Northgate Supports Angel Island Conservancy

In our commitment to preserving parks, wetlands, and open space, Northgate is pleased to support the Angel Island Conservancy, a partner of Angel Island State Park, at their Angel Lights event.  The Angel Island Conservancy raises funds and develops public outreach programs, including a scholarship program for underserved students. Funds raised will be used to give students the opportunity to visit this local treasure, and learn about the history and habitat of the island. From left to right: Sasha Schmitz (Northgate Marketing Coordinator), Deni Chambers (Northgate President), Maile Smith (Northgate Principal), Mike Josselyn (Angel Island Conservancy Board Member).

Northgate Supports TechWomen Mentoring Girls in STEM Community Event at Twitter

This week Northgate attended the TechWomen Mentoring Girls in STEM Community Event hosted by Twitter’s Women in Engineering Group, #WOMENG. We met many inspiring emerging leaders from Africa and the Middle East, as well as  professional and cultural mentors from STEM organizations around the Bay Area. The night ended with a #TechWomen song! #TW2014

Northgate Supports TechWomen 2014

Northgate is proud to be supporting TechWomen again in 2014.  This will be the third time Northgate has participated in TechWomen.  This year, Northgate will be hosting an emerging leader from Tunisia who has particular interest in soil investigations and geotechnical challenges. TechWomen, a program sponsored by the US Department of State, connects women leaders from Africa and the Middle East focused on developing their careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with talented professional mentors throughout the Bay Area. This year, the 78 visiting women from Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, the […]

Mobile GIS Application Wins National Association of Counties 2014 Achievement Award

The Mobile GIS Canvassing App has been selected as the National Association of Counties 2014 Achievement Award Winner in the Information Technology category. This award-winning application, developed by the Northgate/Psomas team with the Alameda County Information Technology Department (ITD), serves the 40 appraisers from the Alameda County Assessor’s Office who routinely visit properties to determine assessed property values. This new tool, built on the County’s Enterprise ArcGIS ESRI platform and deployed on tablets and handhelds, is a mobile GIS web application that provides real-time information about properties and the ability to update records on-site. It captures images, increases efficiency, and […]

Northgate’s Commitment to Open Space

This past spring, Northgate participated in the Bay Area Open Space Council conference, which brings together many actors committed to fostering the conversation around land conservation, wetlands and open space restoration, and stakeholder interactivity. Northgate has been actively involved in many wetlands and open space restoration projects over the past years. These include: the Yosemite Slough Brownfields to Greenfields project, the largest urban wetlands restoration in the San Francisco Bay Area the restoration of Mt. Umunhum at the Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve in Santa Clara County, which entailed the conversion of military lands to publicly-accessible open space the Tourtelot […]

Northgate Welcomes Peggy Farrell to our East Coast Team

We are excited to welcome Peggy Farrell to the Northgate team! Peggy has joined us as a Principal Engineer to lead our Maryland office to service existing clients in the East Coast area and expand the Northgate client base. Peggy currently provides broad-spectrum environmental consulting services to The JBG Companies, one of the largest land developers and property managers in the DC metro area.  A chemical engineer originally from Florida, Peggy comes with over 30 years of experience and an extensive background in environmental consulting.  Her project management experience on the East Coast extends from Florida to New York, servicing clients which have included large-scale land developers, law firms, industrial operations, the […]

Join Northgate at the 2014 Battelle Conference May 19-22, Monterey, CA

Come join Northgate at the Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, for podium and poster presentations! Podium Presentation: Maile Smith, PG, Principal Geologist at Northgate, will be presenting on The Remediation and Redevelopment of a Former Army Base, Oakland Global Trade and Logistics Center. This presentation will highlight the sustainability measures incorporated into the redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base.  Early project stakeholders recognized the opportunity to integrate remediation with redevelopment, protecting human health and the environment while efficiently accessing impacted areas during site improvements.  Along with the remediation risk management program, a comprehensive list of CEQA mitigation measures and City conditions […]

Northgate Welcomes Three New Staff Members

Northgate is pleased to announce that Nathan Berner, PG, Lauren Thatch, PE, and Phil DiFilippo, have joined our Northgate team. Nathan Berner, PG, our new project geologist, comes to Northgate with over seven years of experience in a wide variety of environmental services, including groundwater sampling and analysis, indoor and outdoor air monitoring, and naturally occurring asbestos evaluations and sampling. Lauren Thatch, PE, joins Northgate as our new staff engineer. She is a civil engineer with more than three years of experience, mostly on Northern California mine sites.  She has managed the operations and maintenance of several acid mine drainage […]

Northgate Launches Community Initiative

On March 29th, Northgate will launch the Intersection for the Environment initiative with a fundraising party to support organizations working within Oakland to revitalize and strengthen the city through community gardening. The Bay Area is currently at the forefront of a new urban agriculture revolution. Urban agriculture can provide environmental services, job opportunities, green space, and education opportunities. Urban gardens increase biodiversity and encourage environmental stewardship, and vegetation helps filter and slow storm water run-off. Our Intersection for the Environment initiative is based on a belief shared with the existing groups, that a connection to the earth strengthens our connections to each other. With […]

Northgate Proud to Support TechWomen

As part of Northgate’s commitment to empowering women engineers, our Oakland office welcomes Michelle Sesay from Freetown, Sierra Leone. Michelle is a participant of TechWomen, a mentoring initiative sponsored by the US Department of State that pairs women leaders in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Africa and the Middle East with their counterparts in the San Francisco Bay Area. Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and an Advanced Diploma in Project Management. She is taking a break honing her skills working as an engineer for an oil and gas management company to spend time at Northgate. Her […]