Ralph EspositoExpanding its presence in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New Jersey, Boston-based Suffolk has hired Ralph Esposito as president of the Northeast and MidAtlantic regions. He will also lead the company in New England and New York. Esposito previously oversaw all project management and construction operations in New York, New Jersey, Boston and Washington, D.C., for Lendlease.


The National Academy of Construction has elected John R. Lawson II, executive chairman of W.M. Jordan Co., as a member of its class of 2020. Lawson and fellow NAC member Ross-Myers founded the Myers Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech. Lawson won ENR MidAtlantic’s inaugural Legacy Award in 2014. W.M. Jordan was named ENR MidAtlantic Contractor of the Year in 2018.


Deborah BoeUrban Engineers has hired Deborah Boe as a senior project manager in Philadelphia. Boe’s background includes project risk assessment, cost and schedule management, evaluation of readiness/adequacy for project initiation or grant award, change assessment and change management, and claims analysis and claims support. Boe previously worked as a project manager at APTIM.


Dewberry has promoted Rich Brittingham to business unit manager in its Leesburg, Va., office. The landscape architect and associate vice president has experience in conceptual design, master planning, design development and legislative entitlements. He has spent his entire career with Dewberry. Brittingham manages a 20-person unit, which operates primarily in the state and local government market, with a focus on land planning and development.


HNTB Corp. has named Mark Moschella senior project manager in its King of Prussia, Pa., office. Moschella has experience in transportation infrastructure and will help manage and deliver projects with the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation, Allegheny County and other regional clients. Before joining HNTB, he was a senior project manager for RETTEW in Conshohocken, Pa.


Design firm Perkins Eastman has named Fawzia Ahmedali, Douglas Campbell and John Morris associate principals in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Lori Miller has been promoted to associate principal in Pittsburgh.


George KostritskyGeorge Kostritsky, one of the founders of the Baltimore design firm RTKL (now CallisonRTKL), died on July 30 after contracting the coronavirus. He was 98. Kostritsky started the firm in 1961 with Archibald Rogers, Francis Taliaferro and Charles Lamb.

Kostritsky was born in 1922 in Shanghai, where his Russian immigrant parents had found safe harbor after trekking across Siberia to flee the Bolsheviks. The family moved to San Francisco when Kostritsky was  four. Fluent in Russian, he joined the Navy during World War II and served as a Russian interpreter.

After starting his career in architecture with Mayer & Whittlesey in New York, he moved in 1957 to Baltimore, where he met his future RTKL partners.

In the late 1970s, Kostritsky became an urban design consultant for the United Nations in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

He retired in 1995, having taught architecture at Harvard University, the University of Oregon and Howard University.

In addition to his daughter Juliet Kostritsky, he is survived by companion Sheila Hoffman, son Gyorgy, son-in-law Bradford Gellert and grandson Christopher Gellert.