Lawrence Chiarelli

  • Director of Construction Management Programs, Industry Professor

  • Director of the IDC Innovation Hub


Lawrence Chiarelli is an Industry Professor in the Department of Civil and Urban Engineering. He is the Program Director for the undergraduate and graduate construction management programs, and the faculty advisor for the student chapter of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). Professor Chiarelli is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and Past President of the ASCE Metropolitan Section. He is also the recipient of the NYU-Poly 2010 Distinguished Teacher Award.

Professor Chiarelli is a licensed Professional Engineer having earned both a Bachelor of Engineering (1980) and Master of Engineering (1986) from The Cooper Union. He earned a Juris Doctor (1993) from Brooklyn Law School and until 2023 was Special Counsel in the Construction Group of the firm Duane Morris LLP, an international law firm with over 900 attorneys in the United States and abroad. His prior experience also includes working as a structural engineer, a construction project manager, and a contract manager for an international construction management firm.

Brooklyn Law School, 1993
Juris Doctor, Law

The Cooper Union, 1986
Master of Engineering, Civil Engineering

The Cooper Union, 1980
Bachelor of Engineering, Civil Engineering

Duane Morris LLP, Special Counsel (2008-2023)

Thelen LLP, Counsel (2006-2008)

Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner LLP, Counsel (2006)

Ross & Cohen, LLP, Associate Attorney (1998-2004), Counsel (2004-2006)

O'Brien Kreitzberg Professional Construction Managers, Contract Manager/Project Manager (1989-1998)

Alfred Selnick, P.E., P.C, Structural Engineering Consultants, Project Engineer (1988-1989)

A.Dello Buono & Sons, Inc., General Contractors and Developers, Project Manager (1986-1988)

Han-Padson Associates, Consulting Engineers ( 1985-1986 )

Paulus, Sokolowaski & Sartor, Consulting Engineers (1982-1985)

Geiger-Berger Associates, Consulting Engineers (1981-1982)