Leadership

BR+A is an employee-owned firm managed by Principals across all of our offices.  Learn more about each member of our management team below.

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Allan E. Ames, PE, LEED AP BD+C | President

Allan E. Ames, PE, LEED AP BD+C | PresidentWith over 30 years of experience, Allan Ames, President of BR+A, is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in 16 states and a LEED Accredited Professional.  He is a frequent presenter at industry symposia including the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Tradelines, and Labs21.  Allan is heavily involved in the engineering design for a broad range of project types for healthcare, academic, research, and pharmaceutical clients nationwide. In addition, he is a Building Systems Committee Member for the Hospital Associated Infections Foundation (HAIF) and an Advisory Council Member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, Massachusetts Chapter.

Eugene M. Bard, PE | CEO

Eugene M. Bard, PE | CEOAs Founder and CEO of BR+A, Gene Bard has been involved with Mechanical Engineering for over 40 years and is a Registered Professional Engineer in 31 states and the District of Columbia. He is a member of several professional organizations, as well as an active participant on the Leonard Center Advisory Board, College of Engineering for Penn State University and the Board of Trustees with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In addition, Gene works with leading healthcare professionals to develop strategies to deal with the potential threat of Bioterrorism for our nation’s leading hospitals.

Theodore Athanas | Principal

Theodore Athanas | PrincipalOne of the Founding Principals of BR+A, Ted Athanas is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer and has over 40 years of experience. He has overseen the design and integration of mechanical systems for a broad range of large building projects, including healthcare and research facilities nationwide. Ted has been honored by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) with an Energy and Refrigeration Award for the design of systems for an academic research facility.

Cris R. Copley, HFDP, LEED AP | Principal

Cris R. Copley, HFDP, LEED AP | PrincipalCris Copley joined BR+A in 1986 and is a Principal of the firm with over 30 years of experience.  He has led the design and engineering of HVAC systems, energy conservation, modification, and analysis on a multitude of healthcare, research/laboratory, science, academic, and corporate projects. Cris is a LEED Accredited Professional and an ASHRAE Certified Healthcare Facility Design Professional.  In addition, he is a Building Systems Committee Member for the Hospital Associated Infections Foundation (HAIF). 

Steven R. Levin | Principal

Steven R. Levin | PrincipalSteve Levin leads BR+A’s Construction Administration Department and manages the construction phases for all of BR+A’s projects. Since joining BR+A in 1993, Steve has combined his design and construction experience to work on numerous projects for healthcare, laboratory, semi-conductor, industrial and central utility plants. Steve received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

Daniel J. Caron, PE, LEED AP | Principal

Daniel J. Caron, PE, LEED AP | PrincipalDan Caron joined BR+A in 1986 and serves as the Head of the Electrical Department. He has over 30 years of experience in the engineering of electrical systems and is registered in 29 states and the District of Columbia and holds a current record with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES), as well as a LEED Accredited Professional. Dan is a Principal Member of the NFPA 70 (National Electrical Code), Code Making Panel 13 and is also associated with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and American Society for Healthcare Engineering.

Michael W. Fahey | Managing Principal, New York

Michael W. Fahey | Managing Principal, New YorkMike Fahey is the Managing Principal of BR+A’s New York City office and has 30 years of experience in the field of electrical engineering and in project management. His experience includes the design of electrical systems for a multitude of new facilities and the adaptive reuse of existing facilities. Mike’s project experience includes facilities for healthcare, science and research clients nationwide.  He is also the Principal-in-Charge of our national proton therapy team.

Jean-Pierre G. Marjollet | Principal

Jean-Pierre G. Marjollet | PrincipalJean-Pierre (JP) Marjollet joined BR+A in 1992 and has 30 years of experience in the field of Electrical Engineering for major healthcare and research facilities nationwide. He has provided the design of electrical engineering systems for notable clients such as the John’s Hopkins Hospital and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. JP received his Bachelor of Science from Northeastern University in 1987 and is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Kurt J. Scheeren, PE, LEED AP | Principal

Kurt J. Scheeren, PE, LEED AP | PrincipalKurt Scheeren is a Principal of BR+A and a Registered Professional Engineer licensed to practice in 23 states and the District of Columbia. For over 30 years he has provided mechanical consulting engineering services on many large-scale healthcare and research facilities nationwide. Kurt is a LEED Accredited Professional and an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). Kurt is registered with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) has been an instructor of HVAC Design at both the Franklin Institute and the Boston Architectural Center.

