Maxwell S. Chien, PE, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Associate, Senior Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Chien is an enthusiastic and highly-focused engineer. During his tenure at Kohler Ronan, he has successfully designed sophisticated mechanical systems for some very unique projects and building types. He has done so with incomparable attention to detail, extreme professionalism, and a deep understanding of clients’ goals. Mr. Chien’s primary function within the firm is design and coordination of mechanical systems. He also contributes to our energy modeling department. New York institutions and prestigious independent schools are among his portfolio of projects.



Master of Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Primary Disciplines

Mechanical Engineering

Building Specialties

Academic, Institutional, Performing Arts, Private Residences, Senior Care Facilities

Years of Experience

Practicing Since 2008

Licensed Professional Engineer

Registered in the state of New York


ACE Mentor Program

Project Experience


    • Bard College | László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory Building | Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
    • Dickinson College | High Street Residence Hall | Carlisle, PA
    • Marist College | Multiple Projects | Poughkeepsie, NY
      • Murray Student Center & Music Building, Steel Plant Studio Renovation
    • New Mexico State University | Center for the Arts | Las Cruces, NM
    • Notre Dame University | Raclin Murphy Museum of Art | Notre Dame, IN
    • UConn Hartford | Downtown Campus | Hartford, CT
    • Brunswick School | Natatorium | Greenwich, CT
    • Collegiate School | 11-story New Construction | New York, NY
    • Hewitt School | Renovations | New York, NY


    • Bear Library | Renovation | Bear, DE
    • Manhattan School of Music | Neidorff-Karpati Hall Renovations (Auditorium) | New York, NY
    • The Met Breuer | Building Redesign & Restaurant | New York, NY
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Facilities Master Plan | New York, NY
    • New York Botanical Garden | Edible Academy | New York, NY
    • New York Public Library | Midtown Campus Renovation | New York, NY
      • Mid-Manhattan Library and Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    • Grolier Club | Renovations | New York, NY/li>
    • Leslie Loham Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art | Renovations | New York, NY
    • Onassis Cultural Center | Gallery Renovations | New York, NY
    • The Tenement Museum | Tenement Apartments & Visitor Center | New York, NY


    • 448 & 450 Waverly Place | Passive House Renovation | New York, NY
    • Multiple Private Residences | Apartment/Townhome Renovations | Various NY Locations
    • Harlem Rectory | Renovations | New York, NY
    • Peconic Landing | CCRC | Greenport, NY