Perkins Eastman announced that Jason Kuo has joined the firm as a principal.
Based in China, Kuo will build upon the firm’s established Shanghai-based practice.
He joins with more than 20 years of design and management experience in planning, architecture, and interior design projects for a variety of building types.
In addition to architectural work for firms in China and Taiwan, Kuo also served as a Board Trustee of the Beijing City International School.
He received a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Washington University in St. Louis.
Before his relocation to China in 2003, he also taught an architectural design studio at Taipei University of Technology.
Ambrosino, DePinto and Schmieder Consulting Engineers (ads ENGINEERS) announced the promotion of Lorey Flick Roberts and Ari Golden to Partners in the firm.
Roberts formerly served as the director of sustainable services and Golden as an associate.
Lorey Roberts is a registered professional engineer, High-Performance Building Design Professional (HBDP) and LEED AP, with over a decade of experience.
Since 2008, she has worked to develop the firm’s sustainability group and secured the long-term client relationships that have helped the group thrive.
Prior to serving as director of sustainable services, Roberts served as an HVAC engineer at the firm.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Tulane University.
As an associate at ads ENGINEERS, Ari Golden supervised all aspects of domestic and international projects.
A New York State Professional Engineer & LEED AP, he started with the firm as Project Engineer in 2000 and served as project manager for over a decade.
Previously, Golden served as a project engineer designing HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems for large retail projects.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University at Buffalo.
Lenore Janis, president of Professional Women in Construction (PWC) announced the appointment of Nicole Hunter, senior cost engineer for the WTC construction project with The Louis Berger Group, to the board of directors of Professional Women in Construction (PWC).
A construction management professional with over 20 years of experience on billion dollar infrastructure projects, Hunter has been on the PWC Committee of The Louis Berger Group for the past year.
On the WTC project, she oversees the cost controls and monthly status reporting for the Vehicular Security Center (VSC), East Basement Tour Bus Parking (EBTBP) and St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (SNGOC); tracks and forecasts escalation rates; and conducts cost-sharing negotiations with other project stakeholders.
In her prior work with such firms as AECOM, Bechtel Corporation, and Kiewit, she provided comprehensive financial and progress reporting for major projects.
IVI International, Inc. announced that Ryan Shaffer has joined the company as vice president.
Shaffer will be responsible for providing support to IVI’s regional client accounts, which include lenders, investors, developers and insurance companies.
Shaffer brings with him over five years of industry experience in the commercial real estate lending sector.
Prior to joining IVI, he held various positions with Environmental Data Resources (EDR). Most recently, he was the regional sales manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Thornton Tomasetti announced that Carl Doebley has joined the firm as a senior vice president.
Doebley will split his time between the firm’s New York and Philadelphia offices, providing historic preservation and exterior envelope services across the Eastern U.S.
Doebley has more than 30 years of experience in technical problem solving and project management.
Prior to joining Thornton Tomasetti, he was a vice president at TranSystems Corp., (formerly DPK&A Architects) where he worked on the Central Synagogue and the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Doebley holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architectural history from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa., and The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., respectively.
Cerami has hired Christopher A. Peltier as associate principal.
Peltier is consulting on a number of engagements, including buildings at Hudson Yards, a Related Oxford venture, and the new headquarters for a major software company.
His experience encompasses a wide range of work, including projects in mixed-use, residential and commercial properties, laboratories, convention centers, performing arts centers, corporate offices, fitness centers and educational facilities.
He has worked on product development spaces for West Coast-based technology companies, which are sensitive to vibration.
Prior to joining Cerami, Peltier served as a principal consultant for a San Francisco-based firm.
Peltier earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Long-time employee, Richard (Rick) Reffler, has been appointed president of Turtle & Hughes, Inc.
Reffler joined the company in 1996 and, since then, has served in several leadership positions, most recently, as executive vice president and member of the Executive Committee.
He joined Turtle & Hughes as manager of its Plainfield, NJ, branch, after serving as officer and part owner of Northern Electric Supply Co.
He grew the Plainfield branch into one of the company’s first successful construction and counter sales operations. Soon after, he assumed the additional responsibilities of Bridgewater Branch Manager. There, he merged the company’s electrical and industrial operations.
He then developed and managed the Bridgewater Central Distribution Center, including Logistics and Purchasing, and renovated the large facility to better service customers in the Northeast.
Since 2001, Reffler has served as a Network Delegate for Affiliated Distributors Electrical Supply Division.
IA Interior Architects (IA) announced that Shih Hua Liong has joined the firm as director of strategy. She will be based in New York.
Liong brings nearly two decades of experience to IA, 15 of which were spent at Gensler, where she began her career within the design studio followed by the consulting practice.
Prior to joining IA, she spent two years as director of strategy & discovery at HLW.
Her most recent experience is in real estate and workplace strategies for the Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector.
Thornton Tomasetti announced that Tom Byrne has joined the firm as a business development senior associate.
Byrne, who has more than 15 years of experience in the building engineering industry, will collaborate on national and international business development opportunities.
He joins Thornton Tomasetti from WSP Cantor Seinuk, where he was an associate and director of business development and marketing, having served in both the New York and London offices.
Before transitioning to business development, Byrne practiced structural engineering in London,.
He has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the City University in London, and a master’s degree in structural engineering and foundations from the University of Westminster, London.
Paul Sullivan has been named a senior supervising engineer in the Newark, New Jersey office of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Sullivan will work with transit agencies in managing the planning and design of major transit and rail infrastructure projects in the Northeast.
Sullivan has 25 years of experience in planning and design for transit systems and facilities in project management roles, across a wide range of rail and bus modes.
Previously, he was with an international consulting engineering firm, responsible for managing large-scale transit projects across the U.S.
He also served as Director of Passenger Facilities Planning and Engineering Project Manager for NJ Transit.
Sullivan received a B.S. in civil engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Mancini-Duffy/TSC announced that Christian Giordano has joined the firm as principal and director of architecture and will also serve on the firm’s Management Committee.
For the past ten years he was at HLW, most recently as director of architecture, where his award-winning projects included buildings for broadcast and media/entertainment, advertising, pharmaceutical, retail organizations, and higher education institutions.
Giordano is an accomplished and award-winning designer, whose creative talent is evident in millions of square feet of construction in the US and overseas.
Magnusson Architecture and Planning (MAP) has added two staff members to its senior leadership group.
Fernando Villa, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, was promoted from senior associate to associate principal, and Christoph Stump, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, was promoted from associate to senior associate.
Fernando Villa has over 20 years of international design experience focusing on sustainability, historic preservation, adaptive re-use and residential projects.
At MAP,he is the leading designer and specializes in LEED-certified affordable housing and mixed-use developments in New York City and the surrounding area.
Villa was recently appointed as the co-chair of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ Housing Committee.
For over a decade, Christoph Stump has planned urban neighborhoods and designed residential, commercial and community facilities.
His projects for MAP include affordable mixed-use developments, senior and multi-family housing, and educational facilities. Mr. Stump specializes in passive design that minimizes energy consumption, and in accessible design.
MAP has recently relocated to new midtown offices at 42 West 39th Street.
Perkins Eastman announced that Jason Kuo has joined the firm as a principal.