Arthur Metzler
Managing Partner

Arthur received his Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University.  In 2000 he founded AMA Consulting Engineers (AMAPC), a 100+ person multi-divisional professional design engineering firm headquartered in New York City. He is a licensed professional engineer in 44 states and has over 25 years design experience with his specialty being in broadcast and production facilities.

AMAPC’s core business is the design of mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems for commercial office buildings – both out-of-ground buildings as well as interior renovations and infrastructure upgrades within existing buildings. AMA Design-Build (AMADB) was founded based on the need for a construction management team to work in conjunction  with AMAPC on the more complicated projects which AMAPC designs. Arthur’s partnership with Howard Cohen to form AMADB has resulted in numerous, successful collaborative projects between the two companies ranging in size from 20,000 to 500,000 plus square feet from New York to Miami to Los Angeles.


Howard Cohen
Managing Partner

Howard joined AMA Consulting Engineers in June of 2006 to help establish the construction (‘build’) group and now serves as Managing Partner, overseeing the day-to-day business functions of AMA Design Build.  He came to AMA with 20+ years of experience in the construction and real estate industry having worked at Lehrer McGovern, Hines Interest Limited Partnership and Deere Real Estate Services where he served as President and CEO.

His past experience, not only as ‘Contractor’, but as Landlord’s Agent and Owner’s Rep, working with both commercial and retail Tenant groups, provides him with the insight to integrate varying perspectives in his approach, thereby enabling him to develop amicable solutions when competing interests are at work. Howard is a licensed New York real estate broker, holds an MBA in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from NYU where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.