The Harman Group is proud to announce that two team members, Albert Meyer, Jr. and Lea Cosenza, have been named Associates to the firm.
Al oversees all aspects of a project’s structural and foundation design. He has 26 years of structural design experience across a variety of project types including hospitality, gaming and residential. Al’s career with the firm includes notable projects such as the 5.8 million square foot Revel Resort Hotel and Casino, now Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, NJ, the 1.2 million square foot Foxwood Resort Casino, formerly MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT, and 3601 Market Street, a 434,000 square foot, 29-story mixed use residential building in Philadelphia, PA.
Lea Cosenza is an accomplished structural engineer with over a decade of experience delivering creative solutions for complex design challenges. Specializing in structural engineering for new buildings, expansions, overbuilds and historic renovations, Lea works with clients throughout the structural design process to ensure the project meets the clients’ goals. Recently, Lea had the opportunity to work on the redevelopment and expansion of 2400 Market, a 650,000 square foot building that was home to the Marketplace Design Center and will now be home to Aramark Corporation’s new headquarters. Other projects include a new student housing building for the University of the Sciences, a leading science college and top pharmacy school in Philadelphia, as well as the Cambria Hotel and Suites Philadelphia.
“Al has been with the firm for almost 17 years and due to his extensive experience in practical and buildable structural design, he is one of the most requested engineers from client owners and construction managers,” said Janis Vacca, P.E., LEED AP, Vice President, The Harman Group.
“Lea joined us two years ago as a project manager and has successfully engineered significant structural challenges on new and existing construction projects out of both the New York and Philadelphia offices,” Vacca continues. “We are thrilled to add these two professionals to the firm’s leadership team.”