Arne Aakre 

Special Projects Manager

Arne has over 40 years of experience as an Architect and Construction Project Leader. Arne’s greatest strength lies in his communication skills and ability to extract the best from all parties in the design and construction process. His extensive experience in the New York / New Jersey region includes substantial, recent experience in both public and private sectors. Project types include corporate and institutional buildings, multi-family housing, and public agency facilities – both new and renovation. Arne’s clients include the New York City Housing Authority; Federal GSA; the State of New Jersey SDA; Time Equities; Independence Harbor Condo Assn.; Franklin Township Board of Ed.; JPMorgan Chase, amongst others. Arne holds a BA in Architecture from the Pratt Institute, NY. Prior to joining ShapiroCM in 2003, he worked in Manhattan for over 25 years with Heery; Swanke Hayden & Connell; and AJ Contracting. In 1968, he participated in the Woodstock music festival, and earned a cameo dance role in the film “Woodstock”.