The Harman Group welcomes Tuna Yelkikanat, PE, LEED GA to the firm as the director of its new office in New York, located in midtown Manhattan. “The Harman Group is excited to expand our practice in the New York area,” states D. Kirk Harman, PE, SE, SECB, FACI, president and managing principal of The Harman Group. “With his experience, Tuna is poised to help The Harman Group build on existing relationships and bring our extensive structural design expertise to new opportunities in New York. We are happy to have him on board.”
Yelkikanat brings 11 years of experience in the in structural design and management of complex high-rise projects in New York and around the world. He has previously held positions with DeSimone Consulting Engineers and Thornton Tomasetti. He will be responsible for the management of ongoing New York and New Jersey projects as well as the development of new clients in the New York/New Jersey area.
Yelkikanat is a licensed Professional Engineer and a LEED Green Associate. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey, and a Master of Science in Structural Engineering degree from City College of New York.
Since 1984, The Harman Group has worked with architects and owners on a wide range of structural engineering, parking planning and design, and façade projects across many different industries. The firm’s team of professionals includes structural engineers, parking designers, and a full support staff of BIM technicians and administrative personnel. For more information, visit