Anthony R. Lancellotti, PE

Principal Engineer
Tunnels, Structural & Project Management

Over his more than 40 years of experience, Anthony Lancellotti has served in multiple roles at Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB), prior to joining Reliance. As National Director of Technical Excellence Centers, he was responsible for the operations and staffing of six PB Technical Excellence Centers comprising a staff of over 800 professionals covering the specialty technical disciplines of transit and rail, project controls, complex bridge structures, geotechnical and tunneling, water, and environmental. As president of PB Canada, he was responsible for executing projects in that country and pursuing new business development opportunities. He served as the principal-in-charge of three program management contracts for the Toronto Transit Commission totaling $90 million in design fees. Under these contracts, PB, as part of a tri-venture, is responsible for the implementation of seven new light rail transit lines, the extension of the existing Scarborough line, and the provision of five new maintenance and storage facilities. Mr. Lancellotti is a structural engineer with a technical specialty in the design of immersed tube tunnels. He has applied his expertise to some of the nation’s most complex tunneling projects. This includes Boston’s Central Artery/Tunnel Project, where he oversaw more than 300 engineers, planners, and architects.

Educational Background

  • M.S. Civil Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1977
  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Columbia University, New York, NY 1976

Registered Professional Engineer

Professional Engineer: Massachusetts, Florida

Selected Projects

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Value Engineering for PATH Tunnels A and B Water Management, Interior Strengthening & Duct Bank Replacement: Tony participated as a Tunneling and Constructability Expert at the 90% design-stage of this planned $297 million upgrade of this Trans-Hudson (PATH) Tunnels A and B. The proposed upgrades include water management, interior strengthening, and duct bank replacement. The scope of the VE exercise was to enhance the value received per capital investment dollar by applying a systematic analysis of function to remove unnecessary costs from the project while maintaining the required goals with respect to performance, schedule, safety, reliability, maintainability, quality, life cycle costs and user acceptance (2020)

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Green Line Extension Project, Design-Build Project Management Assistance, Boston, MA: Tony is serving as a Technical Advisor to the Green Line Extension (GLX) project in assisting MBTA with managing the design development of the different construction packages. In his role as a technical advisor, he is currently assisting the MBTA with management of the design group, overseeing the design development process and coordinating with the design-professional and the design-build team on the advancement of different Design-Packages involving all aspects of the GLX project. He is also assisting MBTA with the overall management of the project through his participation in the Program Management Group. (2017-On-going)

MBTA Green Line Extension Project, Interim Project Management Team (IPMT), Boston, MA: As the Value Manager, Tony played a key role as part of IPMT on this 1-year long project review and value engineering process. The IPMT was appointed by the MBTA to find ways of reducing the project costs. The IPMT also developed the Design-Build procurement documents and assisted MBTA in successfully awarding the project as a DB project. Tony served as part of MBTA’s project management team on the Design-Build project. (2016-2017)

MTA, Value Engineering for the Second Avenue Subway, Phase 2 Project, New York, NY: Tony participated as a Multi-Disciplinary Technical, Risk Assessment and Project Management Expert in the Value Engineering Study for the Second Avenue Subway Phase 2 project. Phase 2 will be a twin-tunnel, approximately 1.8 miles long, connecting the Second Avenue subway Phase I bulkhead at 105th Street and 2nd Avenue on the south and ending at storage tracks at 125th Street and Lennox Avenue on the north. There are three subway stations proposed connected by the twin tunnels. (201)

MBTA Downtown Crossing Station Access Improvements, Boston, MA. As a Constructability, Tunneling, and Structural Design Specialist, Tony provided constructability and logistical and review on this complex station improvement project. Reliance’s scope also included geotechnical, civil, permitting, utilities, and stormwater management. (2013-2016)

Central Artery/Tunnel Project, Boston, Massachusetts: Joint venture Deputy Program Manager/Design Manager for replacement of a congested six-lane viaduct with a widened eight- to ten-lane underground expressway through the heart of Boston. PB was a member of the joint venture managing the design and construction of a new four-lane, 4,000-foot-long immersed tube tunnel under Boston Harbor and a 3.9-mile extension of the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) through South Boston to Logan Airport. Project completion has improved traffic flow, reduced air and noise pollution, and added 22 acres of real estate over the newly depressed artery. Mr. Lancellotti was responsible for final design management of all design, geotechnical and hazardous material remediation work and final design area management of the I-90 portion of the project. 1986 to 2004

Port of Miami Tunnels, Miami, FL: Project Manager, then Principal-in-Charge for immersed tube tunnel options. The project involved the development of a cost-effective program to link the Port of Miami with Interstate Highways I- 395 and I-95 in downtown Miami. It featured roadway approaches and two, 3,000-foot-long, two-lane vehicular tunnels crossing under the main shipping channel between the MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island and the Port of Miami on Dodge Island, all located in Biscayne Bay. Phase I of the project involved the re-evaluation study of a tunnel constructed by the immersed tube method and by a tunnel boring machine.

Great Belt Fixed Link Crossing, Denmark: Tony was the Lead Structural Engineer for the steel immersed tube tunnel alternative for this design-build project. He was responsible for formulation of tube cross-section geometry, determination of tube alignment and profile, tube structural analysis and design. Tony also participated in the preparation of the tender bid documents for the steel immersed tube option. This crossing forms the first fixed transportation link across Great Belt strait between the islands of eastern and western Denmark. (1989 to 1990)

Maryland Transportation Authority, Fort McHenry Tunnel, Baltimore, MD: The Fort McHenry Tunnel project involved construction of 32 immersed tube elements. Tony was Structural Engineer responsible for formulating the tunnel alignment and tube geometry and analysis and the design of the structural steel tunnel sections. He also analyzed and designed all the reinforced concrete tunnel elements including the roadway slab, typical concrete ring sections, and tube joints, tunnel ceiling and side-wall finish including patrol booths and miscellaneous items. Tony also participated in the development of the contract documents for the immersed tube section of the tunnel and coordinated amongst the multi-disciplines involves including architectural, mechanical, and electrical. During construction of the facility, Tony lead and managed the construction phase services including the review of shop drawings for such elements as shell modules, diaphragm details, tube joint details, concrete pouring sequences, tube launching calculations and placement procedures, reinforcement and formwork drawings, and contractor change proposals and value engineering proposals. He also coordinated the construction phase services for the five construction contracts that included the East and West side ventilation buildings and their superstructures, tunnel finishes and emergency stations. (1978 to 1985