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.

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.

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.

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.

Daniel Bai
Job Captain | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts – Interior Design degree from Pratt Institute. He has joined the ENV team after graduation and has been involved in a spectrum of project typologies including hospitality, academic, retail, and workplace solutions. His responsibilities include design, production of construction documents, construction administration, code research, surveys, 3D modeling, and renderings. He enjoys collaborating with all parties involved and strives for active involvement throughout all project phases to ensure the quality of the product.

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.

Deasy Campione, CID
Director of Interiors | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Deasy Campione originally from Texas, joined the ENV team in 2006 after graduating from the University of Alabama. Deasy played softball for UA, in which she led her team to the Women’s College World Series twice. Taking her leadership skills and teamwork attitude with her, she was quickly able to work her way up to becoming the Director of Interiors for the NJ Office. Deasy has worked on numerous projects under all disciplines (academic, retail, food & beverage, and commercial). In 2015, Deasy led her team to win an AIA award for the Newark Airport Terminal A & B food court design renovation “Liberty Terrace”, which made her motto “Multiple minds make great design” a reality.

Devin Davis, Assoc. AIA
Project Manager | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Devin holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology and offers more than 11 years of working experience. Working on design teams of varying project types, budgets, and sizes, Devin has deftly coordinated designs across all the engineering disciplines. As a project manager at ENV, Devin is responsible for consultant correspondence and construction document production. His years of contract administration assist him to produce documents that manage the client’s expectations while meeting their budget and scheduling requirements.

Devin is equally involved outside of the office as he is inside the office. He was one of the first members of the NYCOTE (NY Committee on the Environment), co-chairing the committee’s youth initiative; has volunteered for a number of Habitat for Humanity projects throughout NJ’s Union, Morris, and Bergen counties; participated in CANstruction for several years; and is a member of NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects)

Devin is a bit of an adventure seeker and enjoys traveling to foreign lands.  He is an avid snowboarder and has traveled as far as Japan to “hit the slopes”.

Gabriela Maiza
Assistant Job Captain | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Gabriela received her Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University in 2014. Her passion for architecture developed from her interest for enhancing the quality of the built environment and its users. Gabriela joined the ENV team in early 2015. Since she has been involved in a number of academic and commercial projects allowing her to extend her knowledge in different areas of design. She shows strong dedication and attention to detail in every project she encounters. Gabriela demonstrates a strong work ethic and is always eager to continue to learn and use her skills to contribute to the work here at ENV.

Gajun Lau
Assistant Job Captain | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Gajun Lau graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) with a Bachelors of Architecture. Shortly after graduating in 2014, he began working at ENV full time. Early on Gajun’s interests lead to working heavily in the production of high quality digital imagery for design proposals on various project types. More recently he works primarily in the schematic design, design development, contract documents for many hospitality and food service spaces across the country.

Outside of the office, Gajun enjoys delving into visual arts such as graphic design, hand drawing, and photography.

Grace Friedhoff, AIA, LEED Green Associate
Assistant Project Manager | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Grace Friedhoff is a Registered Architect and LEED Green Associate. Grace received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech along with a minor in Environmental Policy & Planning. Grace is involved with all phases of a project; including programming, schematic design, design development, contract documents, construction administration, site observations, client/contractor meetings and shop drawing review. She has extensive experience in hospitality related projects, such as travel plazas, as well as experience with private and educational clients. Additionally Grace is skilled with the entire LEED process from checklist to certification.

Grace is a founding member of AIA NJ’s Emerging Professionals Community (EPiC) as well as a Board of Trustees member for AIA Architects League of Northern New Jersey.

Gus Arnone, RA
Associate Principal | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Gus is a project manager responsible for conducting schematic design, design development, contract documents, construction administration, construction management, site observations, client/ contractor meetings, shop drawings review, contractor invoice review and change order review and preparation. Gus has extensive experience in the renovation and rehabilitation of existing facilities as well as retrofitting existing core and shell space for various private and institutional clients. He was the construction manager for a $26 million school project, where he helped schedule and coordinate design and construction. In addition he has extensive experience in office fit out and design having served as the project manager for the Corporate Headquarters for Stryker.

Hans Erdenberger, AIA, NCARB
President | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Hans has been a licensed architect since 1987. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from New Jersey School of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology where he is currently a member of the Deans Executive Council and has served on several mentorship committees as well as being a visiting design critic. Hans is also a certified member of the National Council of Architectural Review Board.

Hans started his career in the construction industry before joining a medium sized architectural group in North Jersey where he quickly rose to the position of Vice President. He later joined a large international AE firm as Principal before starting his own firm in the fall of 2009. Throughout his professional career Hans has compiled an impressive portfolio of work in the academic, commercial, hospitality, retail and residential practice areas. His projects range from renovation projects of all sizes to major new developments.

Jennifer Masotti, Assoc. AIA
Assistant Project Manager | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Jennifer received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2010. She received her Master of Architecture degree from City College of New York in 2011, where she taught Architectural History & Theory to prospective students. Her previous working experience in high-end residential architecture, consulting engineering, and urban design firms provide her with the ability to understand and coordinate the many facets of a project as it comes together. Since joining the ENV team, Jennifer has brought her dedication to various academic, hospitality, and residential projects.

Jesayra Ocasio
Interior Design | Englewood Cliffs, NJ

[bio for Jesayra coming soon…]

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