Jim has managed numerous roadway reconstruction projects in high-profile locations throughout metropolitan New York, including Times Square in Manhattan and the Grand Concourse in the Bronx.
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Jim Quinn has more than 35 years of experience in the management and technical direction of transportation, traffic, highway and utility projects. He is a leader in the Transportation practice, where his responsibilities include training bridge engineers in civil disciplines, initiating collaboration with architects and landscape architects and expanding the firm’s role on many projects.
In 1998, Jim established Thornton Tomasetti’s civil engineering practice, offering services in roadway and streetscape design, site civil engineering, and green infrastructure and sustainable solutions. He has strong relationships with government agencies, private utilities, architects and contractors. A native New Yorker, Jim has been the lead civil engineer for many award-winning projects in the metropolitan area, including the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center, and such important infrastructure projects as the rehabilitation of Manhattan’s Times Square and the redevelopment of the Stapleton Waterfront in Staten Island.
Jim has long been a proponent of sustainable design and leads the practice’s efforts to provide environmentally friendly solutions for all planning and design projects. He is skilled in the application of new technologies, materials and practices and achieving project objectives while minimizing the impact on the environment.
Outside of Work
Jim is a die-hard baseball fan. He travels around the country with family and friends, attending as many games as possible, especially those involving his beloved New York Mets. He enjoys photography and has some great shots of a four-foot timber rattlesnake that recently wandered into his Rockland County, New York, backyard. Jim is active in a number of community organizations, including the Suffern Civil Association and ROSA (Rockland Organized for Sustainability and a Safe Aquifer). He and his wife, Holly, have two daughters, who continue to keep them busy.
• Roadway design
• Site and civil engineering
• Stormwater management
• Transportation design and traffic planning
• Green infrastructure
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