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Patrick Williams, PE, LEED AP
Vice President, Southwest Regional Manager
Drexel University
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Patrick Williams is the vice president and southwest regional leader at Urban. In this role, he oversees the firm's expansion and success in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico across various markets and service lines. A 2004 graduate of Drexel University,, Patrick has received notable recognition for his achievements. He was honored as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Professionals by his alma mater and also received the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top Professionals 20 Under 40 recognition for the Texas and Louisiana Region. Subsequently, Patrick earned the prestigious ENR Top Professionals 20 Under 40 title for the entire nation. Furthermore, in 2023, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) named Patrick 'Engineer of the Year' for the Dallas Branch, further solidifying his contributions to the field.


Patrick continues to be a multi-faceted leader in the markets and services that Urban offers to our clients such as design and management of integral projects in aviation for Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and the Dallas Airport System; rail and transit for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Trinity Metro, Cap Metro, and Rock Region Metro; surface transportation for the City of Dallas and TxDOT; and numerous past and ongoing successful infrastructure developments. He ensures that his staff performs the engineering, program management, construction management, and inspection services with quality and closeout within or under budget.


Patrick has been on the board of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Dallas Branch for four years and is currently serving as membership chair for the ASCE Texas Section. He continues to serve his community by leading various 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations throughout the “Lone Star State,” he serves as a mentor for the Southern Methodist University (SMU) student program while maintaining close relationships with his mentees, and has a strong focus as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) to apply sustainability in the projects on which he manages and the community in which he serves.