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Randy Paulson returns to Walker Consultants!

January 18, 2019

 

 

 

 

Randy Paulson returns to Walker Consultants!

 

 

 

 

Irvine, CA – WALKER CONSULTANTS is pleased to welcome back Randy Paulson as the firm’s Director of Corporate Marketing. In this new position at WALKER, Randy will oversee the planning, development, and execution of WALKER’s marketing initiatives that support our professionals providing parking consulting and building restoration services from 21 nationwide locations.

 

 

Randy’s career of twenty-eight years within the architectural, engineering and construction industry includes expertise in business development, direct marketing, and oversight of large-scale marketing functions. Prior to his recent return, he held the role of Director of Business Development for WALKER’s Southern California region for ten years and has since gained valuable experience and knowledge working at two large A/E/C firms.

“We are excited to have Randy Paulson return to the WALKER team,” said John Bushman, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board. “Randy brings a wealth of experience and new ideas for the future of our employees and clients.”

Paulson said, “this is a great opportunity for me to reengage with a team of highly respected professionals and leaders in the industry. I am looking forward to applying my experience and energy in the promotion of WALKER’s excellence in parking consulting, design and building restoration services.”

Randy received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.  He served as President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Marketing Services (SMPS) and received the Leonardo Award, which is presented to a single individual each year to recognize marketing creativity and innovation as it relates to the built environment in Los Angeles.

Welcome back Randy!

 

About Walker Consultants

Walker Consultants is a global consulting firm, with 20 domestic offices and oneinternational office, providing Forensics/Restoration, Building Envelope, Parking Design & Consulting, and Mobility/Planning services across all market sectors. Walker continues to focus on developing solutions that are realistic, implementable, and cost-effective by utilizing cutting edge technology and the creativity of our outstanding people. The firm can be found online at http://www.walkerconsultants.com.

 

MARY SMITH OF WALKER CONSULTANTS HONORED BY INTERNATIONAL PARKING INSTITUTE WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

June 08, 2018

 

 

MARY SMITH OF WALKER CONSULTANTS HONORED BY INTERNATIONAL PARKING INSTITUTE WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

 

 

 

 

Orlando (June 8, 2018)—Mary Smith of Walker Consultants has been recognized by the International Parking Institute (IPI) with one the parking industry’s highest honors, the 2018 IPI Lifetime Achievement Award. The Senior Director of Parking Consulting for Walker Consultants, Smith is widely recognized across the globe as one of the industry’s most accomplished professionals. Smith’s expertise and creativity can be seen in thousands of parking projects across the United States, Canada, Abu Dhabi, China, Dubai, Egypt, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Qatar, Russia, and Turkey. As co-author of Parking Structures: Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Repair, the industry’s most important reference and text book, she has also played an instrumental role in the evolution of the modern parking structure.

 

“We are extraordinarily proud that Mary Smith is the recipient of the 2018 IPI Lifetime Achievement Award,” said John Bushman, President and CEO of Walker Consultants. “Mary’s leadership as a parking professional is unparalleled and for 40 years she has demonstrated one of the industry’s most thoughtful and creative minds. Mary has left a legacy across the industry that has reshaped parking design and planning throughout the world. This is a well-deserved honor.”

 

In addition to being an authority on parking design and planning, Smith is also recognized as the industry’s “go-to” person on issues related to vehicle sizes and parking dimensions, parking under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), and compliance with the Manual On Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). And with the introduction of self-driving vehicles on the horizon, she has become the acknowledged authority on how SDVs will impact parking planning.

 

Smith was also the author of the Urban Land institute/International Council of Shopping Centers Shared Parking (Second Edition), an equally seminal work in land planning. She is currently co-chair and will be principal author of the updated third edition.

 

In presenting the award, Roamy Valera, Chairman of the IPI board said, “Mary is widely acknowledged as one of the leading parking planners and functional designers in the world. This lifetime achievement honor is well-deserved.”

 

 

About Walker

Walker is a global consulting firm, with 19 domestic offices and one international office, providing Forensic Restoration, Building Envelope, Parking Design & Consulting, and Planning services across all market sectors. Walker continues to focus on developing solutions that are realistic, implementable, and cost-effective by utilizing cutting edge technology and the creativity of our outstanding people. The firm can be found online at http://www.walkerconsultants.com.

