“Only by making a commitment to quality, professionalism, and personal involvement can one achieve lasting success in the turbulent atmosphere of the building design and construction industry. At ads ENGINEERS, the partners, principals and associates understand these fundamentals and apply them to each project.”

ads ENGINEERS (Ambrosino, DePinto & Schmieder), established in 1979, offers a full range of consulting engineering services (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection , Sustainable Services, and Commissioning). Our focus on innovation, cooperation, and practical solutions has continually resulted in repeat commissions from existing clients.

As a member of the United States Green Building Council, ads ENGINEERS is consistantly working to promote buildings that are environmentally sound, energy efficient, and comfortable places to live and work. Our firm is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest state-of-the art technology, as well as trends in the real estate markets.

The ENR New York’s Best Projects awards competition recognizes construction and design excellence in New York and New Jersey. ENR New York received 63 entries this year, and ENR’s Best Projects judges chose 21 entries for this recognition. The NY Edition Hotel and all other 2015 award-winning projects will be highlighted in ENR New York’s Nov. 16 print edition. All award winning projects will also be celebrated at the Best Projects Awards Event on November 20th at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York, N.Y.

The Strand TheaterAugust 2015 – Strand Theater Honored with 2015 Building Brooklyn Award – A program of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.

$20 Million Dollar Redevelopment of the Strand Theater.



is proud to be a part of this

 Award Winning Design, Construction and Project Management Team

for the recently completed NY Edition Hotel

in the Iconic Clock Tower Building


Michael Leone, Principal, and Project Manager of the NY Edition Hotel Project

Accepts Award at the

2015 Greater NY Construction User Council Reception.


The Greater NY Construction User Council

Celebrated Outstanding Work

Throughout NYC on June 30, (2015).

Among those projects celebrated was the recently completed & opened

NY Edition Hotel.


 is happy to announce that

Steve Gnapragasam, PE, LEED AP,

has been Promoted Associate



Steve Gnapragasam, PE

Steve Gnapragasam, PE, Associate

We are excited about Steve’s promotion to Associate and confident that Steve will continue to provide excellent leadership and project management all while working closely with architects, contractors and other project personnel. 

Upon Steve’s arrival to ads ENGINEERS , over 9 years ago, he assisted in the electrical power distribution and fire alarm system design for the 1.5 million square foot Asian Cultural Center located in South Korea.  Over the years, Steve completed projects such as Joe Papp Theater, NYC; Hudson River Museum Amphitheater, Yonkers; 18 Gramercy Park South, NYC; 410 West 13th Street, NYC; Mondrian Hotel Lobby Renovation, LA and Virgin Atlantic Lounge at JFK and Newark Airports.

Most recently, Steve has completed a 41-story gut renovation of the former NYC Landmark MetLife Clocktower into the NY Edition Hotel, and a 30-story Marriott Courtyard at 133 Greenwich Street, NYC, currently still under construction.


In addition to design, Steve has assisted with the commissioning of various electrical systems.  Steve holds a Masters degree from the University of Kentucky and is Licensed Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey.

October 2014 – Construction Begins on New Lower East Side Hotel & Residential Tower - See article in NY Post 

Description: MEP design for a new 26-story hotel and residential tower located at 215 Chrystie Street in Manhattan. The project includes guest room floors, residential condominium floors, back-of-house spaces, amenity space, entrance lobbies for both the hotel and residences, public space including bars, meeting rooms, food prep area/warming kitchen and restaurants.

Project Name: 215 Chrystie Street, New York, New York

Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners

Client: Ian Scharger Company

Designer: Herzog & De Mueron

Size: 246,000 sq. ft.

Cost: $140 Million



Our New Address Effective June 30, 2014

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The New York City chapter of ASHRAE, one of the largest in the country, has chosen Dominick DePinto, a founding partner at ads Engineers, to receive their 41st Annual Distinguished Service Award. The award is given each year to someone who is recognized as making a lasting contribution to the HVAC profession over their career. The recipient is selected by their peers in a chapter-wide vote. The award was given to Mr. DePinto at the chapter’s Annual Gala and Awards Dinner held at Gotham Hall, a beautifully restored bank building, now used as a social venue. The gala was attended by over 170 people.


Lorey Flick, next year’s ASHRAE’s New York Chapter President and a partner at ads Engineers, presented the award to Mr. DePinto. In presenting the award Ms. Flick spoke of Mr. DePinto’s mentoring over the years and his contribution to the industry. In accepting the award, Mr. DePinto said he was thrilled to be selected by his peers in a city with so many fine HVAC engineers and gave special thanks to his partners and family for their support over the years. He also encouraged the young engineers at the event to increase their understanding of the profession by volunteering their services to non-profit organizations facing construction projects.

See project here.

Page Six announces two ads ENGINEERS MEP designed hotels to open in 2015! Read more here.

The Landmark Clock Tower Building adjacent to Madison Square Park (NYC) is currently slated to be the next Edition Hotel developed in partnership with the Marriott Hotel and Ian Schrager. The project is the renovation of the 45-story, 267,000 sq. ft. Iconic Building. ads ENGINEERS is responsible for the design of HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems, including the building infrastructure and fit-out design for all guestrooms, public spaces.