Location: Kenmore, WA
Owner: City of Kenmore
Innovative engineering transformed 3.6 acres of underutilized, waterlogged open space, into a quality multiuse park featuring picnic areas, playgrounds, trails, wetland, and forest. Ensconced in a residential neighborhood, finding engineered solutions that carefully balanced environmental and neighbor concerns, community wish lists, and site constraints was essential. Significant drainage and grading improvements were required to manage perched groundwater and to protect existing onsite stormwater facilities. The park opened in May 2014 as Kenmore’s eighth city park.
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- Bioretention / Rain Garden Design
- Porous Pavement Design
- UIC Well Design Support
- Rainwater Harvesting
Since receiving her PhD in Civil & Environmental Engineering, Maria has been working on a variety of water resources projects. Her experience includes modeling of groundwater flow and contaminant transport, stormwater hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, runoff calculations, conveyance sizing, flow control and treatment facility design, and TESC design and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP). She is familiar with the Ecology Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington and the WSDOT Hydraulics and Highway Runoff Manuals. Maria has knowledge in use of FEFLOW, MGSFlood, WWHM, HEC-RAS, MicroStation and InRoads Suite, Civil3D, GeoStudio Suite, and ArcGIS.
Joined OCI: 2019
Education: PhD Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Vermont; MEng & BSc Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Licenses and Certifications: Engineer in Training (EIT), Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL), 2019 WSDOT Highway Runoff Manual (HRM) Trained
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Maria enjoys spending time with her husband and two cats, baking, taking wildlife pictures, and hiking in the mountains. Whenever she gets the chance, she also loves visiting her family in Greece.