Ronald W. Howie | Principal

Ronald W. Howie | PrincipalAs a Principal and Head of BR+A’s Plumbing and Fire Protection Department, Ron Howie has over 25 years of experience in the field of Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering. His experience spans many building types including academic science, research, pharmaceutical, corporate and healthcare clients. Ron received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology from Northeastern and is currently a member, and Past President, of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers.

Marco DiRenzo | Managing Principal, Miami

Marco DiRenzo | Managing Principal, MiamiMarco DiRenzo has been with BR+A for over 30 years and has extensive experience in the engineering of HVAC systems with a diverse portfolio of renovations and new construction projects in healthcare, academic, and science and technology. As the Managing Principal of the Miami, Florida office, Marco oversees the office management and design including overall project responsibility, technical product quality, specification writing, and project engineering/management. Marco has also participated as a speaker at the ASHE PDC Summit and is a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE).

John S. O'Leary | Principal

John S. O'Leary | PrincipalJohn O’Leary is a Principal at BR+A and has over 30 years of experience in the field of electrical engineering for architecturally oriented building projects. As an Electrical Project Engineer he has been heavily involved in the design aspects of numerous projects for a variety of research and healthcare clients. John received his Associate Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Franklin Institute of Boston.

Joseph Witt | Principal

Joseph Witt | PrincipalJoe Witt has 13 years of experience within the engineering industry and joined BR+A as their Chief Financial Officer in 2003. He earned his MBA in Financial Management from Pace University and is a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey. Joe is responsible for the timely filing of all federal and state tax requirements; insurance renewals; lease reviews and employee benefits. In addition, he assists the Principals with job pricing and project contract review.

Richard M. Taylor, RCDD | Principal

Richard M. Taylor, RCDD | PrincipalRick Taylor is a Principal of the firm and heads up BR+A’s Low Voltage / Security Group and has over 20 years of experience in physical layer infrastructure design, installation and MIS engineering management. His interactive process, operations and project management experience began in the building construction industry, installing Service Provider outside plant service installations for new commercial and residential construction projects. Rick is a Registered Communications Distribution Designer and is actively involved in several professional industry organizations.

James L. Graffam, CCP, CCST, LEED AP | Director, Building Commissioning Solutions

James L. Graffam, CCP, CCST, LEED AP | Director, Building Commissioning SolutionsJim Graffam is the Manager of Building Commissioning Solutions at BR+A. Jim has over 25 years of progressive experience in the fields of mechanical engineering, direct digital controls and building commissioning. Having joined BR+A in 1997, Jim has worked to make “integrated” commissioning and systems testing standard practice for all of BR+A commissioning endeavors and the industry as a whole. He regularly finds himself in the role of educating others on getting the start-up and commissioning process right before installation. Jim’s Logic: You start at the end to find the beginning. Understanding complex configurations for integrated state-of-the-art building control systems is his major asset. Jim is a LEED Accredited Professional, an ISA Certified Control Systems Technician and a Certified Commissioning Professional with the Building Commissioning Association.

Michael Benjamin, PE HFDP, LEED AP | Principal

Michael Benjamin, PE HFDP, LEED AP | PrincipalMichael Benjamin has over 28 years of experience and has been responsible for the management and design of projects, from conception through construction. Michael’s project experience includes clients within the fields of Healthcare, Academic Science, and Biomedical Research. He is a Registered Electrical Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, as well as an ASHRAE Healthcare Facility Design Professional. Michael is currently active member of ASHRAE, the International Code Council, and the Lean Construction Institute.

