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Laland Baptiste Awarded 2020 CMAA Metro Chapter Project of the Year

Congratulations to Laland Baptiste for being awarded 2020 CMAA Metro Chapter Project of the Year for the Yonkers Waterfront Streetlight Replacements Project. As CO-Winner for MWBE-Managed projects we are very proud of our Team. In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy many waterfront properties received flooding that caused damage and corrosion of conduits, panels, and electrical components. Our team provided construction management services to the City of Yonkers for the rehabilitation of streetlights and related infrastructure along the Hudson River waterfront.

Special thanks to the Hon. Mike Spano – Mayor of the City of Yonkers, Sam Borrelli – Deputy Commissioner of Public Works, Paul Summerfield – City Engineer, Carlos DeJesus – Senior Development Project Manager, Vincent Massaro – Director of Capital Construction from the City of Yonkers; From the Laland Baptiste Team Paul Ersboll, Ptah Bey and Donald Bornkamp for their dedication and professional service provided on this project.

To read more about the work done for this project, click here: Yonkers Waterfront Streetlight Replacement Project | Laland Baptiste

Laland Baptiste Appoints Paul Ersboll as Vice President

Melville, NY, April 15, 2021 – Construction Management and Consulting company, Laland Baptiste announced today that Paul Ersboll has been promoted to the role of Vice President. Laland Baptiste provides Construction and Program Management Services throughout the construction life cycle. In his tenure with Laland Baptiste, Mr. Ersboll has played a key role in the company as a Senior Project Manager. He is skilled at managing multi-site programs and has personally led numerous multi-prime Wicks Law projects. Prior to joining Laland Baptiste, Mr. Ersboll spent 17 years at New York City Parks & Recreation – Capital Projects Division. As Chief of Design, he designed and built more than $3 billion worth of capital projects.  Mr. Ersboll has worked with numerous New York public agencies including NYC Department of Design & Construction, NYC Economic Development Corporation, Hudson River Park Trust, and the Battery Park City Authority. For his full bio, click here.

Robert Baptiste – CMAA Panel Discussion

Laland Baptiste and Baptiste Engineering’s Robert Baptiste, CCM, DBIA and CMAA’s director of C.O.D.E (Creating Opportunities for Diversity and Equality) helped arrange and moderate the CMAA Metro NY/NJ panel discussion. During this event, relevant topics were discussed, such as barriers that women and minorities encounter in the AEC industry; changes in the next 5-10 years that will affect the way AEC firms operate and how minorities can prepare for this shift; constructive changes and actions of leadership that can foster an inclusive, inviting, and productive environment; and how we can design, build and manage a better AEC industry as we witness changes occurring across the globe in: social injustice, pay inequalities and healthcare.


Schillivia Baptiste – One of ENR New York’s Top Young Professionals

Laland Baptiste and Baptiste Engineering’s Schillivia Baptiste, P.E., Assoc. DBIA, was featured as a Top Young Professional in the recent issue of Engineering News-Record New York!

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Public Works Partners Virtual Panel Discussion

Schillivia Baptiste took part in the Public Works Partners virtual panel discussion to share and examine efforts to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

“We’re still here. We’re still working, we’re still strategizing, and we’re still able to provide the same quality services that we provided pre-COVID.”

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Member Birdhouse Workshop

Here is a look at some birdhouses created by our team of professionals. Each employee received a ready to build birdhouse with all materials. A hammer was required! The only rule was to be creative. The winner received a gift card and the opportunity to choose the next activity.

Schillivia Baptiste – Panelist for the Navigating Covid-19 Virtual Panel Discussion

Panelist Schillivia Baptiste and other industry leaders participated in the Navigating Covid-19 virtual panel discussion. On June 4th, these emerging firms discussed how they’ve had to adapt and overcome during the pandemic.

Schillivia Baptiste – PWC Member Spotlight

Learn more about CEO Schillivia Baptiste as she discussed her roots and how she became interested in Engineering, as well as how she’s adapted during the pandemic in the PWC Member Spotlight video!

PWC’s Higher Education Panel Virtual Discussion

Laland Baptiste was proud to sponsor PWC’s Higher Education Panel Virtual Discussion moderated by CEO Schillivia Baptiste, joined by higher education experts from NYIT, NJIT, and Pratt.

Meet & Greet with JFK Millennium Partners

Another great event with the Professional Women in Construction MWBE Committee, JFK Millennium Partners and Jetblue at Arenson! There are many opportunities available.

City & State’s Diversity Summit

A day of informative information at City & State’s Diversity Summit. Diversity and inclusion is an important component to innovation and advancement of communities.

JFK Panel Talk

Laland Baptiste and Baptiste Engineering were honored to co-sponsor the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Code and Professional Women in Construction (PWC) JFK Panel Talk on Tuesday, January 28th. The information shared by Suzette Bather-Taylor, Jeremy Watson, Quentin Brathwaite , Jason Hart and Daryl Towns was valuable and informative of what’s happening now at JFK and what is also on the horizon. We look forward to continuing the conversation regarding the progress of The New Terminal One JFK Development.

Meet us on the Ice Event

On December 7th, we hosted our first “Meet us on the Ice” event at the Polar Lounge at Bryant Park. It was a great evening in NYC. There was plenty of laughter, skating, hot chocolate and cookies, making for a great night on the ice! See you next year.

