Hoffmann Architects

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    Thomas M. Ancillotti, Assoc. AIA Thomas M. Ancillotti, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Representative
    Thomas M. Ancillotti, Assoc. AIA
    Thomas M. Ancillotti, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Representative

    While earning a master of architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor of architecture degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Tom pursued diverse internship experiences, where he honed his skills at architectural drafting, wind load calculations, condition surveys, site visits, urban planning, and facade and roof replacement design. He supports building enclosure evaluation, rehabilitation, and design in the firm’s New York office.

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    Kristen T. Anderson, Assoc. AIA Kristen T. Anderson, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Representative
    Kristen T. Anderson, Assoc. AIA
    Kristen T. Anderson, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Representative

    An honors scholar at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Kristen studied architecture in Rome and interned at New York design firms, where she participated in historic preservation, educational, institutional, and civic architectural projects. With a commitment to outreach and service, she dedicates her design and community action experience to numerous volunteer activities. Kristen applies her broad skill set to providing architectural support for the firm’s New York area projects.

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    Eric Au, LEED Green Assoc. Eric Au, LEED Green Assoc.
    Senior Project Coordinator
    Eric Au, LEED Green Assoc.
    Eric Au, LEED Green Assoc.
    Senior Project Coordinator

    While studying civil engineering at Syracuse University, Eric led the structural rehabilitation of a historic armory, a project that demanded consideration of historical significance and constructability. As an intern at the New York City Department of Design and Construction, he participated in management of large projects at diverse facilities, which afforded him insight into detail-oriented construction practices. A certified Engineer-in-Training (EIT), Eric applies his technical background to supporting the New York engineering team.

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    Daniel L. Bishop, AIA Daniel L. Bishop, AIA
    Project Architect
    Daniel L. Bishop, AIA
    Daniel L. Bishop, AIA
    Project Architect

    With a graduate architecture education that includes a stint at the Aarhus School of Architecture in Denmark, as well as a master of architecture degree from the University of Buffalo, Dan provides design development and project administration support to Hoffmann Architects’ Virginia office. He produces drawings, reports, specifications, and field notes that bring projects to successful completion.

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    J. Christopher Clements, AIA J. Christopher Clements, AIA
    Senior Staff Architect
    J. Christopher Clements, AIA
    J. Christopher Clements, AIA
    Senior Staff Architect

    Earning a Master of Architecture degree from the Catholic University of America represented the start of a new career trajectory for Chris, who worked for several years in the drinking water treatment industry. His undergraduate degree from the College of William & Mary concentrated on chemistry and fine arts, and he is well versed in chemical sampling and laboratory analysis. His years in water management also provided him with experience in the design and construction industry, overseeing refurbishment of water and sewer systems.

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    Deborah J. Costantini, AIA Deborah J. Costantini, AIA
    Senior Architect
    Deborah J. Costantini, AIA
    Deborah J. Costantini, AIA
    Senior Architect

    An experienced architect who first joined the firm in 1997, Debbie meets the challenges and opportunities of building envelope rehabilitation with skill, expertise, and attention to detail. As Senior Architect, she works to advance the firm’s technical knowledge and leads project teams in meeting design objectives. She holds an architecture degree from Roger Williams University.

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    Mike F. Criollo Lalvay Mike F. Criollo Lalvay
    Project Representative
    Mike F. Criollo Lalvay
    Mike F. Criollo Lalvay
    Project Representative

    While earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University College of Engineering, Mike was a mentor, a teaching assistant, and an undergraduate researcher in the Cornell Fracture Research Group, as well as an intern with the U.S. Department of the Interior. After graduation, he worked at an engineering practice, analyzing structural building elements and developing plans and details. He knows several programming languages and is fluent in Spanish. At Hoffmann Architects, he supports condition assessment, design development, document preparation, and contract administration for projects in the greater New York City area.

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    Robert G. Delagrange Robert G. Delagrange
    Senior Business Development Manager
    Robert G. Delagrange
    Robert G. Delagrange
    Senior Business Development Manager

    With an MBA from the University of New Haven and more than 15 years of sales experience, Bob has the know-how to meet clients’ building envelope needs. A board member and committee chair for two architectural landmarks—and former Hoffmann Architects projects—in his home town, Bob appreciates the challenges of preserving historic structures. His focus is to expand and sustain client relationships in the New England region.

