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Burns & McDonnell Expands New York City Office, Strengthening its Design-Build Capabilities in the Northeast

Damon Gray
Damon Gray
Karina Moya
Karina Moya
David Haakenson
David Haakenson
NEW YORK, NY — Burns & McDonnell is growing its Northeast operations with the expansion of its New York City presence and the addition of three industry leaders.

At 9,000 square feet, the new office will enable Burns & McDonnell to expand its work in the vertical commercial, health care, logistics, life science, and mission critical market sectors, while bolstering the firm’s proficiency in delivering renewable energy, power, aviation, federal, manufacturing, major infrastructure, and digital optimization solutions.

The 100 percent employee-owned firm welcomes Damon Gray to lead the New York office and grow the firm’s overall presence in the New York metropolitan area. Gray has more than 26 years of experience in owner, design, and construction roles, and in leading successful interdisciplinary, multi-trade collaborative teams across market sectors.

“I’m excited to join a firm with all the disciplines under one roof, a truly integrated design and construction team,” Gray said. “This unique, collaborative approach is proven to deliver optimal results, keeping projects on schedule and on budget.”

Joining Gray and the leadership team are architects Karina Moya, who will lead strategy and market development, and David Haakenson, who will lead project execution. The new team brings over 60 years of collective experience overseeing successful multi-disciplinary design, construction, facilities management, and design-build teams.

In the past 20 years, Burns & McDonnell has successfully executed more than 4,500 projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Among its numerous projects, Burns & McDonnell is providing design and construction support for a new $4-billion Delta Air Lines terminal at LaGuardia Airport. The program is ahead of schedule. The first concourse opened in October 2019. Significant milestones are on schedule for 2022.

“With more than 20 million residents and countless visitors annually, New York needs engineering, architecture, and construction solutions of every kind to maintain and advance critical infrastructure,” said Jerry Fan, Vice President of the New England region at Burns & McDonnell. “Burns & McDonnell has proudly served New York for decades, and our growth in the region will allow us to better serve our clients and the surrounding communities for years to come.”