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The Skylight Renovation 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.

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.

 

 

 

Announcing Kohler Ronan 2017 Promotions

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At this time, we would like to acknowledge several Kohler Ronan team members for their incomparable commitment to excellence in the field of engineering, their exemplary dedication to both firm and client, and their inspiring leadership which serves to encourage the entire staff. Please join us in congratulating our newest Partner, Principal, Senior Associates, and Associates. We wish them much continued success!

Partner

Partner

Erik Bodelsen, PE

Associate

Associate

John Fusco, PE

Principal

Principal

Talya Santillan, PE

Associate

Associate

Madhav Munshi, BEMP

Senior Associate

Senior Associate

Joseph Amato

Associate

Associate

Pearl Odu, PE

Senior Associate

Senior Associate

Edward Ruggiero, RCDD, TLT

Kohler Ronan Named Among the Top 45 Green Engineering Firms

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We are honored to have been named one of the Top 45 Green Engineering Firms by Building Design + Construction Magazine. Over a dozen of our engineers are designated as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professionals (LEED AP) by the US Green Building Council, and we are committed to growing our expertise and providing innovative sustainable design solutions across our project portfolio

Kohler Environmental Center Wins 2017 Education Facility Design Award of Excellence

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We are proud to learn that the Kohler Environmental Center at Choate Rosemary Hall has won a 2017 Education Facility Design Award of Excellence from the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education. Completed in 2012 and located in Wallingford, CT, this state-of-the-art environmental center is LEED Platinum Certified, and achieves net-zero energy usage. Congratulations to RAMSA Architects on this distinguished achievement. Click here to view our portfolio page containing project details and project photos.

Learn more about the 2017 Education Facility Design Awards here.

Kohler Ronan Tops-off the Bethel Police Department

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Senior Mechanical Engineer John Fusco and Office Manager Daniela Enkelmann joined Downes ConstructionJacunski Humes Architects, members of the Bethel Police Department, and others at Tuesday’s topping-off beam signing ceremony for the new Bethel Police Department in Bethel, Connecticut.

The 22,000 square-foot, two-story police station will include administration offices, a physical training area and locker rooms, prisoner processing and holding cells, a 911 call center, and an indoor firing range.

Kohler Ronan provided comprehensive MEP/FP Engineering and Technology Design services for the project.

The police station’s expected completion is set for the spring of 2018.

UConn Opens New Downtown Campus in Hartford

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The University of Connecticut opened its new campus with a ribbon cutting ceremony in downtown Hartford. The new building represents the fulfillment of two goals: 1) creating a centrally located campus for the UConn Hartford students and faculty and 2) revitalizing the Front Street District by incorporating the previously vacant Hartford Times Building into the architectural fabric of the city.

“It will be part of the backbone of Hartford: a place of learning, engagement, and discovery, and a vibrant part of this neighborhood and the capital city as a whole,” said UConn President Susan Herbst.

The new building totals over 230,000 sf and accommodates classrooms, common spaces, academic department offices, science laboratories, student café/casual dining areas, and retail spaces.

Partners Rory Ronan, Joseph Lembo, Craig Razza, and Steve Lembo, along with senior project engineers, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the new campus.

To learn more about the project, please 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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