Andrew J. Sebor, P.E.


Andrew J. Sebor stepped down as Managing Director of AltieriSeborWieber Consulting Engineers effective January 1, 2017, a position he held since the retirement of the firm’s founder, John L. Altieri in 1993.   Mr. Sebor joined the firm in 1978.

Under Mr. Sebor’s leadership, the firm grew to national and international prominence for its expertise in the design of institutional buildings including museums, theaters, libraries, educational facilities, and aquariums.

Mr. Sebor will remain as a firm resource, holding seminars for staff that disseminate the knowledge he has gained over his distinguished 40 year career.

Mr. Sebor has been responsible for a significant body of institutional projects including numerous projects at colleges and universities. In addition, he has been responsible for all of Altieri’s projects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art since 1980, (totaling more than $ 250,000,000 in mechanical and electrical construction contracts). He also has directed the firm’s projects at the American Museum of Natural History, including the Rose Center housing the new Hayden Planetarium, which opened in March of 2000, and numerous subsequent infrastructure projects.   Mr. Sebor was partner in charge of the engineering of the new Visitor Center for the Mark Twain House, the first LEED certified museum in the United States.

Other projects, which have been recently completed under Mr. Sebor’s direction, include the new gallery and curatorial pavilion at the Museum of the City of New York, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the West Building of the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, which opened in April of 2010, and the Wellin Museum of Art on the campus of Hamilton College. Other significant projects include the renovation to the Yale University Art & Architecture Building, the new Stone Hill Center and campus renovation and expansion for the Clark Art Institute, the Asia Society (New York), and the Renovation of the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.

Work under design or in construction includes a new 100,000+ square foot modern art museum in Maryland, the new Theater/Studio Arts Center at Hamilton College, and the renovation of the Blessed Shrine of Pope John Paul II in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Sebor has been a member of the following professional societies and associations.

  • – American Society Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers
  • – Connecticut Society of Professional Engineers
  • – National Society of Professional Engineers.
  • – National Fire Protection Association
  • – American Association of Museums
  • – New York Society of Architects

Mr. Sebor has lectured on the subjects of “museum climate control”, “re-engineering for historic structures” “residential heating/cooling systems”, and “the economics of geothermal energy” at Columbia University, Cooper Union, the Pratt Institute, FIT, the City College of New York, the New York Chapter of ASHRAE, and the New York City Municipal Arts Society.   In May of 1998, Mr. Sebor lectured at the National AIA Convention on the subject of Systems Integration in institutional buildings. In June of 2008 Mr. Sebor lectured at the National AIA Convention on the subject of planning and envelope issues in the design of highly humidified buildings.

From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Sebor was appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor of the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Mr. Sebor served as a panelist on the New York State Council of the Arts, grant committee, between 1994 and 1997.

Mr. Sebor is the author of the HVAC Appendix to the Society of the Preservation of National History Collection, Washington D.C. publication “Storage of National History Collections; A Preventive Conservation Approach;” Rose, Hawks, Genoways Editors, SPNHC.   He also participated in the review and editing of the ASHRAE Handbook Applications Chapter: Museums, Galleries, Archives, and Libraries.

Mr. Sebor has acted as Design Principal for numerous relevant projects over the past 30+ years. The following represents a partial list of significant projects:

  • – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
  • – The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
  • – The Museum of the City of New York.
  • – Amherst College; Mead Art Museum, Amherst, MA
  • – American Museum of Natural History, Rose Center for Earth and Space, New York
  • – American Museum of Natural History, NY:
    • Library and Dinosaur Exhibits, New York
    • Central Chiller Plant Master Planning & Phased Implementation, New York
  • – American Museum of the Moving Image, Astoria, NY
  • – Asia Society, New York
  • – Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
  • – Blessed Shrine of John Paul II, Washington DC
  • – Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • – Fenimore House, NYS Historical Society, Cooperstown, NY
  • – Guggenheim Museum Expansion, NY
  • – Hamilton College, Wellin Art Gallery, Clinton, NY
  • – Houston Fine Arts Museum, Houston TX
  • – Jewish Museum, New York.
  • – Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, MI
  • – Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, Santurcey, Puerto Rico
  • – National WWII Museum in New Orleans, LA.
  • – New Britain Museum of Art, New Britain CT
  • – New York Historical Society, NY
  • – NC Museum of Art, West Building, Raleigh, NC
  • – Peabody Museum at Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • – Portland Art Museum Centennial, Portland, OR
  • – Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
  • – Smithsonian Institute/Cooper Hewitt Museum
    • Miller/Fox Houses, New York, NY
  • – Wellesley College, Davis Art Center, Wellesley, MA
  • – Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Arts Center
  • – Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
  • – Ballantine House, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
  • – Children’s Discovery Museum, Chattanooga, TN
  • – Colby College Social Sciences Building, Waterville, ME
  • – Columbia University School of Social Work, NY
  •  – Cummins Inc.
    • Corporate Headquarters Building
    • Madison Turbocharger Plant
  • – Dakota, New Central Cooling Systems, New York, NY
  • – Denver Library, Denver, CO
  • – Duke University Schwartz-Butters Athletic Center, Durham, NC
  • – Franklin and Marshall College, Hensel Hall, Lancaster, PA
  • – Genoa Aquarium, Genoa Italy
  • – Gracie Mansion, New York
  • – Hamilton College Theater Arts, Clinton, NY.
  • – Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
    • Heimbold Visual Arts Center
    • Rothschild Dormitories
  • – Lincoln Center, New York, NY
    • Vivian Beaumont and Mitzi Newhouse Theaters
  • – Holyoke College Art Building Renovation, South Hadley, MA
  • – National Aquarium in Baltimore, Pier III Addition, Baltimore, MD
  • – New York University, Bobst Library, NY
  • – Pierpont Morgan Library Annex Renovation, New York
  • – Princeton University, Princeton NJ
    • Berlind Theater
    • Old Graduate College
    • Museum Collection Storage Building
  • – Ring of Fire Aquarium, Osaka, Japan
  • – Rivers of the World Aquarium, Chattanooga, TN
  • – Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk, CT
  • – Trinity College Admissions Building, Hartford, CT
  • – Ursinus College Performing Arts Center, Collegeville, PA
  • – Vassar College, Kenyon Hall
  • – Vassar College, Thompson Library, Poughkeepsie, NY
  • – Williams College, N and S Academic Buildings, MA.
  • – Yale University Art & Architecture Bldg
  • – Yale University Lewis Walpole Library, Farmington, CT
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