Severud Associates Promotions

The experienced and expert engineering staff at Severud Associates is our most important asset, and we are proud to announce the following promotions.  J. Benjamin Alper, Matthew Peitz, and Daniel Surrett have been elevated to the level of Senior Associate; Jesse Cooper, Jack Gainey, and Andrew Moss have advanced to Associate; and David Bretl, Robert Calderon, Peter Fetzer, Morgan Miller, Olivia Parker, John Puleo, and Kyle Roshberg, have progressed to Senior Engineer.

Senior Associates

Benjamin Alper has been with Severud Associates for 13 years. He is licensed in New York and New Jersey and holds a SE license in California. Ben is involved in professional engineering societies—he currently serves with SEAoNY, ASCE, and NCSEA—and volunteers with Engineers Without Borders. He has also authored many magazine articles. Ben’s current work includes the 1568 Broadway and Palace Theater redevelopment in New York City.

Matthew Peitz started at Severud Associates as an intern in 2005 and rejoined the firm full-time the following year. As his professional career has progressed, he has continued his education, receiving his master’s degree in 2013. Licensed in both New York and New Jersey, Matt is also certified by SECB and serves as a director with SEAoNY. New York University’s 181 Mercer Street mixed-use development is among his current projects.

Daniel Surrett has worked for Severud Associates for 12 years, almost half of that time as an associate during which he has developed strong relationships with his clients. Throughout his career, he has accumulated extensive field experience, which allows him to better design and manage large projects, such as One Vanderbilt Avenue, a high-rise office building in New York City. Dan is licensed as a professional engineer in New York.

Associates

Jesse T. Cooper started at Severud Associates as an intern in 2010 and returned full-time the following year. He is licensed in both New York and New Jersey. His broad experience includes residential, transportation, and school projects. He is currently at work on the Goel Center for Theater and Dance at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire.

Jack Gainey joined Severud Associates just five years ago and has worked on several large-scale mixed-use, residential, and arena projects since then. Currently, he is engineering 1425 Hudson Street at Hudson Tea, a mixed-use development in Hoboken, New Jersey. Jack is a licensed professional engineer in New York.

Andrew Moss has worked for Severud Associates for six years. In addition to his New York PE license, he holds a SE license in Illinois. Andrew has extensive field experience, including on-site review of the construction of One Vanderbilt Avenue, a high-rise office building in New York City that he also helped design.

Senior Engineers

David J. Bretl has gained experience with the renovation of landmarked buildings, including 1568 Broadway and the Palace Theater. Robert A. Calderon has worked on several large-scale university projects, including the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College. Peter Fetzer is a licensed professional engineer in New York and has worked on residential and higher education projects, including New York University’s 181 Mercer Street development. Morgan M. Miller has worked on significant renovations such as the Moynihan Station redevelopment. Olivia B. Parker has helped designed a variety of buildings, including The Bryant hotel and condos, and is active with SEAoNY and the ACE Mentor Program. John W. Puleo has worked on residential and retail projects, including the Boulevard at Hylan Plaza, and also volunteers with the ACE Mentor Program. Kyle M. Roshberg is a licensed professional engineer in New York and has experience with repair and renovation projects, including Moynihan Station. Robert and Peter have been with Severud Associates for five years; the others have been with the firm 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 safety, innovation, and economy in their designs and providing engaged service to clients.