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WHO’S NEWS: Ray Kenny named special projects manager at PB; Spector hires five new architects

Raymond Kenny has been named Senior Manager for Special Projects in the Transit & Rail Technical Excellence Center of Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Kenny is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and management of all facets of railroad and transit operations and planning projects.

Kenny, RaymondKenny comes to Parsons Brinckerhoff after a 40-year career with MTA-Long Island Rail Road (LIRR). He most recently served as Senior Vice President – Transportation and Facilities Planning, responsible for MTA Capital Construction’s efforts on the East Side Access project.
From September 2006 to June 2007 he served as acting President of the LIRR. In addition, he also held senior management positions including Senior Vice President – Operations and Chief Transportation Officer.
Kenny received a master of arts degree in government from St. John’s University, a master of arts in psychology from Adelphi University, and a bachelor of business administration degree from Adelphi University.
He is a member of the American Society for Public Administration and the International Association of Emergency Managers.
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The Spector Group announced the appointment of five new team members.
Bryan Richter, SD, re-joins Spector as a Senior Designer, designing and developing projects with Spector Group.
In his previous tenure with Spector Group, Richter was an integral part of the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building project team in Central Islip, NY, and the BMW Greenwich, Connecticut project team.
Richter has 17 years of experience and received a Bachelor of Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology. He is a two time recipient of the A.I.A Architectural Achievement Award.
Assunto Cosentino, is a Project Architect, responsible for project administration and preparation of construction documents. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology.
Previously, Cosentino held project architect and production manager responsibilities on projects involving interior renovations, masonry restorations, window replacement, roofing replacements and energy performance projects for several New York public school districts.
Juliet Healy, joins Spector Group as a Project Architect, working on administration and overseeing construction documentation on projects in Long Island and Manhattan.
Healy, who holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the New York Institute of Technology, has 17 years of experience. She has worked on projects for commercial, residential, healthcare and retail clients.
Sara Rezaeian, is a junior architect, who will assist in the development of projects from schematic design to the creation of construction documents.
Currently assigned to projects on Long Island, Rezaeian holds a Masters in Sustainable Large Scale Architecture and Urban Design from Politecnico di Milano, Piacenza, Italy.
Jennifer Bickford joins Spector as a Designer, responsible for fitting studies through to final design layout, furniture layouts and selection and finish selection. Bickford is a LEED Green Associate and was a finalist in the Innovation in Design (IDAs) awards from HC&G magazine.
She graduated magna cum laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA of Fine Arts, Interior Design.
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Perkins+Will has announced that William MacIntosh, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the New York office as Associate Principal and Higher Education Practice Leader.

bill_macinosh_bwMacIntosh will focus on campus planning and academic facilities, where he says his work is “driven by a desire to fulfill the distinct goals of each institution in a way that st.Prior to joining Perkins+Will, MacIntosh worked extensively with universities and cultural institutions, including prominent museums, performing arts venues and historic sites for such clients as Pratt Institute, City University of New York, Yale University, and the Research Triangle Park Foundation.
Previously he was a partner at Cooper Robertson & Partners, and he holds a B.A. in Architecture from Yale College, summa cum laude, and M. Arch. from Columbia University.
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Global brand agency CBX has appointed Anthony Simon as Group Director of its branded environments team.
The retail and restaurant design industry veteran brings more than 20 years of experience to CBX, where he will provide creative leadership, oversee process and operations, as well as drive business development efforts.

june25anthonysimonSimon joined CBX from TPG Architecture where, as Design Director, he was a responsible for business development, direction and management of design concepts and staff, and account relationships.
His key accounts included Perry Ellis, Original Penguin, Crocs, Adidas, Charming Charlie, HTC, RXR and The Empire State Building. Prior to TPG, Simon developed a background in project and studio management, creative direction, and relationship building at New York design firms 212 Design Inc. and TSC Design Associates.
Simon studied at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Brooklyn.
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Jordan Gruzen, FAIA, received the Jersey City Living Legend Award for carrying on the architectural legacy of the esteemed Jersey City firm of Kelly & Gruzen, now known as IBI Group ▪ Gruzen Samton with offices in New York City and Alexandria, VA.
In May 2009, Gruzen Samton joined The IBI Group, a multi-disciplinary consulting firm that currently employs over 3,000 people in over 70 offices across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Gruzen, Jordan 2011 (3x4)
The award was given to him by Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy at their annual preservation awards ceremony which took place at the historic Lowe’s Theatre in Journal Square, Jersey City. Mayor Steven Fulop also presented Gruzen with a special Proclamation praising his contributions to Jersey City’s architecture

 

 

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