Adam HardingAdam Harding, a partner at Denver’s Roth Sheppard Architects, has received a 2021 AIA National Young Architect Award. The AIA award recognizes architects within the first 10 years of professional licensure. Harding previously received the Young Architect honor from AIA Colorado and AIA Western Mountain Region in 2015. 


Deborah LuckingThe American Institute of Architects has elevated Deborah Lucking, director of sustainability of Denver’s Fentress Architects, to the 2021 College of Fellows, the AIA’s highest honor, awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. Since joining Fentress Architects in 1996, Lucking has been an advocate for the design of sustainable, high-performance buildings and spaces.


Brandon Moore, a 30-year construction veteran and project director, has rejoined Flintco in the Denver office. Moore was previously with Flintco in the firm’s southern office.


Cator, Ruma & Associates has promoted Jon Barrow and Maddie Grego to associate. Barrow, a former Marine Corps sergeant and now a professional engineer, joined the firm in 2014. Grego is a professional engineer with nine years of experience as a mechanical engineer and project manager for institutional projects. Cator, Ruma also has added Scott Grady as technology systems manager. Grady has spent 30 years in the technology industry, with the last 16 years consulting on technology design. The firm also has promoted Neal Wondel and Josh Harwood to principal. Wondel has 22 years of experience in electrical design and project management. Harwood will continue to lead, manage and develop Cator, Ruma’s commissioning department.


Ryan FeistTerracon has promoted Ryan Feist to senior principal. He will continue to lead Terracon’s geotechnical practice as well as implement strategic initiatives.



Coventry Development Corp., the master community developer for the RidgeGate mixed-use community in Denver, has appointed Darryl Jones senior vice president. Jones is rejoining the firm after a nearly five-year tenure with Denver International Airport.


White Construction Group has transitioned from its first generation of ownership. Originally founded by Tim White (as T.L. White and Associates in 1985), the company now is owned and managed by three equal partners: CEO Chris Haugen, CFO Bill Thomas and COO Trey Nobles. Haugen is a 24-year WCG veteran who originally joined the company as a carpenter and worked in estimating, preconstruction, project management and business development. Thomas brings 25-plus years of management expertise, including more than 17 years in construction accounting. Nobles, a 30-year construction veteran, joined WCG in 2018 and adds executive-level expertise at larger contracting firms in the Rocky Mountain region.


Brown and Caldwell has promoted Allegra da Silva to research and development deputy director. With a career spanning more than 20 years, da Silva’s research background includes working at the U.S. Agency for International Development.


Big-D Signature, the residential partner company of Utah’s Big-D Construction, recently named Mike Kerby as president and Shandon Brinkerhoff as vice president of its Jackson, Wyo., office. Kerby has grown the Big-D Signature brand from $36 million in revenue to $132 million in just five years. Brinkerhoff will lead the Jackson office. For the past two years, he served as regional manager, overseeing many of Big-D Signature’s largest construction projects and contract negotiations.


Bryan ChamberlainAECOM has hired Bryan Chamberlain as a senior project manager. He leads projects for the firm’s highway-structures group. Before joining AECOM, Chamberlain worked for the Utah Dept. of Transportation, where he delivered roadway projects in the Salt Lake region.


Pinkard Construction has hired industry veteran Jim Pagano as director of special projects to grow the company’s new division. Pagano worked for the company from 1998 to 2006. He has spent several years building up a similar small projects division in Colorado.

VCBO Architecture has promoted three staff members. Melissa Wood has been promoted to chief operating officer from her position as director of operations. Since joining VCBO Architecture in 2011, she has provided forecasting, workforce planning and firm optimization. Philip Haderlie has been promoted to principal from associate principal. He has been a licensed architect since 2006. Carlos Liñan has been promoted to associate principal from associate.


CORE Consultants Inc. has announced that Heather Calvert, COO, and Kaley Konecny, human resources manager, have been accepted as members of Zweig Group’s 2021 ElevateHer cohort. The special task force promotes diversity as a means to combat AEC recruiting and retention challenges.


Michael Oldroyd joins Parametrix as Utah roadway and structures group lead. Adam Birdsall joins the firm as Utah structures lead. Brittany Payan joins Parametrix as a roadway engineer. Stacey Oliveto joins the firm as a CADD technical lead. Parametrix also has added four engineers in its Salt Lake City office. They include John Slippey; roadway engineer Cody Sainsbury; and bridge and structures engineers Nathan Bingham and Trenton Parks.


Taylor Kohrs hired Derek Ellefsen as a superintendent. Ellefsen has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the State University of New York.