About HWJ

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HWJ Engineering & Surveying, PLLC (d/b/a Hawkins Webb Jaeger) is a multi-disciplined professional services firm that has been providing Architectural, Engineering and Land Survey services on Long Island since 1872.

Hawkins Webb Jaeger has become known for its diverse knowledge and unique cross discipline approach to Architecture, Site Development and Survey. HWJ has built a reputation within the Long Island community not only as a single point “hands on” design firm, but as an innovator of common sense solutions to unique projects demonstrating skill, accountability, ingenuity, sustainability and novelty in design.

HWJ maintains a staff of 12 to provide over 80 years of combined experience in residential, multi-residential, commercial and public funded projects ranging from New York State Parks, Suffolk County Parks, fire and emergency facilities, as well as hospitality, religious and educational institutions.

Services we have provided: Due Diligence Reports, Code Review, Zoning studies, ADA Compliance Studies, Historic Preservation Studies, Budget Development and Analysis, Project & Program Management, Value Engineering, Bid & Contractor Qualification Administration, Residential Construction and Technical Services. Our Staff regularly represents our Municipal, Institutional and Private Clients before various local and regional Governmental Boards and Agencies.



PLS - Lead Surveyor, Managing Partner

Matthew Crane oversees the scheduling and review of field crews, surveyors, civil engineers and drafters in addition to supervision of the day to day operations of the firm. This includes reviewing of subdivisions, site plans, as-built, title and ALTA surveys.


  • AAS New York State Ranger School, 1979


  • Professional Land Surveyor- State of New York, 1994

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Society of Land Surveyors
  • Nassau-Suffolk Civil Engineers, Inc. - Trustee, Past President
  • New York State Associate of Professional Land Surveyors - Board of Directors
Matthew Crane
Matthew Schick

Matthew Schick

Senior Survey Project Manager

Matthew Schick is a registered Professional Land Surveyor with nearly 20 years of experience. His responsibilities include Client contact, scheduling work flow, and cross discipline coordination. He is a key Quality Control overseer for all HWJ surveying services


  • Suffolk County Community College, A.A.S. Construction Technology, 1993


  • Professional Land Surveyor – State of New York, 2010

Professional Affiliations:

  • National Society of Surveyors
  • Nassau- Suffolk Civil Engineers, Inc.
  • New York State Association of Professional Surveyors

Peter Braveman

Project Manager

Peter Braverman is an Alum of Roger Williams University’s Bachelor of Architecture program. His more than 18 years of working experience includes 10 years of being an associate in a mid-size award winning and highly published architectural firm.

Education and Memberships:

  • Roger Williams University, Bachelor of Architecture.
  • Active Member, American Institute of Architects (AIA), 1999.
  • Participant, New York Building Code Seminars, Yearly


  • New York State Registered Architect.
Peter Braverman
Scott J. Risinger

Scott J. Risinger, P.E.

Civil Engineer

Scott Risinger is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of New York with over 16 years of diversified experience. Throughout his career, he has been involved in civil engineering site planning, residential design and construction, subdivisions, heavy highway construction and surveying.

Education Affiliations and Certificates:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering Technologies
  • Professional Engineer New York State
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Qualified Inspector
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Order of the Engineer