In his new position, Newgard will initially focus his efforts on two significant transportation projects: the California High-Speed Rail project and the San Francisco Central Subway/Third Street Light Rail project. Newgard has more than 36 years of experience in architecture, including more than 10 years in the design of transit and transportation facilities in the U.S. and abroad. He has served as project manager for public transportation projects for the Bay Area Rapid Transit District, the City of Palo Alto, City of Covina and the University of California at San Diego.
Outside the U.S., he served as architectural manager for the southern section of the Kowloon Canton Railway, West Rail Project in Hong Kong, managing development of architecture for the Nam Cheong station and West Kowloon passenger terminals. In Taiwan he was lead architect for two sections of the Taipei Mass Rapid Transit system, as well as chief architect for the Kaohsiung MRT.
Newgard holds a bachelor of architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
In her new position, Nowee will serve as specifications manager for the California High Speed Rail project in charge of managing the writing of standard specifications, managing the specifications for the design-furnish-install systems contracts, and establishing guidelines for special provisions to be prepared by regional consultants and design-builders
Nowee has more than 35 years of architectural experience with an emphasis on managing transportation and transit projects. Prior to joining PB, she served as a specifications manager and senior architect for a national engineering firm, where she worked on a variety of projects on behalf of BART, Caltrain and Metrolink commuter rail systems, and the Dallas and Santa Clara Valley light rail systems. From 1992 to 2000, she served as a senior specifications engineer with PB, working on transportation and transit projects in San Francisco, Oakland, Millbrae and San Jose.
Nowee holds a B.Arch. degree from California Polytechnic State University. She is a Fellow of the Construction Specifications Institute and former president of its East Bay/Oakland Chapter. She is also a member of the Women's Transportation Seminar.