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    Cathy A. DellaValle Cathy A. DellaValle
    Marketing Coordinator
    Cathy A. DellaValle
    Cathy A. DellaValle
    Marketing Coordinator

    Cathy brings a wealth of administrative, communications, marketing, and community outreach experience to her role supporting business development and marketing activity in all three offices. A graduate of Sacred Heart University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Cathy applies her diverse background in improving efficiency, streamlining organization, and providing polished deliverables to her position on the marketing team.

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    Rachael DiCristina, Assoc. AIA Rachael DiCristina, Assoc. AIA
    Project Representative
    Rachael DiCristina, Assoc. AIA
    Rachael DiCristina, Assoc. AIA
    Project Representative

    While earning a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rachael received many honors, from faculty awards and scholarships to commendations for leadership and design. She sought out varied internship experiences in private practice, academic research, and government agencies, working in New York, Connecticut, and Washington DC. A mentor to female undergraduates through AIAS and the RPI architecture program, Rachael is committed to the success of women in STEM. At Hoffmann Architects’ New York office, she provides investigation, design, and contract administration support for building enclosure projects.

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    Maureen J. Dobbins Maureen J. Dobbins
    Vice President
    Director, Business Development
    Maureen J. Dobbins
    Maureen J. Dobbins
    Vice President
    Director, Business Development

    Developing and maintaining client relationships is Maureen’s central responsibility. She oversees sales, business development, public relations, and marketing initiatives company-wide. Under her leadership, the business development and marketing team establishes connections, develops project strategies, explores new markets, and maintains active participation in industry organizations. Maureen holds an MBA in Marketing Management and Information Systems from Pace University.

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    Ann-Marie Doyle Ann-Marie Doyle
    Senior Administrative Assistant
    Ann-Marie Doyle
    Ann-Marie Doyle
    Senior Administrative Assistant

    With Hoffmann Architects since the 1980s, Ann-Marie is one of the longest-serving employees. The friendly face of the firm, she answers calls, greets visitors and clients, manages correspondence and filing, provides administrative training for new staff, and keeps the office in good working order.

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    Senada Dushaj, Assoc. AIA Senada Dushaj, Assoc. AIA
    Project Representative
    Senada Dushaj, Assoc. AIA
    Senada Dushaj, Assoc. AIA
    Project Representative

    Senada began her architecture studies in Albania, continued at City College of New York, and completed a B.S. in architecture at Keene State College and an M.Arch. at UMass Amherst. Fluent in Albanian and Turkish, she studied the diverse architectural landmarks in each place she has lived, from the Byzantine churches of Europe to the skyscrapers of Manhattan. Now in Connecticut, she brings her experience in research, project team collaboration, and design to building enclosure projects at a wide range of facilities.

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    Katherine M. Ferguson Katherine M. Ferguson
    Business Development Manager
    Katherine M. Ferguson
    Katherine M. Ferguson
    Business Development Manager

    With more than 10 years’ experience leading business development and marketing teams, Katherine is a seasoned professional who understands the nuances of building successful client-consultant relationships. Through her work with preservation organizations and historic real estate, her involvement with the Urban Land Institute and National Trust for Historic Preservation, and her guest lectureships at the College of Charleston and the University of the District of Columbia, as well as her contributions to industry publications, she demonstrates a passion for supporting building owners through the challenges of restoration. At Hoffmann Architects, she applies her degrees in historic preservation and marketing from Clemson University to helping clients find the right solution for their buildings.

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    Robert M. Fraguada, Assoc. AIA Robert M. Fraguada, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Representative
    Robert M. Fraguada, Assoc. AIA
    Robert M. Fraguada, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Representative

    Rob holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minor in construction management from Pratt Institute, which affords him a pragmatic approach to the logistical and technical considerations of building envelope projects. Drawing from his internship, educational, and freelance experience, as well as his extensive design software skills, Rob provides drafting, field work, and document development support to the New York office.

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    Kelsey R. Greenleaf, Assoc. AIA Kelsey R. Greenleaf, Assoc. AIA
    Project Coordinator
    Kelsey R. Greenleaf, Assoc. AIA
    Kelsey R. Greenleaf, Assoc. AIA
    Project Coordinator

    With a background in classical architecture and field study in Florence, Italy, Kelsey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Keene State College, and she has completed more than two years toward a Master of Architecture degree at the Boston Architectural College. Kelsey brings experience in drafting to her role as part of the Connecticut technical team, where she develops plans and detail drawings, reviews submittals, performs field work, and prepares documentation for building envelope rehabilitation projects.

