New York, NY Margulies Hoelzli Architecture (MHA) commenced a partnership with TGE Construction which will expand the firm’s work into Top Down construction projects. In addition, Margaret Chiou, P.E., has joined the firm’s senior management team as a project executive.
MHA has partnered with TGE Construction to provide architectural design services for development projects nationwide that implement TGE’s method of delivering mid- and high-rise buildings. Top Down type construction flips traditional ground-up construction by constructing entire floor plates at ground level before lifting into place. MHA will work with TGE on developing solutions for residential, hospitality and mixed-use projects that utilize the TGE approach while maximizing efficiency and ROI.
TGE Construction was founded by structural engineer and industry pioneer Dr. Charles Thornton, along with Jeffrey Grillo and Daniel Esparza, based upon Dr. Thornton’s Top Down technology platform and building approach. The senior staff at MHA have worked with Dr. Thornton for more than 25 years, initially at Thornton Tomasetti, and subsequently on joint projects that leverage both firms’ expertise.
In addition, Margaret Chiou, P.E., has joined the firm as a project executive. Chiou began her career at Thornton Tomasetti in 1999 and launched her independent forensic consulting firm in 2011. She is a graduate of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering with expertise in a range of project sectors, from advanced technology to manufacturing to residential. In her role at MHA, Chiou will join the senior management team and will be responsible for leading the firm’s investigative and forensic practice sectors.
“I am proud to be working with Matthew Hoelzli and Daniel Margulies again, and delighted to join the team of professionals at MHA,” said Chiou.