May 14, 2020

Thank you essential workers

BR+A staff (across our nine offices) created a two minute video tribute for essential workers on the front lines of this pandemic. I hope you will take a moment to watch, as many of those we are honoring represent our valued clients, family, friends, partners, and just plain heroes. So from our family to yours, we thank you. Click here to watch our video.
May 02, 2020

Engineering New Record Article: University of Va. Accelerates Hospital Project To Meet COVID-19 Demand

"University of Virginia Medical Center was able to redesign and accelerate portions of a $394-million expansion project to meet demand for bed capacity brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Charlottesville facility opened 15 ICU isolation beds on April 2 on a 28-bed floor of the six-floor patient tower portion of the project. Three floors of the tower, which are roughly 25,000-sq-ft each, are tentatively scheduled to open by June with the remaining three held as a shell for future space." BR+A is proud to be part of this team. Click here to read the rest of the article.
March 18, 2020

A message from BR+A Consulting Engineers regarding COVID-19

The COVID-19 situation is unprecedented in modern history. BR+A is closely monitoring it so that we can continually react quickly to changes in government and healthcare requirements. Safeguarding the health and well-being of our staff, their families, and those of our clients and partners who support us are paramount throughout this event. We want to assure you that BR+A will continue, to the fullest extent possible, to serve our clients and ongoing projects within the limitations on safe travel and safe interactions. We have set up our employees with equipment and services to allow them to...
February 14, 2020

BR+A Welcomes Sarah McGillicuddy as Director of Business Development

BR+A Consulting Engineers is pleased to announce that Sarah McGillicuddy has joined our firm as Director of Business Development. With over 15 years of business development experience in the AEC industry developing strategies, tools, and tactics to expand businesses, she will be responsible for developing new business, fostering client relationships, and growing BR+A’s national presence. “Sarah’s industry knowledge, relationships/connections, and creativity will serve BR+A well as we continue to grow. We are excited to have her on the team,” said Allan Ames, President of BR+A. “I am elated to...
November 27, 2019

BR+A Welcomes James DeFilippi to our Proton Engineering Team

BR+A Consulting Engineers is pleased to announce that James DeFilippi has joined our Proton Engineering team. With more than 18 years of experience in the radiation oncology field ( the last 10 years focused exclusively on proton therapy ), he brings extensive knowledge to our proton team . Specifically on the technical operational aspects of the proton equipment, the needs of proton therapy clinical end-users, developer based approach planning, and equipment startup sequencing, particularly the impact it has on construction schedules. This depth of knowledge will further broaden BR+A’s...
August 06, 2019

Jacob Knowles Wins Green Design Award

We are proud to announce that Jacob Knowles, BR+A's Director of Sustainable Design, was awarded the Green Design award by the Boston Real Estate Times at their 2019 Excellence Awards in Commerical Real Estate .
August 01, 2019

Announcing BR+A Promotions to Senior Associate | 2019

Please join us in recognizing the following BR+A team members who have been promoted to Senior Associate. These valued individuals have brought their passion for innovative engineering and construction to BR+A and to our clients. Thanks go out to all of them for their invaluable contributions to our continued success. Congratulations! Jacob Arana PE HVAC | Miami Kristen Banas PE HVAC | Chicago Dene’e Braithwaite Electrical | Boston Youngmi Choi PE Fire Protection | Boston James Connell PE, CBCP Electrical | Boston Jenny DeFino LC, IES, LEED GA Lighting | New York Ricardo Duran PE, LEED AP BD+C...
June 06, 2019

ANNOUNCING BR+A PROMOTIONS TO PRINCIPAL

Our New York office continues to grow. BR+A is pleased to announce the promotions of Andrew Kozak, PE, AEE Fellow, LEED AP and Raymond Prucha, PE, LEED AP to Principal. BR+A brings unsurpassed technical expertise and wide-ranging creativity to everything we do. As an employee-owned company, BR+A is a place where individuals are celebrated and close collaboration fuels our success. Please join us in recognition of Andrew and Ray, both of whom have brought great expertise and skill to our team, as well as the engineering world at large.
March 19, 2019

UMass Memorial Health Care MC 2020 Modernization Project Wins ASHE Vista Award for Renovation

We are proud to announce that our MC 2020 Modernization Project for UMass Memorial Health Care has received the 2019 ASHE Vista Award for Renovation . The awards, presented at the 2019 International Summit & Technical Exhibition on Health Care Planning, Design & Construction (PDC Summit) on March 18th in Phoenix, recognize significant collaboration in creating optimal health care environments. Under the direction of UMass Memorial Health Care’s Director of Capital Planning & Management, Scott Reynolds and Project Manager Martha Boyd ; SLAM Collaborative Healthcare Principal, David D. Neal;...
February 25, 2019

Announcing Recent BR+A Promotions

BR+A is proud to announce the promotions of the following individuals to Principal and Associate Principal. Please join us in recognition of their great achievements and the depth of knowledge and expertise they bring to our company. (Listed in order from top left to bottom right.) Jonathan Chan, PE, LEED AP BD+C | Principal Patrick Duffy, PE, LEED AP | Principal Ari Tinkoff, PE | Principal Martina Botturi | Associate Principal Joseph Dussault, PE, CEM, CBCP, LEED AP | Associate Principal Andrew Griffin, PE, LEED AP | Associate Principal Jason Lukes, LEED AP | Associate Principal Bryan...
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