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Laurel Welch Receives the George Stout Award from ASCE NJ
Publication Date
November 16th 2023
L-R: Charlie Bassano, Urban Engineers; Mike McAtee, Urban Engineers; Laurel Welch, Urban Engineers; Hal Welch, Center City District; and Antonio Ditri, Urban Engineers.


Congratulations to Laurel Welch, PE, ENV SP, Construction Engineer at Urban Engineers. Laurel was honored with the George Stout Award by the South Jersey Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE).


This award recognizes an individual’s dedication to and involvement in the Branch’s planning and programming. Laurel is a past president of the South Jersey Branch. Under her leadership, Laurel coordinated several events to encourage member engagement and professional development, led a board of 11 members, and assisted in planning events to support branch scholarship and outreach efforts.


“I am incredibly honored to receive this award from the South Jersey Branch of ASCE.  I am thankful for the continued support of Urban Engineers for my involvement in engineering organizations such as ASCE, which provide me the opportunity to serve the members of the civil engineering industry and the local Philadelphia and New Jersey communities.”


Laurel is a Professional Engineer in the state of New Jersey and a certified Envision Sustainability Professional with experience in transportation design and construction. Before transitioning to her current role as a Construction Engineer, she gained nearly 8 years of experience in the design of roadway projects and ADA-compliant pedestrian facilities, as well as interchange reconstruction and drainage design, in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Texas, and Florida. This background in design affords her a unique perspective on the construction of engineering projects. As a Construction Engineer at Urban Engineers, Inc., she contributes to constructability reviews and value engineering analyses of heavy highway and transportation projects. She also acts as an Assistant Construction Manager on several projects for the City of Philadelphia, including a road diet and intersection improvements.


Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society and has more than 150,000 members worldwide.