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    Craig A. Hargrove, AIA, RRC, LEED AP Craig A. Hargrove, AIA, RRC, LEED AP
    Senior Vice President
    Director, Architecture
    Craig A. Hargrove, AIA, RRC, LEED AP
    Craig A. Hargrove, AIA, RRC, LEED AP
    Senior Vice President
    Director, Architecture

    Craig manages the resources of the New York City office.  Under his direction, project teams consistently deliver technically demanding rehabilitation solutions on time and within budget.  Craig has over 25 years’ experience in building design, construction, and rehabilitation.  He puts his architecture degree from the New York Institute of Technology to work as he and his staff address the complex building envelope challenges of America’s largest metropolitan area.

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    Travis S. Heim, AIA Travis S. Heim, AIA
    Senior Staff Architect
    Travis S. Heim, AIA
    Travis S. Heim, AIA
    Senior Staff Architect

    After beginning his career as an aircraft mechanic in the U.S. Navy, Travis earned a B.S. in architectural studies from Washington State University, followed by a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University GSAPP. As a building enclosure consultant, he is experienced in the design and documentation of high-performance facade systems, including complex geometry detailing, thermal and condensation analysis, performance specifications, and project management. Travis provides comprehensive exterior envelope design services for projects in the greater New York City area.

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    Alison B. Hoffmann Alison B. Hoffmann
    Communications Manager
    Alison B. Hoffmann
    Alison B. Hoffmann
    Communications Manager

    With a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from the University of Arizona, Alison is the single point of contact for all official corporate communication. She edits and produces the award-winning Hoffmann Architects JOURNAL, as well as technical articles in trade publications, and she oversees the image and reputation of the firm in print, online, and in the industry.

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    John J. Hoffmann, FAIA John J. Hoffmann, FAIA
    Executive Chairman
    John J. Hoffmann, FAIA
    John J. Hoffmann, FAIA
    Executive Chairman

    A commitment to the nearly lost art of innovative, precise architectural detailing guides John’s direction of the remedial and restoration projects undertaken by the firm. He received his architecture degree from the City College of New York and was elevated into the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows in 1992 for significant contribution to the field of architecture.

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    Avi A. Kamrat Avi A. Kamrat
    Executive Vice President
    Chief Financial Officer
    Avi A. Kamrat
    Avi A. Kamrat
    Executive Vice President
    Chief Financial Officer

    Avi provides financial accountability for all of the firm’s projects.  He oversees resource allocation and contract administration to maintain budget and scheduling objectives.  Liaising between clients and the firm’s technical professionals, Avi applies his degree from Brandeis University to multidimensional business management practice.

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    Lawrence Keenan, AIA, PE Lawrence Keenan, AIA, PE
    Senior Vice President
    Director, Architecture and Engineering
    Lawrence Keenan, AIA, PE
    Lawrence Keenan, AIA, PE
    Senior Vice President
    Director, Architecture and Engineering

    Larry is the manager of technical staff for the firm’s Connecticut office. Both a licensed structural engineer and a registered architect, he brings experience and technical wherewithal to complex structural challenges. A civil engineering graduate of the University of Connecticut, Larry has been solving design problems in garages, facades, and plazas with Hoffmann Architects for more than 20 years, garnering two patents in the process.

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    Erin L. Kesegi, AIA Erin L. Kesegi, AIA
    Senior Architect
    Erin L. Kesegi, AIA
    Erin L. Kesegi, AIA
    Senior Architect

    Erin applies her architecture degree from Roger Williams University to the investigation and remediation of building envelope problems. Her leadership in mentoring emerging design professionals and overseeing company drafting and technical standards promotes achievement and consistency firm-wide.

