LOWELL K. CHRISTY, PE, FACEC, LEED AP BD+C

POSITION:  President

Lowell Christy has served as President of Christy/Cobb, Inc since founding the firm in 1981. The structural engineering practice initially focused on residential and commercial projects serving architectural clients. Over the years, Lowell has developed management skills, functioning as the prime design professional on many projects. While structural engineering of architectural projects remains a strong interest, her technical skills have expanded to include historic preservation and industrial facilities along with municipal and special structures.  Her clients include owners, state and local governmental agencies, engineers and contractors as well as architects.

EDUCATION: Civil Engineering, University of Alabama1967-1971

CIVIC ACTIVITIES:

  • Girl’s Incorporated of Central Alabama – Former Trustee, Past Chair
  • The Women’s Network - Past President
  • Kiwanis Club of Birmingham
  • HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:
  • 2017 UAB Outstanding Woman in the Community
  • 2016 Alabama Construction Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Fellow of the American Council of Engineering Companies
  • ACEC College of Fellows – 2014 Community Service Award
  • Birmingham Business Journal - 1991 Top 10 Women
  • Cahaba Girl Scout Council - 1994 Women of Distinction

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Civil, Construction, - Chair
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Engineering Advisory Board
  • Birmingham-Southern College - Norton Board of Advisors
  • Council of American Structural Engineers – Past Chair
  • American Council of Engineering Companies of Alabama – Past President
  • Structural Engineers Association of Alabama
  • International Concrete Repair Institute
  • International Code Council
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Wood Council
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Alabama Preservation Alliance

LICENSURE: Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas