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David Burns, AIA
Principal, STUDIOS Architecture

David Burns constantly challenges the idea that space is a limitation. His approach to design is that space – no matter its size or shape – is an opportunity. David is adept with big-picture thinking and attention to minute details, with experience ranging from base building and master planning to building renovation and complex office projects. He has led the design of many notable projects like 200 Fifth Avenue and 11 Madison Avenue in Manhattan and 2100 49th Avenue in Long Island City. He currently leads design of the repositioning of Kearny Point Industrial Park in Kearny, New Jersey. In each case, David unites his award-winning experience in repositioning real estate with designing workplaces to transform aging structures.

 

 

 

 

Vince Cammalleri, AIA
Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Vince Cammalleri is the Building Technology region head for SGH’s East Coast operations, including offices in Waltham, MA; New York City, NY; and Washington, D.C. He has extensive experience in the design, investigation, and repair of walls, roofs, glass curtain walls, and windows. Vince specializes in the analysis of moisture migration and condensation issues in building envelopes caused by heat, air, and vapor flow. He has lectured as an adjunct professor at the McGill University School of Architecture and as a visiting lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Architecture and Urban Planning. He has published numerous papers related to building technology in the United States and Canada, and is an active member of ASTM International.

 

 

 

 

Page Ayres Cowley, FAIA, FRIBA, LEED B+C
Principal, Page Ayres Cowley Architecture, LLC

Page Ayres Cowley established her firm in 1992 specializing in building conservation, adaptive reuse, and new construction in historic settings. The firm has received numerous preservation and design awards in the tri-state area. Page began her conservation career in the UK under the direction of the late Sir Bernard Feilden. Her firm has worked on many landmark properties, including the New York Yacht Club, the adaptive reuse of Strecker Laboratory and Blackwell House on Roosevelt Island, the 72nd Street and Atlantic Avenue Control Houses, and the Corbin Building – part of the new Fulton Center, which has received many preservation and engineering awards. Her current work includes the historic greenhouse at Green-Wood Cemetery; 706 Madison Avenue, which combines a historic bank with two new buildings, both to be completed this year; and the Down Town Association, due to start construction in spring 2018. She serves as land use co-chair of Manhattan CB 7, is on the advisory board of Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation, and is a board member of Landmark West!. She is also on the editorial board for the Butterworth-Heinemann Series in Conservation and Museology.

 

 

 

 

Matthew E. Doherty
Vice President, Zubatkin Owner Representation

Matthew Doherty has more than fifteen years of experience overseeing the planning and implementation of building projects for cultural, educational, institutional, and community facilities across all stages of development, including master planning, design, construction, and commissioning. His diverse experience includes renovations and expansions, mechanical and electrical upgrades, energy efficiency initiatives, and new construction. He has a keen understanding of project logistics and phasing, scheduling, cost control, team communications, and overall project management. Notable clients from his project work include the Archdiocese of New York, Ronald McDonald House New York, and the National Aquarium. Matthew previously served as a Captain in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, where he was responsible for overseeing civil and structural engineering teams that supported missions throughout the world

     
 

Guy Geier, FAIA, FIIDA, LEED AP
Managing Partner, FXFOWLE
2016-2017 President-Elect, AIA New York

Guy Geier is an architect and interior designer with more than thirty-seven years of experience designing and managing corporate and institutional projects. He is a leader of FXFOWLE’s Corporate and Interior Design practice, focusing on designing buildings and interiors that reflect a client’s mission and current program while anticipating future needs. His recent projects include the new School of Nursing for Columbia University, the adaptive reuse of an early-1990s armory into offices for a new multimedia entertainment company, and new headquarters for the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the National Audubon Society. Guy sits on advisory boards for multiple schools of architecture and interior design, and is currently the first vice president and president-elect of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter.

 

 

 

 

David Jacoby, P.E., LEED AP
Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

David Jacoby leads the firm’s Fire Engineering practice. He has twenty years of experience in fire protection engineering; is a registered professional engineer in New York, New Jersey, and five other states; and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He has worked on a broad range of projects from historic preservation and adaptive reuse to campus and city planning. His work also includes large assembly occupancies, stadiums, arenas, convention centers, mixed-use high-rise facilities, airports, hospitals, federal courthouses, office buildings, casinos, and residential facilities. He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is a past president of the New York City Metropolitan Chapter of SFPE.

