Civil Engineering & Landscape Architectural

Brud Sanderson, PE

Principal
brud@stevens-assoc.com

Brud Sanderson, a principal at Stevens & Associates and civil and structural engineer, has a strong knowledge of structural design, environmental and civil engineering, and construction administration. Brud’s experience includes site planning, roadway design, sewer and water system design, and drainage and grading design. His recent projects have included everything from site design of multifamily, affordable housing developments, and a high-tech industrial business campus to construction review for a mountain resort. Brud also performs structural assessments of historic buildings and has been involved in the renovation of several buildings damaged by fire.

Hamilton Hodgman, PE

Project Manager
hhodgman@stevens-assoc.com

Hamilton (Ham) Hodgman has worked as a civil engineer in Vermont, North Carolina, and South Carolina for over a decade. His work has included schematic design, design development, state and local permitting, and construction phases for residential and commercial construction. He is well-versed in public presentations and client relations. In addition to his civil engineering and design work, Ham has extensive experience providing construction services, including technical review, geotechnical engineering, inspections, and materials testing on projects for industrial, institutional, and commercial facilities clients.

Serenity Wolf, PE

Project Manager
swolf@stevens-assoc.com

After several years working in various regions of the United States and abroad, Serenity Wolf, a native of Brattleboro, Vermont, returned home and joined Stevens & Associates as a Staff Engineer.  Serenity received a Bachelor and a Master degree in Civil Engineering from Norwich University and has experience working as a designer and assistant professor of environmental engineering.  Additionally, her professional background includes site development, stormwater management, traffic concurrency, and zoning compatibility.  Serenity is excited to instill her love and knowledge of the area into her projects aiming to support positive social and economic development within communities.

 

Andrea Ameden, EI

Associate Engineer
aameden@stevens-assoc.com

As witness to the destruction that Hurricane Irene inflicted on roadway and bridge infrastructure in her hometown of Bondville, Vermont, Andrea was motivated to pursue a career in civil engineering beginning by earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Vermont. Her senior year capstone project involved designing a pedestrian bridge to cross the Battenkill River and connect two ends of the Riverwalk trail.  Andrea’s studies focused on structural analysis, structural steel, timber, reinforced concrete, and foundation design classes.  She is proficient in the design and analysis procedure with knowledge of both architectural and engineering design drawings.  In addition to her studies, she was President of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ACEC) – UVM Student Chapter, as well as a dedicated volunteer for the UVM Living-Learning Program serving Chittenden County. Andrea’s internships provided significant experience with data collection and synthesis producing extensive documents on the research of water pollutants and traffic count studies.  She has developed strong communication skills while coordinating client and user wants balanced with the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources regulations.  She is enthusiastic to join the S&A team, which encourages collaboration, innovation, professional development, and community involvement.

 

Mark Westa, ASLA

Team Leader – Landscape Architecture
mwesta@stevens-assoc.com

Mark has over 30 years of experience in landscape architecture, with a focus on creating vibrant, functional and livable places.  He has substantial work experience in the areas of community planning, campus planning, and urban design – as well as the design and construction of streets, plazas and parks. Mark earned degrees in landscape architecture from Cornell University and Harvard University.

As a landscape architect in Saratoga Springs and Buffalo, NY, Mark led projects ranging from regional and campus planning to detailed site design and construction administration. Most recently he was a faculty member in the Program of Landscape Architecture at the University of Connecticut, where he taught courses in urban planning, site design, site construction and computer applications.  While at UConn, Mark also spent time working for the Office of University Planning, Design and Construction managing several important planning studies related to campus function and appearance as well as the site design and construction of critical projects in the campus core.

Taylor Shulda

Landscape Architect Designer
tshulda@stevens-assoc.com

Taylor Shulda, Landscape Architect Designer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  His studies included freshwater ecology, landscape patterns and process, site engineering, and construction technology.  During his design studios at  UMass, Taylor explored large-scale design work utilizing new urbanism and sustainable design practices.  He has experience working on small-scale design work and portfolio-building projects working in the field building and installing hardscapes.  Taylor is currently working toward his licensure, and is blending his studio with his field skills to create designs that ensure a strong, clear communication between architect and contractor.