As the fog lifts, rowers glide smoothly and perfectly across the water. It's 7 a.m. on Philadelphia's Schuylkill River, where Andy Quinn, PE, LEED® AP, is immersed in his first of two training sessions of the day to prepare for his fifth United States National Rowing Team.
The same day he returns to the Lower Schuylkill to inspect a deteriorated quay wall at The Navy Yard slated for rehabilitation. A member of Urban's Ports and Waterways division, Andy will advise the client on the best course of action for the wall. For over a decade, he has devoted himself to Philadelphia's majestic rivers, as both rower and engineer. With Andy, the lines between work and play blur. His passion is for the water.