ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards
  NYC's Oldest School for Girls Exceeds the Bounds of Traditional Athletic Facilities

There is no doubt that this new facility will help build strong bodies and minds, that it will make possible service opportunities as never before, that it will build community through good sportsmanship, and that it will help us educate our students to use their freedom wisely.
 
- Joseph J. Ciancaglini, Convent of the Sacred Heart's Head of School
The American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC-NY) has announced the winners of the 2016 Engineering Excellence Awards.
  
OLA's work at the new Athletic Facility for Convent of the Sacred Heart was honored with a Gold Award in Engineering Excellence.

Driven by an environmental commitment and a desire to construct a facility with competitive amenities to support young girls and the community, OLA's engineers met challenges to innovate a design that exceeds traditional expectations.
  
The 50,000 square foot facility stands as a tangible representation of what a true dedication to both environment and community produces.

Architect: BKSK Architects
 
ACEC-NY award winners will be honored at the 49th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on March 19, 2016.

 

Designing Corporate Spaces 

Jill Walsh, P.E. featured in CSE Magazine
 
Principal in Charge of Mechanical Engineering, Jill Walsh, P.E. joins a roundtable discussion with peers from Parsons Brinckerhoff, WFT Engineering, and E&A Services. The panel of professionals cover trends and changes in office buildings.
 
Engineers are being asked to design systems that are more efficient, more compact, and still support the ever-changing experience tenants want to have within their space.
 
- Jill Walsh
 
Read the whole article here.


Promotions  




Camille Bowman, P.E., CEM, CPMP, LEED AP
Associate
Robert P Gruffi, P.E.,
LEED AP
Senior Engineer
  
Kerry Gorczynski, P.E., LEED AP
Senior Engineer

Brian Tyler, P.E.,
LEED AP
Senior Engineer 
We are pleased to announce the promotions of Camille Bowman, Robert P. Gruffi, Kerry Gorczynski, and Brian Tyler. Each of these engineers energize their teams and provide a positive impact on OLA's mission to deliver cost-effective, sustainable solutions.
  
AIA WHV, 2015 Design Awards Gala  
Held at Temple Beth El in Chappaqua, NY, OLA team members joined in honoring local Architects at the 2015 Design Awards Gala. OLA was proud to be part of the following recognized project teams: 


Jewish Community Center of Harrison
 Honor Award

Temple Beth El
Citation Award
Photograph: Durston Saylor
OLA Cares, Fall Inspirations  
 


Washington DC, GreenBuild

Barry Svigals, Svigals + Partners speaks in the Master Series 

2016 GreenBuild

OLA continued its annual attendance to the largest green building conference in the world. Aligned with our passion for engineering better environments, team members enthusiastically participated in discussions, seminars, and demonstrations to continue to innovate and expand sustainable thinking.

AIA EXPO

The OLA team was sponsor and exhibitor for the AIA NYS Expo in Saratoga, NY. Congratulations to KG&D Architects' Managing Principal & President, Russell Davidson, FAIA, for being honored with the James William Kideney Gold Medal. The award recognizes a lifetime of notable contributions by an Architect to the profession, professional society, and the community.

Josephine's Garden

While being treated with a rare, malignant, high-grade brain tumor called atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT), seven-year old Josephine dreamed to create an outside oasis for pediatric cancer patients at Hackensack Hospital. OLA was inspired by Josephine's mother, Heidi Hartung Rispoli, who fulfilled her daughter's dream and built Josephine's garden. Read the rest of their story here .

  

We're Hiring!
Current job openings on mechanical, electrical, and energy teams. Email hr@olace.com for more information.

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