From the Firms – February 28, 2013

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After over two years of design and construction, a new clinic on the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center campus in Altoona, PA is in full operation. Designed and engineered by A|E Works, the new clinic provides rehabilitation therapy and care to Veterans. The team’s design for the new addition relocates and expands physical medicine rehabilitation services and the prosthetic department. One of the project’s main goals was also to make the clinic more accessible.


w-FTF-AllenShariffJames T. Marsili joined Allen & Shariff Engineering, LLC as a Senior Plumbing Designer. Heather Stapel, P.E., CEM, LEED AP BD+C has been hired as a Mechanical Engineer.

The Construction Advancement Program of Western Pennsylvania (CAP) has named Thomas A. Landau Chairman of CAP. Landau is President of Landau Building Company, a fifth generation commercial general contractor located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh. Established in 1894, Landau Building Company is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, commercial contractor in Western Pennsylvania. Mr. Landau is Immediate Past President of the Master Builders’ Association of Western Pennsylvania.

Lainey Castelli, LEED, A.P., has joined the firm of Hancock Architecture located in Rochester, PA. Ms. Castelli holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Architecture from Kent State University.

w-FTF-MascaroEngineering News Record announced the winners of its Top 20 Under 40 competition in the Mid-Atlantic region, which celebrates the excellence of young design and construction professionals in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Among the winners is Michael R. Mascaro, vice president and chief communications officer of Mascaro Construction.

w-FTF-CowanNewly appointed principal Timothy J. Cowan, AIA, has been named leader of Stantec’s healthcare practice for the Western Pennsylvania region. Over the course of his 30-year career, Cowan has been involved exclusively with healthcare facilities design, ranging from facility master plans for hospitals, healthcare systems, and institutions, to large-scale complex building types including additions, renovations, and free-standing specialty healthcare facilities. He earned his bachelor of architecture degree from The Pennsylvania State University.

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