Thornton Tomasetti announced the promotion of Robert L. Honig to principal in the New York office of the international engineering firm.
Honig joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2012 as its general counsel.
He has more than 20 years of legal experience, including 15 years of experience in architecture, engineering and construction law.
Honig oversees the day-to-day activities of Thornton Tomasetti’s in-house legal team and manages a range of legal issues such as contract negotiation, litigation support, risk management, transactional-related activities and ethics.
He has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Thornton Tomasetti announced the promotion of Paul G. Fu, P.E., to principal of the international engineering firm.
Fu, who is part of the Pacific Rim team, splits his time between the firm’s New York and Beijing offices.
Fu has more than 15 years of experience in the structural analysis, design and review of a variety of building types, including mixed-use, commercial buildings and sports facilities, in both steel and concrete. His expertise includes super-tall building design, long-span structural design, seismic analysis, performance-based dynamic analysis and forensic analysis.
He is the co-leader of the firm’s Beijing office and Building Structure practice leader for the Pacific Rim region.
His portfolio in Asia includes the 632-meter Shanghai Tower, 606+ meter Wuhan Greenland Center and the 508-meter Taipei 101 in Taiwan. Large-scale U.S. projects include the Las Vegas CityCenter Block A.
Fu is a professional engineer in New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Southeast University in Nanjing, China and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Toledo.
Thornton Tomasetti announced the following promotions in the firm’s New York office:
Joanna Kaczmarski, Charles Passarotti and Simon Shim were promoted to senior associate;
Jonatan Schumacher was promoted to associate; William Cooch, Armela Dervishi, Onur Ihtiyar and Dziugas Reneckis were promoted to senior project engineer; Christina Chu was promoted to project engineer.
Vincent Aleo, Austin Allcot, Mark Andrews, Anita Asokan, Cristian Butnaru, Liling Cao and Justin Gumberich have been promoted to senior project director;
Charu Chaudhry, Haider Himairi, Caitlin Kevins and Viviana Vumbaca were promoted to project director;
Timothy Brauning, Marco Cipolletti, Karen Nelson, Alfonso Oliva, Silverio Patrizi and Kenny Tam were promoted to senior engineer.
Neda Ainehchi, Christos Mavroudis, Thomas Rinaldi and Akanksha Sharma were promoted to senior designer. Carmen Zarici was promoted to senior BIM modeler; and Ashley Reed was promoted to computational designer.
Miki Watanabe was promoted to director of marketing; Yingying Xu was promoted to business development manager; Marisol Sabillon was promoted to business development coordinator; Vakaris Renetskis was promoted to associate editor; Reynardo Lopez was promoted to IT support technician; and Matthew Martir was promoted to office services co-ordinator.
Thornton Tomasetti’s Aine Brazil received the Structural Engineering Association of New York (SEAoNY) Honorary Member Award at the organization’s annual meeting.
Brazil, P.E., LEED AP, is vice chairman of the international engineering firm. She has more than 35 years of experience in the design and construction of high-rise offices, residential buildings, educational and institutional facilities, and healthcare and hospitality projects.
Brazil led the structural design team for the more than four million square feet of high-rise office development in Times Square, and nearly seven million square feet at Hudson Yards.
IVI International, Inc. announced that George Wilson, R.A., has joined the firm as a senior vice president in its White Plains headquarters.
With over 30 years of experience in design, technical staff management, expert court testimony, and building forensics, Wilson will focus his efforts on IVI’s transactional due diligence services on behalf of private and institutional equity firms.
He has technically assessed real estate assets valued in excess of $60 billion throughout the US, Caribbean, and Western Europe.
Wilson is a licensed architect in the States of New York and Connecticut. Prior to joining IVI, he was vice president and Northeast Regional Manager of Marx Okubo, Inc.
Cerami has hired industry veteran James Castertonas chief financial officer.
With more than 16 years of experience in senior positions for global engineering and consulting firms, such as WSP Sells, where he served as CFO, WSP Group PLC and MITIE Technology Limited, and British accounting firm Numerica LLP, Casterton is recognized for his experience in improving operations, impacting business growth and maximizing profits through financial management and efficiency techniques.
He holds an ACA from the Institute of Chartered Accounts of England & Wales (a CPA equivalent) and received his BA in Accounting & Finance with Honors from the University of Leeds, in West Yorkshire, UK.
