Luis Sanchez

  • Adjunct Professor

Luis Sanchez

Mr. Sanchez has more than 30 years of varied multi-disciplinary experience in transportation and civil engineering involving the design of roadways, infrastructure, transit and pedestrian facilities, traffic impact and environmental studies.

Mr. Sanchez was appointed Lower Manhattan Borough Commissioner in May 2007. He is responsible for coordinating construction work on streets near the World Trade Center site to ensure proper coordination with appropriate agencies, utilities and others involved in the reconstruction effort, so that the work is accomplished with the least amount of disruption possible. In addition, his office is involved in a number of significant planning and design studies for Lower Manhattan.

Mr. Sanchez joined DOT in the Lower Manhattan Borough Commissioner's Office in December 2005 as Director of Street Reconstruction. His responsibilities included the administration of the FHWA WTC Emergency Relief Program for street reconstruction, technical review of maintenance and protection of traffic plans and construction staging of large developments, traffic studies, legal agreements and site surveys.

Mr. Sanchez began his career at Urbitran Associates, where he conducted traffic impact studies, air quality and noise impact assessments, flood insurance studies, and prepared street design documents. In 1985, he was a co-founder of a full service Architecture/Engineering firm, based in New Jersey. He oversaw all traffic and civil engineering work while running the business operations. Major engineering assignments that he managed included the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Transit System (utilities and system wide duct banks), Van Wyck Expressway/Western Queens ITS, Access to the Regions' Core (now known as THE Tunnel), and the Lower Manhattan Alternatives Access Study.

Professional Affiliations
American Society of Civil Engineers
Institute of Transportation Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers
Municipal Engineers of the City of New York
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

Polytechnic Institute of New York
MS, Transportation Planning and Engineering

City of College of New York
BE, Civil Engineering

Urbitran Associates, Inc.
Principal Transportation Engineer

El Taller Colaborativo, P.C
Principal/Vice President

NYC Department of Transportation
Lower Manhattan Borough Commissioner