Calogero “Jerry” Castania joined DeSimone in 2006 and is currently an Associate in the firm’s New York office. Since joining DeSimone, Mr. Castania has gained experience designing concrete, steel, and block and plank structures for residential developments, as well as specialization in structural renovations
In New York City, Mr. Castania’s most recent experience includes 520 West 28th Street, a new 157,000sf residential project designed by Zaha Hadid in Chelsea; The Forge, a 248,000sf, two-building residential development that includes a 38-story high-rise tower in Long Island City; and Whitney Townhouses at 33 E 74th Street, a large scale renovation that comprises 88,200sf of residential area located in Upper East Side, Manhattan.
More recent New York experience includes One Flushing, a 9-story 264,000sf affordable housing building located in Queens that is constructed of block and plank masonry units; Inspir Carnegie Hill, a 23-story 210,000sf assisted living development in Upper East Side, Manhattan that is comprised of architecturally exposed concrete; 150 East 78th Street a 15-story, 170ft-tall residential building, also located on the Upper East Side, that encompasses approximately 89,000sf; and Riverwalk 8, a 21-story residential building on Roosevelt Island spanning approximately 240,000sf including a mix of market-rate and affordable housing. Another project Mr. Castania is working on is One East Harlem located at 201 East 125th Street. The project includes a 19-story, 464,000sf structure that is mainly comprised of affordable housing units.
Mr. Castania’s experience with cultural developments includes Zwirner Gallery, a four-story, column-free structure comprised of architecturally exposed concrete; along with the High Line Nine and Kasmin Gallery, each located on West 27th street in Manhattan. Mr. Castania received his Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering as well as his Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Cooper Union. Mr. Castania is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of New York.