Long Island Business News (LIBN) hosted their Real Estate, Architecture, and Engineering Awards event at Crest Hollow Country Club on March 26, 2019 where H2M was honored with several awards.
Robert “Bob” Scheiner – Lifetime Achievement Award
Robert “Bob” Scheiner is a 2019 recipient of the LIBN Lifetime Achievement Award. Bob is a Senior Consultant at H2M architects + engineers (H2M).
Bob is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology in 1969 with a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technology. Bob joined the firm that is now known as H2M in 1986. He was the first architect hired to the firm and was tasked with creating an architectural division. In this role, Bob directed all phases of architectural, planning, and structural engineering projects, and provided architectural designs and supervision on all architecture projects. Under his leadership, the department flourished and has grown to more than 130 employees, the largest in the firm. Bob eventually became Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for H2M directing all corporate marketing, sales activities, and public relations for H2M. Bob became municipal market leader in charge of the firm’s Long Island Market. Bob has been an active member of his community, serving as the Chairman of the Town of Huntington Chamber of Commerce as well as serving on its Executive, Government Relations, Green/Sustainable, and Huntington Village Parking Improvement committees and as a board member of Vision Long Island and the Community Development Corporation of Long Island. Bob is a former Rotarian in both Riverhead and Huntington. He is an active member of several business organizations, including Hauppauge Industrial Association, Long Island Association, and Action Long Island. Closer to home, he served as President of the Hamlet Homeowner’s Association from 1993 to 2009.
Bob has an unmatched record of distinguished exceptional services to his community, both as a leader in business and architecture on Long Island; and in his devotion to his community through philanthropic work.
Katherine “Katie” Stone – Rising Star in Architecture
Katie Stone started with H2M as an intern in 2008. Today, she has risen to the role of Project Architect. She is a graduate of Northeastern University and has both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree. She works on a wide variety of projects, concentrating primarily on education, emergency services, and public agencies. In addition, Katie has a passion for sustainability; she is a LEED Accredited Professional, frequently attends Greenbuild Conferences, and is actively involved in H2M’s sustainability committee. Katie’s involvement at H2M also includes serving as Lead Mentor for H2M’s ACE Mentoring Program, a nationally recognized program which provides a forum for high school students to be mentored and inspired to pursue careers in either architecture, engineering, or construction. A solid track record of quality work, a passion for the environment, and a love for her profession, Katie exemplifies what it means to be a Rising Star in the field of Architecture.
Alison Auriemmo – Rising Star in Engineering
Alison Auriemmo started her career with H2M as a Staff Engineer in 2006, working her way up to the role she serves today as Discipline Engineer and designated Quality Assurance/Quality Control contact for all public water supply treatment system projects prepared by H2M. Alison’s passion is rehabilitation projects; despite the amount of work involved, she loves the aspect of creative problem solving. Alison received her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University with a Professional Engineering license and her LEED Accreditation. Alison is involved with professional organizations including the Long Island Water Conference, and the American Water Works Association. In addition to her dedication to her career, she is passionate about giving back to her community. Alison is an active member of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Having Type I diabetes herself, Alison is passionate about the organization because they encourage people to keep a positive outlook and move forward. For all of these reasons and more, Alison Auriemmo epitomized what it means to be a Rising Star in Engineering.
Joseph “Joe” Mottola – Top Architect
Joe Mottola has been an integral part of the inception of the architecture division at H2M. Joe studied architecture at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT). After graduating, he became the second architect hired at H2M in 1987 by Bob Scheiner. As Bob and Joe grew the architecture group, Joe took on a leadership role in running the operations under Bob. In 2007, Joe became Division Director of Architecture. Through the years, Joe led the division and was successful in increasing the employee headcount over 160%, acquiring five other firms, and raising the company net revenue significantly. Joe has been involved in many noteworthy projects; his favorite being the Jersey City Hall Roof Restoration where he was able to work with the same ornamental metal fabricator that renovated the Statue of Liberty. Most recently, Joe has taken on the role of Chief Operating Officer, and in this role is looking to aid the firm in strengthening good business habits, putting together better processes, and ensuring that everyone is pulling the rope in the same direction. In addition to this work at H2M, Joe is passionate about his community and is in particular passionate about donating his time to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. This genuine commitment to the firm, the well being of the employees, and the community exemplifies all the things a company could only hope for in an employee and leader.
H2M also received awards for certain projects:
The Bristal at Garden City – Top Assisted Living Project
Garden City Whole Foods – Top Retail Project in Nassau County
H2M was also awarded the Top Architecture Firm in the Large Firm Category