PRINCIPALS

Alex is an Engineer and Entrepreneur at heart. From a young age, he was always self-motivated and busy building his next project. After graduating from Penn State (We Are!) with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and then moving to NYC, it only made sense that he would strive to build an engineering firm. After gaining valuable experience in a mid-size firm, Alex left to start ABS Engineering. In the early days, Alex worked to put ABS on the map, but quickly realized it was necessary to build a strong team to help grow the firm into one that could change the perception of what an MEP Engineering firm can be. Now Alex can be found expanding our project portfolio and client network (usually by bicycle). He takes great pride in the team he's built, the quality of work we do, and contributing to building the city he loves. Alex's Top 3: Street in NYC: Hicks St. Activity outside Work: Spartan Races Go-to "Full Album Friday" Pick: Rush 2112

Alex is an Engineer and Entrepreneur at heart. From a young age, he was always self-motivated and busy building his next project. After graduating from Penn State (We Are!) with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and then moving to NYC, it only made sense that he would strive to build an engineering firm. After gaining valuable experience in a mid-size firm, Alex left to start ABS Engineering. In the early days, Alex worked to put ABS on the map, but quickly realized it was necessary to build a strong team to help grow the firm into one that could change the perception of what an MEP Engineering firm can be. Now Alex can be found expanding our project portfolio and client network (usually by bicycle). He takes great pride in the team he's built, the quality of work we do, and contributing to building the city he loves.

Alex's Top 3:

Street in NYC: Hicks St.
Activity outside Work: Spartan Races
Go-to "Full Album Friday" Pick: Rush 2112

ALEX SCHWARTZ, PE, LEED AP

Founder, President, Mechanical Dept Head, Bike Messenger

Hometown: Downingtown, PA
Current City: Brooklyn, NY
Education: Penn State University, BS Mechanical Engineering
Licensure: New York

SENIOR ENGINEERS

Jason is well versed in the field of electrical engineering with extensive knowledge of building and electrical codes. He brings a great deal of project management experience to the team and emphasizes the importance of communication and coordination throughout the design process. You'll often hear Jason citing that the electrical department is the "glue" that keeps the MEP design together by providing the necessary power to mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection systems and keeping a sharp eye on their designs in the process. Helping to grow the ABS team and encouraging a joyful and productive work environment has become one of his passions. Jason's Top 3: Street in NYC: Driggs Ave Architect to work with: coadaptive architecture Building in NYC: Grand Central Terminal

Jason is well versed in the field of electrical engineering with extensive knowledge of building and electrical codes. He brings a great deal of project management experience to the team and emphasizes the importance of communication and coordination throughout the design process. You'll often hear Jason citing that the electrical department is the "glue" that keeps the MEP design together by providing the necessary power to mechanical, plumbing, and fire protection systems and keeping a sharp eye on their designs in the process. Helping to grow the ABS team and encouraging a joyful and productive work environment has become one of his passions.

Jason's Top 3:

Street in NYC: Driggs Ave
Architect to work with: coadaptive architecture
Building in NYC: Grand Central Terminal

JASON DRIGGS, PE, LEED AP

Director of Electrical Engineering

Hometown: Islip, NY
Current City: Hawthorne, NY
Education: University of Maine, BS Electrical Engineering
Licensure: New York, Maine

Brian's roles at ABS are 85% engineer, 10% photographer/marketer, and 5% positive vibe technician. He strives for the utmost quality in every drawing that leaves the office and for constant improvement of company design standards. Despite studying engineering at Cooper Union, Brian is an artist at heart and throughout his time at ABS has endeavored to document and explore the aesthetics of MEP engineering through the company's social media accounts and this website. On a daily basis Brian can often be found at the plan desk giving drawings a last review and curating the office music selections for the day. Brian's Top 3: Street in NYC: Guernsey St. b/t Meserole and Norman NYC Restaurant: Diner Favorite part of working at ABS: Full Album Fridays

Brian's roles at ABS are 85% engineer, 10% photographer/marketer, and 5% positive vibe technician. He strives for the utmost quality in every drawing that leaves the office and for constant improvement of company design standards. Despite studying engineering at Cooper Union, Brian is an artist at heart and throughout his time at ABS has endeavored to document and explore the aesthetics of MEP engineering through the company's social media accounts and this website. On a daily basis Brian can often be found at the plan desk giving drawings a last review and curating the office music selections for the day.

