Laufs Engineering Design is proud of our diverse and excellent team of engineers, architects, and facade experts
|Alexey Nefedov||Vice President Structures, PE|
Passionate about non-trivial design and high-end engineering, Alexey strives to blend architecture and structural engineering with the latest advancements in software to streamline the design process and achieve outstanding results on a daily basis.
Born in the major Russian industrial city of Chelyabinsk, Alexey made the most of a strong engineering school and developed a different effective mindset. Alexey holds a degree in civil and industrial engineering from South Ural State University. He has extensive professional experience with world renowned engineering companies, working on a plethora of complex international projects.
Currently he resides in New York, spending his time listening to music, following new technologies, and exploring the world.
|Emily Bujnowski||Structural Engineer|
Ironically, Emily was terrified of bridges and tall structures as a child. She found the structures beautiful, though, and developed desperate need to understand how they managed to stay upright.
Emily completed both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Civil Engineering with a Structural Engineering focus at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She participated in RPI’s acclaimed Bedford program where she gained first-hand knowledge of architectural practices to better understand the integration structural engineering designs.
Emily has provided structural services for a number of industries including utilities, nuclear structures, and both commercial and residential construction and renovation. Her varied experiences have exposed her to a wide berth of engineering challenges and given her experience using niche skill sets.
In her free time, Emily enjoys dancing, playing piano, and hanging out with her dog – Milo. She is an avid Philadelphia sports fan, and during the spring and summer attends as many Phillies games as possible. She is no longer afraid of bridges or buildings.
|Eva Ferox||Office Manager|
After receiving her degree as an occupational therapist from the University of Applied Sciences in Tyrol, Austria, Eva left her hometown Innsbruck for Berlin. There she worked in a variety of medical units including pediatrics, neurology, and forensics to name a few.
Several years later, Eva graduated as an actress from “Starter - Berliner Schauspielschule für Film und Fernsehen”. She soon won a contract with a well-known modeling and talent agency in Germany, working as an international model in the fashion, commercial, and lifestyle industry.
Today, Eva manages LED’s office in Berlin and the day-to-day activities. She lives between Berlin and New York and is pursuing a postgraduate course in social media studies and journalism at the FJS-Berlin. She intends to pursue a career in a creative context afterwards.
|Manavendra Mulye||Structural + Facade Engineer|
Manavendra “Manu” Mulye was born and raised in Mumbai, India. Much like New York City, Mumbai is a fast-paced city with a booming real-estate market. Manu dreams of contributing towards the rising tall (and super-tall) building construction with a strong emphasis on sustainable design and green construction.
Manu completed his bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from the University of Mumbai and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University.
As a young engineer, Manu is constantly learning from new methodologies for structural design. His work mostly focuses on the design of rain-screen and curtain-wall systems, facade engineering, and renovations.
Manu is an avid fan of soccer and heavily supports Manchester United F.C. In his free time he loves to play harmonica and study coins.
|Sang Ha||Senior Project Manager|
Sang has worked as a facade designer internationally for over seven years, including the United States, Germany, and South Korea. Sang’s experience extends from small residential projects focusing on full-scale detailing, to multi-tower complexes with difficult geometries. As a facade specialist she’s designed: unitized facades, metal framed stick-system facades, and panel cladding facades. Furthermore, she’s worked on specialty facades from a cable-net facade for the Museum of the Built Environment in Saudia Arabia: to a double curved facade featured on the Baku Residential Complex in Azerbaijan: to a unitized facade for the Hyatt Frankfurt competition in Germany: not to mention many others.
She holds a Master of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, and a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Kyungbook National University in South Korea.
Sang resides in New York City, pursuing in her spare time her passion for Asian cuisine, learning the German language, and traveling abroad.