“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.

ads ENGINEERS is proud to be participating in Canstruction 2016!

Canstruction is a charity event challenging participants’ design and construction skills while also raising awareness of and supplies for local food banks. Participants utilize canned goods to create structures, which are then judged on their artistic and technical merit – and once the competition is over, all of the canned food is donated to local food banks.

We are excited to join our colleagues throughout New York City in this year’s Canstruction competition – but we need your help in purchasing the canned food that will be the building blocks of our design. We hope you’ll consider assisting us in participating in this great community charity event. All of our contributors will be recognized as partners with ads ENGINEERS on our signage during the event. You can click on the Paypal button below to make a contribution directly to ads ENGINEERS’ Canstruction 2016 fund.

Check back over the next few months as we will be sharing updates as we get closer to the competition. Thank you for your support!


ads ENGINEERS is proud to announce

Steve Gnapragasam, PE, LEED AP,

as its newest Partner


Steve Gnapragasam, PE, LEED AP

Steve Gnapragasam has been a member of ads ENGINEERS for the past 9 years. He has completed some of the firm’s most prestigious projects as both primary Electrical Engineer and Project Manager, including the 1.5 million square foot Asian Cultural Center located in South Korea; 18 Gramercy Park South, NYC;  Virgin Atlantic First Class Lounges at JFK and Newark Airports; as well as the recently completed award winning 41-story gut renovation  & conversion of the NYC Landmark MetLife Clock Tower into the NY Edition Hotel. 

 In addition to project management and electrical design, Steve has commissioned various electrical systems on numerous project types. Steve holds a Masters degree from the University of Kentucky and is Licensed Professional Engineer in New York and New Jersey.  Steve also serves as a member of the New York City Electrical License Board.

As Partner, Steve will continue to provide excellent leadership, project management, and electrical engineering services his clients have come to appreciate over the years. 



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.