Schumacher to Manage Transit Planning Projects and Shewchuk to Manage Electrical Design Efforts
SAN DIEGO, CA Dave Schumacher has been named a Senior Planning Manager in the San Diego, California, office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and Michael Shewchuk has been appointed a Vice President in the San Francisco, California, buildings office.
Dave Shumacher, Senior Planning Manager
In his new position, Schumacher will serve as Project Manager or Lead Planner on transit planning projects in Southern California.
Schumacher has over 30 years of experience in public transportation planning. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Schumacher was a Principal Regional Planner for the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the regional planning agency for San Diego County. He led SANDAG's transit planning section in the development of the regional long-range transit plan, corridor planning for light rail and bus rapid transit projects, the development of the Regional Short-Range Transit Plan, and coordination with the Metropolitan Transit System and North County Transit District on short-term planning and corridor planning activities. He also oversaw the development of the Urban Area Transit Strategy, which outlines transit and land use strategy for the long-range transit vision in 2050 San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan, which was adopted in October 2015.
Schumacher earned a bachelor's degree in geography from San Diego State University and a Master's in City and Regional Planning from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Among his professional affiliations, he is a board member of the City Heights Community Development Corporation; former chair of the Transportation Research Board Committee on High-Occupancy Vehicle Systems; and co-founder and former board chair for WalkSanDiego, a pedestrian advocacy non-profit organization now known as Circulate San Diego.
Michael Shawchuck, Vice President
In his new position, Shewchuk will manage multi-disciplinary teams providing electrical designs for commercial building systems. He has more than 25 years of experience in operational management, business development as well as project management and project delivery. He will immediately apply his past experience on a wide variety of projects, including multi-use facilities, universities and airport facilities, on such projects as the Moscone Expansion and 706 Mission Residential Tower in San Francisco and the SJSC Residential Twin Towers in San Jose, California.
"Michael has a proven track record as a hands on, strategic team player whose focus on collaboration, foresight, creativity and team building has led to highly successful projects," said Steve Burrows, Director of Buildings at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Shewchuk was Associate Vice President and Business Unit Leader (buildings and places) in the Alberta, Canada, office of an international engineering organization. He was responsible for business unit operations management inclusive of PL financials, budgeting, resource management, safety, staff recruitment, mentoring and development, as well as quality management.
Shewchuk received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.
The San Francisco buildings office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff offers complete services in structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering; architectural lighting design; building technology; high performance design by Built Ecology; acoustics; commissioning; and building enclosures. The firm's recent projects in the region include 350 Mission Street; Salesforce Tower; Transbay Transit Center; and 181 Fremont. The firm also has offices in three other California locations - Los Angeles, San Jose and Oakland, California.