Schillivia Baptiste Attends Banks and Agencies Event

Schillivia Baptiste attended the PWC MWBE Committee for the Banks and Agencies event with Armand Corporation, NYCSBS, NYCDDC, NYC EDC, Bank of America, Carver Bank and Basis Investment Group on November 20th, 2019.

Schillivia Baptiste Selected as Board Member for PWC New York

“On October 23rd, Professional Women in Construction New York (PWC) held its Annual Member Meeting at Teknion Showroom. This meeting is held annually to update members, to network, and for members to enroll in the organizations committees. Leading up to the meeting, PWC held an election to bring on four new Board of Directors, who were announced at that event.”

Schillivia Baptiste is honored to have been selected to be a board member of the PWC! Congratulations to the fellow women in construction that were also selected.

Read more on the PWC blog post here.

Schillivia and Robert Baptiste at NYS MWBE Forum

Laland Baptiste Exhibits at NYS M/WBE Forum

Laland Baptiste exhibited at the New York State MWBE FORUM on October 2nd and 3rd, 2019. At this forum, attendees received valuable contact information as well as tools needed to access state contracting opportunities.

Schillivia Baptiste Spoke at ENR Conference

Schillivia Baptiste Speaks at ENR Port Authority Conference

On September 10th, CEO Schillivia Baptiste spoke at the ENR Port Authority Conference, where she discussed professional women in construction and engineering, and changing the face of the industry.

Schillivia Baptiste Featured in the September 2019 Formidable Women Magazine

CEO Schillivia Baptiste has been featured in the Formidable Woman Magazine September issue! In the article, Under Construction she discusses her beginnings in construction and engineering, the challenges she has overcome and her accomplishments in the industry.

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Schillivia Baptiste PWC Champions Event

Schillivia Laland Attends the Professional Women in Construction NY Champions Party

CEO Schillivia Laland attended the Professional Women in Construction NY Champions Party at the Underground at Rockefeller Center on July 17th, 2019. This party was to thank the PWC partners that have contributed to make the organization what it is today!

Laland Baptiste Attends 27th Annual PWC Golf Outing

Schillivia Baptiste and Robert Baptiste had a wonderful day attending the PWC 27th Annual Golf Outing on June 24th, 2019. They both were able to meet and play a round of golf with other amazing men and women in the construction industry. This was the company’s third time attending the annual outing and had the pleasure of being a hole sponsor!

Schillivia Baptiste one of WBC’s Outstanding Women of the Year

CEO Schillivia Baptiste was featured as one of WBC’s Outstanding Women of the Year at the 2019 Outstanding Women and Next Generation of Women Builders event last night! Congratulation’s Schillivia!

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Inspiring Black Engineers

Hofstra’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the professional engineering fraternity Theta Tau, and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) – recently hosted the 2nd annual Black Engineers Panel to support the aspirations of students of color interested in pursuing careers in engineering.  CEO Schillivia Baptiste was honored to attend this event.

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Schillivia Baptiste Speaks at Hofstra’s Black Engineers Panel

Being a panelist for the Black Engineers panel at Hofstra University was such an amazing experience for Schillivia Baptiste! She got to share the importance of the industry with an audience ranging from middle schoolers to college students, and their parents and advisors. The Q&A session after the panel discussion reinforced the bright future for the Engineering Industry.
Not only was it an inspiration and privilege to participate in such a great forum, but Schillivia also received a very special thank you for providing her insight as an engineer!

Attending the Mayor’s Ball with Rochester’s Mayor Lovely Warren

It was great celebrating with the City of Rochester at the Mayor’s Ball with Mayor Lovely Warren this past weekend. We support the mission of creating a stronger Rochester through education, safety and increased jobs. We look forward to the great work ahead in this beautiful City.

CNBC Make it logo

Laland Baptiste’s very own Schillivia Baptiste was featured by CNBC in their article about women in construction!

“’I think there is not enough introduction at the elementary and middle school grade age of what young girls can be,’ says Baptiste, who links the industry’s scant female workforce to a lack of early exposure. ‘I think it starts there, and before you get to high school you’re choosing a high school that has something you want to study and then by the time you get to college you’re able to make a decision and say, ‘OK, this is what I want to do.’” – Schillivia Baptiste, CEO of Laland Baptiste & Principal at Baptiste Engineering

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Schillivia Baptiste attends Principal’s Academy hosted by The Port Authority of NY & NJ

Schillivia Baptiste, Chief Executive Officer at Laland Baptiste and Principal at Baptiste Engineering, has had the privilege of attending the Principal’s Academy hosted by Port Authority of NY & NJ (PANYNJ).

CMAA M/WBE Event co-sponsored by Laland Baptiste

On January 31, 2019 Laland Baptiste had the privilege of being one of the sponsors for the Working Together to Advance Opportunities for M/WBEs in the New York Construction Market breakfast. Organized by our very own, Robert Baptiste, the CMAA Metro New York/New Jersey Director of CODE, this event promoted increasing the use of M/WBE’s in the Construction Management profession. Attendees heard from several agencies including the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC), The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ).

During the event, attendees also heard from two featured MWBE firms, Mildred Tolentino of M-TO-PROS and Eric Hirani of Infinite Consulting Corp. regarding the services they provide to the AEC Industry.


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