AJ

AJ Unander, P.E., S.E.

Associate Denver Office

Mr. Unander is the leader of our expansion efforts into Denver, Colorado since 2020. From the beginning of his career at McNamara Salvia in Boston, AJ has gained extensive experience managing and designing structures of all types and materials in various market sectors. His expertise ranges from high-rise residential to complicated renovations, to speculative office and laboratory spaces. He places a high value on clear and consistent communication with clients and takes pride in the way he collaborates with the entire design and construction team from the early conceptual stages through the end of construction. AJ is one of the leaders of our SE 2050 Committee, aiming to reduce embodied carbon in our designs.

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Master of Engineering in Structural
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign – Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Professional Registration

Illinois | Colorado
Marieta Denver at 1717 N Washington Street is a five-story residential building in Denver, Colorado. The 48,000 SF structure features 35 units along with a 7,500 SF parking garage and ground floor retail space. The first story is cast-in-place concrete followed by light frame wood construction above with three Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) cores enclosing the stair and elevator shafts.
The Analog Devices – World Headquarters is an expansion of their previously existing campus in Wilmington, Massachusetts. The project included renovations to the existing buildings in addition to two new campus buildings. The new three-story office and laboratory building features 174,000 SF of office and flexible research and laboratory space. A new three-story Community Hub includes 52,000 SF of amenities that further connects to the campus via second-story pedestrian bridges.
The St. Francis Hospital – Interquest in Colorado Springs is a new facility specializing in orthopedic and spine care. The four-story, 140,000 SF hospital features 74 inpatient beds, 10 critical care beds, a 14-bed emergency department, 10 operating rooms with robotic equipment and a rehabilitation sports field and helipad on top of the parking garage. The tilt-up precast concrete panels that create much of the exterior are the tallest in the state of Colorado and the third tallest in the United States at 94’-7” per the Tilt-Up Concrete Association.
101 College Street joins our previously existing 100 College Street building in New Haven, Connecticut. The 10-story structure includes 500,000 SF of laboratory, office, and life science incubator space. There will be four pedestrian bridges connecting to two existing parking garages.

Additional Representative Projects

  • 60 First Street – Cambridge, MA
  • View Boston at Prudential Center – Boston, MA
  • Channelside – Boston, MA
  • 201 BrooklineBoston, MA
  • 600 Winter Street – Waltham, MA
  • Mastercard – Salt Lake City, UT
  • One Kendall Square – Cambridge, MA
  • Alewife Research Center – Cambridge, MA
  • 264 Commonwealth Avenue – Boston, MA
  • PUMA North American HQ at Assembly Row – Somerville, MA