Author Archives: Jen Coleman

Chazen welcomes Eileen Pellatt!

Chazen welcomes Eileen Pellatt as Administrative Assistant in our Queensbury Office. Please join us in welcoming Eileen to the Chazen team!

Chazen welcomes Rob Giordano!

Chazen welcomes Rob Giordano as our newest Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist. Please join us in welcoming Rob to the Chazen team!

Chazen Welcomes Kathy Sorce

Kathy joins Chazen as an administrative assistant in the Poughkeepsie office. Please join us in welcoming Kathy to the Chazen team!

Chazen welcomes Mike Bellack!

Mike is a 2007 Civil Engineering graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and comes to us from Parson’s Corporation, who is currently completing final closeout work on the Hudson River PCB cleanup project in Fort Edward (and points south).

Prior to Mike’s work at Parsons, he spent time at FST Engineers, Inc. in Farmingdale, NY and Ingalls & Associates, LLP in Schenectady, NY completing various municipal- and land development-based projects.

Please join us in welcoming Mike to the Chazen team!

Lincoln Depot Plaza, Peekskill, NY

Chazen recently prepared bid documents for the Lincoln Depot Plaza in the City of Peekskill. Documents included complete site plans, grading plans, lighting plans, technical specifications, and bid forms. The project involved construction in a flood zone, requiring stairs and ADA compliant ramping systems. Site features included wrought iron fencing, ornamental landscaping, and artistic figures in order to create a historic landscape. The project also involved multiple ADA compliant access locations and multi-purpose outdoor spaces. The project is receiving national recognition due to its content and design features.


Chazen welcomes Linyao Longacker!

Chazen welcomes Linyao Longacker!

Linyao is the newest member of our Land Development group and will be working as a landscape designer/project manager based in our Troy office.

A Beijing Forestry University (BLD) and SUNY ESF (MLA) graduate, Linyao comes to us following five years of working from Dallas, TX on projects in the south, extending across the Americas and even to China. Her work experience ranges from the design and construction phases with a concentration on large scale commercial mixed-use developments, as well as private residential and park planning. We are excited to add her dynamic experience to our engineering/LA/planning design teams following her recent relocation to the capital district area!

Please join us in welcoming Linyao!

Chazen Welcomes Mike Ruffinen!

Chazen welcomes Mike Ruffinen! Mike has joined our Code Compliance and Inspection Services group as a Code Analyst.

Mike has spent the last 5 years with the City of Troy and has worked in both Engineering and Code Enforcement. With a degree in engineering and New York State Certified Code Enforcement Official certification, Mike has the perfect combination of education and experience to help our group grow.

Please join us in welcoming Mike to the team!

Chazen is Proud to Have Worked on the Angry Orchard Cidery Project in Montgomery, NY

angry orchard buildingChazen worked with the Boston Beer Company to develop a cidery for their Angry Orchard brand cider in the Town of Montgomery. Chazen is responsible for all aspects of site design including survey, master planning, civil site design, water supply, wastewater disposal, and stormwater management. Chazen conducted structural evaluations of several barns being re-purposed for the project and developed a groundwater treatment system so that source water will meet the company’s exacting water quality standards. Chazen obtained site plan and special permit approvals from the Planning Board and designed sustainable features including a grass-pave parking system, permeable pavement and rain gardens. The project will be a tourist destination and a showpiece for the company’s brand.