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WHO’S NEWS IN CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN: Promotions at Svigals+Partners, Barrie Roberts returns to WSP


Barrie Roberts has rejoined WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as a senior engineering manager within its transportation and infrastructure sector.
Roberts will function as a design manager on major tunneling infrastructure projects.
He has over 30 years of design and construction experience in the U.S. and abroad, primarily in tunneling and geotechnical-based contracts for transit, rail, highway, water, and wastewater projects.
He comes to WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff from a power generating company, where he served as construction manager.
From February 2003 to August 2013, he was senior supervising engineer at Parsons Brinckerhoff, as geotechnical and tunneling design lead on the No.7 Subway Line Extension and later as construction manager for the running tunnels on Phase 1 of the Second Avenue Subway project.
Roberts received an MSc degree in engineering geology from Imperial College of the University of London, and a BSc in mining from University College in Cardiff, UK.
MacQuesten Construction Management, LLC has announced the hiring of Thomas J. Kelly Jr. as Senior Project Executive.
Kelly brings to MacQuesten nearly 20 years of managerial experience and expertise in design and construction.
He most recently served as a Senior Project Executive for HFZ Capital Group.
Kelly also has held managerial positions with Mackenzie Keck Construction; Devito Builders; Marquise Construction; and Prestige Homes LLC.
A member of the National Association of Home Builders, Kelly has overseen all aspects of several high-end, mid-rise and high-rise residential projects in Manhattan, including The Chatsworth, 344 West 72nd Street; The Astor, 235 West 75th Street and The Marquand, 11 East 68th Street.
Kelly earned degrees in civil technology from Westchester Community College and construction management from Manhattan College.
Richard Halczli will provide technical support for structural engineering projects throughout the Northeast as a new senior engineering manager in the transportation and infrastructure sector of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Halczli has over 33 years of diverse structural engineering experience. He has been responsible for structural design projects for the New Jersey Highway Authority, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, New Jersey Department of Transportation and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He has also directed numerous construction engineering projects involving segmental bridge construction.
Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, Halczli was a vice president in the New Jersey office of a national engineering firm. He previously served as chief structural engineer for the New Jersey Highway Authority.
A licensed professional engineer in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Halczli received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Lehigh University.


Architect and designer Sarika Bajoria has been named senior project designer and architect at Perkins+Will’s New York office.
Bajoria brings more than 14 years of experience in all phases of design, execution and management to the firm, along with a substantial portfolio of high-profile work including international projects of varied scales and typologies including commercial, residential, hospitality, retail and office.
Bajoria opportunistically integrates multiple disciplines to create positive impact and a dynamic user experience for every project.
Her previous projects include The Great Eastern, a mixed-use development with a 5-star hotel in Mumbai, India; Hill County Office Park, an energy efficient office complex in Hyderabad, India; an Office and Residential energy efficient Tower, in Beijing, China; Hyundai Department Store in Seoul, Korea; and the Toren Tower duplex penthouse residence in Brooklyn, New York.
Kimmerle Group announced that Patrick J. Luzzi has joined the firm as managing director.
Luzzi joins KG after his recent tenure as broker of record and managing director of CBRE’s Northern New Jersey operations.
He will leverage more than 20 years of diverse real estate experience in overseeing KG’s day-to-day business operations, as well as driving business development and strategic growth efforts for the firm’s healthcare clients.
Luzzi graduated Montclair State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
The New Jersey chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA-NJ) announced that Kimberly Bunn, AIA, will serve as the organization’s past president.
Bunn serves as the owner and principal of Moorestown-based Bunn Architecture.
Bunn, whose specialties included historic renovations and incorporating environmental principles into her projects, has been a member of AIA for over 17 years, and has served in a leadership capacity for more than a decade.
At the state level, Bunn also currently sits on AIA-NJ’s Board of Trustees and chairs its Communications Committee, and has previously served as first and second vice president, president-elect and president. At the local level, Bunn is a past president and current Trustee of AIA-West Jersey, one of AIA-NJ’s six local sections.
In addition to her work and her leadership roles in AIA-NJ, Bunn is very active in the Moorestown community, sitting on the board of a number of local non-profits, and serving as a trustee for the Moorestown Improvement Association (MIA).
Other officers that were installed were Justin Mihalik, AIA, as president; Ben Lee, AIA, as president elect; Verity Frizzell, AIA, as first vice president; Judith Donnelly, AIA, as second vice president; John Cwikla, AIA, as secretary; and Brandon Warshofsky, Assoc. AIA, as regional associate director. Steven Lazarus, AIA, continues as treasurer and Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, continues as regional representative.
Svigals+Partners has announced several key promotions. Among them is the elevation of Jay Brotman, AIA, to the official leadership role of managing partner.


