RS&H, one of the leading architecture and engineering design firms in North America, has named three new vice presidents to its Aviation Practice: John Carrigan, Pat Frame and Nick Ryan.

“By elevating John, Pat and Nick to officer roles, we further grow our firm and the opportunities we have across our aviation markets,” said RS&H Aviation Practice Leader Don Andrews.

John Carrigan, PE, LEED AP

As Southeast Region Aviation Leader and Ft. Lauderdale Office Leader, Carrigan manages a full complement of airfield civil and electrical engineers, architects and building engineers, development and environmental planners, and environmental and water resources engineers – 88 associates in all – across eight offices.

During his tenure as Buildings Engineering Resource Allocation Manager, Carrigan coordinated the efforts of all structural, building electrical and mechanical engineers in the Practice. He has served as a project manager and structural engineer on a variety of projects, including airport terminal expansions, corporate hangar facilities, aesthetic roadway canopies, multistory parking garages, airfield drainage structures, and structural investigations and repairs at airports nationwide.

Pat Frame, PE, ENV SP

Frame serves as RS&H’s Great Lakes Region Aviation Leader, leading the firm’s aviation efforts across Michigan. He has developed, managed and guided several teams during his 16-year tenure with the firm, leading teams at Detroit Metro and Willow Run, Flint, Lansing, MBS, Charlevoix, Owosso and Sparta airports.

Frame has 27 years of experience with runway, taxiway and apron design, as well as the rehabilitation of airfield pavements. He has worked on hangar developments, site designs for air traffic control towers and aircraft fuel system facilities.

His electrical design experience includes runway and taxiway edge lighting systems, centerline and touchdown zone lighting systems, electrical vault modifications, guidance sign systems, elevated and in-pavement runway guard lights, runway end identification lights, precision approach path indicators, glide slope facilities, localizers and medium-intensity approach lighting systems.

Nick Ryan, PMP

Ryan joins RS&H’s Philadelphia office with 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, providing design, program, projects and construction management for more than $1 billion in construction in 20 states.

Ryan joins RS&H from Arora Engineers, where he served as vice president and aviation practice lead. He is Chair of the AAAE Northeast Chapter Corporate Committee and the incoming Chair of the Aviation Lighting Committee of the Illuminating Engineering Society. Ryan is also past-chair of the Airport Consultants Council Engineering Committee.

RS&H’s Board of Directors approved the appointments at their November meeting.

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