Northwest People: Construction business updates for December 2019
Carol Thompson has joined HNTB Corp.’s Bellevue, Wash., office as senior transit planner. She has nearly 50 years of transportation planning experience in Snohomish County and the Puget Sound region. Thompson most recently worked at Community Transit in Everett, Wash., where she served as regional integration manager for the planning and development department.
Deborah Taylor was named group director for HNTB’s Bellevue office. A transportation environmental planner with more than 30 years of experience, Taylor manages environmental, structures, urban planning and mechanical, electrical and engineering departments. Taylor is relocating from HNTB’s Houston office, where she served as director of environmental planning for the Texas region.
E. Gregory Thorpe also joined the firm as rail and transit senior project manager and associate vice president and will work throughout HNTB’s eight-state Northwest division.
Nolan Sit, associate principal and senior designer, will lead architect Solomon Cordwell Buenz’s new office in Seattle, which will focus on urban multifamily, mixed-use, commercial office and higher education projects in the greater Pacific Northwest. Sit has been with SCB since 2006.
James Miller, a 25-year McKinstry veteran, was named vice president of operations for construction. Miller is responsible for operational planning and execution of projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and will focus on safety, risk mitigation and client satisfaction.
Martin Gillatt was named principal to Stantec’s West Coast buildings team in Vancouver, British Columbia. With more than 30 years of experience as an architect in the U.K., Gillatt specializes in the design of health care facilities and hospital master plans. His work includes acute and tertiary hospitals, primary and secondary facilities, mental health units, senior-living facilities and continuing-care homes.
Don Adair has been appointed to the executive committee as chief relations officer, executive vice president, at Swinerton Inc. Adair started his career with Swinerton in 1988 as a project engineer with the firm’s Los Angeles division, where he was involved in high-profile projects such as the Huntington Ritz Carlton in Pasadena and Sony Studios in Culver City. In 1995 he joined the newly established San Diego division as an operations manager and was a key part of the core team that helped Swinerton develop into a local market leader.