ETC Building & Design, Inc. Makes Four Key Hires

California-based construction/architecture firm specializing in healthcare/biotech & seismic retrofit hires four seasoned architects and construction experts to support its accelerating growth.

Online PR News – 18-February-2013 – San Diego, CA – ETC Building & Design, Inc. with offices in San Diego, Los Angeles and the Bay Area, announced today the expansion of its architecture and building divisions with the hiring of four 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 even while the construction/design industry has remained depressed in the down economy. ETC has proven resilient during the recession with its focus on providing highly specialized architectural design and construction services for the healthcare and life science industries, enhanced with its unique expertise in seismic retrofit for hospitals and biotech facilities.

The Key Hires Include:
Clark Pangilinan – Managing Architect/Design Project Manager
Chloe Sanossian – Creative Director
Elan Sorrell – Designer
Robert Warner – Project Manager/General Superintendent

Key Hire Biographies:
Clark Pangilinan, Managing Architect/Design Project Manager
Before joining the ETC Building & Design team, Clark was with HDR Architecture, Inc. for over 13 years and was most recently in project management at their San Diego office. He was responsible for project scope, schedule budget and communicating the client’s objectives and requirement to the project team. Clark also prepared proposals, including understanding of the work, project approach, schedule and budget. He was responsible for work in all phases of the architectural process.

Before relocating to San Diego, Clark was the team leader for HDR’s Projects 101 Studio in their Pasadena office. Projects 101 addressed variously sized healthcare projects from equipment replacements to new medical office building developments. He independently evaluated, selected and applied architectural techniques, procedures, and modifications. He also worked directly with owners and clients to select and recommend procedures.

Chloe Sanossian, Creative Director
As the Graphic Designer at SZS Consulting, Chloe Sanossian worked extensively with web and print design, focusing specifically on accessible technology. She developed a proprietary Microsoft Access database for SZS, which streamlined company workflow and increased project turnaround time vastly. In 2008, Chloe was promoted to the position of Creative Director, which shifted her work toward business development.

Additionally, Ms. Sanossian was the marketing coordinator at RFD (Research Facilities Design) in downtown San Diego, which specializes in laboratory facilities. Her skills with large-scale graphics and promotional design were developed and honed during this time. She also maintained RFD's company website and initiated a full redesign of their online presence.

Chloe graduated from the University of California San Diego with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Computing and Multimedia. She was awarded numerous accolades, including scholarships and Summa Cum Laude honors.

Elan Sorrell, Designer
Mr. Sorrell attended the University of California Berkeley, graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, with a focus on Sustainable Design. His activities demonstrated an extensive dedication to sustainability and volunteerism. As the external vice president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) he garnered attention by furthering the development of an internationally recognized student and professional association. He also acted as a liaison to off-campus peers and professionals in related fields of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban studies.

In 2001, Elan was employed by the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley, where he met with fellow students to organize the dissemination of educational and professional opportunities. He obtained a Smart Building Technician Certification in late 2012.

Robert Warner, Project Manager/Superintendent
Mr. Warner has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry and has spent the last 5 years focusing on project management. Prior to joining ETC Building & Design, Mr. Warner was the Regional Project Manager for a leading healthcare construction company where he worked on a number of healthcare construction projects, including acute care projects in radiology, oncology and surgery with multiple jurisdictions including OSHPD.

Mr. Warner's years of experience provide him with the understanding of the importance of establishing and building strong long-term relationships with clients, inspectors, and all team members.

About ETC Building & Design, Inc. & Safe-T-Proof Earthquake Preparedness Products
ETC Building & Design, Inc. is a privately held corporation specializing in the design and construction of health care and life science facilities, and is the primary distributor of SAFE-T-PROOF earthquake preparedness products. ETC is the foremost provider of seismic retrofitting to health care and biotech facilities in the Western United States, a specialization that is very unique in the construction industry. The firm has also completed over 3 million square feet of hospital tenant improvements over the past nine years and recently formed a Biotech Division with a seasoned team of professionals specializing in projects for the life science sector. ETC is headquartered in San Diego, CA, with offices in Los Angeles and the San Francisco bay area.

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