Mr. Downing joined DeSimone in 1994 and is currently the Managing Principal in the New Haven office. Since joining DeSimone, Mr. Downing has developed a wide ranging repertoire of project experience, which includes the design of steel and concrete structures for commercial, residential and retail developments, as well as museums, hotels, casinos, parking structures and renovation projects.
Mr. Downing has significant experience working on large-scale gaming and casino projects such as Mohegan Sun Project Sunburst in Uncasville, Connecticut (a $1 billion, 4-million sf, 34-story casino/hotel expansion), the Isle of Capri Hotel & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi (an $80 million expansion which includes a new 14-story, 400-room hotel tower, 1,000-space parking garage), and the expansion and renovation of the historic Saratoga Gaming & Raceway (a 310,000 sf racing and casino project in Saratoga Springs, New York).
Mr. Downing recently completed the 400,000 Resorts World Casino, New York at the Aqueduct Race Track, the first of its kind in the City of New York. He is currently working on the design of Harborside Plaza VI & VII, a 1.2 million sf development consisting of multiple high-rise towers in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Mr. Downing received his Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from Columbia University. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Connecticut and New York. Mr. Downing is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction and Structural Engineers Coalition of Connecticut.