Gannett Fleming strengthened its MidAtlantic Facilities Business Line by creating two new regional leadership positions. Soloman Peterson, AIA, has been named the Facilities Business Line area manager for Maryland and Virginia and Brian Seip, PE, has been named the Facilities Business Line area manager for Pennsylvania.
“These new leadership roles will provide our clients with local access to senior-level expertise,” said Esther McGinnis, executive vice president and MidAtlantic Region director. “Soloman and Brian will directly oversee all facilities operations in their designated geographic areas, as well as drive business development through effective capture management and client management.”
Peterson’s 30 years of experience include expertise in practice and project management, business development, design-build, multidisciplinary teaming, and public/private partnerships. He served on several notable projects throughout his career, including the design-build of the 40,000-square-foot Rockingham County Public Schools Administration Building in Harrisonburg, Virginia, a Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act project. He served as principal architect for the Historic Wayne Theatre renovation in Waynesboro, Virginia, which included the partial demolition, total renovation, and expansion of the multifunctional venue. He also led the pursuit, capture, and design of the renovations and additions to Wilson Elementary School in Fisherville, Virginia, doubling the size of the existing school.
Peterson is based in the firm’s Fairfax, Virginia, office and is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the Society of American Military Engineers.
Based in the firm’s corporate headquarters in Harrisburg, Seip boasts more than 20 years of experience with Gannett Fleming. His previous responsibilities as electrical and systems engineering manager included oversight of the firm’s MEP groups in the MidAtlantic Region, providing technical direction, staff supervision, project management, and quality control services. He served as project manager for Messiah College’s Sollenberger Sports Center and Eisenhower Dining Hall Additions and Renovations, a project recently recognized with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Central Pennsylvania’s Climate Champion Honorable Mention award for sustainable features. Under his leadership, Gannett Fleming also ranked No. 48 on Consulting and Specifying Engineer’s 2018 MEP Giants list, advancing two spots from last year.
Seip is a nationally certified tunnel inspector and holds credentials from LEED® Accreditation for Professionals Building Design + Construction, Certified Commissioning Authority, and Envision Sustainability. He is a member of the USGBC Central Pennsylvania and the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. He also serves on the Messiah College engineering department’s advisory board.