HLZAE’s Newest Team Members

March 24, 2021

At HLZAE, we are always looking to grow our team. Nothing makes us happier than individuals who have a passion for the work we do here. We are thrilled to add the following talented people to our team:

  • Riley Haney
  • Taabish Qureshi
  • Robert Miller
  • Vincent DiBenedetto

Get to know our new team members:

Riley Haney, RA, joins the firm as Project Associate on Monika Sasvary’s team, which specializes in building envelope, rooftop, plazas, historic preservation and interior projects. Riley most recently worked for AECOM where he focused on projects for School Construction Authority, and previously worked at Mockler Tayler Architects in Greenwich, Connecticut. Riley is a transplant from Nebraska who enjoys traveling, going to Broadway shows and, inspired by The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, recently picked up playing chess.


Taabish Qureshi also joins the firm as Project Associate on Monika Sasvary’s team. Taabish earned his Bachelor’s degree from NYIT and comes to us from holding previous Project Manager roles at Costa Architecture & Engineering and R. Wade Johnson Design P.C. Outside of work, Taabish enjoys movies, games, music, as well as DIY projects and tinkering with electronics and gadgets. He also likes to cook, takes great pleasure in being a father and spending time with his son.


Robert Miller joins the firm as Project Associate on Alexei Tajzler’s team, which has extensive experience with façade restoration, balconies, rooftops, parapets, plazas, and historic preservation. His team is also heavily involved in serving as an Owner’s Representative for existing buildings that are adjacent to new developments. Robert earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from University at Buffalo. His work experience includes roles at Boston Valley Terra Cotta and most recently Silvestri Architects. Robert’s hobbies include playing hockey, cooking, reading, and board games. Fun Fact: He has a twin sister, his mother has a twin brother (who is an architect) and has one son who has twins and another who has triplets!


Vincent DiBenedetto, PE, MBA, joins Jon Colatrella’s team as MEP Director. Vincent has an extensive resume that includes several years at Jaros, Baum & Bolles as Project Engineer, former MEP Director at Falcon Engineering, and previous Senior Project Manager roles at Robert Derector Associates and Goldman Copeland. When he’s not at work, Vincent enjoys working out, gaming, and sports, especially baseball and football. He is also a big TV and movie buff.


At HLZAE, we pride ourselves on our team of specialized professionals with extensive project experience. We are committed to providing the highest quality professional architectural and engineering services and to earning our clients’ trust by delivering quantifiable value.  We look forward to the contributions of our newest members and we are excited to share them with our valued clients.


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