Mark Giovagnoli | Managing Principal, Philadelphia

Mark Giovagnoli | Managing Principal, PhiladelphiaMark Giovagnoli is the Managing Principal of BR+A’s Philadelphia office and has over 30 years of experience in the design of HVAC systems, energy conservation, and analysis. Mark’s project experience includes facilities for healthcare, science, and research clients nationwide. Mark is a member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), American Society of Sanitary Engineers, National Fire Protection Association, and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers.

Steven Viehl, PE, LEED AP | Principal

Steven Viehl, PE, LEED AP | PrincipalSteve Viehl is a Principal of BR+A with over 30 years of experience as an Engineer and Engineering Manager. Both a Registered Professional Engineer in multiple states and a LEED Accredited Professional, Steve’s experience includes the design of HVAC systems, alternative energy utilization analysis, systems life cycle cost analysis, master plan, feasibility studies and peer reviews for a multitude of new projects and the adaptive reuse of existing facilities. Steve is actively involved in several industry organizations including American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the National Society of Professional Engineers, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has also participated in the AIA Large Firm CFO Roundtable.

Grant A. Anderson, CIPE, CET | Principal

Grant A. Anderson, CIPE, CET | PrincipalGrant Anderson is a Principal at BR+A with over 30 years of experience in design engineering. He has been responsible for the design and project management of a broad range of healthcare and research projects for major clients. Grant is highly skilled in the areas of building plumbing, fire protection, medical gas, process piping, and systems analysis. He is an active member of the National Fire Protection Association, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, the Association of Fire Protection Designers, Inc., the American Hospital Association, and the American Society of Hospital Engineers.

Anthony J. Petone, PE, LEED AP | Principal

Anthony J. Petone, PE, LEED AP | PrincipalTony Petone is a Principal at BR+A and has over 19 years of progressive experience in the field of HVAC Engineering on a variety of architecturally-oriented building projects for healthcare, academic science, and research clients. Tony holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

Carlos E. Jimenez, PE, CBCP | Principal

Carlos E. Jimenez, PE, CBCP | PrincipalCarlos Jimenez is a Principal at BR+A with over 30 years of extensive experience managing a large number of seasoned professionals in the fields of mechanical and electrical consulting engineer services. Projects range from commercial, institutional, industrial to residential; and clients from federal government, health care, educational to private entities. Areas of expertise are in Electrical Engineering Design including power generation and distribution, lighting, communications and data, life safety and security systems.

Brian K. Monahan, HFDP | Managing Principal, Chicago

Brian K. Monahan, HFDP | Managing Principal, ChicagoBrian Monahan brings over 22 years of progressive experience in managing complex engineering projects for Healthcare, Academic, Science & Technology clients nationwide. As the Managing Principal of the Chicago office, Brian oversees office management and design, inclusive of overall client and project responsibilities.  In addition, Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University, and is an ASHRAE Healthcare Facility Design Professional (HFDP).

Ari Tinkoff, PE | Managing Principal, DC

Ari Tinkoff, PE | Managing Principal, DCAri Tinkoff is the Managing Principal of BR+A’s Washington, DC office and has over 20 years of experience. As a graduate of Penn State University Architectural Engineering Program, Ari is a two time recipient of the ASHRAE Healthcare Design Regional Award, Consulting Specifying Engineers 40 under 40, and Healthcare Facilities Symposium board member. He has an extensive background in renovations, additions, and new construction projects throughout the United States and brings the perfect mixture of experience and knowledge required for successful project delivery. Ari is a member of ASHRAE, American Society of Healthcare Engineers, and is registered with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). His project experience includes facilities for academic, healthcare, mission critical, science, and research clients nationwide. 

Mark A. Aprea, PE | Associate Principal

Mark A. Aprea, PE | Associate PrincipalMark Aprea is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 30 years of experience in the Life Science industry. He has extensive experience in the master planning and design of laboratories, vivariums, bio-containment and healthcare facilities for academic, pharmaceutical and healthcare clients.  He is heavily involved in the “front-end” loading of projects: planning, implementation and supervision for high-end research organizations and institutions. Mark is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer and an active member of the Society for Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Professionals.

Rusty Berriola | Associate Principal

Rusty Berriola | Associate PrincipalRusty Berriola is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 40 years of extensive experience in the engineering of electrical power distribution, lighting and communications systems for a wide variety of projects for healthcare clients nationwide. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Franklin Institute in Boston, MA.

