People

At ENV, we’ve built a talented team with a reputation for designing solutions that work in the real world.

We know that the best projects are collaborative, and we make a point to listen, ask tough questions, and share insights along the way. Clients trust our principal-led teams to deliver projects on time, on budget, and as promised.

Adam W. Snyder, AIA
Principal | New York, NY

Adam’s hands-on approach to project management ensures a successful client experience during every phase of the project. With over twenty years working on both project management and the design aspect of architecture and interior projects, Adam’s knowledge and experience brings a heightened level of professionalism to the firm. Maintaining an optimum schedule for each project and delivering it on time and on budget, Adam facilitates the inherent organic process of teamwork, both inside and outside the firm.

His day-to-day coordination and collaboration with ENV staff, client team, and contractors in the field enables a monitored flow of information that results in consistency, quality, and attention to detail. With such clients as Coach, Calvin Klein, and The Corcoran Group, the size of projects may range from large to small, yet the goal for each remains the same; to deliver a beautiful space that is optimum for the client’s needs.

Amy Catlin
Interior Designer | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Amy graduated from Philadelphia University in 2009 with a Bachelors Degree in Interior Design. Since graduation, Amy has held previous positions with both commercial and residential design companies.  She started with ENV in 2014 and has played a key role in the design and execution in a range of projects including residential, academic, corporate, and hospitality.

In her spare time Amy enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Amy Stabile
Senior Associate, Director of Finance | New York, NY

Amy has been with ENV for over 40 years and witnessed it go through many changes – in name, people, size, and location! In spite of it all, she has truly been a constant (and leaves no doubt as to who holds the honorary title of on-staff historian!) Growing up in a large family made up of master carpenters and general contractors, ENV fit Amy like a glove. She began in the Accounting Department and worked her way up to Finance Director, overcoming every challenge along the way. Indeed, Amy has been instrumental in the success of the company and shaping the culture into what it is today. The strong ‘fabric’ of ENV contains so much thread with her initials on it. Amy provides a sense of warmth, of familiarity, of coming home, a feeling of comfort – things the staff doesn’t take for granted because it is seldom found in corporate environments. There is no doubt that AMY is synonymous with ENV.

In her free time, Amy loves to travel, play board games, cook, bake, and watch films from the ‘30s and ‘40s. Her favorite trip is a tie between Italy and a cruise in Alaska.

Andres Garcia
Assistant Job Captain | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Andres graduated from Keene State College with a Bachelor of Architecture and a minor in environmental studies. Andres has been with ENV since 2017 as an Architectural Designer working on commercial, residential, and academic projects. He plans to continue his path to licensure through the NCARB Architectural Registration Exam in the coming years.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports and spending time with friends and family.

Annie Lee, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
Principal/Interior Design | New York, NY

Talking to Annie about Interior Design, you will witness joy in its purest form. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and it is impossible not to mirror her bright eyed, wide smile as she recounts how a client clasped her hand in gratitude and thanked her for designing an environment which directly led to communication barriers being torn down. That is the magic of Annie. It’s not just her charm, keen sense of style, or innovative ideas; (though she has all those in spades) it is the care that she pours into each project, down to the last detail, and her excitement for the space to positively affect real day-to-day change. Annie has created many works of beauty, but it is the human connection in design she finds most fulfilling. You can feel the passion for what she does in every word she speaks. Annie began her career as a fashion buyer, not exactly a typical route to architecture, and this experience provided her with a rare perspective on design – from her approach of “dressing” a room or building, to her openness to mixing colors and patterns, to her ability to think simultaneously about multiple projects. She is very environmentally conscious and as a LEED AP, makes sustainability a priority.

In her free time, Annie never really stops thinking about work .. whether it’s solving design problems at sunrise or finding color inspirations when scuba diving. She enjoys traveling but is hard pressed to name a favorite place, as to her, they are like favorite outfits – you appreciate them for different reasons.

Annie Yip
Project Director | New York, NY

Some girls play with doll houses… Annie built her own. For as far back as she can remember, she has loved constructing exterior and interior spaces. When she was 7 years old, armed with nothing but Legos and her imagination, Annie would build whatever came to her mind. These included completely furnished multiple story structures with intricate architectural details like interconnecting stairs, balconies, and pitched roofs. Looking back, every significant event in Annie’s life was leading up to a career in architecture – from her early predilection for drawing to her desire to unite function and beauty in her creations. Taking notice of her talents, teachers pushed Annie to attend a specialized art school. She decided to follow their advice, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the School of Visual Arts. Her current position as Project Director at ENV requires a bit of everything – making presentations to new potential clients, meeting with existing clients, coordinating with engineers on all aspects of the design, and managing projects from beginning to end. Some notable projects she has worked on here are Savanna, Westbrook Partners, Meadow Partners, Comcast, HDR Manhattan, Situation, and Zero Point Zero.

