Joe Basel has over 25 years of experience working on a wide variety of buildings, including commercial, residential and institutional — from single family homes to high rise buildings — throughout his career. A focus of his work has been the extensive rehabilitation and large-scale redevelopment of existing buildings in New York City, including 10 East 53rd Street, 635 Sixth Avenue and 560 Broadway (100 Crosby Street). Since joining Gilsanz Murray Steficek in 1997, Joe has taken a keen interest in adaptive reuse of historic buildings and large-scale fit-out projects, including III Eighth Avenue, a former Port Authority warehouse, now Google’s NYC headquarters, and the conversion of a historic Meatpacking district single story building to a Samsung 837-“experience” and office space for this electronic conglomerate. Joe is a member of the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY), and actively volunteers his time with the ACE Mentoring program in New York City as board member and mentor. He holds an MS and BS in Structural Engineering from Manhattan College.