EYP names new plumbing studio leader

EYP has announced Desmond A. Richelsen, CPD, has joined the firm as a Senior Plumbing Engineer and will oversee the plumbing studio at EYP's Washington, D.C., office.


EYP Architecture + Engineering announced that Desmond A. Richelsen, CPD, has joined the firm as a Senior Plumbing Engineer, to oversee the plumbing studio in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. An expert in plumbing and fire protection design, his extensive leadership experience involves managing entire plumbing departments, as well as serving as lead engineer on numerous high-level projects. Along with his significant management responsibilities, his new role involves completing all aspects of plumbing and process piping for EYP’s major higher education and government clients.

With more than 13 years in the industry, Richelsen’s experience spans a variety of project types, including higher education, government, commercial, laboratory, and bio-safety. His expertise also involves designing laboratory waste, compressed air, natural gas, specialty gas, and standpipe systems in all sectors of the field.

Prior to joining EYP, Richelsen served as a Plumbing and Fire Protection Lead Design Engineer at HDR’s Bethesda office, where he was tasked with overseeing the plumbing department and professionally representing HDR’s plumbing group for prominent national clients including the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Institute of Health, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, National Cancer Institute, and Carnegie Mellon University. He is a Certified Plumbing Designer (CPD) and Certified AutoCAD 14 operator.

- Edited by Chris Vavra, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, www.csemag.com

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