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    Nupur S. Khadilkar, LEED Green Assoc. Nupur S. Khadilkar, LEED Green Assoc.
    Project Representative
    Nupur S. Khadilkar, LEED Green Assoc.
    Nupur S. Khadilkar, LEED Green Assoc.
    Project Representative

    Nupur not only graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, she also earned a Master of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. For Nupur, the intersection of architecture and engineering brings to life the beauty and organization of structures. She studied Renaissance architecture and history in Florence, Italy and interned with a design firm in Boston, Mass., building skills in design documentation and the LEED certification process. With Hoffmann Architects’ Virginia office, Nupur supports building assessment, design development, drafting, and construction administration for building envelope projects.

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    Juan Kuriyama, AIA Juan Kuriyama, AIA
    Vice President
    Director, Architecture
    Juan Kuriyama, AIA
    Juan Kuriyama, AIA
    Vice President
    Director, Architecture

    Juan is responsible for the diagnosis and resolution of building system distress. In his 15-plus years with the firm, he has been recognized for his expertise by both Spanish and English publications. Juan earned architecture degrees from Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru and from Pratt Institute in New York.

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    Cindy Lattanzio Cindy Lattanzio
    Human Resources Manager
    Cindy Lattanzio
    Cindy Lattanzio
    Human Resources Manager

    Guiding employees in navigating benefits election, training, and personnel relations, Cindy is responsible for overseeing recruiting, hiring, and retention, as well as for administering benefits and compensation, providing management coaching, and improving job satisfaction and employee engagement for the entire staff. With a degree in sociology from Susquehanna University and experience at global Fortune 500 companies, Cindy brings sensitivity and strong interpersonal skills to the support and management of the firm’s most valuable resource: its people.

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    Tai Mahmuti, PE, LEED Green Assoc. Tai Mahmuti, PE, LEED Green Assoc.
    Senior Engineer
    Tai Mahmuti, PE, LEED Green Assoc.
    Tai Mahmuti, PE, LEED Green Assoc.
    Senior Engineer

    A civil engineering graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, Tai leads project teams in research, design development, detail drawing, report preparation, and construction administration. His experience in building science and performance offers valuable perspective for the evaluation and rehabilitation of exterior envelope conditions.

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    Robert A. Marsoli, Jr., PE Robert A. Marsoli, Jr., PE
    Senior Engineer
    Robert A. Marsoli, Jr., PE
    Robert A. Marsoli, Jr., PE
    Senior Engineer

    As a key part of the firm’s engineering team, Rob lends proficiency in structural design and modification to building envelope and garage projects. With a degree in civil engineering from Northeastern University, he brings insight into technical matters that has proven vital to the investigation and rehabilitation of building distress.

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    Melissa R. Melone, Assoc. AIA Melissa R. Melone, Assoc. AIA
    Project Representative
    Melissa R. Melone, Assoc. AIA
    Melissa R. Melone, Assoc. AIA
    Project Representative

    While earning an architecture degree from Syracuse University, Melissa interned at prestigious New York design firms, developing skills in design development, drawing, document preparation, bidding assistance, and contract administration. She studied architecture in Florence, Italy and participated in service, outreach, and leadership programs that helped shape the architecture program at her alma matter. She brings experience building collaborative client relationships to her role in supporting building enclosure projects with the firm’s New York City office.

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    Rachel A. Mesite Rachel A. Mesite
    Corporate Secretary
    Senior Finance Coordinator
    Rachel A. Mesite
    Rachel A. Mesite
    Corporate Secretary
    Senior Finance Coordinator

    In collaboration with the Controller and CFO, Rachel maintains Hoffmann Architects’ financial records, processing invoices, reviewing expenses, and providing accounting support. An honors graduate of Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, Rachel contributes her experience in finance and administration to meeting the financial record-keeping and reporting needs of the firm.

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    Nicholas J. Moroniti Nicholas J. Moroniti
    Information Technology Manager
    Nicholas J. Moroniti
    Nicholas J. Moroniti
    Information Technology Manager

    Given the technologically-driven nature of the profession, Nick plays a critical role at Hoffmann Architects: he directs, plans, implements, troubleshoots and maintains all computing systems for the firm. From drafting software to smartphones, Nick applies his computer science degree from Quinnipiac University to the long-term planning and day-to-day management of the firm’s technology resources.

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    David S. Obrizzo David S. Obrizzo
    CAD/IT Coordinator
    David S. Obrizzo
    David S. Obrizzo
    CAD/IT Coordinator

    With extensive experience in drafting, 3D modeling, and conceptual rendering, David is responsible for the development, maintenance, and implementation of computer-aided drafting standards for the firm. He develops training programs to support the technical staff in achieving consistent, precise drawings that provide clear information to the project team. Proficient in various architectural and graphic software programs, David works closely with the information technology manager to provide technical support and identify new ways to use technology to meet the needs of the firm.