Stephen B. Carroll, LEED AP BD+C, HFDP | Associate Principal

Stephen B. Carroll, LEED AP BD+C, HFDP | Associate PrincipalSteve Carroll is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 30 years of extensive experience in the design and engineering of heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC) systems, energy conservation, modification and analysis.  He has been responsible for new construction and renovation projects for numerous academic research facilities.  Steve is a LEED Accredited Professional, an ASHRAE Healthcare Facility Design Professional, and an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Britt Ellis, PE, LEED AP | Associate Principal

Britt Ellis, PE, LEED AP | Associate PrincipalBritt Ellis has over 25 years of experience in the field of mechanical engineering.  As an Associate Principal of the firm, he has managed the design of mechanical systems for a broad range of building projects, including numerous facilities for medical school and research clients.  Britt is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

Kevin J. Ledoux, LEED AP BD+C | Associate Principal

Kevin J. Ledoux, LEED AP BD+C | Associate PrincipalKevin Ledoux is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 35 years of experience in the field of electrical engineering.  Prior to joining the firm Kevin worked as a Senior Electrical Engineer and Design Associate and he owned and operated an electrical contractor firm for 10 years.  Kevin is a LEED Accredited Professional and his projects include many building types for educational and research clients nationwide.

Edwin C. White, Jr. | Associate Principal

Edwin C. White, Jr. | Associate PrincipalEd White has over 30 years of experience in the field of electrical engineering. As an Associate Principal of the firm, his responsibilities have included lighting design, power distribution, communication and security systems, and energy management. Ed has provided complete electrical engineering design services of numerous facilities for healthcare and educational clients.

Stephen F. MacLean, PE, LEED AP BD+C | Associate Principal

Stephen F. MacLean, PE, LEED AP BD+C | Associate PrincipalSteve MacLean is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 40 years of progressive experience in the design of electrical power distribution, lighting and communication systems. Steve holds the title of project manager on various electrical projects, including a number of projects for healthcare clients. He is a Registered Professional Electrical Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America.

Kenneth J. Moore, PE, LEED AP | Associate Principal

Kenneth J. Moore, PE, LEED AP | Associate PrincipalKen Moore is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 30 years of progressive experience in the field of HVAC Engineering. Ken has been responsible for the design of HVAC systems, as well as coordination of these systems with other disciplines (electrical, plumbing, etc.) and a variety of other project management responsibilities for corporate facilities. He is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

Mark D. Levesque | Associate Principal

Mark D. Levesque | Associate PrincipalMark Levesque is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 20 years of progressive experience in the field of Construction Management, Project Management and Operations Management.  His responsibilities in construction administration involves the coordination of work for multiple disciplines including site visits, responding to RFI’s, shop drawing review, handling and resolving field issues, reviewing change orders, and preparing progress reports. In addition, Mark works closely with Architects and Owners to foster client relationships throughout the construction process.

Joseph J. Tagliaferro, PE, LEED AP | Associate Principal

Joseph J. Tagliaferro, PE, LEED AP | Associate PrincipalJoe Tagliaferro is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 15 years of experience in the field of engineering for many types of building projects, including facilities for academic and educational clients nationwide. Joe is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, the U.S. Green Building Council, and the Order of the Engineer.

Jonathan J. Chan, PE, LEED AP BD+C | Associate Principal

Jonathan J. Chan, PE, LEED AP BD+C | Associate PrincipalJonathan Chan is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over ten years of experience in the field of HVAC Engineering. He has been involved in the engineering of HVAC systems for a broad range of project types for academic, research, science, and healthcare clients nationwide. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University, is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in Massachusetts and an active member of the Boston Chapter of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE).

Patrick J. Duffy, PE, LEED AP | Associate Principal

Patrick J. Duffy, PE, LEED AP | Associate PrincipalPat Duffy is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 10 years of experience in the field of HVAC Engineering. He has been involved in the engineering of HVAC systems for a broad range of project types, including facilities for academic, science and technology, and corporate clients nationwide. Pat is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. Pat holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University.

