ORAZEM & SCALORA ENGINEERING, P.A. Manhattan, Kansas

 

James

James Scalora P.E., LEED AP, Principal

A founding partner, Jim has more than 35 years of experience in design of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for architectural, municipal utility and specialized technical facility projects. Jim excels on projects that offer new challenges requiring innovative designs. Jim also has a long history of experience in design and installation of digital control and energy management systems. Jim enjoys building furniture and canoeing in his spare time. He also likes serving as sous chef for family culinary events.

 

Thomas

Thomas Orazem P.E., LEED AP, Principal

A founding partner, Tom has more than 35 years of experience in design of mechanical, electrical, lighting and plumbing systems for architectural projects. For most of his professional career as a Project Manager he has directed the engineering of building systems with his personal design work and supervision of professional staff of all disciplines. Tom's project experience ranges from small renovations to high-rise office buildings and hotels. In his personal time Tom enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, brewing beer, hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.

 

David

David Griffith P.E., LEED AP, Principal

David has more than 15 years of experience in the design of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems at Orazem & Scalora Engineering. David became a prinicpal of the firm in 2015. With a variety of successful LEED projects in his portfolio, most notably the Flint Hills Discovery Center. David's experience with sustainable design and energy efficient systems brings him to the forefront on many demanding projects. David has successfully managed and designed multiple projects for a variety of clientele. David's most recent projects include three new schools in Chapman, Kansas, and a new Nissan Dealership in Lawrence, Kansas. David also has extensive experience in building communication infrastructure, automated lighting control, theatrical lighting, and HVAC controls. David received his B.S. degree in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University in 2001. In his free time David enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and pheasant hunting.

Michael

Michael Kerr P.E., LEED AP, Project Engineer

Michael graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors Degree in Architectural Engineering in 1997. Michael has more than 19 years of experience designing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing system for building projects. Michael's experience with laboratory building design, specialty research and educational spaces has been enhanced by frequent collaboration with the users of those spaces to determine the space requirements and the most optimal HVAC system for each space. Recent projects that Michael has provided MEP design work on are Kansas Wheat Innovation Center, K-State Library Storage Facility, three USD 383 Elementary Schools, Manhattan/K-State Innovation Center, and Manhattan Christian College Jolliffe Hall. During his free time Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids.

Gerit

Gerit Garman P.E., LEED AP, Project Engineer

Gerit has more than 11 years of experience in the design of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems at Orazem & Scalora Engineering. Projects of note include the KSU Mosier Hall ICCM/NICKS Renovation, KSU O.H. Kruse Feed Technology Innovation Center, Manhattan Public Library Children's Library Expansion, and USD 383 Bluemont Elementary School Renovation. Before working at OSE he performed Construction Administration work for an addition to and renovation of the Mitchell County Hospital in Beloit, Kansas. Gerit received his B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University in 2002. Outside of work his time is devoted to his wife Amanda and their three children Layla, Alec, and Ella. Gerit also enjoys attending Kansas State University football games.

Bradley

Bradley Ross P.E., Project Engineer

Brad has more than 9 years experience in design of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Prior to joining OSE in 2010 Brad primarily worked on MEP designs for healthcare facilities including Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City and Western Missouri Medical Center in Warrensburg, MO. Since joining OSE Brad has contributed to the designs of the Flint Hills Discovery Center, the Sunset Zoo Entry Building, and numerous projects for USD 383. Brad earned a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from Kansas State University in 2008. In his free time Brad enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, hunting, and fishing.

 

Hillary

Hillary Velasco Design Engineer

Hillary graduated from Kansas State University with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering in May of 2014. While at OSE, she has contributed to the designs of various projects including KSU College of Business Administration, Tallgrass Taphouse, and Rock Springs 4H Center Staff Housing building. During her free time, Hillary enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, photography, and woodworking.

 

Jared

Jared Rogers Design Engineer

Jared began working at OSE in 2012 as an intern while attending Kansas State University. After graduating from KSU with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering and a minor in Business in May of 2015 he joined the team as a full time engineer. He has contributed to the design for numerous projects including The KSU Welcome Center, The KSU Student Union Renovation, Blue Earth Plaza Suites, The KSU Purple Masque Theater, and The KSU College of Business Administration. Away from the office, Jared enjoys hunting, woodworking, playing soccer and ultimate frisbee, and working on the family farm.