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    Richard W. Off, AIA Richard W. Off, AIA
    Senior Architect
    Richard W. Off, AIA
    Richard W. Off, AIA
    Senior Architect

    Applying studies in urbanism, ecological design, Modernism, and high-rise structures to the considerations of the building envelope, Richard leads project teams in the New York office, diagnosing and resolving distress and failure in facade, roof, and plaza systems. An architecture research fellow in Southeast Asia and South America with a background in dense urban environments, Richard earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.

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    Rachel C. Palisin, PE, LEED AP BD+C Rachel C. Palisin, PE, LEED AP BD+C
    Vice President
    Director, Engineering
    Rachel C. Palisin, PE, LEED AP BD+C
    Rachel C. Palisin, PE, LEED AP BD+C
    Vice President
    Director, Engineering

    Director of the firm’s Washington DC area office, Rachel is an experienced professional engineer with a background in restoration and sustainable design. She 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. Rachel 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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    Guilherme C. Pinho, Assoc. AIA Guilherme C. Pinho, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Coordinator
    Guilherme C. Pinho, Assoc. AIA
    Guilherme C. Pinho, Assoc. AIA
    Senior Project Coordinator

    Committed to sustainable design and efficient construction, Guilherme doesn’t just talk the talk: he designed his home, which he is building with his own two hands, to be a Passive House with zero carbon footprint. Guilherme is a student in the Honors Program at Boston Architectural College, where he is working toward a Master of Architecture degree, and he earned a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering Technology from the University of Hartford. Well versed in design software, he has an Architectural and Civil CADD Technology Diploma from Porter & Chester Institute in Connecticut. Guilherme applies more than 12 years’ experience in architectural drafting and construction management to supporting projects in the Connecticut office.

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    Donna L. Rehm-McCabe Donna L. Rehm-McCabe
    Controller
    Donna L. Rehm-McCabe
    Donna L. Rehm-McCabe
    Controller

    Donna is responsible for all financial and accounting activities of the firm, from client and payroll account processing to financial reporting. With a degree in accounting from American International College, Donna brings nearly 30 years of senior-level finance experience to her role in keeping the books and providing critical financial information to guide company decisions.

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    Benjamin J. Robinson, AIA Benjamin J. Robinson, AIA
    Senior Architect
    Benjamin J. Robinson, AIA
    Benjamin J. Robinson, AIA
    Senior Architect

    As chairperson of the Training and Resources Committee, Ben leads the firm’s professional development program and oversees implementation of company technical standards. A graduate of Connecticut College, Ben brings specialized experience in historic materials and construction styles to the restoration of local and national landmarks.

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    Russell M. Sanders, AIA Russell M. Sanders, AIA
    President
    Russell M. Sanders, AIA
    Russell M. Sanders, AIA
    President

    Russ is responsible for the attention to detail that characterizes Hoffmann Architects projects.  He oversees the technical staff company-wide to ensure that work is completed to rigorous standards.  After receiving his architecture degree from the Ohio State University, Russ came right to work at Hoffmann Architects, where he has since honed a career’s worth of expertise in the technical demands of rehabilitation.

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    Kara L. Shypula, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Assoc. Kara L. Shypula, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Assoc.
    Senior Project Manager
    Kara L. Shypula, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Assoc.
    Kara L. Shypula, Assoc. AIA, LEED Green Assoc.
    Senior Project Manager

    Often photographed hanging over the side of a New York skyscraper on an observation platform, Kara provides close-up inspection for even the most daunting of buildings. She also applies her architecture education at the University of Hartford to preparing drawings and specifications and providing project management services for building envelope rehabilitation.

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    Steven J. Susca, PE Steven J. Susca, PE
    Senior Engineer
    Steven J. Susca, PE
    Steven J. Susca, PE
    Senior Engineer

    Steve’s engineering solutions do more than demonstrate the systems analysis techniques he learned while pursuing his structural engineering degree at the University of Connecticut. His technical ability goes beyond textbook calculation to draw from years of experience with diverse building materials and configurations.

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