PEOPLE & FIRMS

August 11, 2010

Firm changes. New York City-based Morse Diesel International Inc. has taken the name of its parent company, AMEC, to legally become AMEC Construction Management Inc. It will go by the name of AMEC.

The company that was a collaboration of Shea Architects, Gardner Design, CyberTects and Ink2 is now Shea, based in Minneapolis, Minn. The name change accompanied the acquisition of Forbes Associates in New York City and Freeport, Maine. Formerly an architecture and interior design firm, the firm has integrated strategic consulting, graphic design, visual merchandising, multimedia design, Web site development, printing and output services and construction management into the mix.

Chicago-based O'Donnell Wicklund Pigozzi and Peterson Architects Inc. has expanded to Phoenix, Ariz.

Carter & Burgess, a Fort Worth, Texas, engineering/architecture firm, has opened an office in Greenville, S.C., and is planning to expand to Charlotte, N.C., and Atlanta.

Skanska USA Building Inc. acquired Seattle-based Baugh Enterprises, a construction company.

Movers and shakers. Edward C. Friedrichs has been named chief executive officer of Gensler Architecture, Design & Planning Worldwide.

Boston-based environmental consulting and engineering firm Haley & Aldrich has named President Bruce E. Beverly chief executive officer. Joseph J. Rixner has been named the new chief operating officer.

Denver architect John D. Anderson, FAIA, of the Denver-based firm Anderson Mason Dale is the new president of the American Institute of Architects.

San Diego-based architecture firm Carrier Johnson has named Linda Zubiate associate principal.

Lamar Nash, a vice president of Jacksonville, Fla.-based design/build firm The Haskell Co., was elected chairman of Florida First Capital Finance Corp. The private, not-for-profit corporation, approves Small Business Administration loans in Florida.

New York City-based Swanke Hayden Connell Architects named Cynthia Phifer Kracauer as principal in charge of the New York City office and Sharon Turner, director of workplace strategies, as principal. Kracauer, who was principal of special projects, succeeds George Alexander, who will focus on global marketing.

Dale K. Koger, Kenneth J. Leach and Jayne M. O'Donnell have joined Dallas-based Turner Construction Co. as vice presidents and general managers of, respectively, the firm's sports, phamaceutical and aviation groups. They will be based in New York City.

         
 

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