The Harman Group Welcomes Tuna Yelkikanat as Director of Their New Office in New York

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA – The Harman Group is pleased to welcome Tuna Yelkikanat, PE, LEED GA to the firm as the Director of The Harman Group’s new office in New York, located at 14 Penn Plaza in the heart of midtown Manhattan.

“The Harman Group is excited to expand our practice in the New York area,” stated D. Kirk Harman, PE, SE, SECB, FACI, President and Managing Principal of The Harman Group. “With his world class experience, Tuna is well poised to help The Harman Group build on existing relationships and bring our extensive structural design expertise to new opportunities in New York. We are happy to have him on board.”

Mr. Yelkikanat brings 11 years of experience in the structural design and management of complex high rise projects in New York and around the world. He has previously held positions with DeSimone Consulting Engineers and Thornton Tomasetti, Inc. He will be responsible for the management of ongoing New York and New Jersey projects as well as the development of new clients in the New York/New Jersey area.

“I approach my job with passion and I am very proud of every design I complete. But above all, I live to see my projects rising into the sky,” Mr. Yelkikanat says. “I believe that doing business in the design and construction industry is all about creating memorable relationships with all team members while providing great engineering design service and continuous support during construction. This is why I joined The Harman Group, where the company culture is built on providing client oriented top-notch engineering service by creating lasting relationships.”

Mr. Yelkikanat is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a LEED Green Associate. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Concrete Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from CUNY, City College of New York.