Michael Ambrosino

Michael Ambrosino is one of the founding Partners of ads ENGINEERS, bringing over 35 years experience of engineering design, and research in institutional, commercial and residential facilities.

Mechanical/electrical development of prototype state-of-the-art designs for Education facilities is a specialty of Mr. Ambrosino. For the NYC Board of Education, he led the design team for the state-of-the-art facility for a 142,000 sq. ft. school that contained special education classrooms, computer facilities, 400-seat auditorium, music room, gymnasium and complete kitchen/dining facilities. Four schools, PS #7, 15, #20 and #43 ($140,000,000 of new construction), utilized the prototype concept, which dramatically reduced the time to produce drawings and build new schools. As the Design Partner for an expansion of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, including new Natatorium and Middle School in Riverdale, NY, that features a green roof, he designed a mechanical system that included heat recovery and received a LEED Silver rating.

In addition to Educational facilities, Mr. Ambrosino was also the Design Partner for Richard Meier’s pair of $50 million, 16-story condominiums on the West Side of New York. These were the first high end condos to be built in NYC with “suburban” ducted central heat pumps, which included features such as central water source heat pump and centrally conditioned make-up air.

He was the Partner-in-charge of the gut renovation to create a new environmentally controlled 235,000 sq. ft. Art Storage Facility in Brooklyn, NY for Christie’s Auction House. The facility design included humidity control, gas phase filtration, heat recovery, pre-action sprinklers and full emergency power system.  Mr. Ambrosino is also the Partner-in-Charge of the firm’s work for Hermes of Paris, having completed over 25 projects in seven states.

Mr. Ambrosino is actively involved in advancing the HVAC industry through lectures and published papers, and has served on the Board of Governors for the New York Chapter of ASHRAE. He has been a contributor to various technical magazines and journals, including “Energy Conservation in New Hospital Facilities” for Institutional Management magazine, and “Renovation of the Cooper Hewitt Museum” for Technology and Conservation magazines. As a national lecturer, he has spoken for New York University on “Energy Management in Buildings”, for the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation on “Energy Savings in Hospitals”, for ASHRAE on the “Application of Computerized Energy Management Systems”, and for CBS on “Mechanical System Basics and Optimization”.


  • BS in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, NY

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Society of Professional Engineers
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air conditioning Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Association of Museums / Architectural League of New York