HERBERT KUNSTADT founded the firm in 1975. He has a MSME degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Bucharest (1954), and has done postgraduate work at the University of California and the Technical University of Vienna. He is a registered Professional Engineer in New York, New Jersey, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Texas, Maine, Indiana, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania. He has extensive professional affiliations, such as being past President of the Association of Energy Engineers and Chairman of the Consultants Council for Energy Conversation, and for several years taught the course on Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Herbert Kunstadt has overall responsibility for every project in the following pages, and detailed involvement where creative engineering solutions to difficult problems were required.