Industry veteran Robert Larsen has joined MidAtlantic Engineering Partners, where he will focus on the areas of planning and preliminary architecture through its new division, MidAtlantic Architecture and Design, the Wall Township-based firm announced Tuesday.
Over the past 25 years, Larsen has accumulated broad professional experience, including conceptual site design, master planning and development coordination of various commercial and residential redevelopments. Larsen has developed a passion for helping clients match goals and strategies to the current development market, providing key conceptual and cost input at the earliest stages of development planning. In the process, Larsen has become a trusted and valued consultant to builders and developers throughout the northeastern U.S.
“Rob is an important strategic enhancement to our team, and will further strengthen our reputation in the market while leveraging our capabilities for new strategic growth,” co-Founding Partner Louis Zuegner said. “He is a natural collaborator who enjoys listening to, supporting and uplifting others, helping both the company and our clients to achieve success as a team.”
Co-Founding Partner William Parkhill agreed.
MidAtlantic Engineering Partners is a civil, environmental and marine engineering and surveying firm dedicated to providing a comprehensive suite of services that cover the full spectrum of the real estate and land development industry. MidAtlantic actively supports multiple markets, including health care, residential, mixed-use, commercial, industrial and institutional markets in both urban and suburban settings.
“He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will expand planning and introduce architecture, helping us continue to grow in order to meet the needs of the markets we serve,” he said.
With his years of experience in the fields of architecture and planning, Larsen provides practiced experience in coordination between the client, consulting engineers and jurisdictional bodies involved in a project’s approval process. He is especially adept at working with clients and municipal planners in developing design plans and standards that attract new and sustainable growth opportunities while maintaining a community’s specific architectural heritage. Prior to joining MidAtlantic, he held the position of director of planning at CPL Partnership.
“I am eager for this new chapter in my professional career and for the chance to work alongside such a talented group,” he said. “I enjoy working closely with clients and planners who are passionate about their projects, the impact they will have in the community and the people the projects will serve. The MidAtlantic team embodies these qualities, so I am excited to join them and be part of the company’s next wave of growth.”
Larsen earned a Bachelor of Architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology in 1997.