Bridge Architects Nasab and Dodson Join FINLEY
TALLAHASSEE, FL — Bridge Design and Construction Engineering firm, Finley Engineering Group (FINLEY) welcomes Bridge Architects Maxim (Max) Nasab, AIA, MRAIC, LEED Green Associate, and Micah Dodson, AIA NCARB, LEED Green Associate, to its growing international firm. These two key hires will expand FINLEY’s Bridge Aesthetics, Bridge Information Modeling and Design Visualization capabilities.
Max Nasab, AIA, MRAIC, LEED Green Associate
Nasab has a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design where he graduated with honors, was on The Dean’s List, and is a LEED Green Associate. He studied the importance of bridge architecture in his Thesis, "Connection Through Intersection: An Urbanized Bridge for Montréal, Québec, " and received the coveted Student Voice Award for his research. This Thesis was also published in Montréal newspapers, including The Gazette, the Journal Métro, and the American Journal Next American City. Nasab brings his five years’ experience working in the United States, Canada and China with various architecture firms on project types including, bridges, modular housing, governmental buildings, opera houses and museums. He has worked on dozens of bridge projects as lead bridge architect and project manager. Some key projects include the George V. Voinovich Bridge Design-Build in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Kosciuszko Bridge Design-Build in New York.
He has published nine articles on bridge architecture topics. He currently serves on the AIA Tallahassee President’s Taskforce, the Transportation Research Board Aesthetics Committee, is an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada. Nasab will be FINLEY’S Bridge Architect providing Bridge Aesthetics, Bridge Information Modeling and Design Visualizations.
“As a Bridge Architect, joining the FINLEY team was an essential step in advancing my knowledge and design skills in the industry. The prospect of working directly with Craig Finley and the entire FINLEY team is wonderful opportunity for me. I enjoy the daily interactions between Bridge Architects and Bridge Engineers to deliver enhanced designs that are fully integrated functionally and visually.” said Nasab.
Micah Dodson, AIA NCARB, LEED Green Associate
Dodson has a Bachelors and Master of Architecture degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, graduated Magna Cum Laude and is a LEED Green Associate. He has six years’ experience in bridge architecture where he has been involved in design, development and construction administration on a wide range of bridge types such as steel girder, cast-in-place segmental, precast span-by-span, cable stayed and extradosed bridges.
As a Bridge Architect, Dodson has developed and produced drawings, renderings, models, and graphics for project presentations. He has served as an internal Project Manager for the design of a major architectural lighting package and has expertise in website design, 3D printing, and virtual reality. Some key projects include Kosciuszko Bridge Design-Build in New York, the George V. Voinovich Bridge Design-Build in Cleveland, Ohio, and the U.S. 181 Harbor Bridge Replacement Project Design-Build in Corpus Christi, Texas.
He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Institute of Architects Tallahassee Chapter where he currently serves on the presidential advisory committee.Micah’s title is Bridge Architect, providing Bridge Aesthetics, Bridge Information Modeling and Design Visualizations.
“I have always enjoyed the combination of creativity and mechanics. I am very fortunate to have been responsible for developing 3-D models and visualization graphics for complicated, high-profile projects. New technologies are beginning to integrate virtual reality into bridge projects which will provide better visualization of the final project and eliminate the possibilities for project errors.” said Dodson.
“Bringing Max and Micah to the FINLEY team has expanded our Bridge Information Modeling and Bridge Aesthetic capabilities for our projects in our United States and International markets," said Craig Finley, President, FINLEY. "Every complex bridge project has aesthetic requirements and these bridges are viewed and acclaimed by the public as signature bridges. FINLEY now offers full in-house Bridge Aesthetics and Bridge Visualization capabilities. The addition of Max and Micah, along with our recent transition to SOFiSTiK and AutoCAD, now provide full BIM to every FINLEY project.”