Lucy Vereenooghe, a mechanical engineer with more than two decades of experience, has joined Syska Hennessy as an associate partner and associate practice director in the firm’s New York City office.

In her new role, Ms. Vereenooghe serves as a project manager and team leader for complex projects that incorporate sustainable design.

Previously, Ms. Vereenooghe worked at chapmanbdsp, a design consultancy based in London. During her 11-year tenure there, she managed a wide range of prestigious projects, including the Centre Buildings redevelopment at the London School of Economics, redevelopment of the historic Sporting d’Hiver in Monte Carlo, a new research and education building at Toulouse Capitole University in France, the new Kings College Music School in Wimbledon, and the Zayed National Museum in Abu Dhabi.

“Lucy is ideally suited to managing the kinds of large-scale, international projects for which Syska is known,” says Robert Ioanna, senior principal and head of the firm’s New York City office. “Her experience speaks for itself, but her enthusiasm and collegiality are equally impressive.”

Ms. Vereenooghe received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with honors from Leeds University in the United Kingdom. She was named a finalist for the “Best MEP Consultant” at the Women in Communications and Energy’s 2018 awards and for Building Magazine’s “Women in Leadership” awards that same year.

Outside of the office, she volunteers with the Urban Green Council, providing engineering advice and general support.