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Principal Talya Santillan Named One of WBC’s 2018 Outstanding Women

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Talya Santillan, PE, LEED AP has been selected as one of the Women Builders Council‘s (WBC) 2018 Outstanding Women. We are proud of her commitment to increasing diversity and expanding the role of women in the architecture, engineering and construction industry, as well as her constant demonstration of leadership within the field of engineering. Talya is a member of the New York Chapter of Professional Women in Construction (PWC) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Congratulations Tayla!

The Tenement Museum Receives MASTerworks Award for Best Restoration

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The Tenement Museum has won a 2018 MASterworks Award for Best Restoration from The Municipal Art Society of New York. Located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the museum preserves the history of immigration and depicts immigrant life through the lens of families who once resided in this iconic neighborhood.

Click the link to learn more about all the MASterworks awards: https://www.mas.org/awards/masterworks/

The Skylight Renovation Underway at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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One of Kohler Ronan’s current projects with The Metropolitan Museum of Art is an extensive skylight replacement. The project, led by Beyer Blinder Belle, is the largest of its kind in The Met’s history. Not only does the project call for the replacement of 30,000 sf of skylights above the museum’s oldest spaces, but also new ducts, pipes, and cables, as well as 50,000 sf of masonry repairs and repointing. It’s a challenging and impressive project for which we are proud to be creating innovative engineering design solutions. Learn more about the skylights renovation in this New York Times article.

UConn Hartford Wins Connecticut Preservation Award

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Kohler Ronan is honored to be the recipient of a Connecticut Preservation Award – Award of Merit by the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation for the rehabilitation of the Hartford Times Building. The façade of the building was restored and integrated into the new UConn Hartford campus which has contributed significantly to the revitalization of downtown Hartford. 

Partners Craig Razza, Steve Lembo, and Rory Ronan were in attendance.

For the full list of award recipients, click here.

The Frick Collection Board of Trustees Approves Designs to Enhance and Expand Facilities

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The Frick Collection has revealed approved designs to enhance and expand its landmark museum’s facilities. We are thrilled to be providing MEP/FP Engineering and Technology Design alongside the architectural leadership of Selldorf Architects and Beyer Blinder Belle.

The project will include approximately 60,000 square feet of enhanced spaces and 27,000 square feet of new construction. A 2020 groundbreaking is expected.

Read The Frick Collection’s press release here.

For updates on the construction of the project, click here.

Read The New York Times feature here.

Associate Max Chien Featured in Consulting-Specifying Engineer Magazine

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Associate and Senior Mechanical Engineer Max Chien, PE, LEED AP was featured as a respondent in Consulting-Specifying Engineer’s article entitled “Designing Efficient K-12 Schools.” The article examines the need for more technologically advanced educational facilities as well as engineers’ responses to that need given the digital environment in which today’s children find themselves.

Read the full article here.

Hayes Theater Lighting Ceremony

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The lights are on at the Hayes Theater and our engineers were thrilled to have been part of the lighting ceremony this morning. The event celebrated the official opening of the newly-renovated Broadway theater, formerly the Helen Hayes Theatre.  Our engineers designed comprehensive MEP/FP systems in support of infrastructure upgrades and significant renovations to both back-of-house and front-of-house areas. Dating back to the early 1900s, the venue is rich in theatrical history and stands as a testament to old Broadway.  Out team is delighted to have contributed to the theater’s future longevity.

Pictured: Project Engineer Neal Hasrajani, Associate Madhav Munshi, Partner Steven Lembo, Senior Associate Joseph Amato, and Associate Joe Ianni.  

Thompson Exhibition Building Wins AIA QUAD 2017 Design Award

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The Mystic Seaport Museum’s Thompson Exhibition Building has been awarded with an AIA QUAD 2017 Design Award.  Specifically, the 21,000 sf facility was recognized with an Honor Award – With Distinction.

The jury praised the museum and provided the following thoughts: “Whimsical and joyful, this project has very strong imagery: the jury admired its resilience and its work with glulam structure to connect with traditional shipbuilding imagery.”

The Annual QUAD (Quality Unites Architectural Design) Conference unites AIA (American Institute of Architects) Chapters from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. This year’s conference was held in Albany, New York.

To see more photos and learn more about the Mystic Seaport Museum’s Thompson Exhibition Building, click here.

 

 

 

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Kohler Ronan is dedicated to attracting creative, highly motivated individuals to join our Firm. The same is true of the engineering students we seek to attract for our mechanical and electrical engineering internships. The internship programs are offered in both our Danbury, CT and New York, NY offices from Monday, June 4 to Friday, August 11, 2018. During the 10-week period, interns will learn from experienced senior engineers at the forefront of their fields. They will work on challenging projects and be exposed to some of the latest in industry technology.


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