Wednesday, January 26, 2011

North American Design Firm Anchors Georgia Presence in Gwinnett

Stantec acquired Gwinnett-Based Street Smarts

In partnership with
Gwinnett Chamber economic development North American design firm Stantec announced it had acquired the assets of Street Smarts, a 60-person transportation and civil engineering company headquartered in Duluth. The acquisition will anchor Stantec's multi-office presence in Georgia and serve as the state's regional hub. Growth plans for the office anticipate generating dozens of high wage engineering and planning services jobs over the next five years, with staff occupying the existing 24,000 sq ft office space available. The facility is located in downtown Duluth at 3160 Main Street.

"Street Smarts has a strong and diversified 20 year track record in Georgia spanning commercial development and statewide transportation projects," said former President & CEO of Street Smarts, Marsha Anderson-Bomar. "This acquisition is mutually beneficial; it will dramatically increase Stantec's transportation practice in Georgia and gives our local team the ability to better serve our clients."

Stantec provides professional consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, survey, environmental sciences, project management and project economics for infrastructure and facilities projects.

"Street Smarts have been a strong asset to Gwinnett's business community and I am certain that Stantec will only enhance that," said Nancy Harris, Mayor, City of Duluth. "Our goal is to continue to drive job growth and spur business development in Duluth and Gwinnett County. We are excited to see Stantec join our team."

Stantec is one of North America's leading sustainable design firms. Stantec has been involved with the design of more than 115 LEED certified buildings and includes more than 500 LEED accredited professionals. To date, more than half a million square feet of company's more than three million square feet of owned or leased office space has been built or renovated to LEED standards; fifteen Stantec offices are LEED registered or certified.

"Stantec is incorporating the goals and objectives that align with the Partnership Gwinnett strategy, job growth and sustainable best practices," said Nick Masino, Vice President of Economic Development & Partnership Gwinnett, Gwinnett Chamber. "We look forward to working with a company that has a laundry list of services they provide to local companies and the business community."

Stantec has more than 150 offices throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. Looking forward, Stantec intends to develop its presence in Georgia in all discipline areas and sectors, including building design, environmental infrastructure and management, and transportation with a focus on sustainable consulting and design services for the public and private sector.

To learn more about Stantec please visit For more information about the community and economic development strategy, Partnership Gwinnett visit or visit

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