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Emily KotsaftisNEW YORK, NY – STV, a professional services firm that plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects across North America, today announced that Emily Kotsaftis, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the firm as vice president and architectural director. In this role, Kotsaftis will lead the transportation market for the firm’s national buildings practice, overseeing architectural transit and aviation projects in the eastern United States.

“Emily’s deep understanding of the transportation market, impressive track record delivering quality projects and top-notch client service make her an exceptional addition to our team,” said Kim Vierheilig, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, president of the national buildings practice at STV. “Her dedication to designing infrastructure projects that enrich and empower communities aligns with STV’s values and mission. With her leadership, we are well-positioned to capture new business opportunities and drive growth in the eastern transportation buildings market.”

Kotsaftis is an architect with more than 20 years of experience. Her area of expertise lies primarily in the transportation market, where she has been involved in the design and construction of various subway, transit and aviation projects across the New York metropolitan region. Prior to joining STV, Kotsaftis worked for a New York City-based architecture firm, where she led the transportation and infrastructure studio.

Kotsaftis received her Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Building Science from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, with a minor in Transportation Engineering. She is a longstanding member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and has held positions on the New York Chapter’s Board of Directors.

STV’s national buildings practice provides comprehensive architecture, engineering, planning and design services for a range of markets including justice, education, health and well-being, transportation, science and technology, energy and cities. With particular expertise in sustainability and resilience, the practice is committed to delivering innovative building solutions that serve communities in the present and for the future. Recent projects include the Newark Liberty International Airport’s new Terminal A, the Cornell University Mui Ho Fine Arts Library Renovation and the ongoing design of the Baltimore Therapeutic Treatment Center.

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About STV

Founded in 1912, STV is a leading national infrastructure-focused professional services firm, providing engineering, architectural, planning, environmental, program management and construction management services for transportation systems, buildings, water, energy and other facilities. Headquartered in New York City, the company has more than 55 offices across North America. The firm is ranked 37th in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms survey and is 11th in its transportation category. In 2022, STV signed the Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) Pledge, becoming one of the first architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) firms to commit to advancing equity in infrastructure. Learn more at

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