Talya Santillan, PE, LEED AP BD+C


Ms. Santillan 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, Ms. Santillan 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. Her skills have allowed her to successfully complete projects while mentoring several of our younger engineers. As Partner, Ms. Santillan will not only remain engaged in systems design and team leadership, but will contribute to business development and client satisfaction.



Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

Primary Disciplines

Mechanical Engineering

Building Specialties

Commercial, Education, Infrastructure, Institutional, and Residential

Years of Experience

Practicing Since 1999

Licensed Professional Engineer

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


LEED AP BD+C from the US Green Building Council


American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air- Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)


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

Project Experience


  • Bard College | László Z. Bitó ’60 Conservatory | Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
  • Marist College | Multiple Projects | Poughkeepsie, NY
    • Lowell Thomas Communications Center, Student Center/Rotunda
  • Stevens Institute of Technology | Colonial House Renovations | Hoboken, NJ
  • Calhoun School | Commons & Learning Center | New York, NY
  • Collegiate School | 11-Story New Construction | New York, NY
  • Nightingale – Bamford School | Renovations & Addition | New York, NY


  • Bear Library | Renovations | Bear, DE
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Multiple Projects | New York, NY
    • Data Center, Infrastructure Master Plan, Long-term Feasibility Study, Members Lounge
  • New York Botanical Garden | Edible Academy | New York, NY
  • New York Public Library | Midtown Campus Renovation | New York, NY
    • Mid-Manhattan Library & Stephen A. Schwarzman Building


  • 17 West 125th Street | Infrastructure & Residential Apartments | New York, NY
  • 103 East 86th Street | Infrastructure Upgrades for 12-story Residential Building | New York, NY
  • 1080 Amsterdam Avenue | Infrastructure Upgrades for 20-story Residential Building | New York, NY
  • Private Residence | Central Park West Apartment | New York, NY
  • Peconic Landing | CCRC | Greenport, NY
  • Wartburg | Adult Care & Assisted Living Community | Mount Vernon, NY