KIRBY McCLEARY, PE JOINS WALKER CONSULTANTS  AS DIRECTOR OF FORENSIC RESTORATION AND BUILDING ENVELOPE

April 25, 2018

KIRBY McCLEARY, PE JOINS WALKER CONSULTANTS 

AS DIRECTOR OF FORENSIC RESTORATION AND BUILDING ENVELOPE

 

Washington, DC (April 25, 2018)—Walker Consultants is pleased to announce that Kirby McCleary, PE has joined the firm as Director of Forensic Restoration and Building Envelope. McCleary will oversee Walker structural and building envelope restoration projects in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.

 

“We are excited to have Kirby McCleary join the Walker Consultants team,” said John Bushman, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Walker Consultants. “Kirby is a highly respected engineering professional and he has overseen hundreds of complex building restoration projects throughout the metropolitan Washington, DC area.”

 

McCleary has more than 18 years of building construction and restoration experience. His expertise includes restoration planning and management, project budget management, project bidding consultation and construction phase support. McCleary is a professional engineer with registrations in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, and he joins Walker from Structural Rehabilitation Group, where he was an Associate and an integral part of the senior management team.

 

About Walker 

Walker is a global consulting firm, with 20 domestic offices and one international office, providing Forensic Restoration, Building Envelope, Parking Design & Consulting, and Planning services across all market sectors. Walker continues to focus on developing solutions that are realistic, implementable, and cost-effective by utilizing cutting edge technology and the creativity of our outstanding people. The firm can be found online at http://www.walkerconsultants.com.

 

WALKER CONSULTANTS EXPANDS WITH OPENING OF IRVINE, CALIFORNIA OFFICE

April 06, 2018

WALKER CONSULTANTS EXPANDS WITH OPENING OF IRVINE, CALIFORNIA OFFICE

 

Expansion Marks A Return To Orange County For The Global Consulting Firm

 

 

Irvine, CA (April 6, 2018)— Walker Consultants, the global consulting firm, announced today that it has returned to Orange County with the opening of a new office in Irvine, California.

Walker’s new office is located at 16441 Scientific Way #100, adjacent to the Irvine Research Center, and will offer forensic restoration, building envelope, parking design and consulting, and parking and transportation planning.

 

“Walker is excited to be returning to Orange County,” said An Nguyen, director of business development for Walker Consultants in Los Angeles. “Walker has been very active throughout the region and we’ve completed many prominent projects. This new Irvine office will allow us to better serve our clients throughout Orange County, greater-San Diego, and the Inland Empire.”

 

Walker is well-known throughout Southern California, and has completed many high profile parking design, building restoration, and parking planning projects. Recent projects include the design of two new parking facilities for Hoag Hospital-Irvine, the design of the Westin Anaheim Parking Structure, a parking study for Corona Del Mar and a parking operations study for the City of Santa Ana.

 

For more information about Walker Consultants and the new Irvine office, please contact:

 

Dan Johns, Managing Principal, Walker Consultants Los Angeles (213) 488-4911, DJohns@walkerconsultants.com

 

An Nguyen, Director of Business Development, Walker Consultants Irvine (949) 234-6031, ANguyen@walkerconsultants.com

 

 

About Walker

Walker is a global consulting firm, with 19 domestic offices and one international office, providing Forensic Restoration, Building Envelope, Parking Design & Consulting, and Planning services across all market sectors. Walker continues to focus on developing solutions that are realistic, implementable, and cost-effective by utilizing cutting edge technology and the creativity of our outstanding people. The firm can be found online at http://www.walkerconsultants.com.

DOUGLAS FELL, PE JOINS WALKER CONSULTANTS AS SENIOR RESTORATION CONSULTANT

November 15, 2017

 

 

DOUGLAS FELL, PE JOINS WALKER CONSULTANTS

AS SENIOR RESTORATION CONSULTANT

 

 

Tampa FL (November 15, 2017)— Walker Consultants is pleased to announce that Douglas Fell, PE has joined the firm as a Senior Restoration Consultant. Fell will direct Walker’s Emergency Response Services, assisting clients with damaged structures across the United States by overseeing origin and cause investigations, damage assessments, repair cost estimates, and temporary shoring plans. He also serves as an outside investigator liaison, and provides coordination with attorneys, insurance companies, and contractors. He will oversee Walker’s Emergency Response Services for all types of structural impairment, from small damage events to large catastrophic losses.

