DMR Continues Promotion Trend by Elevating Long-Time Team Members Henry Ossi and Fassil Zewdou to Associate Positions


DMR continues to recognize staff excellence with the promotions of Henry Ossi, ICS, LEED AP, Director of Construction Administration and Fassil Zewdou, Project Manager to Associate positions.

Mr. Ossi joined DMR in 2000, and has more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry. He serves as the director of Construction Administration involved from the onset of a project until completion, offering construction cost estimates at every phase of design and adhering to schedule milestones. His responsibilities include project scheduling, cost control, direct field observation, quality control and assisting with contractor negotiations and administration.

Henry oversees construction projects in all market sectors. Some of his noteworthy experience includes the reconstruction of Hudson County Plaza, the 340,000 square foot County headquarters for the County of Hudson, and the new, 110,000 square foot Carlstadt Pre-K-8 Public School, the first LEED certified public school in New Jersey. Some of his most recent experience includes the Performing Arts Center in Hackensack; two new construction projects, Crabiel Hall and West Hall, at Middlesex County College in Edison; two addition/renovation projects at Quarter Mile Lane and Buckshutem Road Elementary Schools in Bridgeton; the Hunterdon Healthcare Medical Office Building in Washington, Warren County; as well as the firm's largest project, the new High Tech High School in Secaucus.

Mr. Zewdou, who joined DMR in 2001, demonstrates his strengths in design and project management through his record of successful completed projects in New York and New Jersey, with a particular emphasis on educational projects. He serves as the project manager responsible for code review, design development, preparation of construction documents and the coordination of consultants. Since 2005, Fassil has managed more than 150 Capital Improvement Projects with a total construction value of more than $200 million for the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA).

"Henry's and Fassil's unique backgrounds and impeccable interpersonal skills have allowed DMR to maintain long-term, multi-project relationships with some of the most prestigious institutions in the NY Metro area," Lloyd Rosenberg, AIA, President and CEO of DMR Architects, said. "Fassil has continually found creative solutions and new uses for schools that are, in some cases, more than 100 years old, and Henry's diverse background in accounting and construction have made him the go-to person for finding cost-effective solutions to challenging projects."

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