Water Works: GS&P Expands Water + Environment Team in Texas
Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Heidi D. Boutwell, senior designer, Wayne K. Hunter, P.E., senior project manager and Shahrzad Tavana, P.E., senior water resources engineer, have joined the firm. GS&P has also relocated to a larger office space located at 500 N Akard Street, Dallas, Texas, 75201. The new office and Boutwell, Hunter and Tavana’s technical expertise will support the Water + Environment market’s growth in Dallas. “The Dallas-Fort Worth area is one of the fastest growing regions in the country, which comes with expanding infrastructure demands,” said Tim O’Brien, P.E., ENV SP, senior water resources engineer and Dallas office leader. “Heidi, Wayne and Shahrzad’s experience will support our work renewing aging water and wastewater infrastructure and supporting the area’s growth and capacity needs.”
Boutwell has more than 20 years of experience designing wastewater treatment plants, water line projects, sewer rehabilitation projects and stormwater detention facilities as well as CAD management and flood plain analysis expertise. She has also been the Infrastructure Content Manager for all Autodesk infrastructure related products over the last 10 years, developing on-demand learning material for Autodesk software, including AutoCAD Civil 3D, Vehicle Tracking, Map 3D, and InfraWorks. Boutwell is a graduate of Mount Hood Community College where she earned an Associate of Applied Science in Civil Engineering Technology. Boutwell is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of North Dakota.
Hunter brings more than 34 years of experience from both the public and private sector in managing water and wastewater improvement analysis, design, construction, and operation. He has managed projects for some of the largest regional water and wastewater utilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Hunter is a graduate of West Virginia University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and the University of Texas where he earned a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering.
Joining the firm from the City of Plano’s Engineering Department, Tavana has 23 years of technical, operational and managerial experience in municipal wastewater operations, project management public works and contract administration. She has also worked for Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) in the Wastewater Collection Division and managed complex capital improvement projects for DWU. She is a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). Tavana is a graduate of Arizona State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.