NEW CITY, New York – Michael Shilale Architects LLP (MSA) has announced an addition to its leadership team, naming Joe Caruso, P.E. as Firm Principal. Caruso joins Michael Shilale, AIA, and John Cirilli, AIA, as the third Principal atop the firm.

With extensive expertise in combining environmental impact studies with the planning and creation of construction plans, Caruso joining the firm greatly elevates the design, site planning, construction and energy saving services the firm furnishes for its clients.
“We are extremely excited to have Joe join our team” said Shilale. “His familiarity with our work in the past and his wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of engineering strengthens the firm’s mission to enhance community spaces and buildings with high quality design.”

Working closely with MSA as a consultant on numerous projects previously over the course of several decades, Caruso also brings extensive experience working in municipal engineering and land use planning. Most recently, he worked as a Municipal Engineer and Engineering Consultant for several towns in Rockland County, New York, where he worked on services including road/highway design, drainage studies, improvement/inspection services for infrastructure projects and boundary and topographic surveys.

Caruso holds his Bachelors of Civil Engineering from The College of the City of New York and his Master of Science, City Planning from Pratt Institute. This combination of education and field experience allows him to bring a mastery of engineering that will greatly augment the firm’s ability to better serve its commercial, residential, educational, municipal and institutional clients in NY, NJ and Florida.


Since 1991, Michael Shilale Architects, LLP has been a leader in sustainable design, delivering integrated solutions for their clients that save energy, reduce waste, conserve water and manage materials sustainably- improving the relationship between buildings and their sites. MSA knows good architecture heightens and enriches the human experience for all people. It solves our clients' building problems and protects their real estate assets and investments. Our experienced and expert services help our clients save money and build under budget.