NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, the global design and consulting firm for the built environment, is pleased to announce that Cierine Nicolas, PE, LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm's Chicago office as an Associate Principal. Named one of Building Design + Construction magazine's "40 Under 40" in 2013, Ms. Nicolas is a recognized technical authority and thought leader in the field of electrical engineering.
"Cierine is an accomplished electrical engineer and seasoned leader who brings more than 16 years of experience managing expansive, interdisciplinary teams of engineers on a variety of complex projects," said Jim Quiter, Chicago office group leader.
"Arup is known around the world for its groundbreaking work in all facets of design and construction, and I am excited to contribute to the firm's innovative portfolio," said Ms. Nicolas, who joined the company in early November.
A specialist in large, high-performance buildings, Ms. Nicolas has experience in office/corporate, mixed-use developments, hospitality, residential, educational, cultural, athletic, and government sectors. Among the notable projects to which she has contributed are: the Wrigley Field Restoration and Expansion project in Chicago; the 'Moment' high-rise residential building in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood; the development of downtown Chicago's Block 37 mixed-use urban center; the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Forum and South Campus Mixed-Use Development Superblock; the Department of Homeland Security's St. Elizabeths Campus in Washington D.C.; FKI Tower in Seoul, Korea; and Jeddah Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
She has served as an executive consultant to a preeminent Silicon Valley-based tech firm, advising the company's top management on domestic and international construction projects and real estate strategies. Prior to joining Arup, she was active within the Chicago architecture, engineering and real estate community as a Vice President at a large consulting engineering firm.
Ms. Nicolas holds Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering and molecular & cellular biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She was also awarded a graduate fellowship in electrical engineering, theoretical physics and integrative physiology jointly offered by Stanford University, Princeton University, and UIUC.
Arup provides planning, engineering, design, and consulting services for the most prominent projects and sites in the built environment. Since its founding in 1946, the firm has consistently delivered technical excellence, innovation, and value to its clients, while maintaining its core mission of shaping a better world. Arup opened its first US office more than 30 years ago and now employs 1,300 people in the Americas. The firm's employee-ownership structure promotes ongoing investment in joint research to yield better outcomes that benefit its clients and partners. Visit Arup's website, www.arup.com, and the online magazine of Arup in the Americas, doggerel.arup.com, for more information.
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