and has worked on several prominent hotel projects for Walt Disney World. He has a construction management degree from the Institute of Technology Tralee, Ireland.
Garrett Ruppal joined Hyder as a project engineer. He recently earned a construction management degree from Colorado State University.
Wil Thompson also will work as a project engineer. He specializes in residential construction and has a construction management degree from California Polytechnic State University.
Rowland+Broughton Architecture / Urban Design / Interior Design has added five team members to its studios. In Aspen, Catie Keel joined the firm as an interior designer. She brings several years of experience working for Poss Architecture + Planning in Aspen. Before that, she was a customer-service specialist at Ethan Allen Global in Centennial, Colo., and commercial project manager at Seven Stone Surfaces in Nashville. Adam Cook was hired as a project architect. He recently worked at Warehouse in York, Pa. Before that, he worked on large-scale projects at Detroit’s SmithGroup architecture firm. In Denver, Amy Wicklund was hired as human capital management generalist. She has more than 15 years of experience in the HR profession. Most recently, she served as HR director for the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago, and before that, she worked at the Hubbard Chicago Radio Group and the Ritz-Carlton Chicago. Lauren Amt joined R+B as a project architect. Most recently, she worked as an architect for Searl Lamaster Howe Architects in Chicago. Before that, she worked at dSPACE Studio in Chicago as a project manager and Bowie Gridley Architects in Washington, D.C., as a designer. Eugenie Provost joined the firm as an architectural designer. She studied building science at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.