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Arup Americas Promotes Nine to Associate Principal

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, announced today it has promoted nine people to the position of associate principal. The individuals are located in in Arup's New York, Los Angeles, and Toronto, Canada offices. 

Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs.

"In the words of our founder, Ove Arup, no matter how wonderful an organization we can devise, its success depends on the people working in it," said Mahadev Raman, Americas Region chairman of the board. "In that spirit, please join me and the Americas Group Board in congratulating our new associate principals."

Nikos Chalaris, PEng, PMP, is a civil engineer and project manager in Arup's Toronto office with 16 years of experience in environmental assessments, detailed design, contract preparation and construction administration of transportation infrastructure, rail, roads, highways, bridges and other municipal facilities. He has been successful in managing groups of professionals, and leading multiple teams in delivering design services for transit and municipal agencies in the Greater Toronto Area.

Anthony Chung, CPA, is financial controller for Arup's Americas region, based in New York. Since joining the firm in 2006, Anthony has worked in multiple offices in the Americas and overseen the finances for specific offices, businesses, and practices.

Kyle Fisher, CPSM, is the marketing leader for Arup in the Americas and the BD team leader for the New York office. She guides the group's marketing, business development, and communications strategy, with a focus on positioning and facilitating best practice. Kyle has 18 years of experience in the A/E/C industry working in marketing, business development, and communications.

Anthony Kirby, PE, QSD, ENV SP, LEED GA, leads the civil engineering group in Los Angeles and is responsible for the development and leadership of the civil engineering and GIS teams. Since joining Arup, he has gained experience in the design of complex drainage systems, general civil works, flood studies and risk assessments, international masterplanning, and engineering design for existing and new aviation facilities.

Vincent Lee, PE, LEED AP, ENV SP, is a civil engineer in Arup's New York office with a wide range of experience in sustainable site development, green infrastructure, and water management. Vincent offers his clients a comprehensive understanding of delivering sustainable infrastructure while overcoming a diversity of complex and context-sensitive challenges. He has been able to leverage his experience to develop resilient engineering solutions in a Post-Sandy New York metropolitan region.

Amie Nulman, PE, is a structural engineer in Los Angeles. Her 10 year portfolio at Arup includes a wide range of projects from museums and academic buildings to libraries and residences, spanning from the competition stage to construction completion. Amie is currently leading multi-disciplinary building design teams on an Air and Space Museum and an Office Tower building, both located in Los Angeles.

Simon Rule, CPEng, ENV SP is a civil engineer in Arup's New York Office with more than 25 years of experience. Simon's area of expertise is in delivering multi-disciplinary scope across many types of infrastructure projects including: rail, highway, bridge and site development projects, as well as airport and station terminal approaches. Since joining Arup in 1987, he has worked on projects globally.

Tabitha Tavolaro, PE, is a structural engineer in Arup's New York office. Since joining the firm in 2001, Tabitha's experience has been concentrated on museums, performing arts centers and university projects, with a growing focus on high-rise structures in high seismicity regions around the world including Torre Reforma, Mexico's tallest building, Pedregal 24 and Torre Manacar, all three in Mexico City.

Cameron Thomson, AICP, LEED AP, manages Arup's New York Sustainability team focusing on high performance buildings, sustainable planning, and carbon management of projects. He has guided multiple projects through LEED accreditation and developed sustainability guidelines for the planning, construction and operations of projects. He is currently working on several district energy projects and mixed used developments aiming to achieve net zero emissions through the Clinton Climate Initiative's Climate+ program.

*Please note: Photos available upon request

About Arup
Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world's most prominent projects in the built environment and across industry. Its engineers and consultants deliver innovative projects across the world. Arup opened its first US office 25 years ago, and now employs 1,000 in the Americas. The firm was founded in 1946 with an enduring set of values that fosters a distinctive culture, intellectual independence and collaborative approach. The people at Arup are driven to find a better way to deliver better solutions for their clients. (

For further information please contact:

Rebecca Maloney, LEED AP, CPSM
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m +1 617 412-6632

Jennifer Shelby, CPSM
Rhino PR
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