Jacob W. Knowles, LEED AP BD+C | Associate Principal

Jacob W. Knowles, LEED AP BD+C | Associate PrincipalJacob Knowles is an Associate Principal and the Director of Sustainable Design of BR+A, leading the firm’s NET+ sustainability consulting team. His work focuses on the integration of strategies that reduce environmental-footprint, while supporting occupant wellbeing and maximizing return on investment. Over the past decade, he has championed the sustainability agenda for major academic, healthcare, research, and other commercial and institutional projects. Project highlights include achieving LEED Platinum, Zero Net Energy, and receiving a MA DOER High Performance Buildings Grant. Jacob is also a frequent presenter at Labs21, NESEA, Healthcare Design, Build Boston (ABX), Tradeline, and Autodesk University.

Gregory Shenstone, PE, LEED AP | Associate Principal

Gregory Shenstone, PE, LEED AP | Associate PrincipalGreg Shenstone is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 35 years of progressive experience in the field of HVAC and Energy Conservation design for a variety of institutional clients including numerous academic, research, and healthcare projects. He is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, a LEED Accredited Professional, and an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

Barry A. Kaufman, MSE | Associate Principal

Barry A. Kaufman, MSE | Associate PrincipalBarry Kaufman is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 18 years of experience in the field of electrical engineering. His experience includes design of electrical systems for both new facilities and the adaptive reuse of existing facilities, for a multitude of healthcare, biomedical research, academic and civic projects for clients nationwide. Barry holds both a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

David Fallon | Associate Principal

David Fallon | Associate PrincipalDave Fallon is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 20 years of experience and responsibility for the design, commissioning and engineering of HVAC, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems for renovation and new construction projects.  Dave is hands-on throughout all phases of the project, from initial planning to project turnover, and works closely with all members of the project team to develop creative solutions for complex issues.  Project types on which he has worked range from hospitals, laboratory, educational facilities and visitor centers with various clients nationwide. Dave is an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

Predrag Ciric, PE | Associate Principal

Predrag Ciric, PE | Associate PrincipalPredrag Ciric is an Associate Principal at BR+A with over 20 years of experience in the engineering of electrical systems (photovoltaic, lighting, power, and communications systems) for many project types, including facilities for corporate and academic clients nationwide. Predrag is a Registered Professional Electrical Engineer and holds Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade’s School of Electrical Engineering.

Andrew D. Kozak, PE, CEM, LEED AP | Associate Principal

Andrew D. Kozak, PE, CEM, LEED AP | Associate PrincipalAndrew Kozak is an Associate Principal at BR+A with over 18 years of design and consulting engineering experience. Building upon an extensive background in Energy Management and sustainable design, Andrew specializes in projects that require thorough analysis and innovative solutions.  He has successfully completed an impressive array of projects in the commercial, residential, higher education, healthcare, mission critical and industrial market sectors. Andrew brings to every project his exceptional leadership skills and entrepreneurial spirit.

Mark E. Octeau, LEED AP | Associate Principal

Mark E. Octeau, LEED AP | Associate PrincipalMark Octeau is an Associate Principal and LEED Accredited Professional at BR+A with over 25 years of experience in construction administration and commissioning for multiple healthcare facilities. Prior to joining BR+A, Mark was a Systems Engineer for Siemens Building Technologies, with responsibilities for management, engineering, programming, coordination, start-up, commissioning projects and customer training. As a Construction Administrator, Mark represents the firm on projects during the construction phase, serving as a single point of contact for clients.

Raymond Prucha, PE, LEED AP | Associate Principal

Raymond Prucha, PE, LEED AP | Associate PrincipalRaymond Prucha is an Associate Principal at BR+A and brings over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry to the table. His foundations as a licensed electrical contractor show through on every project that he is involved with. He brings a very practical approach to his designs. He has led his team to help make numerous prestigious projects in healthcare, higher education, commercial, and mission critical a success. Raymond helps keep his skills sharp through teaching courses on the National Electrical Code.

