Joseph A. De Nardis, P.E.
M.E. Civil Engineering, 1981, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York.
B.S. Civil Engineering, 1978, Manhattan College, Riverdale, New York.
Mr. De Nardis started his professional career in 1978 with Geiger Berger Associates, P.C., Consulting Engineers, New York. The firm was renowned for innovative engineering concepts and was among the pioneers of special structures. While there, Mr. De Nardis participated in the design of many award winning projects and numerous avant garde special structures including: the Hawkeye Arena in Iowa, the Syracuse Carrier Dome, King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh Saudi Arabia, Canada Harbour Place in Vancouver, the Westover School Science and Library Complex in Connecticut. Other projects included Twin Parks East Senior Housing in the Bronx, and BCI Bank and Annex Addition in NYC.
In 1983, Mr. Horst Berger left Geiger Berger Associates to form Horst Berger Partners. Mr. De Nardis joined Mr. Berger as an Associate with the new firm. This firm was instrumental in expanding the use of lightweight tensioned membrane structures for permanent applications and was also renowned for applying their expertise to conventional projects, major building renovations and designs for industrial facilities and modular building systems. Numerous distinguished works for which Mr. De Nardis was Project Manager and/or Project Engineer included: The San Diego Convention Center, Shoreline Amphitheater, Wimbledon Tennis Practice Arena, Wimbledon, UK, the Woodlands Mitchell Center for the Performing Arts in Texas, the McLain Athletic Facility at the University of Wisconsin, the America West Arena in Phoenix, the Lladro Headquarters in NYC, and the H.E.L.P. I Homeless Facility and Genesis Homes in Brooklyn.
In 1991, Mr. De Nardis initiated De Nardis Associates (now De Nardis Engineering, LLC). Since then he has successfully utilized his versatile experience to contract numerous projects. These vary in scope from conventional construction, such as work related to residential high rise buildings, to specialty construction, such as long span tensioned membrane structures. Mr. De Nardis manages the firm and also maintains direct involvement in projects in progress. A sampling of special or distinguished projects in progress or recently completed include: the H.E.L.P. Genesis Robert F. Kennedy Center in NYC, The UNI-Dome project in Iowa, The San Diego Convention Center Sails Area expansion, the Brooklyn Aquarium Amphitheater in New York, the Cohen Stadium project in El Paso Texas, phases I and II of a 2 million sq. ft. Southtown Complex on Roosevelt Island, NY, 100 Jay Street 33 story mixed use development in Brooklyn, NY, and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Performing Arts Expansion in Texas.