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Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

Primary Disciplines

Mechanical Engineering

Building Specialties

Academic, Commercial, Cultural, and Residential 

Years of Experience

Practicing Since 1999

Licensed Professional Engineer

Registered in the States of Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York


Accredited LEED AP BD+C from the US Green Building Council 


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Professional Women in Construction (PWC) 


Named Among Top 40 Under 40 by Consulting-Specifying Engineer (2015)

Talya Santillan, PE, LEED AP BD+C


Talya has designed mechanical systems for large institutions, universities, commercial spaces, and residences—both in urban and rural areas. She brings substantial industry experience, attention to detail, operational skills, and creative talent to all projects. Since joining Kohler Ronan’s New York office, Talya has proven herself to be extremely engaging and to possess unparalleled interpersonal skills. She is able to explain the most complicated engineering topics in the simplest of terms. 

As Partner, Talya participates in team leadership, contributes to business development, and ensures client satisfaction. Her many skills allow her to successfully complete projects while mentoring several of our younger engineers. 

Project Experience

ModernHaus Soho

Conditions Assessment and Renovations

City National Bank

East Coast Expansion

New York Public Library (SASB)

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (SASB)

New York Public Library (SNFL)

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

Hispanic Society of America Museum & Library

Master Plan Study

Marist College Murray Student Center & Music Building

Murray Student Center & Music Building

The Calhoun School Commons and Learning Center

Commons and Learning Center

Bard College László Z. Bitó ‘60 Conservatory Building

László Z. Bitó ‘60 Conservatory Building

New York Botanical Garden Edible Academy

Edible Academy

Peconic Landing

Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

Collegiate School

11-story New Construction