Tamayo-Smith Joins KCI as Transportation Practice Leader in Florida

KCI is pleased to announce that Lisa Tamayo-Smith, PE, has joined the firm as Practice Leader for Transportation in the Fort Lauderdale office. She will be responsible for expanding our geographic footprint and design capabilities as well as increasing the firm’s presence in the design-build market.

During her three decades of experience, Tamayo-Smith has led projects that featured many aspects of civil, structural and transportation engineering. Her expertise includes a wide range of services throughout the project development lifecycle, including program management, construction management and inspection, structural design and rehabilitation, and all aspects of highway/roadway engineering. She has worked with many of KCI’s existing clients, such as the various districts of the Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Turnpike Enterprise and the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Lisa’s successful track record of delivering projects and developing relationships throughout multiple project delivery modes is a great fit for KCI. Her knowledge and understanding of the Florida market will increase our transportation presence in the state.

Erick Fry, PEVice President, Regional Practice Leader

Erick Fry, PE

Most recently, Tamayo-Smith has managed several major design-build and construction engineering and inspection contracts for FDOT. She has served as the engineer of record for structural design and development of construction details working directly for the contractors on various projects, particularly along sections of SR 826/Palmetto Expressway in Miami-Dade County. Her experience includes structural engineering design, and construction of bridges, retaining walls and other miscellaneous structures.

Tamayo-Smith earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the University of Miami and Florida International University, respectively. She is a registered professional engineer and is certified in final estimates and quality control through the state’s Construction Training Qualification Program.

As an advocate for her personal and professional passions, Tamayo-Smith boasts a long history of engagement in both non-profit and industry organizations. She has volunteered to help support hurricane victims, developed infrastructure in disenfranchised areas, and engaged in telethons for donations to the League against Cancer. Tamayo-Smith has been a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Florida Transportation Builders’ Association (FTBA), and the Florida Engineering Society (FES)/American Council of Engineering Companies Florida (ACEC). She served on the structural engineering committee for the latter and has been an ambassador for TEAM Florida.