Buro Happold, New York, has hired Ariella Rosenberg as a strategic planner to work in the firm's strategic management company Happold Consulting. Rosenberg has more than a decade of urban planning experience focusing on sustainability planning, energy management and climate action. She previously served as deputy director of the New York City Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability, where she was part of the team that developed PlaNYC to combat climate change.

Anthony S. Pecci, based in Dewberry's Bloomfield, N.J., office, has been promoted to senior vice president from vice president.


Dewberry has also hired Steven J. Giordano as facilities engineering manager for its New York City office. Giordano's duties include providing reviews for and subject matter expertise for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing design group.

Thornton Tomasetti has hired Daniel H. Nall as senior vice president in the firm's New York office. He has more than 30 years of experience developing green concepts for building systems and will join the firm's building sustainability practice as its first MEP specialist.

APG International, Glassboro, N.J., has appointed Stewart Struzer as vice president of business development for its North American headquarters.

Tom Porter, vice president and general counsel of LeChase Construction Services, Rochester, N.Y., recently published a book entitled "Profit, Risk & Leadership: The Business of Construction & Design-Build."

Yonkers Contracting Co., Yonkers, N.Y., has hired Ali Catik as vice president. He will report to John L. Kolaya, who was recently promoted to president and COO from executive vice president.

Also, James P. Strobel has been named vice president of construction for the New York metropolitan area.


Mc Gowan Builders, New York, has hired William H. Morace as project manager. Morace has nearly 30 years of experience as a project manager for multiple general contractors in the tristate region.

Skanska USA, Astoria, N.Y., has hired Keith Sabol as design-build director and project manager for its civil business unit. In this newly created position, he will manage large-scale, design-build projects.

Burns & McDonnell, Piscataway, N.J., has hired James Giffune as a project manager.

McKissack & McKissack, New York, has hired Steven Allen as director of preconstruction.

Also, McKissack & McKissackrecently added David Kane as COO to its team and says it plans to add additional key players to the firm in the coming months.

Hoffman Architects has promoted William Hayes to project manager from project coordinator.

AKRF, New York, has hired Justin Baker as a technical director in the firm's site/civil engineering group.

Also, AKRF has hired Stephen Malinoswki as a technical director in its site assessment & remediation department.


Peckar & Abramson PC, New York, has expanded its public-private partnership practice with the addition of Frank M. Rapoport, senior partner and practice leader.