 

“Doug Fell is a terrific addition to the Walker Consultants team,” said John Bushman, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Walker Consultants. “Doug is an extraordinarily gifted restoration professional who is well-known across the United States for his knowledge and experience in repairing damaged structures.”

Doug Fell has over 38 years of engineering experience overseeing the restoration of structures that have suffered catastrophic loss from many causes, including fire, explosion, severe weather, floods, impacts, and design defects. He is certified to work on hazardous material sites, and he has collaborated with the ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives), CSB (Chemical Safety Board), OSHA (Occupational and Safety Health Administration), and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), as well as numerous state and local governmental agencies, attorneys, insurance companies, other discipline investigators, and contractors.

“This year’s devastating hurricane season demonstrated how susceptible buildings and building complexes are to damage from hurricanes and other storms, not to mention fire damage and other natural disasters,” said Bushman. “Doug’s skill and experience will be invaluable assets to our clients.”

 

About Walker

Walker is a global consulting firm, with 18 domestic offices and one international office, providing Forensic Restoration, Building Envelope, Parking Design & Consulting, and Planning services across all market sectors. Walker continues to focus on developing solutions that are realistic, implementable, and cost-effective by utilizing cutting edge technology and the creativity of our outstanding people. The firm can be found online at http://www.walkerconsultants.com.

 

HELENE JEWETT NAMED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE BY WALKER CONSULTANTS FOR THE FIRM’S DENVER OFFICE

October 26, 2017

 

HELENE JEWETT NAMED BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT REPRESENTATIVE BY WALKER CONSULTANTS FOR THE FIRM’S DENVER OFFICE

 

 

Denver, CO (October 26, 2017)—Walker Consultants is pleased to announce that Helene Jewett has been named Business Development Representative for the firm’s Denver office. In her new position Jewett will develop business relations throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.

 

 

“We are delighted that Helene has joined the Walker team,” said Robert Stanley, PE, managing principal of Walker’s Denver office. “Helene is an accomplished marketing and business development professional, and she will play an important role assuring the firm’s continued success.”

Helene Jewett is a marketing and business development professional with more than twenty years of experience. She joins Walker Consultants from Strategic Development Services where she provided program and business development consulting services to public and private entities that included LOA Architecture, Erie Economic Development Council, and Peak Civil Consultants. She is active in a number of professional organizations, including the Metro North Chamber Development Council, the American Institute of Architects, and the Society for Marketing Professional Services.

About Walker

Walker is a global consulting firm, with 18 domestic offices and one international office, providing Parking Design, Building Envelope, Consulting, Forensic Restoration, and Planning services across all market sectors. Walker continues to focus on developing solutions that are realistic, implementable, and cost-effective by utilizing cutting edge technology and the creativity of our outstanding people. The firm can be found online at http://www.walkerconsultants.com.

 

WALKER PARKING CHANGES ITS NAME TO WALKER CONSULTANTS

October 04, 2017

 

 

WALKER PARKING CHANGES ITS NAME TO WALKER CONSULTANTS

 

Name Change Reflects The Firm’s Broader Expertise And Range Of Services

 

Tampa, FL (October 3, 2017)—John Bushman, Chairman and CEO of Walker Parking Consultants, announced today that the firm’s name has been changed to Walker Consultants to better reflect Walker’s broad range of expertise and services. Founded in 1965, Walker has been the world’s leading parking consulting firm for nearly half a century.

 

“The Walker name has become synonymous with parking for over 50 years, and we are extremely proud of our legacy,” said Bushman. “However, during that time we have grown to provide other complementary services outside of parking. We want our name to better reflect the holistic services we can offer our clients including building envelope consulting, forensic restoration and mobility/transportation planning. The name Walker Consultants honors our past while better representing the broad spectrum of services the firm offers.”

 

“Walker has always evolved to address the needs of our clients and the marketplace,” said Bushman. “Our name change is a reflection of fifty-plus years of continuous growth.”

 

About Walker

Walker is a global consulting and design firm providing innovative solutions for a wide range of parking, transportation and building issues. Founded in 1965, the firm has over 290 employees and is ranked #254 in Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and #15 in Building Design + Construction’s Giant 300 Engineering/Architecture Firms. The firm can be found online at http://www.walkerconsultants.com.

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