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January 2021
Celebrating Recent Promotions

Please join us in celebrating the recent promotion of four Keast & Hood team members. The following engineers have been recognized for their skills, professional growth, and commitment to the firm’s success.

Alex Stadel, PE has been promoted to Project Manager. Alex is an invaluable asset to Keast & Hood. He has been involved in an extensive number of the firm’s most iconic projects. Some of his most notable and recent projects include the new Museum of the American Revolution and the support for its feature artifact, George Washington’s Tent, as well as the major renovation of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology.

Thomas Magrino, EIT has been promoted to Structural Designer II. Tom graduated from the University of Delaware in 2017 and joined Keast & Hood in 2018. Tom quickly jumped into a number of projects at the firm from new construction to historic preservation. Tom is currently working on the new Business Center at Lehigh University and the renovation of the First Bank of the United States for the National Park Service.

Robert Boris, PE, has been promoted to Structural Engineer III. Bob focuses on a large number of the firm’s institutional projects. He has worked on new construction projects, is adept at stitching together multiple systems and extending existing buildings’ lifecycle. Some of Bob’s recent projects include the award-winning Amos Hall renovation at Saint Andrew’s School of Delaware, the current Guesthouse renovation and addition at the University of Pennsylvania, and the new James Innovation Center building at the Pennsylvania State University.

Ari Seraphin, PE, has been promoted to Structural Engineer III. Ari has grown to become a resource for not only members of the firm but also members of the larger Philadelphia building community. He has extensive knowledge of existing buildings and is highly skilled at caring for some of the city’s most sensitive structures. Ari is currently working on the Academy of Music’s exterior restoration, the Broad Street Ministries building, the iconic Palestra at the University of Pennsylvania, and the new 52,000GSF mixed-use Saint Rita Cascia Center Community Housing project.

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