In her personal life, Annie has a second full time job chauffeuring her two kids and managing their multitude of activities. She enjoys traveling, widening her children’s exposure to different cultures, trying all types of cuisines, and cooking and baking with her kids.

Anthony Carrasquillo
Project Architect | New York, NY

A graduate in Architecture at State University of New York at Delhi, Anthony enjoyed drawing buildings, textures, and layouts. His first chance to use his detailing skills was for a food service design company in NYC. Anthony enjoyed the work he was doing, but it didn’t quite coincide with all that he went to school for. Happily, Manhattan, despite being the most densely populated borough, is also a small world. The company he worked for was closely associated to ENV and when a job opportunity opened at ENV, Anthony then found his match! After getting a taste of life at ENV, Anthony knew he was in the right place. Fast forward to today, where he appreciates spending his days applying his skills working in architecture and interior design. He has helped to complete several WeWork interior design projects and is part of the team that continues to work with this very noteworthy shared workspaces client.

When he’s not at the office, you can find him on the court shooting hoops, or on his couch playing video games with friends. He loves watching basketball games live because the action is just too exciting, and his favorite team is the Warriors. Anthony also organizes the annual office superbowl competition for the company.

Anthony Strazzera
Project Manager | New York, NY

Anthony had always liked architecture; however, after taking a drafting course in high school, his interest was piqued and he began to think seriously about a career in the field. He graduated from New York Institute of Technology and now has over 22 years experience in architecture. The range of his portfolio includes showrooms, retail, restaurant, financial, residential, and exterior renovations, with an emphasis on corporate interiors. He has done projects for Roxy, Quicksilver, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Krispy Kreme, AIG, E*trade, Morgan Stanley, Journal of Commerce, and BMI, among others. Currently, he is a project manager at ENV where his responsibilities include consultant coordination, drafting, review and coordination of construction documents, and construction administration. In his time at ENV he has worked on a diverse array of projects, ranging from a residential penthouse apartment on the upper west side to new construction, such as Mason Tenders and Local 14.

When he’s not working at the office, Anthony can be found doing work on his house. He is also an avid volleyball player who has fielded and/or played on a team for the last 20 years .. he even met his wife on the court! On weekends when he’s not busy with volleyball or renovations, Anthony plays tennis, rollerblades, and rides his bike with his wife, or spends time with his extended family.

Brenda Paganelli
Controller | Los Angeles, CA

While Brenda Paganelli has never lived anywhere but in Los Angeles, she does like to travel. Although she’s far from done exploring the world, to date her favorite island is Cozumel, and her favorite city is Prague. The most influential person in her life is her mother and, now that Brenda’s a mother too, she finds that their relationship is closer than ever.

Brenda keeps busy on her time off with family hikes along the Santa Monica mountains, yoga and gardening. When it comes to food, her favorite types of cuisine are Japanese and French. For dessert? How about profiteroles stuffed with vanilla ice cream & chocolate sauce! If Brenda weren’t working in design, she would have liked to have a career as an art historian. Fortunately, she’s very satisfied with the vast opportunities and benefits at ENV like staying in the forefront of technology, ongoing training, workplace volunteer activities, pet friendly, and unquestionably the best parties with lots of cake throughout the year.

Carmela Tripodi, Assoc. AIA
Assistant Project Manager | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Carmela graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with a Bachelor’s of Architecture and has been a part of the ENV office since 2007.  As part of the team, Carmela plays an integral role in the design and execution of multiple projects. She exhibits an enthusiasm for the architectural and design process, which is reflective in both her professional and personal life. Carmela has been involved in a variety of project categories stemming from hospitality to academic to workplace solutions and more. She has the ability to envision design solutions that both suit and compliment the needs of the project, which she achieves through a balance of creative and practical methods.

In her free time, Carmela loves to plan new adventures and travel with the hopes of fulfilling her bucket list of visiting each continent.  “I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.”- Susan Sontag

Carrie Hincapie
Assistant Project Manager | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Carrie Hincapie has been with ENV since 2015. She is part of the Hospitality team, working on several projects in various airports. She is a graduate of NJIT, with many years of experience in sustainable healthcare, residential, and high end retail.
Carrie spends her free time enjoying the company of her family.

