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Blueprint for Safe Haven: The Role of Design in School Security

The evolution of design mirrors the shift in priorities for the communities STV serves -- from ADA accessibility to resilience planning to equity in design. As the nation’s understanding of school safety continues to evolve, so too must design standards ...
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EIP Pledge Expands to Bring in More STV Clients

STV recently celebrated as several of its clients in the passenger rail and aviation market sectors – the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) and Baltimore Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI), signed ...
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STV Launches Sustainability Action Plan

The built environment “creates about 40% of the world’s carbon emissions. Unless we change how we design and build right now, climate change will become irreversible.” The urgency of these words from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) resonates deeply ...

NACWA Leading the Way for Regulatory and Climate Resilience Strategies

Sustainability and climate resilience have profoundly impacted the water industry in the last two decades. While partnering with major water and wastewater utilities and agencies throughout my career, I have seen firsthand how these elements have evolved water operations and ...
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STV’s Landscape Architects Transform Baltimore’s Urban Fabric

STV’s steadily growing landscape architecture practice recently celebrated several significant project milestones in Baltimore City. Building on STV’s extensive portfolio of civil engineering and infrastructure design services at Baltimore Peninsula, the team is providing landscape architectural services for various projects ...
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STV’s Justice Team Advocates for Thoughtful Technology Adoption in Corrections

Four members of STV’s industry-leading justice architecture team collaborated on a paper exploring the nuanced landscape of technology adoption in correctional facilities. Hugh Lester, PhDc, architecture director, Frank Greene, FAIA, OAA, NOMA, chief architect and justice lead, Jeff Hyman, AIA, ...
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STV Brings Transformative Improvements to the New York City Housing Authority

On the border between New York’s Harlem and Washington Heights neighborhoods lies the four-building Polo Ground Towers, a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) housing development with more than 1,600 resident units. In the first residential public housing improvement project ...
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Navigating the Complexities of Architectural Design for Secure Facilities

Two STV architects recently co-authored a book chapter that examines the intricate performance requirements of building envelopes in mid-rise and high-rise urban jails. Hugh Lester, PhDc, architectural director for corrections and secure psychiatric facilities, and Andrew Schopp, RA, senior architect ...
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STV Team Champions Sustainability at ASCE Infrastructure 2050 Workshop

As efforts to reduce and eliminate embodied carbon in our nation’s infrastructure continue to intensify, three STV thought leaders recently participated in a workshop to map out strategies and best practices for expediting decarbonization initiatives in infrastructure design and construction. ...
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STV Design Team Develops Better Mobility for Pennsylvania Turnpike Reconstruction

At over 80 years old, the Pennsylvania Turnpike is undergoing a $7 billion capital investment program to reconstruct a highway system relied upon by more than 500,000 daily customers. Along one of its most heavily traveled sections – connecting popular ...
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STV/ITSA Partner to Deliver New Webinar Series on Roadway Digital Infrastructure  

Today, there’s a digital layer that sits on top of nearly everything in our lives – from social networks to the WiFi in our homes. It has a profound impact on how we work, conduct business, communicate and get around. ...
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STV’s Mobility Technology Team Supports the Future of Transit in Houston

Prior to joining STV earlier this year as an Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) engineering specialist, Parisa Hosseini, Ph.D., researched Autonomous Vehicle (AV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) technology from the perspective that those were “future” solutions for mobility needs. Little did ...
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STV’s New Grants Research Tool Simplifies How We Identify Funding Opportunities for Clients

In light of federal legislation like the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act, as well as growing funding programs at the state and local level, the United States is currently experiencing a watershed moment as it ...
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STV Launches Embodied Carbon Action Plan

The built environment’s impact on global CO2 emissions is undeniable, with building operations accounting for 27 percent and embodied carbon – CO2 that is released during the extraction, transportation, manufacturing, construction, and disposal of building materials – contributing an additional ...
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Correctional Design: Therapeutic Environments

To inform the design process of the Baltimore Therapeutic Treatment Center (BTTC), STV brought together global thought leaders in the medical, mental health, and corrections fields to engage in a series of knowledge sharing sessions. In this three-part series, we ...
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Correctional Design: Understanding Trauma

To inform the design process of the Baltimore Therapeutic Treatment Center (BTTC), STV brought together global thought leaders in the medical, mental health, and corrections fields to engage in a series of knowledge-sharing sessions. In this three-part series, we explore ...
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Correctional Design: Facility Operations

To inform the design process of the Baltimore Therapeutic Treatment Center (BTTC), STV brought together global…

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A Train to the Skies: STV’s Diverse Team Helps Clients Connect Rail to Airports

Last year’s completion of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA) Silver Line Extension to Washington…

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Building for Security: A Look Inside SCIF Design

As more industries invest in strengthening and modernizing their infrastructure against emerging security threats, there has…

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STV’s Geotechnical Engineers Help Provide Better NYC Subway Service in Brooklyn

The installation of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC), and associated infrastructure that will optimize this state-of-the-art-signaling system,…

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Getting the Park Avenue Viaduct’s Replacement Back on the Fast Track

Originally built nearly 130 years ago, the Park Avenue Viaduct, which carries MTA Metro-North Railroad (MNR)…

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New Research Paper Looks at Resilience at Critical Facilities

In a new research paper that was funded by the National Institute of Standards and Technology…

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New VDOT Contracts Highlight Recent Successes in Virginia

With nearly $8 billion already earmarked for roads, bridges and other vital infrastructure throughout Virginia and…

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Designing Structures Around Coastal Inundation Events

STV Vice President, Technical Director and Engineering Chief Christopher Cerino, P.E., F. SEI, DBIA, a renowned…

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Interactive GIS Map Gives Transit Clients the Complete View

As the General Engineering Consultant (GEC) working on behalf of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris…

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STV Readies Delta’s Art Program at LaGuardia for Liftoff

When Delta Air Line’s brand new Terminal C headhouse opened at LaGuardia Airport in June, visitors…

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Growing a Team to Meet the Challenges of the Water Industry

Last year’s passage of the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act marked a watershed moment for…

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Adaptive Resilience and Rethinking Disaster Management Post-Pandemic

Since 2002, the United States has endured seven of the 10 most costly disasters in its…

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Going Beyond the Code for Resilience at Major Wastewater Treatment Facility

When developing the structural design for a 2.5-mile-long floodwall to protect the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s…

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STV’s Expertise Helps to Close the Gap in Housing Equity in Baltimore

In major American cities like Baltimore, the need for equitable access to affordable housing has reached…

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