Robert Yuricic has been named an associate principal with GreenbergFarrow.
Yuricic serves as director of GreenbergFarrow’s New York office. He has been with the company since the Atlanta-based firm opened its New York location in 1998.
Yuricic has more than 25 years of architectural experience encompassing commercial, office, health care and school design projects, as well as and multiple-big-box and retail center facilities.
With extensive expertise in urban and suburban retail development, he has led teams that have designed projects ranging from single retail outlets to large retail centers of more than fifty acres in size.
Yuricic holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury. He also holds teaching positions at New York University and the New York School of Interior Design.
Zetlin & De Chiara LLP announced the arrival of new attorney Alana T. Sliwinski to the firm.
Sliwinski has joined the firm as an associate and will focus on the representation of corporations in complex litigation, including construction defects, real estate, environmental and professional liability matters, in both state and federal court.
Sliwinski received her J.D. from New York Law School, where she participated in the Moot Court Association and competed in two national Moot Court competitions.
She was a summer law clerk for Hon. Loren Baily-Schiffman, in New York State Supreme Court, Kings County. Alana also interned in the in-house legal department for an international real estate and development and investment firm headquartered in New York.
She received her undergraduate degree from Sarah Lawrence College and is currently a member of its Young Alumni Leadership Society.
Rockwell Group announced the appointment of Shawn Sullivan to partner.
Sullivan, who has worked at Rockwell Group since 1997, will also continue to serve as Studio Leader of his 50-person studio and oversee an array of renowned hospitality projects in the U.S., Asia and parts of Europe.
Sullivan’s responsibilities will be broadened to cover many firm-wide initiatives. His current projects include Andaz Maui at Wailea, Nobu Hotel (Las Vegas,
Riyadh, and Chicago), Nobu Doha, Marriott Edition hotels (New York City and Abu Dhabi), and TAO Downtown.
Sullivan’s previous work includes such high-profile properties as Maialino, Belvedere Hotel Mykonos, the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, The Library at The Public, Untitled at the Whitney, Marquee nightclub at The Cosmopolitan Hotel of Las Vegas.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Yale University.
WASA/Studio A announced the elevation to partner of Mircea Calin, AIA, LEEDTM AP.
Calin joined WASA/Studio A in 2000 as an associate. His experience includes conceptual and master plan design, design development, space planning, code research and zoning analysis, and construction administration.
He has been extensively involved in complex projects in both new and rehabilitation work for medical, office, and residential high-rises, commercial and transportation facilities.
Calin’s capabilities center on the co-ordination of all disciplines and specialties, culminating in the delivery of an integrated project and several awards for the firm.
Jose Femenia, former Head of Engineering and Director of the Master of Marine Engineering Program at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, has been named a consultant at utiliVisor.
Femenia will serve as a technical advisor for utiliVisor clients on shipboard propulsion and power systems.
A professor of marine engineering for close to 50 years, Femenia has conducted extensive research on marine engineering design and power plant analysis, and design and operations for marine vessels.
He has been a consultant to various maritime organizations, including the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and United States Merchant Marine Academy, as well as various admiralty law and patent law firms.
He also served as principal investigator or associate investigator for such sponsoring organizations as the Office of Naval Research, Marine Board, and Sea Grant.
His most recent research activities focused on commercial Arctic shipping and marine nuclear propulsion systems for commercial vessels.
A Fellow and Past President of SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers), Femenia received the organization’s Webb Medal for contributions to marine engineering education and its Bliss Medal for contributions to military engineering education.
He serves as the SNAME Technical & Research Panel M48, Nuclear Power for Commercial Ship Propulsion, co-chair; is a member of the Society of Marine Port Engineers and a Past President of the organization; and is a member of the American Society of Engineering Educators.
Thornton Tomasetti announced the following promotions in the firm’s Newark, N.J. office:
Xiaochen Yin and Jun Yu have been promoted to senior associate; Ronald Garon has been promoted to associate; Bahadir Ekinci has been promoted to senior project engineer;
Kunal Badheka and Sangkyu Jang have been promoted to senior project director; Tara Marandino has been promoted to project director; and Adam Beckmann has been promoted to senior engineer.