Severud Associates PromotionsJanuary 21, 2021
The experienced and expert engineering staff at Severud Associates is our most important asset. Therefore, we are proud to announce the following promotions: Donghao Liu has been elevated to Senior Associate; Alex Azero, Stacey Hursen, Dan Ki, Kevin Norton, and Eric Samaniego have advanced to the level of Associate; and Christian Consalvo, Rebecca Milano, and Dan Presburger have progressed to the position of Senior Engineer. These engineers have demonstrated a deep commitment to their profession and the firm.
Donghao Liu has over 15 years of experience in the field of structural engineering. He joined Severud Associates in 2005 as an engineer, progressed to senior engineer after six years, and advanced to associate in 2014. In addition to his skills as a project manager and design team leader, Don has extensive knowledge of structural systems and materials, which he uses to effectively engineer building projects. Don has contributed to many noteworthy projects, including One Vanderbilt, the second tallest office tower in New York City, as well as the Greenwich Lane condominiums and townhouses and Weill Cornell Medicine’s Belfer Research Building, both also in New York City.
Alexander Azero started at Severud Associates as a summer intern in 2014 and returned full-time the next year; in 2019, he progressed to senior engineer. Alex has mastered the design of many structural materials and is particularly well-versed in the renovation of structural steel structures and historical framing systems. Alex made significant contributions to the Museum of Modern Art expansion and the recently opened Moynihan Train Hall, both in New York City. He is currently at work on Phase 3 of the Moynihan Station project, the redevelopment of the James A. Farley Building.
Stacey Hursen began her career as an engineer at Severud Associates in 2015 after graduating with a master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University; she progressed to senior engineer in 2019. In her six years with the firm, she has gained extensive experience with the design of concrete, steel, and masonry buildings and recently earned her NY PE license. Stacey’s recent projects include the TSX Broadway development and the new building for Cooke School and Institute, both in New York City, and she is currently involved in the Terminal 6 redevelopment at JFK International Airport, in Queens.
Daniel Ki joined Severud Associates as an engineer in 2015 and in 2019, progressed to senior engineer. His six years of design has yielded a thorough grasp of structural analysis, including specialized areas such as design for blast loading. Dan’s major projects include 100 Vandam Street in Manhattan, a residential tower built over and within an existing building. His current work at 300 East 34th Street and the District Council 37 Headquarters on Barclay Street, both also in Manhattan, is equally challenging. Dan is active with SEAoNY and is co-editor of their quarterly newsletter, Cross Sections.
Kevin Norton has been with Severud Associates since 2015. He progressed to senior engineer four years later. With six years of structural design experience, he has become adept at structural analysis, with a particular expertise in floor system vibration studies. Kevin has made significant contributions to the design of such large-scale projects as the MSG Sphere in Las Vegas, NV, and New York University’s 181 Mercer Street development in Greenwich Village. Among Kevin’s current work is managing CCA for the new 97th Street campus of the Marymount School on the Upper East Side of New York.
Eric Samaniego started with Severud Associates in 2013 and progressed to senior engineer four years later. In his almost eight years with the firm, Eric has acquired proficiency with many contemporary as well as historical structural systems, which he has used effectively on renovation projects. Eric has also engineered several high-end retail interiors, such as the Nike flagship store in New York City and Apple stores in multiple locations, and has extensive experience in the field. His other recent projects include The Commons at Tulane University and NYU Langone Health’s Science Building in Manhattan.
Christian Consalvo has worked on several large-scale projects, including the nearly completed 185 Broadway, a 34-story office building in lower Manhattan, and the Kingsbridge National Ice Center in the Bronx and has assisted with several peer reviews. Rebecca Milano has completed a variety of projects ranging from the entire design of a new single-family residence in Houston, TX to portions of redevelopment of the recently opened Moynihan Station Train Hall, and has also engineered several tenant fit-outs and interiors. Daniel Presburger has gained experience as a team member on large-scale projects such as One Vanderbilt, the tallest office tower in midtown Manhattan and as designer of smaller ones such as the HealthAlliance Hudson Valley hospital expansion in Kingston, NY. All four have been with Severud Associates for four years.
These talented engineers, along with their colleagues, will keep Severud Associates at the forefront of the structural engineering profession, using best practices for innovation, economy, and safety in their designs and providing engaged service to clients.