Urban is pleased to announce that Mike Thomas, PE, has been promoted to deputy practice leader for site/land development. He joined the department in 2013 and previously served as a senior project manager and engineer.
“In his role as a project manager at Urban, Mike has led and managed some of our more dynamic and challenging projects,” said Chris Gubeno, PE, an Urban vice president and general manager for aviation and site/land development. “He has demonstrated exceptional growth and leadership on his projects and has been well liked by clients and our teaming partners. We look forward to more successful management of our land development staff and leadership on projects from Mike in his new role.”
A licensed Professional Engineer in five states — including Pennsylvania and New Jersey — Mr. Thomas is a graduate of Villanova University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 2007. He specializes in stormwater management; erosion and sedimentation control; utility coordination and relocation; land development design and permitting; construction administration; and more. His efforts have led to a handful of awards over the years including an Honorable Mention in Civil Engineering for the SugarHouse Casino Expansion by the Engineering Societies in the Delaware Valley in association with the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.
In addition to SugarHouse, Mr. Thomas has been involved with some of the more exciting development projects in recent years like the Rail Park, and the Views at Penn Treaty located at Pier 53N. He was previously named to Billy Penn’s “Who's Next: Real Estate and Housing" list in 2018 which consisted of 18 honorees under 40 who are making valuable contributions to Philadelphia’s growth with forecasted successes as leaders and innovators for years to come.