 

 

 

 

John Langdon, P.E.
Vice President, Account Manager, Skanska USA 

John Langdon is a veteran of more than thirty years in the construction industry, spending twenty of those years with Skanska. He brings diverse experience as both a designer and construction manager to the forefront of numerous highly technical projects. The majority of John’s assignments have been in the metropolitan New York region, most recently the completion of the $600 million City University of New York/City College of New York (CUNY/CCNY) Advanced Science Research Center. In his current role as vice president and account manager, he is responsible for bringing in new business and maintaining client-based accounts by providing support to the Skanska team of executives, managers, and business developers. His current pursuits include infrastructure upgrades and repositioning projects for some of the largest New York City property managers. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey.

     
 

Filippo Masetti, P.E.
Senior Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Filippo Masetti has overseen design, investigation, strengthening, and rehabilitation projects involving concrete, steel, masonry, fiber-reinforced-polymer, and wood structures. He has published articles and lectured at conferences and universities on these and related topics. He specializes in load-testing of existing structures, and completed his master thesis in “Structural Implications of Field Load Testing Using Patch-Load.” He is an active member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 437 on Strength Evaluation of Existing Concrete Buildings and of the Structural Engineers Association of New York’s (SEAoNY) Codes and Standards Committee.

     
 

David Must, AIA, LEED AP
Associate Principal, STUDIOS Architecture

David Must is known for his ability to unlock the latent value of existing structures through renovation and adaptive reuse. He guides numerous building repositioning projects in New York City through creative analysis to tap into the inherent yet frequently underexploited opportunities within buildings. David has led such notable projects as 200 Fifth Avenue and 452 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, 2100 49th Avenue in Long Island City, and a decade’s worth of development at Chelsea Market, among many others. Each project capitalizes STUDIOS’s depth across market sectors, including both mixed-use and workplace design, enabling work that landlords must complete to attract today’s top tenants.

     

 

Garry Naughton
Branch Director, Structural Group

Garry Naughton joined Structural Group in 2009 as their building envelope branch director for New York. He has an academic background in civil engineering and construction management, and utilizes his New York City Special Riggers license to bring a broad range of hands-on project management and operational experience for both new and restorative construction projects ranging from $100,000 to $25 million. Garry’s project executive experience includes a $30 million exterior renovation of the New York City College of Technology in Brooklyn, envelope restoration of Taino Towers in Harlem, and the conservation of more than 5,000 concrete dalle-de-verre panels at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.

     
 

Matthew J. Normandeau, P.E., LEED AP
Senior Project Manager, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Matthew Normandeau specializes in designing, investigating, and rehabilitating building enclosures. He has experience investigating and designing curtain walls, windows, roofing, exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), stucco cladding, brick and stone veneer, solid masonry, transitional masonry, plaza waterproofing, and below-grade waterproofing. Mr. Normandeau has published papers on topics including vegetative roofing, energy performance, roofing failures, and below-grade waterproofing. He has lectured at local and national conferences, participates in the development of industry standards, and is a registered professional engineer. 

 

 

 

 

Sean M. O'Brien, P.E., LEED AP
Senior Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Sean O’Brien specializes in building science and building enclosure performance, including computer simulation of heat, air, moisture migration, and energy efficiency issues. He investigates and designs repairs for a wide variety of building types and has published papers on topics including moisture migration in masonry wall systems and condensation resistance of windows and curtain walls. Sean has experience working on several specialty and high-humidity building projects, including the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, New York. He is a licensed professional engineer in fifteen states. He is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIA NY); and New York City Energy Code Conservation Code advisory committee. He is also co-chair of the New York City Building Enclosure Council.

 

 

 

 

Kevin Poulin, Ph.D., P.E.
Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Kevin Poulin has a great depth of experience gained from more than twenty-five years as a structural designer. His projects include renovation of existing buildings, new building design, and structural peer reviews. Passionate about the restoration and adaptive reuse of existing buildings as a means to preserve the rich architectural history of New York City, Kevin’s signature work covers several local landmarks, including the Standard Oil Building, CAMI Building, Starrett-Lehigh Building, and Down Town Association. He is a registered professional engineer in seven states, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. He is a past president of the Structural Engineers Association of New York and a member of the New York Building Congress Planning, Growth, and Sustainability Committee.

