North American design firm Stantec has acquired the assets of Street Smarts, a 60-person transportation and civil engineering company headquartered in Duluth. The addition of this well-respected Atlanta-area firm further develops Stantec's existing transportation practice in Georgia and the southeastern United States.
"Street Smarts is a very good fit for our transportation practice," says Bob Gomes, Stantec president and chief executive officer. "It has an impressive 20-year track record in Georgia spanning commercial development to statewide transportation projects and will help build our capabilities in this growing transportation market."
Street Smarts has worked on projects throughout Georgia, winning an ACEC Award for a guidebook it developed for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) and its role as a subconsultant on the 22-mile (35-kilometre) Atlanta Beltline, traffic engineering and analysis for the GDOT Transportation Management Center, the automated people mover system at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, and an addition to the Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart..
"Stantec's reputation in transportation and sustainable design connects us to a whole new system of resources for our clients," says Street Smarts president Marsha Anderson Bomar. "We'll be able to leverage its extensive design resources with our experience, weaving our networks together to branch into new areas and markets that we could not have reached on our own."
Over the years, Stantec has completed hundreds of transportation projects—from major expressway and rural highway assignments to bridge rehabilitation, public transit system, and airport assignments. Stantec is currently ranked #21 on Engineering News-Record's listing of top transportation design firms in the United States.