Paulo Faria Promoted to Transportation Architecture Area Leader

Paulo Faria

We are pleased to announce that Paulo Faria is taking on a new role as the transportation architecture area leader in HDR’s New York/New Jersey practice. Working from Manhattan, he will be responsible for providing strategic leadership for the transportation architecture practice, technical expertise for multidisciplinary projects and enhancing staff development. Faria will work directly with New York/New Jersey transportation leadership as well as HDR’s global market and cross sector directors to develop industry relationships and provide more services to clients across the program.

“I’m excited to be able to make the case for design thinking, design excellence and user-centered design on multidisciplinary programs, and continue to elevate and diversify the level of our transportation and infrastructure architectural services,” Faria said. “As project stakeholders become more sophisticated in their design aspirations, it is important we maintain a holistic stance and that we are able to advise our clients on the value of design as catalyst for a better product.”

With more than 20 years of experience, Faria has worked around the globe — including Canada, Brazil and the UK — and with many different modes of transportation such as transit, roads and aviation. He brings focused expertise on enhancing the user experience within multimodal projects through component design, urban realm programming, retail and art integration, maintenance and operations of transportation assets, transportation planning and information design.

Since joining HDR, Faria has provided transportation architectural support for key projects in the East region, including the 17.7-mile GoTriangle Durham-Orange Line light rail system in North Carolina, the Long Island Railroad Enhanced Stations Initiative vision in New York, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s new regional rail station in West Philadelphia.

Faria earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture and urban planning from Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“Paulo leverages his technical thought leadership with innovative design approaches to help our clients and communities with their most difficult infrastructure challenges,” said Transportation Architecture Director Jim McConnell. “I look forward to working with him on enhancing and strengthening our transportation architecture abilities and teams throughout the region.”

About HDR's Transportation Experience
Our award-winning transportation practice is known for solving our clients' most complex mobility challenges across all modes of travel. We are helping with multi-billion-dollar programs ranging from managing the Council Bluffs, Iowa Interstate rehabilitation program and the San Diego Mid-Coast Corridor Transit project to designing the I-4 Ultimate P3 project in Florida and the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York. In addition to planning and engineering, our experts help clients advance projects and programs across the infrastructure life cycle with strategic funding, economic analysis, public engagement, real estate services, program/project controls, risk management and operations and maintenance.

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