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Ryan Dow, P.E., S.E.

Principal New York Office

Mr. Dow’s leadership has been key to the structural engineering of many large, complex projects ranging from high-rise towers to more modest structures such as life science labs, schools, and affordable housing. Ryan has over 20 years of experience in bringing together large teams of stakeholders, architects, and engineers around a single structure and unified goal. He is particularly focused on understanding how all disciplines can better work together to achieve a successful project. Prior to co-founding McNamara Salvia’s New York office, he led teams for projects such as the new 3 World Trade Center and 425 Park Avenue office towers in New York City, One Dalton in Boston, Atlantis – The Royal in Dubai and the Four Seasons Orlando Resort at Walt Disney World, Florida.

“I find it very rewarding to take the most complex and challenging architectural designs and make them both efficient and constructible.”


Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Masters of Engineering in High Performance Structures
Oregon State University – Bachelors of Science

Professional Registration

California | Florida | Massachusetts | New York | Michigan | North Carolina | New Jersey | Connecticut | Pennsylvania SE – California, Illinois, and Utah
Innolabs is a 267,000 SF Class A life science development in Long Island City, New York. The six-story purpose-built laboratory and office building was repurposed from a 160,000 SF structure. Significant upgrades to the property included a complete gut renovation, a four-story addition, and two new six-story ground-up components. All new building systems help to complete the renovation, including elevators, support spaces, amenities, along with key life science features, such as a large loading dock, a central HVAC plant on the roof and locations for other lab-specific services.
150 Fifth Avenue was originally built in 1888 in Manhattan’s Flatiron District of New York. The 11-story property underwent a major modernization and building-wide renovation, now occupying 227,500 SF of space. A two-story expansion atop the west and east ends of the property was completed using terra cotta piers. The result created a unique work space with landscaped roof terraces and decks. The open, collaborative and efficient floor plans were created by infilling existing openings and eliminating certain walls. The expanded and renovated lobby creates an improved tenant and visitor experience.
69-02 Queens Boulevard is a two-tower mixed-use property in Queens, New York. The 500,000 SF development includes a 12-story and a 15-story tower supported by a shared three-story parking podium. Among the two structures, there are 431 units and 202 parking spaces. At the base of the towers is an 80,000 SF, 476-seat K-5 public elementary school along with 5,000 SF of retail space.
18 Sixth Avenue is the tallest component of the Pacific Park megadevelopment in Brooklyn, New York. Located next to Barclays Center, the 511-foot, 49-story residential tower contains 727,000 SF. The 810 units span the building with an associated 52,000 SF of commercial space to enliven the streetscape. 18 Sixth Avenue is a distinct architectural icon, representing the natural evolution from rock, to crystal to gem. The base is The Rock and anchors the commercial program, followed by The Crystal which redefines the skyline with an attractive façade. Finally, the top portion of the tower is The Gem and opens upward; it is transparent, luminous and the prominent building feature.

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