Stantec Miami’s Senior Principal Andrew Burnett was recently interviewed by Invest Miami where he shared how the global design and engineering firm likes to think beyond traditional traits to focus on building communities.
Burnett also shared opportunities and innovations post COVID-19, and what’s in store for Stantec for the rest of the year.
What recent Stantec landmarks in the Miami-Dade region would you like to share?
Recent landmark projects in full swing include Wynwood Square, a 12-story mixed-use facility that includes apartments and retail space; the 30-story YotelPAD Miami condo and hotel project under construction; and a 43-story Luma tower in Miami’s Worldcenter. And there are a lot of new projects to be announced soon and currently coming on board. Each asset within our portfolio contributes to our growth in the creative services space, beyond architecture and interior design, but also engineering and resilience. We think beyond traditional physical traits and focus on how our vast team builds our communities and what we create so there is continuity in our lives and the spaces we inhabit and to ensure that we protect diversity and creative thinking. We call it cultural resilience.
How has your emphasis on cultural resilience unlocked your success?
From a business perspective, a model that focuses on a single person is inherently limited to that individual. Whereas a business with tremendous expertise and resources in multiple channels, like Stantec, focuses on collaboration and the bandwidth to achieve more. When we empower people and foster collaboration, we are able to affect more positive change, get more involved in opportunities and better affect our clients’ bottom line.
To read the full interview, visit Invest Miami.