AECOM welcomes Buzz Riley, LEED AP, to lead interiors practice for Metro New York

AECOM, the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, today announced that Davey J. “Buzz” Riley, Jr. has joined the firm in New York City as vice president and interiors lead for Metro New York. Mr. Riley brings more than 30 years of global architecture experience and has been at the forefront of furthering conversations around workplaces of the future and integrated design philosophies that improve the delivery of client solutions. As lead of AECOM’s Metro New York interiors team, Mr. Riley will grow the practice and continue to focus on elevating client experiences.

“Buzz has led global, regional, and local teams and projects across multiple industries and is recognized as a subject matter expert in workplace design and strategy,” said Kim Vierheilig, lead of AECOM’s Metro New York Buildings + Places practice. “His expertise and portfolio will be an asset as he guides our interior architecture design and strategy and focuses on building client relationships.”

Prior to joining AECOM, Mr. Riley was a principal and managing director for a New York City-based interior architecture firm, working with technology, financial, law and professional services firms to provide services from real estate and workplace strategies through to full design services on assignments ranging in size from 10,000 to over 500,000 square feet.

“I am thrilled to join AECOM and have the opportunity to lead and grow the interiors practice in New York,” Mr. Riley said. “AECOM’s core values align very closely with my own, and I’m tremendously inspired by the company’s commitment to the planet, to the profession, and especially to its clients and people. As a design professional, I am committed to making our clients’ visions a reality through our expertise in design and design strategy. I am excited to be a part of a team that creates sustainable solutions that heal our planet instead of harming it. Above all else, I am energized to be working alongside such impassioned and inspiring people.”

Mr. Riley earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Auburn University. He is a member of New York chapters for the International Facility Management Association, the Association of Legal Administrators, and CoreNet, a global association for corporate real estate. His designs have earned awards from several organizations, including the International Interior Design Association and CoreNet.


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