Vincent J. DeSimone, Founder of DeSimone Consulting Engineers, Passes Away

(Courtesy of DeSimone Consulting Engineers)

Vincent J. DeSimone, PE, founder and chairman of New York–based DeSimone Consulting Engineers, passed away November 16 following a battle with cancer. He was 78 years old.

DeSimone established DeSimone Consulting Engineers in 1969 and has led the firm as senior principal-in-charge of design ever since. The firm has designed a vast range of projects over the decades, including the Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., and the Cosmopolitan Resort and Casino in Las Vegas (see the articles “Setting the Stage” and “Filling the Gap”).

Following DeSimone’s death, his firm stated, “True to his life’s calling, Vincent continued to work every day, despite his illness, to advance his engineering vision.”  

DeSimone is survived by his fiance, Stefany Koo, two children and 15 grandchildren.