FAIRFAX, Va. — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced that Seth Talmadge has joined the firm’s Roanoke, Virginia, office as the design manager for plumbing and fire protection projects in the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) group.

Talmadge has more than two decades of experience in plumbing and fire protection design and joins the firm most recently from Lawrence Perry and Associates Inc. in Roanoke. His background is primarily in commercial and institutional buildings, historic renovations, museums, residential, health care, higher education, K-12, and correctional facilities. Currently, Talmadge is working on a fire pump replacement project at a large health care facility in Roanoke. His noteworthy project experience includes the Wright-Patterson Air Force Museum, Virginia Commonwealth University’s Sanger Hall Research Lab, and a variety of projects for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

“Our Roanoke office is thrilled to welcome Seth to the team,” said Shepard Hockaday, P.E., LEED AP, senior vice president, Dewberry. “He has a diverse background and skill set that will help support our clients and their needs.”

Talmadge served in the U.S. Army from 1985-1988 and earned an associate’s degree in architectural drafting and design technology from J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College (1995). He is a member of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, where he has served in various leadership positions, including newsletter editor and president of the Blue Ridge chapter. For more information, visit www.dewberry.com.