From the Firms – June 28, 2013

By Posted on June 28, 2013

Due to a rapidly expanding firm size, AE Works has relocated to East Liberty, hoping to establish the firm’s roots and ties with the local community. AE Works is also serving as engineer in infrastructure upgrades at all six State Veterans’ Homes in Pennsylvania, which is the final step toward achieving a uniform, all-inclusive security and elopement plan across the State Veterans’ Home System.


Astorino has been named as one of the nation’s leading architectural and engineering firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR). The publication ranked Astorino at 426 among the country’s Top 500 design firms for 2012. Chosen from more than 1,000 firms that submitted data for the survey, the Top 500 companies are ranked according to revenue for design services performed in 2012.

Lami Grubb Architects, LP has hired registered architect David Schaefer. A graduate of Florida International University in Miami, Schaefer joins the firm with more than 15 years of experience in small and large complex projects.

The Mario Lemieux Center for Blood Cancers, by Radelet McCarthy Polletta, was featured on the cover of the April 2013 issue of Healthcare Design Magazine.

Stantec has promoted Leslie Fitchwell and Carl Shilling to Principal; Nicki Harrington to Senior Associate; and Christy Lederer, George Rieke, AIA, Nate Werner, and Alicia Wolfe to Associate. Also, a design team from Stantec was honored this past April with a national award for its design of the Physical Sciences Building at Cornell University by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The award was presented at the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards gala in Washington, DC, also known as the “academy awards of engineering.”

Strada LLC has announced both promotions and new hires as they expand their staff. A member since the firm’s inception over 12 years ago, Thomas Price, AIA has become a Principal. Tom has played a vital role in shaping the firm’s culture and philosophy and is skilled as both a designer and collaborator. Additionally, Melanie Sloan began in April as an Interior and Graphic Designer; Purva Chawla started working in June as an Intern Landscape Architect; and Grace Ding has joined the firm as an Intern Architect.

Urban Design Associates (UDA) has been selected as part of a team led by Raleigh based Clearscapes to design the Raleigh Union Station. The station will feature the reuse of a historic industrial building as the new terminal and will become a cornerstone for revitalization of downtown Raleigh’s historic Warehouse District. The client is the North Carolina Department of Transportation, Rail Division and the project is partially funded with American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) Funds. UDA, as part of a team lead by NationalCORE, has also been selected as the design consultant for the development of 411 mixed-income residential dwelling units at the Waterman Gardens Public Housing site in San Bernardino, CA. This team will serve as a development partner with the Housing Authority of the County of San Bernardino. Additionally, UDA has been selected by the City of Calgary to develop comprehensive transit-oriented development (TOD) guidelines and station area plans for eleven light rail station areas throughout the city. The initiative is intended to guide public investment and set specific standards for development of land adjacent to each of the stations to create walkable, active, mixed-use centers appropriate to each context.


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