Cerami has promoted four of its most senior acoustical and technology principals to partner.
James Perry, chief technical officer, has more than 17 years of experience, including 11 with Cerami.
He is considered a leading expert in acoustical and vibration control and is widely recognized for his work in performing arts centers, hospitality venues and healthcare facilities.
Among his many Cerami projects are Mt. Sinai Center for Science and Medicine, NY and Mass General’s Lunder Building, Boston. He is currently working on the Hudson Yards and World Trade Center development sites.
Chris J. Pollock, PE, CTS, LEED AP, partner in charge of the Washington DC office, is a design leader in the field of acoustics, noise and vibration consulting.
His expertise is in HVAC noise control, vibration isolation, footfall noise control, sound insulation and noise consent applications in all areas of construction, from healthcare and educational institutions to broadcast and recording, and corporate and government facilities. Among his recent projects in Washington DC Metro are the Smithsonian Institute, international law firm Covington & Burling, the USO Warrior and Family Center, Real News Studio and the Gensler offices.
Peter A. Babigian, PE RCDD, LEED, AP BD +C (43) has more than 20 years of experience and is recognized for his expertise in strategic planning, design and program management for large technology projects.
Most recently, his focus has been on infrastructure systems supporting data centers, trading floors and office facilities ranging from small scale to multi-million-square-foot fit-outs. Among his most current projects are State Street Bank (Boston), Northwestern Mutual, Covington & Burling, Brookfield Financial Properties, BioTrial Headquarters and a prominent New York law firm.
In addition, he is working on the technology system and infrastructure design for a new NHL hockey arena.
Albert M. Maniscalco has more than 15 years acoustical consulting experience.
His projects have encompassed corporate interiors, hospitals, and clinical and research centers.
His recent projects include Young & Rubicam’s New York offices, CUNY’s Brooklyn College Science Center, the PANY/NJ PATH Washington Street Substation, Jersey City, NJ, and the Solidere International Clubhouse, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Thornton Tomasetti announced the promotion of Torsten Gottlebe, P.E., to vice president in the Pacific Rim group of the international engineering firm. He is based in the firm’s New York office.
Gottlebe has 12 years of experience in structural engineering design, construction administration and project management for large-scale developments in the U.S., Asia and the Caribbean.
His portfolio includes tall and supertall commercial and residential buildings, hospitals, hotels and resorts, performing arts centers and sports facilities.
He is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) and has lectured on his role in the Las Vegas CityCenter mega-project.
Gottlebe is a licensed professional engineer in New York. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering from Bauhaus University Weimar in Germany.
Thornton Tomasetti announced the promotion of Steve Zuo, P.E. to principal in the Pacific Rim group of the international engineering firm. He is based in the firm’s New York and Beijing offices.
Zuo has 22 years of experience in the structural design, investigation and review of a variety of building types, including super high-rise towers, office and commercial, residential, sports and public assembly and healthcare facilities, as well as investigation projects.
His portfolio includes several recent high-profile projects in China, including Shanghai Tower in Shanghai and the Ping An International Financial Center, Tai Ku Hui Project in Guangzhou and Shangri-La Hotel, all in Shenzhen. He is also co-leader of the firm’s Beijing, China office.
Zuo is a licensed professional engineer in Ohio. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Hunan University in Changsha and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Toledo in Ohio.
VHB announced the promotion of Eric Zamft, AICP, to the newly-created position of director of planning on Long Island.
Zamft has been with VHB for nine years and is experienced in the management and performance of planning, land use, zoning, and development studies for communities throughout New York.
He has worked on award-winning community vision plans and supported the implementation of Community Development Block Grant programs.
He is also proficient in the planning, organization, and facilitation of stakeholder and community visioning workshops, presentations, and outreach programs.
Zamft earned his Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Public Policy from Boston University and a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.