Kurt M. Shank, PE, CEM, GBE, LEED AP, BEMP, HBDP, HFDP | Associate Principal

Kurt M. Shank, PE, CEM, GBE, LEED AP, BEMP, HBDP, HFDP | Associate PrincipalKurt Shank has over 15 years of experience in the field of HVAC Engineering for architecturally oriented building projects. As an Associate Principal of the firm, Kurt has been involved in the engineering of HVAC systems for a broad range of project types for healthcare, academic, research, and science clients nationwide. Kurt holds a Master of Science in Architectural Engineering (Mechanical Option) from the Pennsylvania State University. He is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional, and an active member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

Christina G. Mahady, PE, LEED AP | Associate Principal

Christina G. Mahady, PE, LEED AP | Associate PrincipalChristina Mahady is an Associate Principal at BR+A with over thirteen years of experience as an engineer. Her work focuses on MEP project management and the design of HVAC systems, systems life cycle cost analysis, feasibility studies, and building information modeling. Christina’s project experience spans a multitude of facilities for healthcare and educational institutions, including both national and international projects. Christina is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional, holding a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Additionally, she is an active member of both the National Society of Professional Engineers and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers.

Brendan G. Lynch | Associate Principal

Brendan G. Lynch | Associate PrincipalBrendan Lynch is an Associate Principal with BR+A and has over 20 years of experience in the field of Construction Administration. His project experience includes facilities for healthcare and academic clients nationwide. Brendan holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College, as well as the following professional licenses: State of Connecticut Heating & Cooling; County of Rockland Heating / Cooling / Sheet Metal and EPA Universal Refrigerant Handling. He is a member of both the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association.

Durvall Pedro | Associate Principal

Durvall Pedro | Associate PrincipalDurvall Pedro is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 20 years of experience in the field of Plumbing and Fire Protection engineering. His experience includes design of Plumbing and Fire Protection systems for a multitude of new facilities, including healthcare and academic projects nationwide. In the state of Florida, Durvall has over 20 years of experience with AHCA in Miami and Tallahassee.

Rajen N. Patel | Associate Principal

Rajen N. Patel | Associate PrincipalRajen Patel is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 20 years of experience in design technologies. As Information Systems and Design Technology Manager, Rajen oversees the firm's support team and helps promote IT solutions, connecting project teams to building information systems and ensuring that BR+A stays current with emerging technology trends. Over the years, he has developed standards within the design field and has guided the firm in the adoption of many new tools. Rajen holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.

William Dell | Associate Principal

William Dell | Associate PrincipalBill Dell is an Associate Principal of BR+A with over 20 years of experience in the information technology field, including a diverse background in computer networking and telecommunications. As IT Manager, Bill oversees the firm’s IT infrastructure and operations. Over the years Bill has helped set the technology direction for the firm, providing operational improvements and even spearheading BR+A’s first Internet presence of email and a company website. He continues to embrace new technologies to help BR+A be on the cutting edge. Bill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University and is a Microsoft Certified Professional.

Pedro Gonzalez | Associate Principal

Pedro Gonzalez | Associate PrincipalPedro Gonzalez is an Associate Principal of the firm with over 30 years of experience in the field of plumbing and fire protection engineering for many building types, including healthcare and academic facilities nationwide. Pedro holds a Building and Construction Technology Certificate in the Design of Building Plumbing Systems, as well as the Design of Plumbing and Related Sanitary Systems. He is an active member of the Boston Chapter of the National Fire Protection Association.

Stephen J. Montibello, PE | Associate Principal

Stephen J. Montibello, PE | Associate PrincipalSteve Montibello is an Associate Principal at BR+A with over 35 years of experience in the A/E/C industry. As Director of Business Development for the firm, Steve is responsible for driving strategic growth and corporate visibility in the healthcare, academic and science/technology markets. He holds Masters of Science in both Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Mechanical Engineering from the University of New Haven, and is an active member of the following organizations: the American Society of Healthcare Engineers, Society for Marketing Professional Services, Healthcare Facilities Managers Association of Delaware Valley, American Institute of Architects, Society of College and University Professionals, Association of Physical Plant Administrators and the New England Healthcare Engineers' Society.

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