AKRF Celebrates 30 Years as Leaders in Environmental, Planning and Engineering Consulting


Source: AKRF Inc.

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AKRF, Inc. this month is proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary as one of the Northeast’s leading environmental, engineering and planning consultants.

Stephen Rosen, chairman and co-founder; Debra Allee, co-founder; and Edward Applebome, president of  ...

Stephen Rosen, chairman and co-founder; Debra Allee, co-founder; and Edward Applebome, president of AKRF celebrate the firm's 30th Anniversary during a reception on November 1 at New York City's Center for Architecture.(Photo: Business Wire)

Founded in New York in 1981, AKRF has expanded over the past 30 years to include offices in White Plains, Long Island, New Jersey, Baltimore/Washington DC and Connecticut. With a staff of nearly 200 planners, engineers, scientists, and other related environmental professionals, the firm has provided assessments of thousands of projects for public and private sector clients.

As part of AKRF's anniversary celebration, November 2nd marked the start of an exhibit titled “Building Back: 30 Years of Growth in New York City.” Co-organized by AKRF and AIA New York, the exhibit offers a retrospective of the development projects that shaped and defined the last three decades in New York City. AKRF is proud to have worked on many of the projects in the exhibit, which is on view at the Center for Architecture through November 30th.

“In the 30 years since AKRF was founded, we have consistently strived to provide outstanding service to our clients throughout the Northeast, and I am proud of both the success we have achieved and reputation we have built,” said Edward Applebome, president and CEO of AKRF. “’Building Back: 30 Years of Growth in New York City’ is a tremendous exhibit that offers a thoughtful look at the development and infrastructure projects that have transformed New York over the past three decades. We are gratified to have had the opportunity to work with many of the project sponsors on these important efforts.”

Initially specializing in environmental impact assessments, AKRF has grown into a multidisciplinary firm with practice groups focusing on acoustics, noise and vibration; air quality; climate change; cultural resources; economics; geographical information systems (GIS); landscape planning and design; municipal and regional planning; natural resources; permitting and compliance; site assessment and remediation; site/civil engineering; traffic and transportation; and water resource management.

Since AKRF began 30 years ago, the firm has played a critical role in many of the projects that have shaped New York City, including the World Trade Center and 42nd Street redevelopments, Brooklyn Bridge and Hudson River Parks, Battery Park City, the Second Avenue Subway, the revitalization of Coney Island’s amusement district, Yankee Stadium, Citifield and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

“New York City is a drastically different place today than it was 30 years ago,” said Stephen Rosen, chairman of the board of AKRF. “It has been exciting to not only witness the incredible transformation that has taken place, but to play an active role in helping shape the place we live and work.”

For more information on “Building Back: 30 Years of Growth in New York City,” please visit AIA New York.

About AKRF
Founded in 1981, AKRF, Inc. is a multidisciplinary consulting firm specializing in environmental, planning and engineering services. Headquartered in New York City, AKRF has offices in Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New Jersey, Connecticut and the Baltimore/Washington DC region. AKRF provides municipalities, state and local agencies, as well as private developers the full range of services needed to satisfy environmental regulations (including those services needed to satisfy CEQR, SEQRA, NEPA, and other permitting requirements), and related consulting services.

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