ETC Building & Design Hires Three Senior-Level Staff Experienced in Healthcare

ETC Building & Design, a construction/architecture firm specializing in healthcare/biotech and seismic retrofit, announced the expansion of its architecture and building divisions with the hiring of three senior-level staffers.

These key additions will help the company meet the increasing demands of its fast-expanding client base. The company, with several offices across California and clients throughout the Western United States, has continued to enjoy rapid growth despite the stall in construction during the recession. New hires include:

Julia Cousins AIA, NCARB, MPH, LEED AP, senior medical architect
Julia__ETC_New_HireA licensed architect specializing in healthcare for the past 15 years, Cousins has joined ETC as a planner and project manager for medical projects. Her professional experience spans a wide range of architectural practice as well as teaching architectural graphics and design since the 1980s.

Prior to joining ETC, she was responsible for a wide range of medical planning and design team project management of hospital construction projects for several major healthcare providers in the Western US.

Janis Cruz, director of project management

Janis_Cruz_ETC_New_HireCruz has more than 17 years of experience in project management, with seven focused on healthcare design and construction projects at Scripps Health in San Diego, Calif. and Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.

Having worked on the owner side, she brings a deep understanding of the needs of clients to ETC. She has worked on a variety of acute-care hospital projects. She brings an exemplary track record of directing teams to complete projects on time and on budget.

Neil Howry, general superintendent of Northern California

Neil_Howry__ETC_New_HireHowry has worked in construction since 1994 when he started as a carpenter. His extensive resume includes excelling in the role of superintendent at Centex Construction in Santa Monica, Calif. and more recently lead superintendent at Clark Construction in Oakland, Calif. He brings many years of experience working closely with owners, architects, engineers, inspectors and subcontractors to manage all aspects of construction projects and ensure they stay on time and on budget. He has specific experience in the education and healthcare industries. Howry’s certifications include STS (project management) and OSHA 30 hour. He’s well versed in OSHPD.


Posted March 15, 2012

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