Design / Build

MADGI and Benchmark Builders complete 14,000 s/f at Vornado’s LEED Gold 280 Park Avenue

Manhattan, NY Interior design firm Montroy Andersen DeMarco (MADGI) has completed a new corporate workplace at 280 Park Ave. for one of the world’s foremost global insurance and banking groups.

EW Howell Construction promotes Lozier, Isbit, Laros and Hunter

Plainview, NY EW Howell Construction Group has promoted four staff that are integral to the firm’s continued growth. Scott Lozier rises to project executive, Hans Laros and Rob Isbit have each been named senior project manager, and Tracey Hunter is now a project manager.

Trinity Financial and MBD’s $175m Passive House project relies on structural thermal breaks

Bronx, NY The newly dedicated $175 million 425 Grand Concourse high-rise building serves as the largest Passive House project to date in North America. Passive House is an internationally-recognized building standard designed to ensure thermal comfort while significantly reducing energy use when compared to traditional construction.

Community Builders names Batus vice president

Manhattatn, NY According to the Community Builders, Jesse Batus will serve as regional vice president. A 16-year veteran of the housing organization, Batus will direct all real estate development activities in a diverse region that spans the boroughs, the surrounding counties in New York and New Jersey, and the cities and towns of the New York State Capitol Region.

Hopple promoted to partner at LERA

New York, NY LERA Consulting Structural Engineers (LERA) has promoted Patrick Hopple to partner. With the firm since 2006, Hopple is a leader of LERA’s federal government and local civic practice. Currently, he is overseeing LERA’s effort for projects with Overseas Building Operations (OBO) on new embassies and consulates worldwide.

Weinfeld, MDA and Shawmut Construction complete 11,000 s/f restaurant

Manhattan, NY The architectural team of Brazil-based architect Isay Weinfeld and New York City executive architect Montroy DeMarco Architecture (MDA), along with construction manager Shawmut Design & Construction, has completed Le Pavillon restaurant at One Vanderbilt. Developed and operating under the guidance of Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud, the restaurant has won Engineering News-Record New York (ENR NY) magazine’s Best of the Year Award in the residential/hospitality category.

Company of the Month: Wesbuilt Construction Managers: Digital construction technology innovator wins clients by accelerating project delivery and eliminating change orders and conflicts

New York, NY When president Donal McIntyre, later joined by principal Mark Galway, established Manhattan-based Wesbuilt Construction Managers in 2012, they understood the construction industry was lagging behind in reaping the benefits of digital technologies that other industries were rapidly adopting.

MAP promotes Loughlin to principal

New York, NY Magnusson Architecture and Planning has promoted Brian Loughlin to principal. Loughlin has been with MAP for more than five years and as the company’s director of planning and urban design, he has built upon the firm’s legacy of bringing a community-based and human-centered approach to planning and affordable housing design.

H2M hires Moran as Suffern office director

Suffern, NY H2M architects + engineers has hired James “Jim” Moran, P.E., as Suffern office director. Moran will lead the Suffern team’s growth in revenue and expansion of services for all of H2M’s markets.

Cooper Robertson expands leadership team and promotes key designers

New York, NY Architecture and urban design firm Cooper Robertson has hired Elizabeth Stoel, known by colleagues as Betsy, as the firm’s director of architecture, and Brad Barnett as director of urban design. Also adding to the firm’s architecture, design and planning influence are the recent promotions of seven team members into associate and senior associate positions.