2023 40 Under 40: Carrie Cremin, PE, LEED AP BD+C, 35
Principal, AKF; BS, Mechanical Engineering, Cooper Union
As a principal, Cremin plays a key leadership role at AKF and has been integral to the firm’s success. She is an experienced, trusted project manager and plumbing engineer with a focus in the health care sector. She works personally with clients and the design team to achieve solutions. She has presented on her COVID-19 emergency efforts, her experience responding to the need for expedited field hospital design and with adapting existing HVAC and plumbing systems to meet patient requirements. Cremin is a proactive, take-charge professional who is highly regarded as an excellent communicator and team leader. Her meticulous attention to detail and project management skills make her sought after on some of the firm’s most demanding projects. Recognized by industry professionals and her peers as a leader in engineering design, Cremin served a two-year term as president of the American Society of Sanitary Engineering New York Chapter. She also serves on the board of directors of the Salvadori Center, an organization dedicated to teaching science, technology, engineering, arts/architecture and math to K-12 students through a collaborative, project-based approach that uses the built environment. Cremin is a passionate mentor to younger engineers and students thinking of pursuing a career in the architecture, engineering or construction industry. Outside of her work at AKF, Cremin is an avid world traveler. Some of her most memorable trips include cave snorkeling in Tulum, Mexico, hiking the highlands of Scotland and seeing the northern lights from the Blue Lagoon in Grindavik, Iceland.