Pathfinder Engineers & Architects is pleased to announce that Matthew D. Meyer, PE, LEED AP, has become a Partner of the firm.
He joins the firms Partners, Nancy Jendryaszek, AIA, LEED AP, David J. Meyer, PE, LEED AP, and Alex Strasenburgh, PE, LEED AP.
“I am excited for the opportunity to help lead our firm into the future and I am confident I can help keep Pathfinder on its current trajectory as both a regionally respected design firm and a great place to work,” notes Mr. Meyer. Pathfinder was founded in 1998 and is a certified Woman-Owned Business Enterprise. Pathfinder boasts almost 50 employees, has full-service offices in Rochester and Buffalo, NY, and serves clients throughout New York and in Pennsylvania.
“With our industry constantly changing/evolving I am looking forward to being in a position to continue to grow the firm and personally. With our staff we can continue helping public and private clients design healthier, more efficient buildings. The founding partners prioritized focus on sustainable and high-performance design – which was noted in their mission/vision statement from 1998,” adds Mr. Meyer. “Another founding vision was ‘to be the firm that clients want to work with and that employees want to work at.’ I am committed, along with Nancy, Dave and Alex, to making sure that same vision of culture and passion will continue on and grow.”
“Matt brings keen skills and insights to our projects, mentoring our employees and in developing relationships with current and new clients,” says Mr. Strasenburgh, who co-leads the engineering groups at Pathfinder. “He came to our firm after a decade of experience in Maryland and, like when he arrived at Pathfinder, brings fresh insights and ideas to our partnership and the firm. Nancy, Dave and I are excited to have Matt as a Partner and in traveling the path forward together.”
Adds Mr. Meyer, “I have always been drawn to challenging projects that focus on sustainability, high-performance building design and energy conservation. What excites me about coming to work is knowing that we have a team of hard working, technically sound engineers, architects and designers that share that same enthusiasm. Our work at the Olympic Center in Lake Placid is transforming decades old facilities to be ready for the World University Games in 2022-23. It’s exciting for our design team and myself to see this project in the final months of construction and know the impact it will have for elite college athletes who will compete there, as well as those who continue to visit and use the Center for recreational experiences.”
Mr. Meyer is leading Pathfinder’s mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering project teams for SUNY Geneseo’s Milne Library, SUNY University at Buffalo Crosby and Foster Halls. These transformative projects demonstrate the passion Pathfinder has for the built environment, focusing on environmental, economic and social consideration.
Managing Partner Nancy Jendryaszek adds, “Matt’s entry to the partnership represents his significant contributions to Pathfinder’s growth and vision looking forward. We know that he exemplifies the values we established back in 1998 and has a desire to move the firm forward in new ways.”
Mr. Meyer, a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and has more than 15 years of professional engineering experience. He is a member of several technical organizations, including ASHRAE and ACEC (Rochester Region).