NEW YORK, NY—Hatfield Group is pleased to announce that it has hired Manan Raval, PE, who joins the firm as Principal of Facades and Special Structures. In this role, Manan will lead Hatfield’s Building Envelope and Special Structures team, a group of highly skilled engineers dedicated to realizing the most technically advanced and innovative facade and structural systems.
“I am delighted to join Hatfield Group and further its mission of bringing architectural processes to the field of engineering,” says Manan. “My experience has shown that Hatfield’s approach, which treats engineering as an integral part of the design process, results in distinctive and technically sophisticated buildings.”
Manan is recognized as an industry expert in facade design, bespoke glass systems, and complex building structures. He has over 19 years of experience, during which time he’s served as a leader who offers forward-looking insight and vision to develop and achieve cost-effective, sustainable, and technically advanced building envelope solutions.
Manan has previously worked at ARUP, CH2MHill, and BuroHappold.
Hatfield Group is a New York-based, globally-minded team of designers, engineers, and thinkers dedicated to bringing architectural thinking to the field of engineering. Founded by engineer Erleen Hatfield and architect Martin Finio, the firm thinks and works like architects to better engineer distinctive and enduring buildings.
Where other engineers see risks, Hatfield sees opportunities to innovate. The group partners with their clients from concept through delivery, treating inventive engineering as an integral part of design. Hatfield makes the architect’s priorities and working methods their own, approaching engineering an iterative, creative process to realize complex buildings with meticulous attention to aesthetic intent.