GMS Participates in CANStruction 2023

Another year of CANStruction is here, and the GMS Team drew inspiration from a beloved cohort of video game characters. This year’s sculpture, aptly named “Mushroom in Manhattan,” was constructed out of cans of salmon and tuna fish. Captain Sara McMonagle was joined on build night by Adrianna Early, Emily Taylor, May Thu Nwe Nwe, Juan Angulo, Florentin Lejeune, Maxence Gosselin, and Will Saldana.

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Ramon Gilsanz Presents at Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University

On October 5th, GMS Partner Ramon Gilsanz visited Instituto Cervantes at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to give a presentation entitled “Disaster Prevention.” The presentation was prepared by Ramon Gilsanz, Dan Eschenasy, Gia Antonelli, and Reed Miller, all from GMS, as well as Veronica Cedillos and Susan Bailey from Geohazards International (GHI). During the presentation, Gilsanz offered an introduction to previously employed practices, suggestions for improvement of coordination between architects and structural engineers, and methods to save human lives and reduce economic loss.

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A Farewell to Summer 2023

The GMS Team celebrated the summer season with our annual summer party, hosted this year at Arlo NoMad’s rooftop venue. Our full-time staff, interns, and even some GMS alumni gathered after work on August 16th to chat and enjoy a lovely view of the Manhattan skyline.

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Congratulations to New Associates and Associate Partners!

Pictured (left to right): Andrew Dolan, Rosemarie Isleib, Ana Gallego, Miryam Varona, and Mark Beltramello.


GMS is pleased to announce that Mark Beltramello, Andrew Dolan, and Ana Gallego have been promoted to the role of Associate Partner and that Miryam Varona has been promoted to the role of Associate. In addition, GMS has welcomed Rosemarie Isleib to our team, as an Associate. We look forward to continuing to celebrate the accomplishments of these talented engineers and architects! Look below to learn more about Mark, Andrew, Ana, Miryam, and Rosemarie.

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Structural Elements of Fairfield University’s New Arena

The Leo D. Mahoney Arena at Fairfield University, a GMS project completed with Centerbrook Architects, opened its doors in November 2022. Our structural engineering and BIM teams, including Gary Steficek, Eugene Kim, John Hinchcliffe, Phoebe Wang, Rui Zhang, and Petr Vancura, assisted in creating this 85,000-sf convocation center that received an Honorable Mention at this year’s SEAoNY SEE Awards.

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ASCE 7-28 Committee Announcement

Left side Image: Back row: Mark Beltramello, Sebastian Delgado, Sara McMonagle, May Thu Nwe Nwe, Isabel Lorenzo, and Ramon Gilsanz; Seated: Dan Eschenasy, Phoebe Wang, and Adrianna Early. Right side Image: Ana Gallego and Eugene Kim.

Congratulations to several members of our GMS staff who have volunteered and been selected to serve as part of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 7-28 committees!

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