Details on 11 industry transitions for September 2005.

E. Hal Christensen has joined Walter P. Moore as managing director for Houston Civil Engineering Services.

Chicago architect Neil Frankel, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Fitz-Hugh Scott Distinguished Visting Design Critic, is this year’s sole recipient of the Educator Honor Award given by the American Institute of Architecture Students. Mr. Frankel is a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council.

Engberg Anderson Design Partnership Inc. has hired Erin Detwiler, Brad Koning, and Marc Schellpfeffer as architectural staff members in the Madison, Wis., office.

Gerald Ward Berry, formerly with Barry and Kay Architects in Chicago, died at the age of 81. He was a licensed architect for 50 years, and his projects included churches and schools all over the United States.

David Meckel has been appointed to director of research and planning at the California College of the Arts. He will be in charge of strategic development of facilities and infrastructure for the college’s two campuses and supervising institutional research.

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership has named Mark Foster, Eugene Sandoval, and Jan Carl Willemse, as design partners in the Portland office. Allyn Stellmacher has been named a design partner in the Seattle office.

Robert Bruckner has joined NBBJ to help build the firm’s science and education practice nationwide.

DFD and Studio eSP have announced the following staff additions: Jill Baker and Jessica Hastings have joined eSP as space planners, Ben Vierck has joined DFD as an environmental signage and graphic designer, Joan McIntire has joined as a controller, Richard Welsh has joined DFD as a senior architectural drafter, and John Carpenter has joined as an architectural drafter.

Adam Berkelhamer, John Birazzi, Daniel MacIsaac, David Mann, Richard Nelson, and Harry Soenksen have been named principals at Booth Hansen.

Liz Swanson and Mike McKay, partners in their design firm and professors at the University of Kentucky’s College of Design, have won their second open international design competition this summer for their redevelopment ideas for a seven-acre site on Marco Island, a community lacking a town center.

Kim Vinson was chosen to lead the global business development activities for HOK Advance Strategies’ specialized, advisory services group. Vinson’s responsibilities will include developing new client relationships and providing and planning services for real estate strategy, facilities planning, workplace solutions, and on-site workplace services.