Kevin D. Schaefer, PE
Director of Engineering
By title, Kevin Schaefer is an engineer. By action, he is an innovator. Kevin listens to feedback, gains insight into problems and pioneers new ways of doing things. He has an insatiable curiosity to explore the unique aspects of every project and brings new ideas to the fore every day.
He served as a panelist for “Prototyping the Liquid Wall: Performative Elegance in Envelope Design” at the 2010 Urban Green Expo, discussing the Liquid Wall as an architecturally versatile, systems-integrated, high-performance, unitized building envelope innovation. In July 2010 he authored an article on biomass for commercial buildings for Buildings magazine. He also served on the Advisory Council for NYSERDA Internet Training on High Performance School Building Design.
Kevin is well-known to many CSArch clients, whose buildings he helped to engineer over the past 20 years as a consultant operating his own MEP practice. He now brings focus to our in-house engineering team and is leading our exploration of renewable energy and sustainable solutions for every project.
His extensive portfolio includes K-12 schools, college and university, healthcare, and library and museum projects, with significant experience in the design of specialty spaces and the preservation and adaptation of historic buildings. His designs have achieved LEED Gold and Platinum certification. Notable projects include the MEP systems for the award-winning TKTS Booth in Times Square and archival storage facilities for the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, NY, and the NYS Museum.
At home, he explores solutions in his “laboratory,” a restored 1850’s farmhouse complete with a post and beam addition, (which tripled its size to accommodate a growing family of five daughters) its own geothermal heat pump system, and radiant floor heat.