AKRF establishes Philadelphia hub with new office in Center City
PHILADELPHIA, PA — AKRF, an environmental, planning and engineering firm announced the opening of a new office overlooking Independence Hall in Center City marking the company’s third metro area office and further expanding its capabilities in the region.
The Center City office will cement Philadelphia as a major hub for AKRF, which has offices throughout the Northeast, from New York’s Hudson Valley to the Baltimore/DC area.
Led by Shandor Szalay, senior vice president at AKRF and director of the firm’s water resource practice – the Philadelphia offices will provide public and private sector clients with a wide range of services, including stream restoration work; environmental permitting services; air quality analysis; and acoustical, noise and vibration consulting services.
“AKRF is excited to open our newest Philadelphia area office, which represents an investment in the future of this city and a commitment to its continued growth,” said Edward Applebome, president of AKRF. “With Shandor’s leadership and expertise, our Center City office will allow us to better serve our clients and offer our extensive array of environmental, planning and engineering services to other public and private entities they could benefit.”
“Philadelphia is at the forefront of environmental innovation, with businesses and municipalities across the country emulating their practices,” said Szalay. “AKRF’s expanded presence will allow us to advance the work that we have been doing to support this important effort. I look forward to continuing to do great things in partnership with our clients in the region.”
The new Center City office will serve as AKRF’s headquarters in the Philadelphia metro area. The firm has been a trusted partner to clients in the region for over two decades and opened its Mt. Laurel office in 2004. Earlier this year, AKRF opened a field office on North American St., which houses its GreenUp Landscape, Environmental Restoration and Maintenance division.