Scott L. Danielson, a vice president and technical director of Architecture at Parsons Brinckerhoff, was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) during the 2014 AIA national convention in Chicago.
The FAIA Fellowship program was developed to elevate architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.
Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.
Danielson has been a practicing architect for 50 years, 39 of which have been with Parsons Brinckerhoff.
He has contributed to more than 800 projects or studies worldwide, including transit stations, bridges, airport facilities, highway tunnels, and research facilities.
Among his most notable projects are the Kanchanaphisek Bridge in Bangkok, Thailand (2007), for which he served as lead architect; the Jiantan (Dragon Boat) Station (1997) of the Taipei rapid transit system, for which he served as principal design architect; and the Glenwood Canyon Tunnels (1992) on I-70 in Colorado, for which he served as principal tunnel architect.
Danielson received M.A. and B.A. degrees in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in art from Stanford University.
Mancini•Duffy has retained a new senior design professional to bolster its law firm practice led by industry veteran Dina Frank, AIA,IIDA, principal and president emeritus.
Stephen Gertz, an expert in the design of corporate offices, with particular expertise and extensive experience with law firms, has joined the team as the director of its Law Firm practice.
Gertz comes to Mancini•Duffy with nearly four decades of experience as executive vice president and principal with Keiser Associates.
There, he brought, designed, and managed a broad range of law firm projects including those for Mound Cotton Wollan & Greengrass, LLP and BuckleySandler, LLP.
Gertz holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Huntsman Architectural Group announceD the addition of Sandra Tripp, NCIDQ IIDA LEED AP as managing director of its New York office.
Tripp will oversee business operations, manage the design direction of key projects, and support business development efforts.
Throughout her 25 year career, Tripp has worked on a wide range of projects for a variety of clients including financial services, technology, media, healthcare, and retail companies.
She worked on LA PALESTRA Center for Preventative Medicine in Manhattan, which entailed a renovation and transformation of the former ballroom of the Hotel Des Artists into a medical facility.
She also worked on the renovation and restoration of the United Nations Secretariat Tower in Manhattan, Google’s New York urban campus and a new showroom for BMW and MINI of Manhattan on 57th Street.
Tripp is a certified interior designer who received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY.
Prior to joining Huntsman, she served as director of design and new projects for Equinox Fitness.
She has also held roles as workplace strategist and senior designer at Perkins Eastman and design director at HLW International.
Kiran K. Gill, president of PARS Environmental, Inc., announced the appointment of Wayne Wittman as a business development manager.
Wittman has enjoyed an extensive career in the energy and environmental sectors, having previously worked for over 34 years as a scientific researcher at PSEG, responsible for developing new products and technologies centering on operational improvements for nuclear and fossil generating plants, environmental, health and safety, as well as electric and gas utility operations.
Wittman holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cook College, Rutgers University, and is a licensed New Jersey Realtor.
Perkins Eastman announced several senior-level promotions in offices and affiliate companies.
The promotions occur annually and reflect the company’s commitment to building and maintaining a strong and dynamic leadership team across its many practice areas, multiple offices, and network of affiliates.
Nine employees were promoted to principal:
Paul Carr AIA (affiliate S9)
Weichi Chen AIA, LEED AP
Jonathan Cohn AIA, LEED AP
Tina C. Lund AICP (affiliate Urbanomics)
Sital A. Patel AIA, LEED AP (affiliate S9)
John Rodenbeck AIA, LEED AP
Yu Duk So AIA (affiliate S9)
Evan Weremeychik AIA, LEED AP
Sarah Yackel AICP (affiliate BFJ Planning)
In addition to newly promoted Principals, nine employees were promoted to Associate Principal, 21 to Senior Associate, and 52 to Associate.
Evie Sproviero has been named a senior supervising engineer in the Newark, New Jersey office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Sproviero is responsible for planning and designing power stations and equipment in support of power, transportation infrastructure, and transit projects.
She has over 24 years’ experience in electrical engineering design, procurement, construction, and management. Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, she was a Lead Electrical Engineer for a power engineering company, supervising engineering efforts for high-voltage power transmission and generation projects, including substations, wind farms, and solar plants.
Sproviero received an M.S. in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a B.S. in electrical engineering from The City College of New York.
Jeffrey Holmes, founding principal and leader of Woods Bagot’s New York studio, has been promoted to director and member of the firm’s global board.
Prior to joining Woods Bagot, Holmes led the studio at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) responsible for the design of numerous iconic high-rise projects, including One World Trade Center, Time Warner Center and the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.
He also led the design efforts for the redevelopment of Pennsylvania Station, the new Moynihan Station, as well as the Hudson Yards bid by Brookfield Properties.
His work has won numerous awards, including three Chicago Athaeneum American Architecture Awards, an Award of Merit from the NY Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and a New York City MASterwork Award for Best New Building.
Donnelly Mechanical Corp. announced that Joseph A. DiPrisco has joined the firm as chief financial officer.
DiPrisco is a CPA and will manage all aspects of accounting operations and financial reporting.
He will also be responsible for managing the human resources and information technology functions of the business, and will work with Donnelly’s executive management team on all strategic and operational issues as well as special projects.
Prior to this role, DiPrisco was a managing director at Bank of America.
He served as chief executive of Banc of America Specialist, a registered Broker/Dealer and Designated Market Maker at the New York Stock Exchange.