SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, today announced its region-wide promotions. The Americas Region board, which oversees operations in the United States, Canada, and Brazil, selects new associates and associate principals on an annual basis. The firm has elevated 10 individuals in California and 31 throughout the region.
"In the words of our founder, Ove Arup, no matter how wonderful an organization we can devise, its success depends on the people working in it," said Mahadev Raman, Americas Region chairman of the board. "In that spirit, please join me and the Americas Group Board in congratulating our new associates and associate principals."
Shakeel Ahmed, PE, LEED AP, is a mechanical engineer in Arup's San Francisco office. Before joining Arup in 2006, Shakeel received a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from NED University of Technology in Karachi, Pakistan, and a master's in mechanical engineering from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He has over 21 years of experience in mechanical design, engineering, and construction administration for a variety of major projects involving commercial, institutional, industrial, health care, government, sports arenas, and military facilities. Shakeel's project experience includes high-rise office and residential buildings, hotels, airports, hospitals, educational institutions, laboratories, restaurants, warehouses, and data centers. A few of his notable projects include UC Berkeley's Computational Research and Theory Facility, 525 Golden Gate in San Francisco, AT&T Park in San Francisco, and Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Complex in Abu Dhabi.
Emily Dufner, IALD, leads the lighting design practice in Arup's San Francisco office. She started her career in Europe, working for 12 years based in London and Berlin before returning to the United States. Emily holds a degree in architectural engineering from Kansas State University and a master's degree in city design and social science from the London School of Economics. Emily is passionate about cities, culture, and the role that design plays in the way that people use places. Her skills span from conceptual through detail lighting design for museums, retail, corporate, urban, and existing buildings and projects to strategic design for large-scale urban developments. A few of her notable projects include the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco; Msheireb urban quarter in Doha, Qatar; the London 2012 Olympic Games; and Beijing's National Stadium.
Keith Greville, PEng, CEng, ENV SP, is a civil engineer and project manager for major infrastructure projects in Arup's Los Angeles office. He started his career in Ireland and has worked on civil/infrastructural projects all over the world, including South and Central America, Eastern Europe, Canada, and currently the United States. With 17 years of experience, Keith's key areas of expertise include project and interface management of large-scale multidisciplinary projects and civil design to include drainage design, sanitary sewers, stormwater management, utility diversions, traffic analysis/staging, and road and parking lot design. He also spent time on-site as an assistant resident engineer on the Second Liffey Valley Bridge in Dublin, Ireland. His other notable projects include the Spadina Subway Stations (York University and Vaughan), the Don River Park Development, and the Queens Quay revitalization, all in Toronto, and the California High-Speed Rail. He is currently managing Arup's efforts on the $1.3bn Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor in Los Angeles.
Alex Lofting, CEng, is a mechanical engineer and leads the existing buildings business for Arup in the San Francisco office. Alex, who joined Arup in 2001, has over 13 years of experience and an established track record of designing and delivering low-energy buildings across a variety of business sectors. As an active designer he has developed a particular interest in the built form and the use of passive engineering techniques to control the internal environment. Alex's particular skills include leading multidisciplinary design teams and all aspects of building physics including district energy modeling, dynamic thermal modeling, and conventional and low-energy heating, cooling, and ventilation systems and controls. His projects include 510 Townsend in San Francisco; new and existing buildings for technology firm SPLUNK, headquartered in San Francisco; and the adaptive reuse of a historic building into a high-performance teaching facility at the University of California, Davis.
Rica dela Cruz, MSFE, is a facade consultant in Arup's Los Angeles office. Rica has a bachelor of science degree in architecture and has over 10 years of experience in the design, specification, and testing of building envelopes. She has worked at Arup's Singapore, London, and Los Angeles offices and has been involved in projects from initial design conceptualization to on-site completion. Rica has strong project management skills and has worked with signature architects and multidisciplinary teams on projects that include commercial, residential, leisure, and airport buildings. A few of her notable projects include the Guggenheim Museum and the Abu Dhabi International Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arup Emirates, and the Holburne Museum in Bath, United Kingdom.
Stuart Inglis is a risk consultant in Arup's San Francisco office, specializing in business continuity and operational risk management. He has 10 years of experience working with a diverse range of clients throughout the world, operating in a broad range of industry sectors, assisting in the identification of risk exposures and the development and implementation of risk management methodologies, processes, and mitigation strategies. His clients have included Amazon, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Aon, and Singapore's Land Transport Authority.
Daniel Kim, PE, LEED AP BD+C, is a mechanical engineer in Arup's Los Angeles office. Prior to joining Arup in 2008, Daniel received a bachelor's in mechanical engineering with an emphasis in dynamics from the University of California, Berkeley. Throughout 12 years of experience in his field, he has worked on many different types of projects and is especially familiar with California mechanical, plumbing, and building codes. His projects types are various, including educational buildings, hotels, offices, hospitals, mixed-use, retail, performing arts centers, light rail subway stations, and data centers. This wide range of building types and design experience brings a uniquely adaptable and versatile working knowledge to his projects. In addition, Daniel has experience in sustainable, low-energy, and LEED-certified projects. As a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction, he brings an understanding of sustainable practices to each job that he works on. Daniel's projects include the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor in Los Angeles, the USC Village in Los Angeles, LAX Central Utility Plant Replacement in Los Angeles, and JetBlue's Terminal 5i at JFK International Airport in New York.
Raymond Lai, PE, SE, LEED AP, is a structural engineer in Arup's San Francisco office. He has over 14 years of experience in design, analysis, and construction administration of a wide variety of buildings. Prior to joining Arup in 2004, Raymond received a bachelor's in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a master's in structural engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He has worked as a project engineer through all phases of design from schematic to construction administration. He has also worked in several Arup offices including Hong Kong, London, and throughout the United States. Raymond's project experience includes hospitals, museums, airports, and commercial and residential high-rise buildings in the United States, Asia, Europe, and South America. Raymond has worked on several notable projects such as the Stanford Graduate School of Business in Palo Alto, California; the Kaiser Vacaville Medical Center in Vacaville, California; and the 1400 Mission Condo in San Francisco.
Abigail Rolon is an economist in Arup's San Francisco office, with over 13 years of international experience conducting economic evaluations and financial analysis of public, private, and public-private investments. Before joining Arup, Abigail received a bachelor's in economics from the Centre of Economic Research in Mexico City and a master's in urban planning from UCLA. Abigail's skills include performing technical due diligence for lenders, managing complex projects, undertaking benefit cost analysis of infrastructure projects, developing macroeconomic forecasts for traffic and revenue studies in the transportation sector, and communicating and negotiating effectively. Her projects include the Long Beach Courthouse in Long Beach, California; El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia; Via Parque Rimac in Lima, Peru; and the Presidio Parkway in San Francisco.
Colm Tully, CCP, PSP, ENV SP, is the Cost Engineering and Management Leader for Arup in the Americas and is based in the San Francisco office. Prior to joining Arup in 2008, Colm received a bachelor's in construction economics and management from the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has over 10 years of experience in budget estimating, construction planning, cost control, program and project management, value engineering, and life cycle cost analysis, as well as experience working in Lender's Technical Advisory roles specific to advising on construction estimates, schedules, and risk analysis. Colm brings the knowledge of pre- and post-contract cost consultancy services, construction planning, and cost and schedule control that adds value to every project he works on. A few of his notable projects include California and Texas high-speed rail; the Tappan Zee Bridge in Albany, New York; and the Long Baseline Neutrino Facility in Lead, South Dakota.
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