SIPA Faculty-Thomas Quaranta

Thomas Quaranta

Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs

SIPA Faculty-Thomas Quaranta

International Affairs Building, 13th Floor


Personal Details

Focus Areas: Project Management, Program Management, Construction Management

Thomas Quaranta is Vice President of the Program & Project Management Practice of AECOM, a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental and energy.

A nationally recognized leader in construction management, Mr. Quaranta was elected president of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), a national organization dedicated to education and representation. Mr. Quaranta has worked in the construction industry for over 40 years for public and private clients in the US and abroad on major transportation, redevelopment, and facilities projects. Some of his projects in New York include the Times Square Subway Complex Redevelopment, JFK Terminal One, Sandy Recovery and Resilience for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the NYC Housing Authority, and Amtrak's Fire & Life Safety Program. He has also provided project management monitoring services on behalf of insurance underwriters on high-risk sports venue projects including the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis; Cardinals Stadium in Phoenix; MetLife Stadium in New Jersey; Target Field in Minneapolis, Nationals Park in Washington DC, and Madison Square Garden in New York.

Mr. Quaranta is a Fellow of CMAA, and editor of the Owners Guide to CM, published by CMAA.

Mr. Quaranta currently sits on the Industry Advisory Board for Civil Engineering and Construction Management at Columbia University, and he has lectured on Project and Construction Management at Columbia, Lehigh University, Northeastern University and Pratt Institute.


  • MS in Construction Management, Columbia University
  • BS in Civil Engineering, Columbia University


  • Vice President of the Program & Construction Management Practice of AECOM