Stephan Pezdek

Stephan Pezdek

New York, NY, US



Licensed in NY

I have worked over 12  years on large scale transportation, mass transit, and government infrastructure projects in and around the New York/ New Jersey area. With over 5 years involved in port planning and development.

Experienced in planning, designing, and building a wide array of facilities ranging from ports, residential renovations, sports facilities, retail, commercial construction, mass transit, infrastructure, and airports.

In the past 12 years I have been heavily involved in the ACE Mentoring Program, helping to inspire and guide high school students towards their goals in the construction industry.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey - Port of NY & NJ, New York, NY, Senior Project Manager for Port Planning, Resiliency, and Sustainability

Senior Project Manager for Port Planning, Resiliency, and Sustainability focused on the development of large scale planning initiatives for the Port facilities. Responsible for FEMA reimbursement processing for projects and facilities damages during Super Storm Sandy, directing and coordinating resiliency measures to protect the Port's critical infrastructure, and developing strategies to bring more sustainable infrastructure to the Port.

Nov 2015 - current

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey - Port of NY & NJ, New York, NY, US, Senior Architect

Senior Architect within the Port Commerce Planning group. Focused on planning, project management, and developing design concepts for the port facilities around New York and New Jersey. Scoping infrastructure work for future growth, including focusing on sustainable and resiliency measures, provide solutions for long term goals of the agency, and providing guidance on shorter term maintenance and tenant issues.

May 2014 - Nov 2015

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Newark, NJ, Staff Services Architect

Managed major capitol work projects as well as state of good repair work for aviation, PATH, and other agency departments.

-Project Manager/ Project Architect managing the $2 billion dollar Redevelopment of Newark International Airport's Terminal A. Supervised and coordinated with over 14 different in-house and consulting engineering firms. Responsible for budget, design, coordination, and schedule.

-Inspection of PATH Stations in Manhattan following Super-storm Sandy.

-Project Architect for $150 million PATH Harrison Station Redevelopment. Managed a team of in-house and consultant architects to develop and execute construction documents, coordinate construction phasing/integration, evaluate materials, coordinate curtain wall design and construction, and developing strategies for value engineering.

Dec 2012 - May 2014

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, New York, NY, US, Architect

-World Trade Center – Temporary PATH Station.
-George Washington Bridge Bus Station Redevelopment.
-Port Authority Bus Terminal Redevelopment.
-Port Authority Bus Terminal Seismic Retro Fit.
-Red Garage at JFK Airport.
-PATH Harrison Substation.
-PATH Harrison Station.
-PATH Grove Street Station.
-PATH Newport Station Renovation.
-Stewart Airport FIS Expansion.
-Stewart Airport Regional Crime Lab.
-Newark Liberty International Airport Terminal B Renovations.

Jun 2005 - Nov 2012

Mark Parsons: Sculptor, Brooklyn, NY, US, Assistant Sculptor / Design Consultant

• Advised and constructed several metal sculptures
• Set-up several gallery shows

Sep 2004 - Oct 2005

AC Squared Studio, New York, NY, US, Associate Designer

• New York Fencing Club
• Johnson Residence Landscaping
• Lighting and Furniture Designs
Collaborated on Osso Chair, Tablites, UM, Slites, Wallpaper Lites, and Skimlites lighting designs

Sep 2004 - Jun 2005

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Student Director - Architecture Metal Shop

Ran day to day operations of the shops.
Managed 5 shop techs.
ordered supplies and materials for the shop.

Jan 2001 - May 2005

Guerra Associates, Clifton Park, NY, US, Intern

Preformed tasks such as, Auto CAD drafting, transmittals, note taking,
preparing and participating in client meetings, site measurements,
office organization, printing, and execution of construction documents.
Was involved in projects ranging from residential, commercial,
and residential through out upstate New York.

May 2004 - Sep 2004


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2000 - May 2005

Pratt Institute Rome, Rome, IT, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2004 - Jun 2004

Areas of Specialization