     
 

Amarantha Z. Quintana-Morales
Staff II - Building Technology, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

Amarantha Quintana-Morales works on projects involving building enclosure investigation, remedial design and renovation, and design consultation of new building enclosure systems. Her notable projects in New York City include Shepard Hall at City College of New York, the Four Seasons Hotel, and 1711 First Avenue, as well as 2100 49th Avenue and 21-09 Borden Avenue in Long Island City. As part of SGH’s New York seminar series, Amarantha has presented on the use of modern materials in preservation.  She is a member of the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) and is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York.

     
 

Michael C. Radigan
Senior Project Executive, Western Construction Group

Michael Radigan specializes in overseeing large-scale, complex facade restoration and recladding projects. His diverse knowledge and industry experience allow him to collaborate effectively with building managers, owners, realty management companies, architects, and engineers to manage budgets, manpower, materials, and equipment for multimillion-dollar construction projects. Michael has led Western Construction Group’s elite Western Facades team and was also responsible for managing the company’s northeast operations, including the firm’s New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia offices. Michael has worked his way through the ranks as a field mechanic, foreman, superintendent, and branch manager. He has been responsible for facade restoration and repairs on high-profile projects in Manhattan, including 90 Church Street, 55 Church Street, the Tweed Courthouse, Worldwide Plaza, 11 Waverly Place, and the Guardian Life Building, as well as the Joseph Addabbo Federal Building in Jamaica, NY.

     
 

Carlo A. Scissura
President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Building Congress

Carlo Scissura is a lifelong New Yorker and veteran of Brooklyn politics, business, and economic development. He is president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the New York Building Congress, an association committed to promoting the growth and success of the construction industry in New York City and its environs. He previously served as president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, prior to which he was chief of staff and general counsel to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. Carlo also owned a thriving solo practice law firm and served on the staffs of State Senator Vincent Gentile and Assemblyman Peter Abbate. He is president of the Federation of Italian-American Organizations, and a member of the boards of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corp., New York City Regional Economic Development Council, and the Friends of the BQX. 

     
 

Annabelle Selldorf, FAIA
Principal, Selldorf Architects

Annabelle Selldorf is the principal of Selldorf Architects, a sixty-five-person architectural design practice that she founded in New York City in 1988. The firm has worked on public and private projects ranging from museums and libraries to a recycling facility, and at scales encompassing large new construction, historic renovations, and exhibition design. The firm’s clients include cultural institutions and universities such as the Frick Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, and Brown University. They recently completed the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility on the Brooklyn waterfront, the largest facility of its kind in the United States. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery, among others. Ms. Selldorf is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and serves on the boards of the Architectural League, Chinati, and Bard Center for Curatorial Studies.

     
 

Nathaniel B. Smith, P.E.,
Associate Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger 

Nathaniel Smith has fifteen years of engineering experience, including structural design, building damage and collapse investigation, repair and rehabilitation projects, and foundation installation monitoring. His background in geotechnical engineering and understanding of soil and foundation types helps him perform structural evaluations of existing buildings and investigations of structural damage and collapse. He also draws from his experience as a full-time field engineer in his design and investigation projects. Nate has worked on structural design and rehabilitation projects for several churches and cathedrals in New York and New Jersey, including the award-winning St. Brigid’s Church repairs. Nate was a coauthor of a three-part series in STRUCTURE magazine, “Divine Design: Renovating and Preserving Historic Houses of Worship,” and has also given numerous presentations on the effects of adjacent construction on existing structures.

     
 

Dan Tyler
Branch Manager, Pullman SST 

Dan Tyler is a man of many trades with more than twenty-four years of experience in building restoration. His projects include countless repairs of existing buildings and historic restorations, such as the W Hotel, Corbin Building, Childs Restaurant, and 25 Broadway. Dan is devoted to his work and an active participant in many organizations, including the International Concrete Repair Institute board; Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute; Association for Preservation Technology Northeast Chapter board; Building Restoration Contractors Association; New York Landmarks Conservancy; Structural Engineers Association of New York; Concrete Industry Board; and the Historic Districts Council of New York. Dan’s restoration career started in Kansas and spread to several locations across the country before leading him to his present-day position as branch manager of Pullman in New York.