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One Liberty Plaza 
165 Broadway, 22nd floor 
New York, NY 10006 
T: 212.354.5656 

Other Locations: Arlington, VA; Boston, MA; Columbus, OH; Minneapolis, MN; Princeton, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Rochester, MN; Stamford, CT; Mexico City, Mexico

Engineering Services:

Central Utilities Engineering
Critical Systems Design
Electrical Engineering
Fire/Life Safety Engineering
HVAC Engineering
Plumbing and Sanitary Engineering
Site Utilities Engineering

AFK Group LLC was established in 1989. The company is a professional services firm providing engineering, commissioning, testing, technology, sustainability and lighting design services.

One New York Plaza, Refrigeration Plant Modernization- New York, NY

Time & Life Building, Refrigeration Plant Modernization- New York, NY

The Argonaut Building- New York, NY

Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. – New Jersey

Kalahari Condominiums – Harlem, NY


1. http://www.akfgroup.com/index.php

Written by Sarah Michaels

January 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Posted in Engineers

H.W. Lochner Inc


Corporate Headquarters
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60606

Lochner also has offices in 31 other cities across the U.S.


Active Transportation
Airport Planning & Design
Alternative Delivery Services
Construction Management & CEI Services
Highways & Roadways
Planning & Environmental
Rail & Transit
Structural Design & Bridge Inspection


In 1944, H.W. Lochner, Inc. was founded by Harry Lochner, Sr. Harry worked on the development of some of the country’s first urban area freeway plans, along with plans for freeway corridors between cities. These plans were a forerunner to what is now the Interstate Highway System.

One of the first comprehensive highway design software systems, HDPS, was developed by Lochner. HDPS was endorsed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and many state Departments of Transportation (DOT). The firm established Techplot as a subsidiary to market the system to other firms.

Major project wins continued, including the Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge in New Haven, Connecticut, and the Mid- Currituck project in North Carolina, Lochner’s first P3 project.

Recently, Lochner merged with BWR to become a firm of 520 employees in 30 offices in 19 states.

Downtown Bremerton Improvements- Bremerton, Washington

Spencer Creek Bridge- Beverly Beach Park, Oregon

William J. Donovan (Wilson Street) Bridge- Batavia, Illinois

Cigar Lane Structural Design- Lexington, Kentucky

Will Rogers World Airport – Oklahoma City, Oklahoma



Written by Sarah Michaels

January 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Posted in Engineers

Merrick & Company

475 total employees


Aurora- Corporate Headquarters
2450 South Peoria Street
Aurora, CO 80014-5475

Other Locations: Colorado Springs, CO; Albuquerque, NM; Los Alamos, NM; San Antonio, TX; Atlanta, GA; Duluth, GA; Charlotte, NC; Oak Ridge, TN; Kanata, Ontario; Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico


Design Build
Geospatial Solutions
Consultancy Services
Contract Vehicles

Merrick & Company is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary professional services firm specializing in the energy, national security, life sciences, and sustainable infrastructure markets.


In 1955, Sears W. Merrick and Ed Lecuyer formed an engineering company in Colorado and in 1959 it was incorporated as Merrick & Company. In the beginning, Merrick was primarily a civil engineering and surveying company, offering surveying and design services for electrical transmission and distribution projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region. In response to client demands for a broader range of services from a single source, the firm steadily expanded to embrace all of the traditional engineering disciplines as well as architecture. By the late 1980s, the firm’s engineering and architectural capabilities were reflected in projects throughout the U.S.   The existing range of technical services was expanded in the late 1980s to include geographical information services (GIS), process engineering, and material-handling equipment design and fabrication.

Southern Plains Research Station- Woodward, Oklahoma

National Agro and Bio-Defense Facility- Manhattan, Kansas
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service – Ames, Iowa
Primary Care Clinic Additions and Alterations- Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
US Army Space and Missile Defense Facility- Peterson AFB, Colorado

1. http://www.merrick.com/index.php

Written by Sarah Michaels

January 18, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Posted in Architects, Engineers

Grimshaw Architects

57 Clerkenwell Rd

Additional offices in New York, Melbourne and Sydney.

Architecture, Design, Construction, Master Planning, Industrial Design, Sustainable Design


Grimshaw architecture firm was founded by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in 1980. Over the years Grimshaw has built an international reputation for rational building design that follows an approach toward structure, space and skin. The firm has a worldwide portfolio with substantial experience in transportation, offices and educational facilities, the industrial sector, arts and leisure schemes and masterplanning. In 2000, Grimshaw became the first major architectural firm to meet the ISO 14001 environmental management system standard and continues to use its own environmental audit system, EVA. (1)

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw was born in 1939 in Hove, East Sussex, England. Grimshaw is a prominent English architect known for many modernist buildings worldwide. He was educated at Wellington College and later attended the Architectural Association School of Architecture. Grimshaw partnered with Terry Farrell for 15 years before starting his own firm initially called Nicholas Grimshaw & Partners. In 2004 he became the President of the Royal Academy.(2)

Selected Projects

Eden Project- Cornwall, England

International Waterloo Terminal- London, England

Five Boats Office Development- Duisburg, Germany

European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences- Surrey, England

Southern Cross Station- Melbourne, Australia

(1) http://www.grimshaw-architects.com/base.php?in_projectid=

Written by Sarah Michaels

August 31, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Posted in Architects