Architect and engineer Erleen Hatfield has launched Hatfield Group, a new structural engineering company based in New York City.
The firm works nationally and internationally on all types of projects, with a particular specialty in sports, cultural, commercial and residential developments.
Rounding out the Hatfield Group leadership team is architect Martin Finio, FAIA, who is Design Partner at the firm, and Chris Lamberth, Director, in charge of new business and marketing. Together, they bring a portfolio that includes such innovative projects as The New York Times building, Barclays Center in New York, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta—home to one of the world’s largest and most complex retractable roofs—to the new firm.
Hatfield believes that engineers can have a great impact on building outcomes, especially when it comes to challenging projects. The team focuses on the end goal: to make buildings that are both elegant and buildable. “We really bring value to the client in the early phase of a project, when the architectural design is being developed,” Hatfield said. “Working with the team from the outset, we can fully support the aesthetic vision and performance criteria—rather than whittle away at problems later in the process, when budget concerns can start to undermine the concept.”