NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Arup, the global design and consulting firm for the built environment, is pleased to announce that Cierine Nicolas, PE, LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm's Chicago office as an Associate Principal. Named one of Building Design + Construction magazine's "40 Under 40" in 2013, Ms. Nicolas is a recognized technical authority and thought leader in the field of electrical engineering.
"Cierine is an accomplished electrical engineer and seasoned leader who brings more than 16 years of experience managing expansive, interdisciplinary teams of engineers on a variety of complex projects," said Jim Quiter, Chicago office group leader. "Arup is known around the world for its groundbreaking work in all facets of design and construction, and I am excited to contribute to the firm's innovative portfolio," said Ms. Nicolas, who joined the company in early November. A specialist in large, high-performance buildings, Ms. Nicolas has experience in office/corporate, mixed-use developments, hospitality, residential, educational, cultural, athletic, and government sectors. Among the notable projects to which she has contributed are: the Wrigley Field Restoration and Expansion project in Chicago; the 'Moment' high-rise residential building in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood; the development of downtown Chicago's Block 37 mixed-use urban center; the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Forum and South Campus Mixed-Use Development Superblock; the Department of Homeland Security's St. Elizabeths Campus in Washington D.C.; FKI Tower in Seoul, Korea; and Jeddah Tower in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.