FXCollaborative Announces Firmwide Staff Promotions
FXCollaborative is making bold moves in the New York City architecture and design market, announcing the promotions of 24 principals, senior associates, and associates who have all contributed toward the firm’s latest milestones.
The firm recently celebrated the opening of the new Statue of Liberty Museum and is currently preparing to break ground, top off, or complete several other major projects in the commercial, higher education, cultural, multi-family residential, and workplace interiors markets in Midtown, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
Highlights of these projects include 3 Hudson Boulevard, an office tower anchoring the emerging Hudson Park and Boulevard and the revitalization of Manhattan’s West Side; 1 Willoughby Square, the first major ground-up office tower to rise in Downtown Brooklyn since the area was rezoned in 2004 and which will also become the borough’s tallest office tower at 35 stories high; La Central, a mixed-use, all-affordable housing complex—the largest built in the City’s recent history—that will also feature the latest in sustainability and green design practices; and the new headquarters offices for the New York City Economic Development Corporation at 1 Liberty Street in downtown Manhattan.
“We have established a momentum and are furthering our reputation as a firm that’s forward-thinking and imaginative, producing work that solves complex challenges through a focused yet open-minded design process,” said Guy Geier, Managing Partner of FXCollaborative. “And with that momentum, we are pleased to recognize the contributions of our newest principals, senior associates, and associates.”
Alex Leung, AIA, LEED AP, CPHD, has worked for FXCollaborative for over 20 years and is the Technical Design Director for the firm’s Cultural/Educational Studio and project leader for the Columbia University Business School. He is a graduate of Cornell University.
Mark Nusbaum, AIA, LEED AP, joined the firm in 2006 and is a Technical Design Director and Construction Administration Leader. Notable projects include the Javits Center renovation and Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge & Offices at Moynihan Penn Station. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from the University at Buffalo.
Joe Pikiewicz, AIA, LEED AP, joined the firm in 2003 and currently oversees studio operations and strategies as a Studio Director and serves as a project architect and project manager. He holds bachelor’s degrees in architecture and civil engineering from Catholic University and a master’s degree in architecture from Yale University.
Alexandra Pollock, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, joined the firm in 2013 and is the Director of Design Technology. She is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology and earned her master’s in Product Architecture & Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.
Shannon Rodriguez, LEED GA, joined the firm in 2005 and is FXCollaborative’s Human Resources Director. Her numerous responsibilities include performance management, training programs, and recruiting. She is a Legal Studies graduate of John Jay College.
Wendi Shafran, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, joined FXCollaborative in 2016 and is a project architect and technical design specialist with expertise in multi-family residential and mixed-use projects. She earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Barnard College and a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University.
Ben Abelman, AICP, LEED GA, joined FXCollaborative in 2014 and is an urban designer and pre-design zoning specialist. Rhode Island School of Design and Columbia University
Shalini Abeyaratne, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, joined FXCollaborative in 2016 and is a project architect and project manager for major institutional projects. Cornell University
Teyana Chin, LEED GA, joined FXCollaborative in 2004 and is the firm’s office manager. CUNY Brooklyn College
Bob Cuk, AIA, LEED AP, joined FXCollaborative in 2008 and is a project architect specializing in residential and mixed-use projects, including The Crossing at Jamaica Station. University of Maryland and Columbia University
Brandon Massey, AIA, LEED GA, joined FXCollaborative in 2008 and is a project architect that works on a diverse range of institutional projects, including the recently completed Statue of Liberty Museum. Rhode Island School of Design
Sara Ngan, AIA, LEED AP, joined FXCollaborative in 2014 and is a project architect adept at a wide range of projects, including The Greenwich Lane and FXCollaborative’s new offices at 1 Willoughby Square. Carnegie Mellon University
Amy Patel, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, joined FXCollaborative in 2018 and is a senior architect working on 3 Hudson Boulevard—one of the firm’s largest projects. The College of New Jersey, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Northeastern University
Kimberley Petredis, NCIDQ, LEED AP ID+C, joined FXCollaborative in 2016 and is a senior interior designer who serves as project manager for high-rise residential, hospitality, commercial, and educational projects. Becker College
Nadia Samuelson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has worked for FXCollaborative for 10 years and is a project architect for residential high-rise buildings in Manhattan. Ball State University
Tim Sudweeks, AIA, LEED AP, CPHD, has worked for FXCollaborative for 11 years and is an architect and Certified Passive House Designer who recently served as project manager for The NOMA. Architectural Association and Columbia University
David Aboyoun joined FXCollaborative in 2015 and serves as the technical director of the firm’s Interiors Studio. Syracuse University
Miwa Fukui joined FXCollaborative in 2010 and is the firm’s senior model maker. Fashion Institute of Technology
Ryan Kim, AIA, LEED GA, joined FXCollaborative in 2011 and is an architect focused on the firm’s commercial projects. Ajou University, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Columbia University
Nina Rivas, LEED AP BD+C, joined FXCollaborative in 2018 and serves as project manager for 555 E Street SW, a mixed-use residential and hotel project in Washington, DC. Universidad Central de Venezuela
Cristina Rodríguez-Vázquez, LEED AP BD+C, joined FXCollaborative in 2012 and is a designer on many of the firm’s educational and institutional projects. Universidad de Puerto Rico and University of Pennsylvania
Brian Strydom, LEED GA, joined FXCollaborative in 2016 and is the firm’s BIM Manager and a member of the Design Technology Team. New York Institute of Technology
Eric Van Der Sluys, LEED GA, joined FXCollaborative in 2001 and is a designer and project manager working primarily on educational, cultural, and institutional projects. New Jersey Institute of Technology
Tracy Yuan, LEED GA, joined FXCollaborative in 2013 and is Assistant Controller as a member of the firm’s Accounting team. Baruch College
FXCollaborative leverages its broad experience in architecture, interiors, and planning to enrich the world with responsible, intelligent, and beautiful design. Recently ranked as the ninth-largest in New York City in Crain’s annual rankings of the metropolitan area’s top architecture firms, FXCollaborative’s holistic approach integrates client aspirations, urban sensibilities, and a celebration of the craft of building. The firm’s work ranges from the scale of individual buildings and interiors—office towers, multi-family residences, cultural facilities, workplace, K-12, and higher-education institutions—to the planning of the city, addressing infrastructure and transportation.