New Year, New Services!

PACE Engineers, Inc. (PACE) is pleased to announce the addition of our longtime collaborator, Talasaea Consultants, Inc.  As of January 2, 2024, the Talasaea team will settle into PACE’s office in Kirkland, Washington.

Talasaea is a natural resource consulting and environmental planning services firm founded in 1981 that serves a broad client base, including public agencies and the private sector.  They will expand PACE’s services in landscape architecture, wetland and stream assessments, regulatory analysis, permitting, mitigation, wildlife studies, site planning, and many other related services to ensure the success of our projects.  PACE and Talasaea are a natural fit as we are both dedicated to providing creative and effective solutions that address the needs of modern society while protecting our natural resources.

­Talasaea brings nine staff with well-rounded environmental, natural resources, and landscape design expertise.  Our new PACErs include:

Bill Shiels brings over 40 years of experience in natural resources, environmental planning and design, project management, and field and laboratory analysis.  Since starting Talasaea in 1981, he has managed nearly 2,000 projects.  His experience includes Smokey Point Mixed Use Developments, Lake Washington-Sammamish WRIA 8 Mitigation Bank, Big Lake 200-Acre Wetland Delineation, and Microsoft Red West Campus. Bill is a Principal Ecologist and our Service Line Manager leading PACE’s Environmental Group.

Eva Parker, PLA, ASLA, brings over 30 years of experience in landscape design, construction, and project management.  She has studied environmental sustainability and has extensive experience in designing and constructing various projects ranging from urban plazas to nature trails. Eva’s experience includes Microsoft RedWest South Campus, Facebook Building X Virtual Reality Labs, Solera Mixed-Use Development, Hyla Crossing Pump Discharge Station, Redmond Downtown Park, Sound Transit Eastlink:  Overlake & Bellevue City Hall Stations, Recycling of Building Waste Research:  Seattle Public Utilities. Eva is coming over as a Senior Landscape Architect leading projects in PACE’s Environmental Group.

David Teesdale, PWS, brings over 25 years of experience throughout the Northwest as a wetland ecologist, botanist, wildlife biologist, and environmental restoration specialist.  Over 20 of those years have been in leadership roles for public projects, including transportation, storm drainage, sanitary sewer, and waterline construction projects.  His experience includes SR-2 Monroe Fryelands-Critical Areas Report and Mitigation Plan, Tibbett’s Crossing- Buffer Averaging, Redmond-Schnitzer Development-Environmental Planning, and Soper Hill Development-Critical Areas Report.  David is coming over as a Senior Ecologist in PACE’s Environmental Group.

In addition, PACE welcomes Evan Todd, Tiffany Dazet, Kirstie Englis, Tianyi Hao, Kai Farmer, and Emma Frantz.

The addition of Talasaea expands PACE’s service offerings and continues to bring optimal solutions with additional resources and capabilities to our clients as we move into the new year.