San Francisco, CA—Buro Happold, a multidisciplinary engineering consultancy, has appointed John Pulley, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, as director of technical engineering for North America. Pulley has more than 30 years of experience in engineering design, project management, business development, and operations.
In his new role, Pulley leads knowledge management across Buro Happold’s five offices in the United States, developing systems for leveraging and sharing the firm’s intellectual assets. He also serves as a firmwide technical resource, guides mentorship initiatives, and oversees management strategies for large-scale projects.
David Herd, regional director of Buro Happold, commented: “Here in North America, the tremendous growth in the breadth and complexity of our work has spurred a remarkable period of innovation and productivity. John is the perfect leader to help ensure that we capture and continue to build upon these knowledge gains.”
Prior to joining the firm, Pulley was Vice President/Director of Engineering for HOK’s San Francisco office, where his projects included the Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal Modernization Program; the Sacramento Criminal Courthouse; China Construction Bank in Jinan, China; and the Fidelity Investments Corporate Headquarters in Dalian, China. He also served previously as MEP Director of Operations with SOM’s Chicago office.
Pulley is a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies; the American Society of Plumbing Engineers; the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air Conditioning Engineers; the Center for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; the Construction Specifying Institute; the Commercial Building Consortium; the National Society of Professional Engineers; and the U.S. Green Building Council. He received a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri and a bachelor of arts in physics from Drake University.
About Buro Happold
Established in 1976, Buro Happold is a global engineering design organization with an international network of 25 offices and over 1,500 staff. The firm supports five offices in the United States and has completed over $1 billion of work in North America. Buro Happold’s Los Angeles and San Francisco offices compose a single California-based entity that includes more than 60 engineers, building physicists and BIM technicians.
Buro Happold’s multi-disciplinary consultancy provides engineering design services to a diverse client group across a wide spectrum of project types. Key global projects include the 2012 London Olympic Stadium, Haramain High Speed Rail in Saudi Arabia, and the new Louvre Museum in Dubai. West Coast projects include the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, Transbay Transit Center in San Francisco, Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, and a redevelopment master plan for Los Angeles’ Union Station.