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Ivan Pollak, Principal


 
Background

Mr. Pollak, a licensed Mechanical Engineer, has a wide range of experience in the fields of mechanical and electrical systems design, and management of multi-disciplinary projects as applied to commercial, institutional, residential, and industrial projects.

A native of Croatia, Mr. Pollak was first exposed to HVAC system designs at the University of Zagreb, where he specialized in this field. His early jobs were in Croatia, Sweden, and Germany. In 1979, Mr. Pollak moved to the United States. In New York he worked with the consulting firms of Jansen and Rogan and Flack + Kurtz, where he met his future partner, Leslie Kahn.

In 1987, Mr. Pollak established IP Group. Here he established his reputation for working closely with architects to realize their designs, most specifically to conceal HVAC systems. This generated an active business of design-oriented architectural clients. As Principal, Mr. Pollak served a key roll in expanding the business through providing expert service to all clients and by bringing in  Leslie Kahn as his partner.

Mr. Pollak is a “sustainable design” expert. Both environmental enthusiasts and accountants respect his knowledge of the most current technological advancements, as he provides clients with options that save the environment, energy and money over the life of the building.

Education

American Institute of Architects, Water Intrusion and Mold educational program, 2002

ASHRAE Engineers Certificate, Design of Off-Peak Cooling Systems Seminar, 1990

The New York State Energy Office Certificate, Advisor Training for the Energy Advisory Service to Industry Program, 1987

Master of Sciences in Mechanical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, 1976

Bachelor of Sciences in Mechanical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, 1972

Teaching

Parsons School of Design:  1995 to the present

Environmental Technologies at the School of Architecture, Master of Architecture Program

 

 

In 1987, Mr. Pollak founded the IP Group and since then he has established his reputation for working closely with architects to realize their designs, most specifically to conceal HVAC systems.



Project Examples

Bloomingdale’s Department Store, New York, NY
Environmental Defense Fund, New York, NY
Family Circle Offices and Data Center, New York, NY
Nightingale Bamford School, New York, NY
Pingry School, Bernardsville, NY
Beth Israel Medical Center and Data Center, New York, NY
John Wolf Dental Offices, New York, NY
HUD Housing for Women of Greenpoint and Willimsburgh, Brooklyn, NY
Steve Jobs Residence, New York, NY
Susan Sarandon Residence, New York, NY

 

Professional Affiliations

Professional Engineer in the states of Colorado, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, New York City Chapter

 

 

   

 

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