Beardsley Expands Team with Five New Hires

Collage of Five New Staff Member Portraits

Beardsley Architects + Engineers recently expanded the firm’s team with five new hires. These new team members will help Beardsley continue their mission to design environments and systems of enduring social, environmental, and economic value.

Joining the civil engineering team in Beardsley’s Albany office is Chelsea E. Bush, P.E., who brings eight years of diverse experience in design and project management. She has worked collaboratively with a broad range of commercial, governmental, and educational clients. At Beardsley, Ms. Bush will be working on municipal and parks and recreation projects.

As a recent graduate of Clarkson University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Jacob A. Perez Gangi, E.I.T., joined Beardsley’s structural engineering team in the firm’s Auburn office. He had previously spent the summer of 2021 as structural engineering intern with the firm. At Beardsley, Mr. Perez Gangi will be working on industrial, governmental, and higher education projects.

Beardsley expanded the firm’s Architectural team with the addition of Felicia A. Fiacco and Brittany N. Varengo, R.A. Ms. Fiacco is a 2022 graduate of Alfred State with a Bachelor of Architecture. She has previously spent time as an architectural intern with Beardsley and joins the firm’s Auburn office. Ms. Varengo brings seven years of experience in the design of commercial and governmental projects and is joining the team in Beardsley’s Syracuse office. She excels at finding balance in design to produce functional and user-friendly environments. Both Ms. Fiacco and Ms. Varengo will be working on residential, governmental, and commercial projects at Beardsley.

Joining Beardsley’s accounting team is Michelle A. Thompson, who joined the firm as Assistant Controller in Beardsley’s Auburn office. Ms. Thompson has over 11 years of experience overseeing financial and accounting teams in a range of industries, including for architectural and engineering firms.