Heidi Thorne is an associate in the transportation engineering and planning practice at Wells + Associates. Based in Denver, she works on residential, commercial, retail, mixed use, and other projects for clients that include civil engineering firms, architects, and developers. Heidi supports the development of TDM plans that outline specific strategies helping real estate properties meet their auto trip reduction requirements.
She leverages her python coding experience, combined with data visualization experience with Tableau, to efficiently process, visualize, and analyze transportation survey data, e-scooters utilization data and last-mile ride-hailing trip data for commercial real estate properties. Heidi is skilled at using Alchmer to develop sophisticated survey instruments that are used to inform transportation strategies for major campus planning efforts as well as personalized marketing strategies to enhance the tenant transportation experience at both residential and office uses. She has also worked with a variety of other software tools, including TransCAD, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and ArcGIS.
Heidi’s educational background featured studies in transportation modeling and planning, advanced structural analysis, sustainable engineering materials, and the retrofit of historic structures. She has experience using gathered environmental and land survey data to develop plans for mixed-use residences and designing high-performance housing complexes.
Q + A
- How do you get to work?
- I usually take the Cherry Creek trail for 4 miles on my bike. I like to start the day with exercise and fresh air.
- Plane, train, car, or bike?
- Bike! Or the train if it means I get to read while I travel.
- Describe your ideal weekend.
- Camping in my teardrop trailer and hiking the mountains of Colorado.
- What was the make and model of your first car?
- Subaru Forester (named Seamus)
- What is your favorite book to read?
- The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
- Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Minor in Electrical Engineering, University of Vermont
- Engineer-in-Training (EIT)