Brian's Top 3:

Street in NYC: Guernsey St. b/t Meserole and Norman
NYC Restaurant: Diner
Favorite part of working at ABS: Full Album Fridays

BRIAN BARKOVITZ, PE

Director of Plumbing & Fire Protection Engineering

Hometown: Wayne, NJ
Current City: New Rochelle, NY
Education: The Cooper Union, Bachelor Engineering: ME
Licensure: New York

ADMINISTRATION

Keith's Top 3: ABS project you've worked on: Blu Dot Favorite thing about MEP engineering: Going on all the roofs Movie: Die Hard

Keith's Top 3:

ABS project you've worked on: Blu Dot
Favorite thing about MEP engineering: Going on all the roofs
Movie: Die Hard

KEITH BAREN, PE, CPHC

Senior Engineer

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Current City: Long Island City, Queens
Education: Carnegie Mellon University, BS Mech. Eng.
Licensure: New York

 

ENGINEERS

Elizabeth's Top 3: Coolest project survey you've been on: The roof of 2 Park Ave on my first survey TV Show: 30 Rock Favorite activity outside work: Cycling

Elizabeth's Top 3:

Coolest project survey you've been on: The roof of 2 Park Ave on my first survey
TV Show: 30 Rock
Favorite activity outside work: Cycling

ELIZABETH MALOLA, PE

Design Engineer

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
Current City: New York, NY
Education: Rose-Hulman Institute of Tech., BS Chem. Eng.
Licensure: Indiana

Andrew's Top 3: NYC Restaurant: Sweet Chick Drink: Manhattan GO-to "Full Album Friday" pick: Alice in Chains "Jar of Flies"

Andrew's Top 3:

NYC Restaurant: Sweet Chick
Drink: Manhattan
GO-to "Full Album Friday" pick: Alice in Chains "Jar of Flies"

ANDREW BOSOWICZ

Engineer

Hometown: South Hadley, MA
Current City: Brooklyn, NY
Education: University of Massachusetts, BS Mech. Eng.

Sam's Top 3: Drink: Deschute Mirror Pond Pale Ale TV Show: Seinfeid Bucket List: Travel to all 7 continents, ski in the Swiss Alps, go on a South African safari, become a good cook, work on my bucket list

Sam's Top 3:

Drink: Deschute Mirror Pond Pale Ale
TV Show: Seinfeid
Bucket List: Travel to all 7 continents, ski in the Swiss Alps, go on a South African safari, become a good cook, work on my bucket list

SAM DELANO, EIT

Engineer

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Current City: New York, NY
Education: University of Washington, BS Elec. Engineering

Chad's Top 3: Building in NYC: Chrysler Building Drink: Old Fashioned Coolest Survey: 56 Leonard

Chad's Top 3:

Building in NYC: Chrysler Building
Drink: Old Fashioned
Coolest Survey: 56 Leonard

CHAD FLANICK, EIT

Senior Engineer

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Current City: Hoboken, NJ
Education: Syracuse University, BS Mech. Eng.

 

 
Malav's Top 3: NYC Neighborhood: Financial District Favorite activity outside work: Playing piano & composing music TV Show: Game of Thrones

Malav's Top 3:

NYC Neighborhood: Financial District
Favorite activity outside work: Playing piano & composing music
TV Show: Game of Thrones

MALAV ASHARA

Design Engineer

Hometown: Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
Current City: Jersey City, NJ
Education: Gujarat Technological University, BS Mech. Eng.
 

Kyle's Top 3: Street in NYC: 5th Ave along the Kennedy Reservoir Food: Double Double from In-N-Out Drink: Guinness

Kyle's Top 3:

Street in NYC: 5th Ave along the Kennedy Reservoir
Food: Double Double from In-N-Out
Drink: Guinness

KYLE AHLERS

Design Engineer

Hometown: Mahopac, NY
Current City: New York, NY
Education: Cornell University, BS & MS Mech. Engineering

Victoria's Top 3: Bucket List: Shark diving, visiting Egypt & Tahiti Building in NYC: The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine Drink: Johnny Walker Black

Victoria's Top 3:

Bucket List: Shark diving, visiting Egypt & Tahiti
Building in NYC: The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Drink: Johnny Walker Black

VICTORIA FELIZ

Office Manger

Hometown: Manhattan, NY
Current City: Bronx, NY
Education: BMCC, Liberal Arts; Baruch, Psychology

 

 
Brendan's Top 3: Favorite thing about MEP engineering: Learning about all the everyday systems that I used to take for granted. Movie: Remember the Titans Bucket List: Ski in Alaska, Oktoberfest, Section hike the Appalachian Trail, Watch the Eagles win the Superbowl, get my PE license

Brendan's Top 3:

Favorite thing about MEP engineering: Learning about all the everyday systems that I used to take for granted.
Movie: Remember the Titans
Bucket List: Ski in Alaska, Oktoberfest, Section hike the Appalachian Trail, Watch the Eagles win the Superbowl, get my PE license

BRENDAN MCDONNELL, EIT

Design Engineer

Hometown: Waterville, ME
Current City: New York, NY
Education: Syracuse University, BS Electrical Engineering
 

Richard's Top 3: Street in NYC: St. Marks Place Favorite Activity outside work: Wandering Go-to "Full Album Friday" pick: Iron Maiden, "Brave New World"

Richard's Top 3:

Street in NYC: St. Marks Place
Favorite Activity outside work: Wandering
Go-to "Full Album Friday" pick: Iron Maiden, "Brave New World"

RICHARD AUFFERMANN

Design Engineer

Hometown: Queens, NY
Current City: Queens, NY
Education: The Cooper Union, Bachelor Engineering: ME