We are all deeply grieving the sudden loss of Pietro Palazzolo on October 16, 2022.

He was born October 14th, 1999. Pietro was 22 years old. His death has not only created a huge hole in the hearts of his family, but also his friends, in the community of the institutions in which he belonged, and in his workplace, Bliss & Nyitray, Inc.  He became an alumni of Christopher Columbus High School in 2017, where he achieved the Gold Medal in Mathematics, Second in Merit of Science, earned the position of National AP Scholar, and was a Mas Family Scholar Inductee being nationally recognized in the top 10% of his graduating class. He attended Cornell University where he was part of the Cornell Club Water Polo team and earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 2021.

We all know Pietro as a light in any room with a contagious smile and the happy personality to match. Pietro loved to cook and loved to learn, speaking 4 languages. It was important for Pietro to give back to his community, being a Doral native Pietro volunteered at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Doral, Florida where he acted as an Assistant Catechist helping 1st and 2nd graders study for their First Communion.

Although the BNI family only had Pietro for 4 months, his loss will be everlasting among us, a beautiful life cut so short. It has devastated us all.

We have started this GoFundMe account to assist Pietro’s family with the burial arrangements. Any help or donations would be greatly appreciated. We ask that you keep Pietro’s family and friends in your prayers as they navigate through this difficult time.

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CREATIVITY

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When it comes to a project, it’s about our ability to drill down and get to the heart of the challenge. We work hand in hand with our architectural partners to create structures that are as pleasurable to use as they are to look at. We understand that the structural logic of a form is not simply a mathematical solution but a reflection of the architect’s inspiration and vision. Our engineers bring more than technical expertise to a project. They bring open minds and the creativity to apply their expertise in new and imaginative ways.

TEAM

Experts ready to serve.

We are committed to providing an environment that fosters professional growth and personal development. We have created a culture and a dynamic workplace that promotes sharing of ideas, collaboration and mutual growth. And yet, management is consistently aiming to improve.

Our firm takes pride in the quality of work we provide and the spirit of cooperation and professionalism that prevails among our staff. First and foremost we are a TEAM! We play together, we BBQ together, we run together and most importantly we work together.

BNI is able to secure interesting, complex projects many consider the domain of larger firms, where our young engineers get to work in meaningful ways on these projects.

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EXPERTISE

Services we offer.

TIMELINE

Awards that we have.

2000

Outstanding Engineering Firm Award

Contractors Resource Center, Inc.
2007, 2005

Best Structural Engineering Firm to Work for

Structural Engineer
2021

Palm Beach State College Dental & Medical Services Technology Building | West Palm Beach, Florida

2021 FEFPA Architectural Showcase - 2021 FEFPA Award of Merit
2021

Florida Atlantic University Schmidt Family Complex for Academic & Athletic Success | West Palm Beach, Florida

2021 FEFPA Architectural Showcase - 2021 FEFPA Award of Merit
2021

Jackson West Medical Center | Doral, Florida

2021 CAACE (Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers) Awards - 2021 Project of the Year
2020

Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute | Coral Gables, Florida

2020 IIDA South Florida Chapter BRAGG Award for Best Large Healthcare facility
2020

Cypress Creek Medical Pavilion | Cypress Creek, Florida

Tilt Up Concrete Association - Tilt-Up Achievement Award 2020
2020

Jackson Health System Miami Transplant Institute | Miami, Florida

ABC Florida East Coast - Eagle Award - Excellence In Construction
2020

University of Miami Centennial Village Phase 2 A-B | Coral Gables, FL

FEFPA Conference Architectural Showcase - 2021 FEFPA Award of Merit
2019

Canopy Hilton | West Palm Beach, Florida

Associated Builders and Contractor – East Coast Chapter - Golden Eagle Award from ABC
2019

Canopy Hilton | West Palm Beach, Florida

Associated Builders and Contractor – East Coast Chapter - North America New Build - 2019 Legacy Award Winner
2019

723 Lincoln Lane | Miami Beach, Florida

2019 Better Beach Award - Innovative Architecture, Gold
2019

St. Brendan Innovation Center | Miami, FL

FEFPA Conference Architectural Showcase - High School – First Place
2019

Florida Atlantic University Schmidt Family Complex for Academic and Athletic Success | Boca Raton, FL

FEFPA Conference Architectural Showcase - University – First Place
2018

FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches | Palm Beach, FL

2018 ACEC Engineering Excellence National Recognition Award
2018

FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches | Palm Beach, FL

2018 ACEC Engineering Excellence Grand Award
2018

Pompano Beach Tri-rail Station | Pompano, FL

Most Outstanding Green Transit Facility - USGBC South Florida Chapter, 2018
2018

Miami Dade College, InterAmerican Campus Building 6 | Miami, FL

Award of Merit - FEFPA, 2018
2018

St. Brendan High School | Miami, FL

First Place Winner - FEFPA 2018
2018

Pompano Beach Tri-rail Station | Pompano, FL

Most Outstanding Green Transit Facility - USGBC South Florida Chapter, 2018
2018

Ballpark of the Palm Beaches | West Palm Beach, FL

2018 ACEC Engineering Excellence National Recognition Award- 2018 ACEC Engineering Excellence Grand Award
2018

723 Lincoln Lane | Miami Beach, Florida

2018 AIA Miami Merit Award / Built > 50k SF
2018

530 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach, Florida

2018 SARAs National Design Award - 2018 AIA Florida Honor Award /Interior Design
2017

Baptist Health South Florida, Miami Cancer Institute | Miami, FL

Healthcare Award of Merit - ENR Southeast’s 2017 Best Projects Award
2017

Miami Springs Aquatic Center | Miami, FL

Excellence In Construction (EIC) Award - ABC East Florida, 2017
2017

530 Lincoln Road | Miami Beach, Florida

2017 AIA Miami Divine Detail Award (Butterfly Stair)
2016

MDC Hialeah Campus Masterplan | Hialeah, FL

Florida Educational Facilities Planners’ Association, Inc. - First Place College, 2016
2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s Innovation Center | Miami, FL

AIA Palm Beach Chapter - Unbuilt Award of Merit, 2016
2016

Miami-Dade Children’s Courthouse | Miami, FL

Justice Facilities Review - Best in Justice Facility Design, 2016
2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church | Doral, FL

Tilt-Up Concrete Association - Tilt-Up Achievement Award, 2016
2016

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Naples | Naples, FL

2016 Best of Healthcare
TESTIMONIALS

What our clients have to say.

In my many years of professional experience I have never encountered a more motivated, responsible, and professional organization than Bliss & Nyitray. Both their work and attitude are consistently of the highest level. I would without reservation recommend them.

J. Junkin - PJB Associates

BNI's responsiveness to our needs during the conceptual, design and construction stages enabled Florida State University to obtain a premiere multi-purpose facility.

Lawrence Rubin - Florida State University

I don't believe I have ever found an engineer easier to work with, or one who understands the language of Architecture as well. You have that special encompassing vision which breathes life into the creative process.

Milt Harry - MC Harry Architecture

[BNI] provided extremely thorough, logically thought-out, well coordinated designs. [They] often created simple construction solutions to complicated architectural problems…their work has consistently been at the highest professional levels in the industry.

Lawrence Beame - Beame Architectural Partnership