Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC Promotes Four
In a strategic move to lay the foundation for its future and promote staff members who are integral to the firm, Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC (MAP) just announced the promotions of three employees.
“We’re so pleased to announce these promotions and know that by recognizing all that Lisa, Eugene, Yu Ying and Carolina bring to our capabilities, we’re strengthening the MAP team and will continue to produce the exceptional work that is being noticed throughout our community and industry,” said Magnus Magnusson, Principal and Founder.
Originally the Director of Administration at MAP, Ms. Rondon was just promoted to Senior Associate, Director of Administration. With more than 20 years of experience in office administration, fifteen years in the fields of real estate and architecture, she has worked at MAP since 2004. Ms. Rondon’s strengths include excellent interpersonal and communications skills, wise insight and the successful management of complex daily operations. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Lehman College.
Eugene Mekhtiyev, AIA, LEED GA, Revit CP
Eugene Mekhtiyev joined MAP in 2012 as a Project Manager and was recently promoted to Associate. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, Mr. Mekhtiyev is currently the Project Manager for the Livonia Avenue Phase II initiative (288 units of affordable and supportive housing), and Saint Augustine Apartments (112-unit affordable-supportive housing development). He is also working on Ludlow Commons (71-units of affordable senior housing) and Webster Green (mixed-use 82-unit affordable and supportive housing development), among others. Notably, he was also the Project Architect for the recently completed, award-winning Creston Avenue Residence, a 66-unit supportive housing development in the Bronx, NY, which was the first to use New York State MRT funding.
Yu Ying Goh, AIA, LEED GA
A member of the MAP team since 2012, Ms. Goh was just promoted to Associate from Project Manager. Her contributions to HPD’s Build It Back program (helping New Yorkers affected by Superstorm Sandy rebuild resilient homes) were immeasurable, as was her work on Ruby’s Place in Brooklyn, and 77-85 Williams Street and 188 Warburton, both in Yonkers, NY. Ms. Goh is a graduate of Cornell University with a Masters in Architecture, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the National University of Singapore.
A member of the MAP team since 2012, Carolina Ortiz began as a part time Administrative Assistant but soon proved to be an invaluable asset to the firm and was hired on a permanent basis. In her new role as Administrative Coordinator, Ms. Ortiz will assist with HR efforts and accounting, review vendor lease agreements and continue to ensure the office runs smoothly via overseeing a central calendar, scheduling meetings and supporting principals and staff.