Barry Svigals will continue to participate in the firm’s creative and collaborative endeavors, assuming the title of Partner Emeritus.
In addition, three architectural professionals have been promoted to the level of associate principal: Doug Lovegren, Bruce Wujcik, AIA, and Ron Cooper, AIA.
Adept at orchestrating highly collaborative design processes, Jay Brotman’s portfolio of high-performance buildings and projects includes innovative research facilities, campus transformations and corporate headquarters and interiors.
Bruce Wujcik, AIA, CSI: With 30 years of practical experience as an architect, Wujcik’s management and leadership responsibilities include all phases of planning, design, documentation, and contract administration, as well as building systems development and quality assurance. Wujcik was recently elected Director for the Construction Specifications Institute, Housatonic Chapter, for a three-year term.
Ron Cooper, AIA, NCARB: A recent addition to the firm’s leadership roster, Ron contributes 30-plus years of experience in architectural practice with a valuable specialization in renovating libraries and archival facilities. A devotee of the collaborative discovery process for revealing design solutions, Cooper is responsible for all aspects of project management from client relations through construction administration.
Doug Lovegren: Having worked on a variety of project types in academic, clinical, professional, and laboratory facilities, Lovegren boasts broad experience in the design and renovation of clinical spaces, merging clients’ space requirements with goals for patient and staff flows. His designs are regarded as highly efficient and rigorously functional. Lovegren also manages the office’s utilization of technology, mentors younger staff, and bolsters Svigals+Partners’ unique culture.
Lane Office announced the appointment of Sabrina Sobhan as a DIRTT Designer.
A graduate of the New York Institute of Technology where she earned an Architectural Technology B.S.A.T. Sobhan previously interned with Advanced Building Consultants.
At Lane, she will be responsible for the drawing of construction documents, shop drawings and using ICE Software for various projects.
Previously, she has worked on projects for ConEdison, Verizon Marketing, Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu.
TLM Group announced that Katie Devlin has joined the firm to further develop their growing portfolio of regional and national accounts as project manager.
Devlin comes with a wealth of experience within the Industry, having spent the last 21 years at HLW.
She is an architect with experience in all areas of pre-design, architecture, interior design, consultant co-ordination, construction and project close out. She was named one of the “New York’s Innovative Design Professionals” by the Professional Women in Construction and was recognized for her achievements at the PWC event in September 2015.
Her portfolio of work includes corporate headquarters for many Fortune 500 companies, technology and broadcast centers, public and private sector offices and health care and education facilities.
Hoffmann Architects has welcomed two new team members to the technical staff in the firm’s Manhattan office.


John P. Graz, RA joins the firm as Senior Architect.
With more than 20 years of experience in architectural design and restoration, he has expertise in building enclosures that ranges from historic preservation to waterproofing design to new construction peer review.
As Senior Architect, Graz is responsible for overseeing project teams and mentoring junior staff in the development of design solutions for the building envelope that meet technical, functional, and aesthetic objectives.
He applies his architecture degree from the University of Toronto and background in project management to the assessment, design, and construction administration of roof, facade, plaza, and parking structure projects in the New York area.


Rachel C. Palisin, PE, LEED AP BD+C joins Hoffmann Architects as Project Engineer.
An experienced professional engineer with a background in restoration and sustainable design, Palisin studied Historic Preservation at the post-graduate level at the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, and she holds a Master of Structural Engineering degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
She applies her broad experience in engineering and preservation to the diagnosis and resolution of building envelope distress, as well as to the development of design details in consultation for new construction.

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