Josh, PE, LEED AP, leads our Seattle office as well as the science and industry business for Arup in the Americas. Since joining Arup in New York in 2003, he has worked on many prominent projects in the laboratory, manufacturing/industrial, biotech, data center, and commercial sectors. 

With a strong background in managing interdisciplinary teams of design consultants, Yacknowitz has played central roles in projects around the world. From a facility to house the world’s largest neutrino detector experiment for Fermilab/CERN in South Dakota to a major interdisciplinary laboratory facility for Columbia University to land ports of entry at various locations for the GSA to manufacturing facilities for Procter & Gamble in the Americas and East Asia, he has delivered diverse projects with both consistency and innovation.

A member of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering; the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Josh received a BE in Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York.