AKF Announces New Organizational Structure and Firm Leaders

New York – AKF has formally launched a new firmwide organizational structure, forming dedicated commercial and campus practices that reflect the marketplace and better meet clients’ complex goals.

Rudy Frank

Rudy Frank, PE, named AKF’s Commercial Environments Leader, brings over 30 years of engineering expertise to clients in the corporate, residential, retail, and hospitality market sectors.








Mark Richter

Mark Richter, PE, LEED AP, has been named AKF’s National Residential & Hospitality Practice Leader. With over 25 years of experience, including 10 years as partner, he brings excellent pragmatic and constructability experience to his work.







Phillip Simone

Philip Simone, LEED AP, a 14-year veteran of the industry, has been named AKF’s National Corporate Practice Leader, having directed the design and implementation of engineering systems for new construction and/or renovation of building and tenant fit-out projects.








Regis Gaughan

Regis Gaughan, PE, brings over 40 years of experience to his role as Campus Environment Leader, providing vital institutional knowledge for clients in the healthcare, higher education, science & technology, cultural, and K-12 education market sectors.








Michael Gillespie

Michael Gillespie, PE, LEED AP, a 13-year veteran at AKF, has been named the firm’s National Healthcare Practice Leader. He has devoted his career to understanding the delicate intricacies of healthcare infrastructure.








Jason Sylvain

Jason Sylvain, PE, has been named AKF’s National Higher Education Practice Leader. In his 14 years with AKF, he has directed renovation, restoration, and new construction projects for leading college and university campuses.








Robert Cunningham

Robert Cunningham, CIPE, CPD, has been named AKF’s National Science & Technology Practice Leader. He brings 26 years of experience in the engineering and design of plumbing, process, and fire protection systems particularly focused on the life sciences and biotech sector in the USA, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

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