Baskervill is pleased to announce that Sheena Mayfield, Ian McAteer, and Daniel Woolford, P.E., CEM, BEP, have recently joined the firm. David Ickes, Sr. and Matt Robins have also recently re-joined the firm.
Ms. Mayfield joined the firm as an intern architect. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia.
Mr. McAteer has joined the firm as an intern architect. He holds a Master of Architecture degree and a B.S. degree in Environmental Design from North Dakota State University.
Mr. Woolford recently joined Baskervill as a mechanical engineer. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is a Certified Energy Manager and a Certified Business Energy Professional. Prior to the staff at Baskervill, he was associated with ColonialWebb Contractors.
Mr. Ickes is an electrical designer and has worked for Baskervill for a total of 24 years. Mr. Robins is a project designer with the hospitality division.
McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. (MBP) is pleased to announce that the firm has named Robert Fraga, FCMAA, AIA as the firm’s Regional Operations Manager for its Northeast Region and Director of Facility Portfolio Management Services. MBP’s Northeast Region includes the company’s Columbia, Philadelphia and New York branches. He joins MBP after a career in the private and public sectors, primarily with the Federal government, that included the U.S. Postal Service, GSA and the Smithsonian Institute. He has more than 30 years of experience in planning, budgeting, financial management, design and construction management, program management, contracting and commissioning. Mr. Fraga attended the University of Florida where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Design and a Master’s degree in Architecture.
Edward Botchwey, professor of biomedical engineering and orthopedic surgery at the University of Virginia (U.Va.), was recently named by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Prof. Botchwey was one of 85 researchers from across the country to receive the honor. Prof. Botchwey, who specializes in tissue engineering, earned the award for a research project that focuses on promoting the growth of mature microvascular blood vessel networks to improve healing after transplant surgery or injury. He and his research team use the drug sphingosine 1-phosphate, or S1P, to induce arteriogenesis, a process by which new arterioles, or small blood vessels, form and existing ones structurally enlarge. Photo courtesy of Dan Addison.
Richmond-based design firm H&A Architects & Engineers has announced the elected board of directors for the 2010-2011 term:
Director of Military Programs and Senior Vice President, Steve Pearson, AIA, NCARB, PMP, will serve as chairman;
Human Resources Manager and Senior Associate, Patti Beasley, PHR, will serve as secretary;
Director of Government Programs and Senior Vice President, Larry Willis, P.E., will serve as treasurer; and
Senior Vice President and Director of Federal Programs, Craig Newton, P.E., and Senior Vice President and Director of Operations, Dennis Standbridge, PMP, will serve as board members.
H&A Architects & Engineers announces the following new staff additions:
Rob Waltenbaugh is a program manager at the firm’s Glen Allen office. He was formerly an energy systems project manager with Teng & Associates in Richmond;
Jon-Marc Hilgers is a senior electrical designer at the firm’s Hampton Roads office. He was formerly an electrical designer with MMM Design Group in Norfolk;
Marianne McDonald is a new addition to their production department in the Glen Allen office as an IT support technician. She is joining H&A from Logistics Management Resources Inc, where she was a systems technician;
Jason Cochran is a new addition to their production department as a CADD support technician in the firm’s Cleveland Street location in Virginia Beach, “HRO West.” He joins the firm from UHS Pruitt in Raleigh, North Carolina where he was a maintenance supervisor;
Margot Lowe is a new addition to their architecure team as an interior designer in the firm’s Columbus Street location at Virginia Beach Town Center, “HRO East.” She was formerly associated with CMSS Architects as an interior designer; and
James Kobus is a Revit BIM coordinator at the firm’s Glen Allen office. He was formerly a project manager with Beyond Ordinary Boundaries Architecture in Richmond.
H&A Architects & Engineers has named Mechanical Department Head, Rob McAtee, P.E., CEM, LEED AP BD+C, vice president. Mr. McAtee is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
Angie Lilly, senior civil engineer at H&A Architects & Engineers, has attained LEED AP Building Design + Construction (BD+C) accreditation. LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) accreditation is awarded through the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Deborah Boice, P.E. takes office as President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) for 2011. Ms. Boice is a Senior Vice President, Western Portfolio Leader with Swiss Re ‘s Corporate Solutions team. Ms. Boice who is SFPE’s first female president has served on the Society’s Board of Directors since 2002 and is an SFPE Fellow. She holds a B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and earned a MBA degree from California State University, Fullerton. She is a Licensed Fire Protection Engineer in the State of California.
The Richmond Division of Super Radiator Coils (SRC) announced that Matt Holland has been appointed Vice President of Operations. He will be responsible for overseeing the Division’s sales, engineering and manufacturing operations, according to Rob Holt, President and Chief Operations Officer of SRC, which is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN. Mr. Holland replaces Ray Birk, who has headed the division since 1982 and has become SRC’s first Vice President of Industrial Sales. In his new position, Mr. Birk will lead the company’s continued expansion in key growth markets, including power generation, wind energy, heavy duty heat exchanger applications, and waste and solvent recovery. Mr. Holland returns to SRC where he began his career as Production Manager for the Richmond Division and later as General Manager of the company’s first plant in Phoenix, AZ. He holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Birk received his B.S. degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Wisconsin at Stout. He spent a number of years with McQuay International and was transferred to Richmond to head its plant there, which was started in 1980 as a division of McQuay’s Special Products Group. The plant was purchased by Super Radiator Coils in 1985.
According to information made available from Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), a design manager with NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic has been recognized as a Modern Day Technology Leader by the Black Engineer of the Year organization and will be among those recognized in a ceremony Feb. 17th, in Washington, DC. Rodlin Dorvil graduated with a Master of Science degree from Florida International University. He has worked with NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic since 2009, serving as a design manager with the organization’s Hampton Roads Integrated Product team. Last year Mr. Dorvil volunteered to return to his native Haiti as part of the Joint Task Force – Haiti team. He used his talents to perform structural damage assessments and in the planning of relief camps and shelters. He also served as a translator and liaison between the U.S. team and Haitian officials, receiving the Joint Civilian Service Achievement Award for his efforts.
Kenneth Stiles, an officer with the CIA with over 25 years experience, is joining Virginia Tech as a visiting faculty member through 2012. Mr. Stiles will teach courses and work with the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology, as well as the Intelligence Community Center of Excellence, both affiliated with Virginia Tech. His appointment is in the geography department due to his professional expertise in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis and remote sensing, yet his courses will include intelligence and national security topics as well as GIS. He was hired by the CIA in 1984 as an imagery analyst. Additionally, he has worked with accounts covering societal issues, the Middle East, information operations, and most recently counterterrorism. He has worked in three of the four main directorates of the CIA. He has also completed tours in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Europe, and he recently returned from a tour in Iraq. Mr. Stiles has a bachelor’s degree in History from Randolph-Macon College and a master’s in History/Military Studies from Old Dominion University.
Dynamics Research Corporation (DRC), a leading provider of innovative management consulting, engineering, and technology solutions, recently announced that Daphne Zweifel has joined DRC as a vice president and general manager in the company’s Federal Group, which supports the company’s Federal clients in the National Capital Region. Ms. Zweifel will lead the Civilian Agency Solutions Division currently based in Reston, Va., and report to Paul Strasser, senior vice president and general manager DRC’s Federal Group. She will focus on civilian agencies and financial and regulatory agency customers such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Treasury Department, and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. Ms. Zweifel joins DRC from INPUT, where she was responsible for full lifecycle product management for INPUT’s Capture Intelligence business.