SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Sarah Kuchera has been appointed managing director of the California buildings practice of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.
In her new position, Ms. Kuchera will lead a multidisciplinary staff of 120 individuals specializing in multi-disciplinary engineering services for the firm’s building engineering practice in California.
The California buildings practice of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff offers complete services in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and structural engineering; architectural lighting design; building technology; high performance design by Built Ecology; acoustics; commissioning; and building enclosures. The firm’s recent projects in the region include 350 Mission Street; Salesforce Tower; Transbay Transit Center; and 181 Fremont. The firm has four California locations – San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Jose and Oakland.
As a senior vice president and senior electrical engineer with 19 years of service in the firm’s Dallas office, Ms. Kuchera has served as project manager, production coordinator and project designer on a wide range of projects, including healthcare facilities such as the Akron Children’s Hospital Critical Care Tower in Akron, Ohio, and the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children in Birmingham, Ala. As a studio leader in the Dallas office, she has also led multidisciplinary teams involved in retail, hospitality and office projects. A leading proponent of integrated project delivery and lean construction methods, she has published articles on the subject and has given presentations at the Lean Construction Institute (LCI) annual conference.
“Under Sarah’s leadership, our California business will continue to grow, maintaining its place as the premier building practice providing the quality client service we are known for,” said Steve Burrows, director of buildings and West region leader at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
A licensed professional engineer in Alabama, California, Nevada, Ohio and Texas, Ms. Kuchera earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering from Kansas State University. Her professional affiliations include the American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) and the Lean Construction Institute (LCI). She will be based in San Francisco.
About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide. wsp-pb.com/usa WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has numerous openings in engineering, technical and managerial positions across the United States. Job descriptions, locations and benefits are posted on the firm’s careers site.