Charles Koch, AIA, PPCID, NCARB
Vice President | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Charlie graduated New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1986 where he earned a bachelor in Architecture and design. Over the course of his career Charlie has worked his way up to a principal. In 2009 he became a Principal at ENV in New Jersey where he specializes in the design of educational facilities at the primary, secondary and university levels. Prior to starting ENV, Charlie was a principal at a large international AE firm where he headed the K12 studio and Vice President of Seyffer and Koch Architectural Group. He has served as a visiting critic at NJIT and is a former Board Member for the Westwood Regional School District where he served as Vice President and chaired the Building and Grounds Committee for almost 20 years. As a licensed architect, professional planner and interior designer, Charlie has over 30 years of experience in the rehabilitation of existing facilities and new structures. He has worked closely with schools, universities and corporate clients completing projects ranging from simple infrastructure repairs to Master Plans. Including an 1100 bed Residential Life Complex for William Paterson University, a new school of business at Montclair State University and a new school of nursing at The College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York. As board architect he has developed both yearly and long range facilities plans for school districts in the tri state area. Charlie has extensive experience in working with various state agencies throughout the New York metropolitan area and has presented to the New Jersey School Boards Association on legal and technology initiatives.

In his free time Charlie is an avid fan of long distance running and cycling. On the weekends he spends his time working on the family beach house and co-running a public garden railway (LBI Railway) with his son.

Craig Daniels
Technical Director | New York, NY

Over 30 years ago while in college, Craig took a job to help pay for tuition. The county assessor had hired and trained students to help them transform all their maps into digital format using this brand new program called AutoCAD. That early beginning was a springboard for him for a career focusing on technology in various Architectural and Engineering offices. As Technical Director at ENV NY, Craig enjoys his role of implementing all facets of tech as well as teaching and assisting staff. Every day brings new challenges for him to tackle and it is interesting for him to be able to assist in everything from accounting, to marketing (like administrating this website!), to architectural design presentations and construction documentation.

Outside of the office, Craig enjoys time with his family. He and his wife enjoy travelling and are looking forward to taking their son Brendan on more destinations now that he is almost 10 years old. His hobbies include photography and DIY renovation projects on his 1920’s era home. As far as participant sports, his first three choices are tennis, running 5K, and snow skiing.

Daniel Grant
Marketing Director | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Daniel Grant attended Montclair State University and holds a B.S. in Business Administration with a dual concentration in Marketing and Events. Throughout his professional career Daniel has worked in a number of fields including the healthcare, higher education, and travel industry all working within the marketing and business development sector.

As the Marketing Director, Daniel can be found overseeing all of the marketing initiatives in conjunction with ENV’s other offices. In addition to this Daniel assists in the overall business development of ENV by assisting in the management of RFP and RFQ requests for the firm.

In his free time, Daniel can usually be found outside either on the water fishing, boating, relaxing by the beach, or out hiking.

Daniel "Sas" Badurina, RA, LEED AP
Project Manager | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Dan has 20 years of architectural experience and 15 years of construction management/administration experience.  He received his architectural degree from Columbia University where he was a 2 year Robert Kraft Scholarship recipient and a 4year letterman for the varsity football team.  As a member of the 1996 team, the team was inducted into Columbia University’s Hall of Fame in 2014.

After graduating, he started his career with a firm that specialized in obtaining approvals on zoning variances, single family homes, and small commercial with construction management services.
He later joined a NJ firm where he worked on hi-end single family residential homes, additions, small commercial builds and fitouts. He gained valuable architectural and construction administration experience on K-12 projects at another NJ firm which was his last stop prior to joining ENV and becoming a team member of the hospitality division.
In his spare time he enjoys spending it with his family, reading on all subjects, joining design competitions, volunteering his thanksgiving morning with the Patterson Athletic League and helping on a yearly haunted house for different charity causes started 8 years ago by his brother.
“A person who does not read has no advantage over a person that cannot read.” Mark Twain

David Ahumada
Job Captain | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

David graduated New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2014. Joined the ENV team Early September 2017, and has worked on assisting the development of various bar designs, such as Stella Artois, Auntie Anne’s, and Starbucks, among other projects in Newark International Airport, NJ and Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, NC. Prior to joining ENV, David had worked for an Architectural & Engineering firm as project designer, earning extensive experience in the residential and commercial field since 2004.

Outside of the office David enjoys traveling, sports of all kind, art and design.

David Pineiro
Project Manager | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

David offers over 22 years of experience in the field of Interior Design. He is a graduate of The New York Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design. David brings to each client hands on involvement for their project and the ability to respond in a timely and comprehensive fashion.

David Jon Rush, AIA
President, ENV NY | New York, NY

The secret to ENV’s continued success, according to David Rush, is to have the design team imagine an approach for each project that synthesizes both visual creativity as well as personal responsibility. Each project ENV completes has its own individual and functional imprint; all the many design elements relate to one another in a given project without anything overshadowing its counterpart. That is all done intentionally.

As president of the New York Office, David’s easy going and informal personality has the uncanny ability to carefully yet casually uncover the cultural DNA for each project. David listens closely as he guides both clients and the office through the design process; the collaboration results in both sides learning about each other and getting smarter together. With such clients as HarperCollins, Year Up, Smartling, and Comcast, David’s prestigious and diverse portfolio provides a glimpse into the firm’s attention to detail and level of service.

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