Lloyd Rosenberg, CEO and president of DMR Architects in Hasbrouck Heights — Courtesy: DMR
By Joshua Burd
DMR Architects has added five new team members in design and business development, touting a growing project pipeline despite the recent economic uncertainty.
The firm’s new hires include Karen Mastriano as director of business development, Bharath “Ram” Ramamoorthy as senior project manager and Sieun Lee, Maryam Delshad and Samer Shenoda as project architects. They will support a $1 billion pipeline that includes municipal and public education projects in municipalities eager to take advantage of low interest rates, along with apartment developers prepared to house those priced out of the housing market.
The Hasbrouck Heights-based firm said its clients also include corporate entities ready to safely return to business as usual.
“New Jersey is resilient,” said Lloyd Rosenberg, DMR’s CEO and president. “We came back from the financial crisis of 2008 and Superstorm Sandy, and we’re learning and growing stronger as we make our way through the pandemic.
“Our clients’ current investments will secure their future success and make New Jersey a better place to do business.”
As director of business development, Mastriano brings more than a decade of experience working for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local startups and nonprofits, according to a news release. Her experience also includes serving in both the public and private sectors, with roles such as council president in Saddle River and as the clerk to the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
Mastriano holds a bachelor’s degree from Ramapo College.
Ramamoorthy, who will help DMR grow its corporate interiors practice, most recently worked at Gensler, where he secured and managed new client relationships. He also managed well-known corporate interiors projects representing a total of more than 3 million square feet and more than $115 million in construction value.
He holds a master’s in civil engineering-construction management and a master’s in architecture from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, along with a bachelor’s from the University of Mumbai, India.
In her new role, Lee will also support the corporate interiors team, bringing more than eight years of experience. She also comes from Gensler and will focus primarily on DMR’s work in the growing banking sector, holding a bachelor’s in architecture from Drury University and a master’s in advanced architecture design from Columbia University.
Delshad also joins DMR’s production department, primarily in support of its mixed-use residential team, the news release said. Her most recent experience includes working as an architecture lead at WeWork, managing the more than 15 real estate development and construction projects for the organization in New York, Florida and Canada.
She holds a bachelor of architecture degree from Azad University of Tehran and a master of architecture degree from Pratt Institute.
In his role, Shenoda will support projects primarily in the public sector, DMR said. He has experience working on projects locally in New Jersey and New York and internationally in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, holding a bachelor’s in interior architecture from El-Minia University in Egypt and a master’s in architecture from NJIT.
“This is a very diverse group of individuals with a dynamic range of skills and experiences,” Rosenberg said. “We’re excited to see the creativity that will follow their integration into our team.”