Stantec expands urban places practice in Chicago with hiring of Todd Meyer

Todd Meyer, PLA, LEED AP, CNU-A, has joined the global design and engineering firm Stantec as a principal planning and design professional in Chicago. As a member of Stantec’s urban places practice led by David Dixon in Boston, Meyer joins a group of dedicated professionals around the firm focused on community development projects across the U.S. and Canada.

Throughout his career, Meyer has worked to create unique places that promote social interaction and elevate the cultural aspects of communities. For more than 25 years, he has worked around the world with public and private sector clients on a wide variety of projects. He effectively leads planning and design teams in creating development strategies and the successful implementation of projects. This includes land acquisition, site planning, securing approvals and entitlements, design, construction documentation, specifications, bidding, contract negotiation and construction administration.

Meyer is currently part of the design and project management team for Phase 1 of the Red and Purple Modernization (RPM) Program with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). As the largest capital improvement project in CTA history, this major initiative will completely rebuild the nearly century-old North Red Line from Belmont to Howard and the Purple Line from Belmont to Linden in Wilmette. Stantec is the prime design lead as a part of the Walsh-Fluor design-build team.

Meyer is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is a member of ULI’s Urban Development/Mixed-Use National Product Council. He is active in running, cycling, swimming and CrossFit in addition to never-ending home improvement projects. His home office is located at 224 S. Michigan Avenue along with Stantec’s architecture practice.