Washington, DC – The SK&A Group Announces New Promotions and Hires:

Josh Woolcock, PE, LEED AP promoted to Associate.
As an Associate with SK&A, Woolcock manages new construction and renovation projects for multi-story office buildings, parking structures, mixed-use facilities, hotels and high-rise residential buildings. He specializes in finite element modeling and lateral analysis, as well as creatively engineering adaptive reuse projects. He is currently leading several projects including The Yards Parcel N, Brookland Middle School, and Square 737. As SK&A’s Assistant Director of Building Information Modeling (BIM), he trains fellow design team members, assisting with the integration and application of BIM/Revit within projects. Woolcock is a graduate of Penn State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architectural engineering.

Kellie Farster, PE, LEED AP, CDT promoted to Project Manager.
As a Project Manager, Farster provides project management and engineering design on projects in addition to mentoring other staff members. Farster has played a pivotal role in assisting with project management for Ballou Senior High School as well as the Barry Farms Recreational Center and North Irving Street projects.  A member of SK&A’s BIM Committee, Farster contributes to the development of the firm’s Revit Standards. As a LEED Accredited Professional and Construction Document Technologist (CDT), she also keeps abreast of developing technologies in sustainable design and construction. Farster has a master’s degree in architectural engineering from Penn State and a bachelor’s in engineering from Hope College.

Upendra Poudel, PhD, PE promoted to Project Manager.
A Project Manager with SK&A, Dr. Poudel is known for his efficient structural solutions with respect to preserving architectural design. Poudel’s projects include the design-build Social Security Complex, Southwest Waterfront Hotels, and Studio Plaza. He received his doctorate degree in structural engineering from Wayne State University and a master’s degree from the Asian Institute of Technology also in structural engineering. Poudel earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tribhuvan University in Nepal and has authored six structural engineering publications.

Murat Seyidoglu, PE promoted to Project Manager.
Seyidoglu is a Project Manager with SK&A’s Structural Repair and Restoration Division. With six years of prior experience, Seyidoglu has gained an extensive skill set including designing and preparing contract drawings and specifications for new reinforced concrete structures. He has prepared condition assessments, due diligence field investigations, and structural failure analysis. Additionally, Seyidoglu has designed and overseen construction of waterproofing systems and structural retrofits. Seyidoglu has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University at Buffalo and has completed graduate courses in structural engineering at the University of Miami.

Other SK&A Promotions
Assistant Project Manager
Rupa Patel, PE
Monika Crandall, PE, LEED AP
Rony Paredes, EIT

Structural Engineer II
Michael Camarda, EIT
Jessica Chrismer, EIT, LEED AP
Justin Long, EIT
Catherine Newman, EIT
Harold Stallworth, EIT
Jessica Wakeman, EIT

Other SK&A Additions
Assistant Project Manager
Negussu Solomon, PE
Steven Wiemeler, PE
Structural Engineer I
Jonathan Gallis, EIT
Jack Przywara, EIT
David Stringer, EIT