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Yong Sun Lee Hired by ORB Architects as BIM Lead (August 1, 2009)
ORB Architects Hires Intern Architects Nguyen and Beitlers (Dec. 12, 2008)
Monson and Brooks Hired by ORB Architects for Military Projects (June 4, 2008)



YONG SUN LEE JOINS ORB ARCHITECTS

Designer Will Serve as Building Information Modeling Lead

Yong Sun Lee
RENTON, Washington—August 1, 2009—ORB Architects has hired Yong Sun Lee as Designer and Building Information Modeling (BIM) Lead. A graduate of University of Washington's Master of Architecture Program, Yong has 8 years of architectural design experience.

Yong's hiring represents a step forward in ORB Architects' use of BIM as a design tool. "Until recently, BIM has served a limited purpose for us, mostly as a massing tool and rendering application. But we recognize its potential to be much more, as technology moves closer to allowing for Integrated Project Delivery," says Geoff Anderson, Principal of ORB Architects. "Yong's expertise and our BIM progression allow us to communicate our designs in a way that is easier to visualize and can facilitate constructive collaboration with our consultants, clients, and the community members we serve."

In addition to her design responsibilities, Yong will provide staff technical training and support, and will be responsible for the development of the firm's BIM standards and updating the Working-Drawings Manual.

Yong is carrying out her first BIM project for ORB Architects - new housing for military families at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.

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ORB ARCHITECTS HIRES NGUYEN AND BEITLERS

Intern Architects Will Work on Recreation and Military Projects

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RENTON, Washington—December 12, 2008—Nhi Nguyen and Kham Beitlers have joined the ORB Architects team
as intern architects. Nguyen (pictured left), who recently
moved to the Seattle area, received her Bachelor of
Science in Architecture from Temple University in
Philadelphia. She will be starting her intern development program, and her focus will be on Metro Parks' Four Community Center Upgrades project.

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Beitlers (pictured left) has a Bachelor of Art in Architectural Studies from University of Washington and three years' experience in a range of project types. While her initial focus will be on military projects at Fort Lewis, her past work on community centers will be beneficial for future parks and recreation projects. Beitlers will complete her intern development program credits and take her LEED® AP
exam this month.

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ORB ARCHITECTS HIRES TWO ARCHITECTS FOR MILITARY PROJECTS


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RENTON, Washington—June 4, 2008—ORB Architects has hired two additional project architects to meet the increasing need in its Military Projects Division.

Bob Monson (pictured left), an architect with 39 years of experience, 34 of them with the U.S. Navy and Corps of Engineers, has joined ORB with a focus on design and quality assurance. A recipient of the Superior Civilian Service Award from the U.S. Army, Commander’s Award for Civilian Service from the Corps of Engineers, and numerous Outstanding Service Awards over the years while with the Seattle District Corps of Engineers, Bob will be an asset to ORB in fulfilling our contracts for military projects.

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Daniel Brooks (pictured left) has also joined ORB as an intern architect and project manager. Daniel has worked with a wide range of multi-disciplined project teams, including those involving corporate clients such as Albertson’s, Jack in the Box, McDonald’s, Payless Shoes, and Starbucks.

Daniel also has experience working on HUD multi-family residential and assisted-living facilities in Washington and Oregon. This experience, combined with Daniel's service in the U.S. Army and Reserves, will be valuable as he works with our military contacts on a variety of projects.

Bob and Daniel join John Patterson, Vice President, Military Projects Division, who has 46 years of experience with military projects. In fact, John was responsible for developing the Fort Lewis Design Standards and JOC⁄MATOC specifications for the U.S. Army. "Expanding our military department will allow ORB to continue providing timely and effective A&E services to our military client base, and now we're able to accommodate more clients and projects at once," says John.

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ORB currently has contracts with the U.S. Army Community and Family Support Center Major Project Division and Washington Air National Guard for State of Washington. Previous contracts include the U.S. Army Seattle District Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of the Air Force, Federal Emergency Management Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Postal Service.

In addition, ORB has performed subcontracting work for multiple government contracts. Recent and current projects include design-build of Denali Village and Siku Basin (pictured left) Army Family Housing at Fort Wainwright, Alaska; renovating Nelson Recreation Center, McVeigh Gym, Soldiers Field House, Crittenberger Library, French Theater, and Evergreen Theater, all at Fort Lewis, Washington; and providing RFP documents for Ditto Diner, Child and Youth Sports and Fitness Fields, Travel Camp Cabins, and an RV/POV Storage Lot, at various locations.

About ORB Architects
ORB Architects is a full-service architectural small business/minority business enterprise firm located in Renton, Washington. ORB is committed to making a positive impact on our communities through design innovation and management expertise. For nearly 50 years ORB has provided architectural services to communities in the greater Northwest, working with municipal, state and federal agencies on a variety of people-oriented buildings and recreational and aquatic facilities that benefit communities and respect the environment.

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