Our Team


We pride ourselves on having a highly educated staff, many of whom have achieved college degrees such as a Bachelors of Architecture or Engineering from NJIT, NYIT, Philadelphia University, and Stony Brook. We also have those with a BS in Business Management from Saint Francis College and a MS in Design from UMass. These degrees are in addition to the rigorous and continual training each associate participates in - whether it may be within the office or in outside seminars.

The Partners

Between the two of them, partners Brian Gillen & Sertac Konuk have many years of architecture experience to lead Code, LLC. After graduating New Jersey Institute of Technology, Brian joined an architecture firm and eventually got his architecture license in 1995. Meanwhile in Turkey, Sertac graduated from Dokuz Eylül University in 1995 with his BA in Architecture, and shortly after earned his architect license in 1996. After seven years of architecture experience in Turkey, Sertac moved half-way across the globe to New York in 2003. And in early 2000s, Brian bought the company that would be Code, LLC with a former partner, bringing Sertac on as a Project Supervisor in 2004 and ascending to partner in 2012. During that time period, Sertac and Brian have collaborated and developed CODE LLC into one of the best boutique code consulting firms of the city.

Key Personnel

Rufus Hammond

General Manager

In 2010, Rufus came to Code as a Project Supervisor after getting his degree in Architecture from NJIT in 2007. Rufus has worked on hundreds of large and complex projects, and most recently became Manager of the Project Managers. Prior to starting here, he was an experienced manager in various construction businesses, of which, he relies on those experiences to be a successful manager today with his knowledgeable team.

Joseph Murgia

Finance Department Manager

After graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. from Kean University, Joe spent several years working in the fitness industry—managing Wellness Centers and training people ranging from beginners to professional athletes.  In 2012, he changed career paths and began working at Code, where he has been utilized across every department.  Since 2015, he’s remained fully within the Finance Department as the company’s Bookkeeper, and after three years, was promoted to Finance Department Manager. In his spare time, Joe is likely playing on one of the baseball fields of his native Staten Island.