NEW YORK, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today it has promoted five individuals in its New York office to the position of principal. John Hurt, PE, CEng, tunneling; Brian Stacy, IALD, LEED AP, lighting; Trent Lethco, AICP, transportation planning; Hillary Lobo, PE, electrical; and Tateo Nakajima, acoustics and performing arts, have been recognized for leadership and technical excellence.
"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 principals."
Jon Hurt, PE, C Eng., leads the tunnel design practice for Arup and is known for his design management and tunnel design on major projects, from concept through to construction. Jon's expertise includes cut-and-cover, Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM), and mined tunnels and caverns, working with contractors to value engineer efficient solutions, assessing the impact of tunneling on buildings, and investigations of existing tunnels and design of mitigation works. He joined Arup in 1998, and has worked on projects across the UK and North America, as well as Australia and East Asia. Jon has a master's degree in engineering from Cambridge University, UK and is a professional engineer in five states. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Underground Construction Association, the Institution of Civil Engineers, and the British Tunneling Society. Jon chairs Arup's philanthropic program in the Americas Region.
Brian Stacy, IALD, LEED AP, leads Arup's lighting group in the Americas. Brian has more than 20 years of experience in lighting design. His work has focused around design driven solutions for a range of exterior and interior environments in the museum, performance, art, civic, transportation and corporate sectors. From bespoke solutions for lighting products, through to the optimization of light, daylight and electric, his solutions have led to a number of design awards. Brian emphasizes holistic design solutions that integrate daylighting and electric lighting with the fabric of the built environment. He is also known for his pioneering work on media-architecture and fusing digital light and media art into the built environment. Brian holds a BFA in Lighting Design from DePaul University in Chicago and has achieved professional membership status in the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). Brian is also a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA). He has previously served on IALD's sustainability committee, IESNY's Education Committee for the NY Chapter of IES, and is on the USGBC LEED Technical Assistance Group for lighting.
Trent Lethco, AICP, leads Arup's transportation planning group in New York. His primary focus is on effectively linking transportation and land use policy to achieve fiscal, environmental, and social sustainability. Trent has a strong background in transportation planning, policy, and funding issues, with extensive experience directing public involvement for projects involving multiple stakeholders. His mission is to create a lasting legacy of positive change in the cities where we live, learn, work, and play. Trent holds a master's degree in urban planning from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor's degree in American History from University of California, Berkeley. He is on the board of directors for the Regional Plan Association in New York, and is a member of the Transportation Research Board's committee on transportation issues in major U.S. cities. In addition, Trent lectures at Columbia University in the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Hillary Lobo, PE, is an electrical engineer in Arup's New York office with a broad range of design, analysis and construction experience in corporate, high-rise, telecom, residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. He has specialized experience in mission critical facilities, and has completed several recent confidential projects for banking and financial institutions. His data center expertise includes deign and criteria for electrical service redundancies, equipment selection and siting. He also has extensive experience in the design, construction, testing, commissioning, operation and maintenance of electrical equipment associated with industrial facilities. Hillary holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Bombay University, India, and is a licensed professional engineer in New York. He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE).
Tateo Nakajima is a recognized leader in the design and planning of performing arts venues, ranging from concert halls and opera houses to pop entertainment venues in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Prior to joining Arup, Tateo was a partner and principal auditorium designer with Artec Consultants Inc, working on the theatre planning and auditorium acoustics aspects of a wide range of projects. (Artec was integrated into Arup in 2013.) He has led projects around the world, working with well-known architecture and design practices and with some of the most influential artists and musical ensembles today. Tateo's formal training and early career experience was in violin performance and conducting, studying in Canada, Japan, and in The Netherlands. He graduated from Upper Canada College and the Royal Conservatory of Music, and has led orchestras and opera companies in France, Switzerland, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland, and Denmark.
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Its engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world. Arup opened its first US office 25 years ago, and now employs 1,000 in the Americas. The firm was founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values that fosters a distinctive culture, intellectual independence and collaborative approach. The people at Arup are driven to find a better way to deliver better solutions for their clients. (www.arup.com)